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Regulating Driverless Cars, the U.S. Takes the Lead

Sep 27, 2016 | 09:00 GMT
Regulating Driverless Cars, the U.S. Takes the Lead
For automated vehicles such as the Uber self-driving car, overcoming regulatory hurdles can be just as important as overcoming technological ones.
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Self-driving cars will fundamentally change the transportation sector. But cars belonging to U.S. automotive and energy storage company Tesla recently suffered accidents while performing one of the more basic forms of self-driving cars -- an autopilot feature -- proving that actually developing cars that drive without human intervention will be more challenging than anticipated. Still, the United States is taking the lead in developing the technology, largely because it is defining the future regulations that will facilitate its use....

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