July 6, 2018—The acting administrator for the Federal Highway Administration said the government does not want to mandate self-driving cars, reported Government Technology and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Brandye Hendrickson, the acting administrator, said the task of the government is to ensure the technology is safe and to not hinder innovation, according to the report.
She said there is a need for more uniformity in standards. According to the report, each state are setting its own guidelines. About 29 states have passed some form of autonomous vehicle-related legislation.
Hendrickson said in the report, that the country will be functioning in a mixed fleet environment for a long time.