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    Feds Issue Regulations for Self-Driving Cars

    Anthony Foxx, take the wheel. The U.S. secretary of transportation lays out new rules of the road today in an effort to create nationwide standards for the vehicles already circulating in autopilot projects from Mountain View, California, to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The federal government will license self-driving software based on 15 safety factors, giving states power over registration and liability, but supported by a national legislative framework that they hope will encourage adoption of self-driving technology while avoiding an “inconsistent patchwork” of local regulations.

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