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Trump Administration Reviewing U.S. DOT's Automated Vehicle Guidelines

Among the many guidelines and rules going back to the drawing board (or ceremonial execution by executive order) at the federal level are guidelines for self-driving cars released only months ago by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
February 28, 2017, 11am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said on Sunday she was reviewing self-driving vehicle guidance issued by the Obama administration and urged companies to explain the benefits of automated vehicles to a skeptical public," reports David Shepardson.

According to Shepardson, automakers have raised concerns about the guidelines since they were released in September, "including that it requires them to turn over significant data, could delay testing by months and lead to states making the voluntary guidelines mandatory."

Chao's comments about automated vehicles have discussed the potential of the technology to improve safety as well as concern about potential impacts on employment.

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Published on Sunday, February 26, 2017 in Reuters
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