Self-driving carmakers urge regulators to whiff the steering wheel out the window

The federal government should rewrite the safety rules for automobile manufacturing so self-driving carmakers can deploy vehicles without traditional controls like steering wheels and pedals, according to public comments submitted by top car and tech companies. And they should be quick about it. “We urge [the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration] to move ahead promptly…

 

Audi’s self-driving EV idea filters out rush-hour stress

EV-wise, the AI:ME is fairly conventional with a 65 kWh battery that should be more than sufficient for city and stop-and-go driving. It’s designed for both regular and self-driving chores, so it has a steering wheel, pedals and instruments. However, the futuristic-looking controls are all retractable when you’re ready to let the robot take the…