Ooooops -This House unanimously approved the self driving car bill that gives manufacturers more leeway to test their vehicles by allowing the industry to put up to 100,000 vehicles on the road annually with exemptions from federal safety standards.
My guess is most of the 100,000 cars will go to cities already testing SDC's and are already 3D mapped; San Francisco, Phoenix and Pittsburgh. And into SDC rideshare systems already operational like; Uber, Google and Gm. If 33,000 SDC's go into each city, how will that affect current Uber drivers? The cars will still have a safety driver but the pax won't be taking a regular Uber. I'm not saying it's going to happen this year, but it could. All the pieces are in place.
Don't hate the Tomato, he's just the messenger.
The House approved a bill to put more self-driving cars on U.S. roads - but the Senate will be another story - https://www.recode.net/2017/9/6/16259306/house-senate-self-driving-driverless-cars-autonomous
" Lawmakers still have to weigh measures to fund the government, raise the debt ceiling and pay for the relief efforts in Texas after Hurricane Harvey, if not another storm barreling toward Miami.
Amid all of that, the chamber still aims to tackle tax reform, at the urging of President Donald Trump. And it could turn unexpectedly to immigration, after Trump on Tuesday scrapped a program that protected young adults from deportation.
For its part, the Trump administration is expected to issue its own guidelines for self-driving cars as soon as next week. It's supposed to be an update of the voluntary safety checklist of sorts first issued under former President Barack Obama in 2016.
The agency, though, faces its own series of roadblocks. The Transportation Department's safety watchdog - the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - still has no permanent director. Trump hasn't even nominated anyone to the post. NHTSA, however, is tasked in the House's just-passed bill with writing new safety rules around the construction of self-driving cars.
Meanwhile, a panel of industry executives advising the U.S. government on driverless-car technology essentially has fallen apart under Trump. The group hasn't met even once, sources told Recode."