New rules for automated driving should focus on public safety, and not be unnecessarily restrictive

The development of automated transportation, including personal vehicles and new forms of transit, are changing the transportation landscape.  Automated transportation, which allows some or all driving functions to be performed by the vehicle, has the potential to increase safety, efficiency, access, and mobility for everyone.

Automated driver assistance in vehicles is now going beyond anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and electronic stability control to adding new features like automatic lane-keeping ability and adaptive cruise control.  These innovations are already reducing accidents and speeding up traffic.