Rules of the road for self-driving cars set to be released


So far, manufacturers of self-driving cars have operated in uncharted waters, with regulations governing the rules of the road varying from state-to-state. Now the federal government is stepping in with a major new effort to bring order to the chaos.

On Tuesday, the federal government will release its first rulebook governing the manufacture and sale of self-driving cars — everything from nearly autonomous Teslas to Google cars without steering wheels or foot pedals. Under the new rules, companies that are building and testing self-driving cars would be required to share extensive amounts of data with federal regulators. But it’s unclear that companies will be willing to share this information without a fight.

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