Consumer Group Raises Pointed Questions About Self-driving Cars

The consumer group, Consumer Watchdog, is calling on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to adopt enforceable federal safety standards covering self-driving cars. If the feds don’t do it, the group warned, the states will have to.

But Congress might not let the states act. Simpson said the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a hearing recently on a bill to prevent states from adopting autonomous vehicle safety standards.