Self-Driving, Autonomous Cars Receive Massive Investments in Research and Development Worldwide, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

In September 2016, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)announced a 15-point safety assessment guideline to be used by manufacturers planning to produce self-driving vehicles.  The list covers data sharing, data privacy, safety systems, crashworthiness and consumer education, among other things.  A car’s systems must be able to easily switch from machine driving to human driving when needed.  All features must be submitted to the NHTSA for certification.   The Levels of Self-Driving Technologies Level 0:  The driver is always in total control, with no assistance.  However most new cars today come with automated safety features that may adjust…

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