Federal AV policy has ‘number of parallels’ to Boeing 737 MAX policy, critics warn

Critics warned Monday that federal policy on autonomous vehicles (AVs) has a “number of parallels” to the policies that regulated the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which was grounded last year after several high-profile crashes resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives and cost Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg his job. The parallels include the reliance on voluntary self-assessment safety reports that can be submitted for federal review.