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US Expected to Update Self-driving Car Guidelines

US Expected to Update Self-driving Car Guidelines US Expected to Update Self-driving Car Guidelines |  Photo: WDIO/MGN

September 12, 2017 11:20 AM

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is expected to announce updated safety guidelines for self-driving vehicles Tuesday during a visit to a Michigan vehicle testing facility.

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The Obama administration released largely voluntary guidelines for automated vehicles last fall, under which automakers are supposed to follow a 15-point safety assessment before putting test vehicles on the road. The guidelines also made clear that the federal government - not states - would determine whether the vehicles were safe.

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The Trump administration is expected to keep the guidelines voluntary but streamline them.

Regulators and lawmakers have been struggling to keep up with the pace of self-driving technology. There are no fully self-driving vehicles for sale, but autonomous cars with backup drivers are being tested in numerous states.


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