Virginia Tech tapped to reimagine industry standards for self-driving future

Autonomous vehicles fundamentally change the driving dynamic, so they’re going to require a new set of federal standards for manufacturers. Instead of waiting to see what happens, the U.S. Department of Transportation has assembled a group of experts to begin sorting through the hypotheticals now.
Myra Blanco, the head of VTTI’s Center for Policy and Outreach, was selected to head up the $8.7 million project.
She said her team will partner with General Motors, Nissan and more than 20 other research and industry entities to go through every Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard with an eye toward the apparent inevitable autonomous future.