Google’s self-driving car won’t need licensed driver, website says

Google opposed such potential regulations because having a human driver “could be detrimental to safety because the human occupants could attempt to override the [self-driving system’s] decisions”, the NHTSA noted in the letter to Google about the new ruling. Google said its self-driving cars now operate cautiously, but they want them to become more “aggressive” like human drivers in order to “naturally fit into the traffic flow, and other people understand what we’re doing and why we’re doing it”, Dmitry Dolgov, top engineer of Google’s self-driving auto operations, told Bloomberg. The letter is a significant step toward gaining approval for driverless cars on public roadways as major automakers and tech companies join Google in a race to develop self-driving cars. The opinion is expressed in a letter, dated 4 February,…


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