Fed guidelines for self-driving cars won’t get in Pa.’s way

“It’s validated everything we’ve done up to this point,” Leslie Richards said.

The 114-page National Highway Traffic Safety Administration guidelines provide safety points that manufacturers should meet, offer a blueprint for state regulation, and divide federal and state oversight.

“For PennDot, this helps them and gives them some regulatory certainty,” said Costa Samaras, a Carnegie Mellon University assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering.