DOT to push development of autonomous vehicles

The Times reported last week:

With automakers and technology companies rushing to develop self-driving cars, the Obama administration on Thursday pledged to expedite regulatory guidelines for autonomous vehicles and invest in research to help bring them to market. …

“We are bullish on autonomous vehicles,” [Transportation Secrecy Anthony] Foxx said. “The actions we are taking today bring us up to speed.”

Read more here. For our prior discussion considering some of the legal issues associated with driverless cars, see here and here.

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