US Clearing Way for Autonomous Vehicles

. . . as in vehicles with no steering wheels:…

* Federal vehicle safety regulators have cleared the way for the production and deployment of truly driverless vehicles that do not include manual controls such steering wheels or pedals.

*The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday issued final rules eliminating the need for highly automated and self-driving vehicles to need such controls.

*The new rule emphasizes such cars “must continue to provide the same high levels of occupant protection as current passenger vehicles.”