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Driverless Vehicle Makers Get to Steer Own Safety Oversight

The U.S. Transportation Department unveiled a new policy that permits companies developing autonomous vehicles to self-police the technology’s safety, a move that drew plaudits from automakers but criticism from safety advocates. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the policy incorporates concerns …

Trump Administration Revises Obama Self-Driving Vehicle Policy

The Trump administration will alter the course set by the Obama administration on autonomous vehicle policy after industry raised concerns about elements of that initial proposal. The revised guidance — to be unveiled Tuesday in Michigan by Transportation Secretary Elaine …

Automakers Seek Changes to Federal Autonomous Vehicle Guidelines

President Donald Trump’s administration will unveil revised self-driving guidelines within the next few months, the head of the U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday, responding to automakers’ calls for regulations that will eliminate barriers and allow autonomous vehicles on the …