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The U.S. Government studies to modify legislation on autonomous cars


Autonomous driving has become a business for the United States. Being the first country in the world to open it to all brands has reported them money in the form of licences and technology advertising. However with the arrival of Donald Trump with the armchair of the oval office, things in the country of Uncle Sam will change much more than what we could imagine.

He said, Elaine Bye, the Secretary of transportation of the United States, his team He is meticulously reviewing the legislation in terms of autonomous vehicles. As we know, this law came when Barack Obama was in power, and as they are doing with all his legacy, they will check to see if it is correct or not.

Currently this legislation works in the following way. The car brands send the details of the operation of their autonomous cars to a security assessment. This is carried out by persons designated by each State and must include 15 points that describe the operation of each part of the system.

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By manufacturers, there have been complaints about the possibility that its technological advances may be in the public light. The reason is that they must deliver real performance data of their cars and as it is logical to be explained on the basis of secret data. These complaints seem to have come to the ears of the new President and as he is a friend of favouring companies would be willing to listen to them to modify them.

According to Bye, the “Administration is evaluating this guide and he will consult with you and other stakeholders as we update it and amend to ensure that it strikes the right balance”. However this might be two situations. The first Government to be firm with the companies and not be allowed to include embryonic technology in vehicles. The second would be more serious and would have to do with that the Government would allow brands to launch their autonomous cars with a still immature technological level.

After this controversy the Government of Donald Trump team spokesman stated that with the new rules would be “a catalyst for safe and efficient technologies not an impediment, in particular, to Silicon Valley, Detroit and all other centers of the automotive industry so that they come and help educate a skeptical public about the benefits of automated technology”.

It remains to be seen how is drafted new regulations and who will benefit most.

Source – The New York Times

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