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Senator: Humans could be “test dummies” for self-driving cars

When it comes to testing self-driving cars and making sure that their software is both safe and street legal, tech companies have a surprising amount of free rein.

At least, that’s the takeaway from a series of government meetings during which it became clear that regulatory framework cobbled together by individual U.S. states is likely insufficient to keep the nascent autonomous car industry in check, Wired reports. And while groups are trying to improve, the revelation is troubling news for anyone else on or around the road.

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