US reveals $4 billion plan to roll out self-driving cars within a decade

In 2014, Google was forced to adapt its driverless car design in line with restrictive Californian road-safety laws. The US government intends to relax such laws to promote driverless technology nationwide

The US Department of Transportation has unveiled a plan to eradicate accidents on American roads by increasing the number of self-driving vehicles.

The US government has pledged $4 billion (£2.8 billion) towards improving autonomous vehicles and providing the infrastructure to support them.

Department of Transportation head Antony Foxx championed the safety benefits that would be provided by a network designed to limit human involvement in the process of driving a vehicle.

He also said that self-driving technology will offer a solution to congestion and fuel economy.

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