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Automakers criticize California cyber rules as encroaching on NHTSA authority

May 02, 2017 |
Joshua Higgins
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Industry groups representing automakers say the California Department of Motor Vehicles has exceeded its authority by setting cybersecurity requirements in its proposed rule for self-driving vehicles, arguing the issue falls within the sole jurisdiction of the federal government under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The California DMV in March issued a new draft rule on autonomous vehicles, requiring automakers to obtain certifications for cybersecurity prior to deploying self-driving vehicles. The March proposed rule requires vehicles to be certified...

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