Minnesota Senators File Bill To Ban Self-Driving Cars

 Wednesday, April 4, 2018


Four Minnesota senators have introduced a bill that would ban self-driving cars from state highways and roads unless the automated driving systems are disabled and humans perform all the driving tasks. Senators Jim Abeler, John A. Hoffman, Rich Draheim and Carrie Ruud filed the bill after an Arizona woman was hit and killed by a self-driving Volvo SUV owned and tested by ride-hailing company Uber. Although video of the crash shows the woman walking into the lane of the SUV, autonomous technology on the Uber should have easily spotted the woman and at the least slowed the SUV.
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