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Google computers officially count as drivers, US tells company in self-driving car regulation


Publication date: 17 February 2016


US regulators have said for the first time that the artificially intelligent robot that drives Google’s autonomous cars could be considered a “driver”. The unprecedented decision marks a major step towards the mass adoption of autonomous vehicles, which, Google hopes, will start driving themselves in years to come.

 

"NHTSA 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," a letter from the authority said.

Read the full article in the Independent



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