NYT Editorial Board: Ushering in a Safe, Driverless Future

Automakers and technology companies might resist mandatory rules, but they shouldn’t. Strong standards will actually help the industry by reassuring people that companies are not using them as crash test dummies and that government has put in place strong safety regulations. As Mr. Obama noted, “the quickest way to slam the brakes on innovation is for the public to lose confidence in the safety of new technologies.”