Mayor Peduto, self-driving car companies announce “Pittsburgh Principles”

Mayor Bill Peduto announced Monday what he billed as a novel set of policies for self-driving cars, covering issues including safety, transparency and data sharing. The agreement binds the city and a host of the leading companies in the emerging field.

Mr. Peduto was joined by one of Carnegie Mellon University’s leading experts in the field and industry leaders Aptiv, Argo AI, Aurora Innovation and Uber, for the signing of an executive order. Those companies are testing their technology on city streets.

“There was a lot of give and take on all sides — proprietary interests of industry, requests of what would be expected in return for use of public right of way,” Mr. Peduto said from a podium positioned in front of five self-driving cars parked in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown.