The car of the future may be here sooner than expected, as U.S. government agencies are trying to push the development along instead of holding it up.
Regulators of the U.S. Transportation Department released a policy to advance the testing of self-driving cars and to encourage the development of precursor issues that would need to be in place to hasten the development of the new technology.
Overall safety on the roads is the reasoning behind the push by regulators to make self-driving vehicles a reality sooner than later, the Vancouver Sun reports.
"We see tremendous promise in these technologies whether you’re looking at the current active safety systems in some vehicles today or whether you’re looking at a truly autonomous vehicle," David Strickland, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said today in an interview."These require clearly vigorous testing plans, and it’s happening on public roads. We want to make sure from the state standpoint that they know things they should look at."