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"Feds Don't Need New Powers Over Self-Driving Cars"

February 20, 2017
Crain's Automotive News

William J. Kohler, Detroit-based senior counsel in Dykema’s Corporate Finance Practice Group and co-leader of the Firm’s Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Team, authored the article “Feds Don't Need New Powers Over Self-Driving Cars” for Automotive News.

In his article, Kohler discusses the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s dilemma vis-à-vis advances in the development of automated vehicles: NHTSA wants to promote technological innovations while ensuring commensurate safety standards. So as not to inhibit the research engineers’ creativity by imposing too many precepts, the agency is soliciting voluntary compliance with safety guidelines.

The full article is available here.