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Obama to back self-driving cars plan with USD 4 bln

Obama to back self-driving cars plan with USD 4 bln

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will unveil at the Detroit auto show on 14 January a plan to develop a national programme for autonomous driving technology within the next six months, writes Recode.

President Obama plans to insert USD 4 billion into the 2017 budget to back a 10-year programme whose aim is to support and quicken vehicle automation projects.

The states, which set the rules for driverless cars, will follow the new blanket national policy which will be set by the transportation agency. The new national rules will allow fully driverless cars, which is good news for Google’s driverless car project.

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