National Highway Traffic Safety (NTHSA) administrator Mark Rosekind said today that the US needs to be more nimble in its legislation for self-driving cars. “[A slow-moving regulatory climate] will not work for this area,” Rosekind said. “We will have something different in July.” The technology doesn’t have to be perfect, Rosekind suggested. Instead, he pushed for current tech to be twice as good as human drivers, which it already seems to be. Current US highway deaths are equal to “a 747 crashing every week for a year… it’s unacceptable,” he said. In comparison, Google’s autonomous car has driven over 1.5-million miles with…

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