US Agency Approves Vehicle Designed Not to Have Human Driver

Article Link: https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/02/06/us-agency-approves-vehicle-designed-not-to-have-human-driver/

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

DETROIT (AP) — For the first time, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency has approved a company’s request to deploy a self-driving vehicle that doesn’t meet federal safety standards for human-driven cars and trucks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted temporary approval for Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to run a low-speed autonomous delivery vehicle, without side and rear-view mirrors and other safety provisions required of vehicles driven by humans. Also not on the safety feature list; windshield wipers, steering wheels or brake pedals.