Katie Thomson, chair of the firm’s Transportation Industry Group, was quoted regarding autonomous cars in the article, “Can't Hack Safety: Regulators Halt Hotz's 'Comma' Automated Driving Plans,” published by Forbes on October 28, 2016.
NHTSA released basic guidelines for automakers and developers to follow as an initial national framework for autonomous vehicles. It is supportive of the technology as a means to reduce traffic deaths and injuries, said Ms. Thomson.
“The innovators who succeed will be the ones who work with the federal and state governments to develop a nimble, but demonstrably safe regulatory environment that will support deployment of these autonomous technologies,” she said. ”Trying to do an end run around the regulators typically does not end well.”