Google’s self-driving car is ‘the driver’ in the eyes of the US government

Shift over to the passenger seat, because Google’s self-driving car is now considered “the driver” by the US government, even though it has artificial intelligence steering it. This groundbreaking acknowledgment for the company’s computer-controlled artificial intelligence (AI) system comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It addresses Google’s lobbying to change whom is considered the driver for provisions in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), which all production cars must follow. The response letter goes into further detail over which specific areas of the FMVSS of the Google AI is considered the driver. More self-driving details Google’s autonomous cars don’t rely on human operators and lack ordinary input methods, like the steering wheel, gas and brake pedals, parking brake, turn signals and mirrors. Basically, it doesn’t have anything‚Ķ


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