Commentary: As autonomous vehicles start to change the way states and cities think about transportation, agencies must think about the cybersecurity implications of the technology.
By Jim DeLorenzo
Government involvement in this technological and societal shift is growing. The SELF DRIVE Act is steering its way through the U.S. Congress. The bill, which would speed up the production and development of self-driving cars, passed the House in September, and earlier this month the Senate Commerce Committee unanimously approved it. It now heads to the full Senate for a vote. We may see self-driving cars on our streets very soon.
While this legislation would allow automakers to bypass regulatory hurdles and block states from imposing their own regulations, within it are provisions on cybersecurity and privacy, two areas that have huge implications on how autonomous cars could affect our everyday lives.