The Alliance for
Automotive Innovation (also known as Auto Innovators), where Tesla is not a
member, has released a set of guidelines for manufacturers to market and
promote partially automated driving systems. This is a move to make sure that
drivers of such vehicles pay attention to the road when they’re driving.
The alliance includes
at least 20 automakers who account for about 99% of the industry's vehicle
sales in the U.S. The group mentioned that all its members have shown support
for the voluntary principles.
state that vehicles with partially driving systems should always have a driver
monitoring them and there should be cameras to ensure the same. They add that
the design of monitoring systems shouldn’t have an option to disable.
John Bozzella, CEO,
Alliance for Automotive Innovation, mentioned that the guidelines were drafted
last year after numerous discussions with the insurance industry, regulators
and consumer groups. The main objective of the principles is to increase
consumer awareness regarding the shortcomings of robotic
comes just before a hearing by a U.S. Senate subcommittee on ‘The future of automotive
safety and technology’ and the investigation by two federal agencies, National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Transportation Safety
Board, on Tesla's Autopilot driver-assist system, after a crash near Houston
killed two men.
Source: ET Auto
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