Thursday January 14, 2016

U.S. Government Announces $4B Self-Driving Car Program

Does anyone know exactly what this $4 billion program is supposed to accomplish? I read the linked .pdf and I still don't know what all that money will be spent on.

Turns out we're way closer to our self-driving car future than most of us expected. US Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced at the Detroit Auto Show (pdf) Thursday that the Obama administration will have a national blueprint for autonomous vehicle standards by July. What's more the administration is earmarking $4 billion of the 2017 budget to create a decade-long program that will support and accelerate development of the technology.