French safety agency La Sécurité Routière has proposed that autonomous vehicles (AVs) should be made to pass a standard driving test before deployment on roads – according to a report
by The European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL
Through the proposed test, AVs would be set to autopilot mode and be required to participate in a driving examination. Manoeuvres, different driving speeds, parking and navigation would all be under scrutiny.
An agency spokesperson said: “We expect human drivers to learn and submit to the rules of the road. Why not require the same of cars?”