Car makers ask US to slow down on allowing self-driving cars

NHTSA held a public hearing Friday to get different viewpoints. Paul Scullion, safety manager at the Association of Global Automakers, warned that issuing guidance instead of writing regulations could allow dangerous cars on the road. “While this process is often time-consuming, these procedural safeguards are in place for valid reasons,” Scullion said, according to the Associated Press. Scullion also said that NHTSA “should not bind itself to arbitrary, self-imposed deadlines at the expense of robust and thoughtful policy analysis,” according to Reuters. The Association of Global Automakers represents Aston Martin, Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Kia, Maserati, McLaren, Nissan, Subaru, and Suzuki, and Toyota.