Obama’s $4bn blueprint paves the way for driverless cars nationwide

January 14, 2016
Aaron Polmeer

By Bryan Clark

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At the Detroit auto show this morning, US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx proposed an ambitious plan to lay the patchwork for what a driverless society would look like. The plan is one that President Obama is firmly behind. Obama has pledged to insert $4 billion into the 2017 budget for a 10-year plan that enables government to accelerate and support the autonomous vehicle market. According to Secretary Foxx, in a statement: We are on the cusp of a new era in automotive technology with enormous potential to save lives, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and transform mobility for the American people. Today’s announcement…

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