U.S. government stands behind self-driving cars - Professional Carwashing & Detailing

U.S. government stands behind self-driving cars

WASHINGTON — On Monday, Sept. 19th, the Obama administration released federal guidelines for self-driving cars.

WASHINGTON — According to an article on The New York Times website, the Obama administration released federal safety guidelines for self-driving cars on Monday, Sept. 19th, at the same time clearly endorsing the new technology.

Jeffrey Zients, director of the National Economic Council, said, “We envision in the future, you can take your hands off the wheel, and your commute becomes restful or productive instead of frustrating and exhausting.” He added that self-driving cars “will save time, money and lives.”

The guidelines, not official regulations, according to the article, focused on four areas: A 15-point safety standard for driverless car development; a call for states to draft uniform policies concerning self-driving cars; a clarification of how current regulations could apply to automated cars; and a statement allowing for future regulations on the technology.

Compared to current auto safety regulations, the guidelines were rather ambiguous, the article continued.

“We left some areas intentionally vague because we wanted to outline the areas that need to be addressed and leave the rest to innovators,” said Bryan Thomas, a spokesman for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tesla, Uber and Google are among some of the companies who have already introduced self-driving technology and are openly testing it, the article added.

The government’s endorsement is expected to speed up the introduction of driverless cars into the market, the article stated, perhaps within the next five years.

You can read the full article here.

You May Also Like

WhiteWater Express partners with Make-A-Wish

HOUSTON — WhiteWater Express partners with Make-A-Wish for ‘Washes for Wishes’ campaign.

HOUSTON — WhiteWater Express announced in a press release it has formed a new partnership with Make-A-Wish, the leading global organization which fulfills the wishes of critically ill children, by announcing its first “Washes for Wishes” campaign.

Throughout July, WhiteWater Express is donating $1 for every unlimited plan sold to Make-A-Wish.

NCS partners with Spot AI

GRIMES, Iowa and SAN FRANCISCO — The companies are partnering to integrate AI-powered video management into carwash operations.

DRB launches innovative marketing automation platform

AKRON, Ohio — DRB launches Catalyst, a marketing automation platform for carwashes, offering targeted campaigns, email and SMS messaging.

PRT releases 28 new complete struts in North America

BUFORD, Ga. — The new items represent nearly six million vehicles in new coverage and expand the PRT portfolio in the North American aftermarket.

Whistle Express launches new app, chemical line, signage

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Whistle Express streamlines access to its mobile app, updates signage and announces its exclusive Diamond Plus chemical.

Whistle Express car wash - magnolia holdings
Other Posts
Cheetah Clean completes conversion of WaterWorks Auto Washes

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The new Cheetah Clean Auto Washes are set to have grand openings over the next three weeks.

Sud Stop opens new Florida location

ORLANDO, Fla. — Sud Stop Car Wash’s Founders Club members can save up to $90 on unlimited carwash plans, including the SignatureSud plan.

Flagstop Car Wash hires new COO

RICHMOND, Va. — Flagstop Car Wash was recently Named “2024 Best Car Wash of Central Virginia” by Virginia Living magazine.

Whistle Express Car Wash expands presence across the Carolinas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Fifteen new locations will join the fast-growing carwash chain, offering customers elevated experience and value.