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DOT maps out policy plans for self-driving cars, pledges to work with states

February 23, 2016 |
Joshua Higgins
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration intends to propose best-practice guidance to industry on safe operation of automated vehicles -- addressing cybersecurity and privacy concerns -- within the next six months, according to a policy statement from the agency.

The new policy statement stresses that industry plays a “key role” in the safety and security of new automotive technologies and that NHTSA will work with state regulators to make sure policies follow a “nationally consistent” approach.

The agency has...

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President Trump could redefine roles and lines of responsibility between businesses and the federal government.

The incoming Trump administration is being urged to "take stock" of the entire range of Obama initiatives on cybersecurity, with implications for government-industry partnerships, regulations, liability in cyberspace, the military's role and more. How President Trump translates his emphasis on deterrence and securing critical infrastructure into policy will have broad impacts on industry's cyber efforts and be closely followed in Congress.

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