Federal Officials To Update Self-Driving Cars Policy In Coming Weeks

Posted: Nov 26 2015, 5:52am CST | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

 
Federal Officials to Update Self-Driving Cars Policy in Coming Weeks
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The US self-driving car policy will be updated in the coming week by the Department of Transportation.

Federal officials are more accepting to the idea of self-driving cars. The officials are rethinking their stance on the technology. On Wednesday the Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx made an announcement. In the announcement Foxx revealed their policy on self-driving cars will be updated. The update will arrive by the next coming weeks in the USA.

According to Foxx the posture of their agency will be obviously vigilant on the safety front. But the agency doesn’t want to be skittish about innovations, according to TechCrunch.

Previously the Department of Transportation had a measured approach to self-driving cars. About two years ago the US agency was not very keen on the technology due to safety issues.

The current policy states autonomous vehicles should be limited to testing. The policy further stated self-driving cars are not authorized for use by members of the public. The cars should also not be used for general driving purposes.

The policy update comes at a time when major autonomous car makers are in their next phase of testing. Until now regulations about self-driving cars occurred at the state level.

Some districts have already passed bills regulating autonomous driving. States other than California, Nevada, Michigan, and Florida are considering the idea. It seems in 2016 the autonomous cars will be a major part of the tech policy debate.

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