More states on the driverless route

In April, the Idaho Senate passed a bill allowing self-driving car testing in the state. Off to the House now for consideration.

Texas is also demonstrating interest in introducing self-driving regulations in an attempt to attract technology companies to undertake their testing in the state (Psst: it’s economic development).

Meanwhile, two US senators are urging NHTSA to give states greater freedom to set their own policies with respect to autonomous vehicle operations. We, at TEIET, are not certain that this is such a great idea and encourage Canadian provinces to learn from the experiences of our neighbours south of the border. It would be better for consistency in regulations.

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