The Mack Institute asks
Before 1 January 2018, will the U.S. President sign legislation increasing the number of autonomous vehicle exemptions allowed by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards?
A motor vehicle manufacturer may petition the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for an exemption in order to sell self-driving vehicles without human controls, but only for up to 2,500 vehicles per year (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Reuters). The U.S. House of Representatives is considering a bill that would allow U.S. regulators to exempt up to 100,000 vehicles a year per manufacturer from these rules. Proponents say it would liberate innovation for self-driving vehicles. Opponents say that 100,000 vehicles per year, multiplied by up to 30 autonomous vehicle developers, would constitute full deployment without the requisite safety precautions.
The U.S. President did not sign legislation increasing the number of autonomous vehicle exemptions allowed by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. This question closed as "no" with an end date of 1 January 2018.