Recognizing the promise of autonomous vehicles, the National Society of Professional Engineers has been a leading advocate on the need to place the public health, safety, and welfare first, and require a licensed professional engineer to play a key role in the development, testing, and safety certification of autonomous vehicles. NSPE is disappointed that several major safety implications are still not addressed in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recently released Federal Automated Vehicles Policy. These guidelines, while not binding, will play a key role in the development and deployment of autonomous vehicles. NSPE and the professional engineers it represents have a foremost responsibility to protect the public health, safety, and welfare—and to make others aware of ways that safety may be jeopardized. To learn more, read the full press release: Newly Issued Federal Autonomous Vehicle Guidelines Fail to Address Major Safety Implications, NSPE Urges Revisions.
Newly Issued Federal Autonomous Vehicle Guidelines Fail to Address Major Safety Implications, NSPE Urges Revisions
Thursday, September 29, 2016