POLITICO: "US and EU battle for first place in self-driving car sprint"
Europe’s deliberate pace risks creating a regulatory patchwork. The EU wants to beat the U.S. to self-driving cars. But it’s losing the race.
‘Acting in their own microcosm’
In the EU, the car industry and consumers are concerned the conversation isn’t moving forward quickly enough. There aren’t even guidelines like the U.S. now has.
“It looks very fragmented,” said German Socialists & Democrats MEP Ismail Ertug, who is organizing a series of events on self-driving and connected cars in the European Parliament to encourage conversation and break the legislative gridlock. “Everyone is acting in their own microcosm.” (...)
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