SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says he wants government regulators and the auto industry to work more closely together to test self-driving technology before people entrust their vehicle’s steering and brakes to a robot.
Foxx told about 1,200 people at a self-driving convention in San Francisco on Tuesday that a more rigorous review of robotic controls is needed to reassure consumers that autonomous vehicles are safe before they are cleared to hit the road.READ MORE: Rising Sea Level Threatens Stinson Beach Neighborhoods
His remarks came a few weeks after government regulators revealed a 40-year-old man died May 7 after his Tesla car crashed into a truck while using a semi-autonomous feature called “Autopilot.”READ MORE: Kaiser Employees Win $11.5 Million Class-Action, Race-Discrimination Lawsuit
Foxx didn’t specifically mention Tesla or the crash, which is under investigation.
He plans to propose guidelines for self-driving vehicles later this summer.MORE NEWS: Bay Area Teams Ready to Welcome Fans But Impact of Fake Vaccination Cards Is Unknown
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