Automakers ask California to ease rules for self-driving car tests

Automotive News / Reuters – Automakers urged California to further ease its proposed regulations for autonomous vehicles, saying the state did not respond to their earlier objections by making enough revisions to its planned set of rules for self-driving cars.

At a public hearing Tuesday in Sacramento monitored via webcast, automakers urged California to drop some additional proposed regulations and leave much of the oversight to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But safety and consumer advocates urged the state to adopt strict oversight, and an official from San Francisco said cities should have more local control.

A number of automakers have said they plan to begin deploying self-driving vehicles, some in commercial fleets, by 2020-21.

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