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Obama Administration to Announce Plan for Self-Driving Cars

Proposal could give nascent autonomous vehicle business a boost.


Top officials in the Obama administration will announce a plan on Thursday to speed the development of self-driving cars, according to Reuters. Mark Rosekind, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, told reporters that Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will unveil the proposal at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit tomorrow.

The plan could have a galvanizing effect on the nascent self-driving vehicle industry. Currently, several automakers and technology companies are working on autonomous vehicles, with most experts predicting that self-driving cars will begin to appear on the roads in large numbers as soon as 2020.

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