SAFE Urges NHTSA To Approve Groundbreaking Nuro And Cruise Petitions

Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) has urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to consider petitions submitted by GM Cruise and Nuro to allow flexibility in the design of autonomous vehicles (AVs) operating on public roads. Granting the petitions would allow the companies to deploy vehicles without conventional features such as a steering wheel, an important step toward a transportation system that is safer, more efficient, and more accessible. GM Cruise and Nuro seek exemptions from the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), which NHTSA has authority to grant under specific criteria.

Read SAFE’s comments on the Nuro petition here, and read SAFE’s comments on the Cruise petition here.