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Department Of Transportation Rolls Out New Guidelines For Self-Driving Cars

Tuesday's report, the first such recommendations for manufacturers released under the Trump administration, trims some of the guidelines set out under Obama. Still, they remain voluntary.
A Ford Fusion development vehicle equipped with autonomous controls, seen at a test facility Tuesday in Ann Arbor, Mich. / JEFF KOWALSKY / Getty Images

The Department of Transportation released its revised guidelines on automated driving systems Tuesday, outlining its recommended — but not mandatory — best practices for companies developing self-driving cars. The first such guidelines released under the Trump administration, the Vision for Safety 2.0 scales back some of the recommendations outlined last year under President Obama.

In a statement released Tuesday, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao lauded the possibilities

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