The car industry is spending money on self-driving cars like it's going out of style, and up until this point. That may not be the case, though, and the US Government is pleased to say that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening up.
For example, Kroger's little grocery delivery pod producer,wants to build its without a windshield. The car has no drivers for a driver, so a windshield is unnecessary.
"We've worked closely with NHTSA and other regulators to make sure our technology complies with relevant laws and deliver maximum benefit to our customers and their communities," said a Nuro representative in a statement to roadshow.
General Motors is also applying for exemptions. "
General Motors is also applying for exemptions. It wants to test iton public roads with no hand or foot controls. This means no steering wheel and no brake pedal. Again, this would typically go on afoul of federal standards.
GM has been hoping to get its control-less cars on the road this year, but it has been approximately 1
Neither GM nor NHTSA responded immediately to requests for comment.