jan 1, 2015 - Announcement that government would not interfere
In 2015, Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said that the government would not pass regulations on self-driving cars in order to not impede the development process. One stakeholder involved in this matter would be those who approve of self-driving cars, but still want more information regarding the process of manufacturing and testing. Because the federal government is not releasing laws to regulate how the cars are tested and whether or not companies need to reveal test results, the state governments are doing so. This means that requirements for information on the process of development are not required everywhere. These stakeholders want it to be a requirement for companies to release information in order to promote more trust and growth. The viewpoint is that they have a right to know about the development process to decide for themselves whether or not the self-driving car is right for them. Overall, however, they are okay with the idea of self driving.
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