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U.S. rethinking stance on self-driving cars
Last Updated on December 22, 2015
CTV News (LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA)
Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology into the public's hands.
Just two years ago, the U.S. Department of Transportation struck a cautious tone. Its official policy statement, published in May 2013, says cars should be limited to testing and not "authorized for use by members of the public for general driving purposes."
With the technology's rapid development, federal policy will be updated, agency spokeswoman Suzanne Emmerling said in a written statement.