Obama administration to announce efforts to boost self-driving cars [Reuters]

According to Reuters, the Obama administration will announce efforts to boost self-driving cars on Thursday, according to government officials. Experts say that self-driving vehicles will become available far sooner than most people think. Google is a leader in self-driving vehicle research.

From the article:

Mark Rosalind, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, told reporters that Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will be in Detroit to talk about administration efforts to speed the introduction of self-driving vehicles. 

There is not yet a clear legal framework governing the presence of driverless cars on U.S. roads. 

Automakers and technology companies such as Alphabet Inc's Google have called on regulators to clarify guidelines for introduction of autonomous driving technology, in part out of concern that a mishap involving a self-driving car could result in costly litigation.

A Google spokesman said the company will take part in Thursday's announcement by Foxx. Detroit automakers are also likely to participate.

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