Foxx says there are no plans for the federal regulation of autonomous vehicles

Speaking to the media after a panel discussion at the CES technology trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, last week, US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said there are no plans for national legislation to regulate self-driving or autonomous vehicles, and that those decisions are still best made at a state-by-state level. “It’s not completely out of the question,” he said, to eventually see blanket regulations for autonomous cars at a federal level, and noted that the government should be more concerned with speeding up the time that it takes for the Department of Transportation to evaluate the new technologies.