Wednesday, 12 January 2022 23:06

Pennsylvania Legislation Would Allow Self-Driving Car Testing on Public Roads


...the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, vehicle safety inspections have been proven to reduce accidents, injuries and fatalities and improve vehicle safety on the roads. Subsequent state and university research has supported this same view.


Autonomous technology is intended to reduce user error and improve safety while driving. However, these autonomous safety systems must be regularly inspected to ensure that they continue to function as intended after the vehicle is in use. 


Existing vehicle safety inspection laws should be extended to cover any new autonomous vehicle technology deployed on public roads, both in Pennsylvania and in all other states considering similar legislation. These inspections ensure that vehicles with advanced automotive technology are safe after they are in use. 


Source: ASA


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