Rattner: Auto Industry Should Regulate Itself


Detroit News

Justin Rat­tner, Intel Corp. chief tech­ni­cal offi­cer, wants the auto indus­try to reg­u­late itself rather than wait for gov­ern­ment to come in and reg­u­late, when it comes to technology.

Read what Rat­tner says at the SAE Con­fer­ence in Detroit.

“It’s almost a tra­di­tion in high-tech that the indus­try is bet­ter off reg­u­lat­ing itself than it is wait­ing for the gov­ern­ment to come in and reg­u­late,” Intel Corp. chief tech­ni­cal offi­cer Justin Rat­tner told The Detroit News.

Automak­ers must first work together, he said, and with non-automotive firms, to deal with key issues relat­ing to advanced tech­nolo­gies that include stan­dard­iza­tion and legal plausibility.

Once automak­ers agree to a set of stan­dards, say for instance, regard­ing self-driving vehi­cles, it will be much eas­ier for both automak­ers and reg­u­la­tors, who if tasked with com­ing up with their own reg­u­la­tory stan­dards, would likely “inhibit inno­va­tion,” Rat­tner said.