Dan Smith, a directory at the National Highway Safety Association had this to say about Google’s self-driving cars:

“It gets to be a massive challenge to figure out how will the government come up with a performance standard that is objective and testable for so many different scenarios where failure could possibly occur. Part of that has to do with if we should be looking at the underlying electronics.”

Apparently building a car that can drive itself is easier than finding a way to regulate it.