Autonomous vehicle standards coming soon per $4 billion initiative from US Department of Transportation and NHTSA

01/14/2016 - 19:37

Mark Bergen | @mhbergen

The Obama Administration has seen the self-driving future, and it’s jumping aboard.

At the Detroit auto show on Thursday morning, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will unveil a plan to develop a national blueprint for autonomous driving technology within the next six months.

He will also announce that President Obama is planning to insert $4 billion into the 2017 budget for a 10-year plan to support and “accelerate” vehicle automation projects.


US Department of Transportation / National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Autonomous Vehicles Policy Update 2016 (PDF)