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Volkswagen Begrudgingly Complied With Regulators' Request For Takata Airbag Recall

Earlier this week, Volkswagen announced the recall of 840,000 Audi and VW-branded vehicles equipped with shrapnel-shooting Takata airbags. But according to documents recently posted by regulators, the already… 495 more words

Google software to qualify as driver under law

US vehicle safety regulators say that the artificial intelligence system used in Google’s driverless cars can qualify as a driver under federal law.

NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) will interpret ‘driver’ in the context of Google’s described motor vehicle design as referring to the self-driving system, and not to any of the vehicle occupants.

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One Step Closer To Driverless Cars As Federal Safety Regulators Weigh In On Google Proposal

By Ian Bush

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There’s no one behind the wheel, and that just might be OK. Transportation safety regulators tell Google that the computer at the helm of its car could be considered a driver under federal law. 214 more words


Hal 9000 is the driver on your driverless car, agency rules

Riddle me this: Is there a driver of a driverless car? It may sound like a philosophical puzzle, like asking what is the sound of one hand clapping. 214 more words

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Regulators: Google's Computers Can Be Considered Drivers In Autonomous Vehicles

Just a month after federal regulators took steps to ease restrictions for self-driving cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has let one tech company know that its artificial intelligence system could be considered an actual driver under federal law.  378 more words

The US government now considers Google’s self-driving cars to be legal drivers

One of the biggest days in any US high schooler’s life is when they get their driving license. And now, Google’s self-driving cars have been granted that same level of freedom. 510 more words