NHTSA says software can count as a driver

According to Google, its self-driving vehicles have 'disengaged' 272 times in the last 15 months, prompting a human driver to take control. This raises definite questions about whether or not software can be considered a 'driver.'

Santa Monica, California — February 10, 2016 — Does the software suite piloting an autonomous vehicle count as a driver? The US-based National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seems to think so, judging by recent comments made by Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. “We are taking great care to embrace innovations that can boost safety and […]