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‘General Motors’, ‘Ford’ and ‘Toyota’ join hands together to advance self-driving test

Three major automakers revealed that they are forming a consortium to help draw up safety standards for self-driving cars that could eventually help create regulations.

General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Toyota Motor Corp said in a statement they were joining forces with automotive engineering group SAE International to establish autonomous vehicle “safety guiding principles to help inform standards development.”

The group will also “work to safely advance testing, pre-competitive development and deployment,” they added.

Regulators in the United States have been grappling with how to regulate self-driving cars, with other countries watching closely to see how implementation of the emerging technology pans out.

The regulator will for the first time compare a vehicle in which all driving decisions are made by a computer versus a human driver.

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