Germany will require 'black box' in autonomous cars

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    The fatal crash of a Tesla Motors Inc Model S car in its Autopilot mode has increased the pressure on industry executives and regulators to ensure that automated driving technology can be deployed safely.
    Now, Germany plans new legislation to require manufacturers of cars equipped with an autopilot function to install a black box to help determine responsibility in the event of an accident.
    This proposal will require drivers to remain seated at the wheel so they can intervene in the event of an emergency, even if they don't have to pay attention to traffic or concentrate on steering.
    Manufacturers will also be required to install a black box that records when the autopilot system was active, when the driver drove and when the system requested that the driver take over, according to the proposals.
    The draft is due to be sent to other ministries for approval this summer.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-autos-idUSKCN0ZY1LT
     

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