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    US Department of Transportation sets up new committee to steer automated tech /Link

    The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced the formation a new committee dedicated to guiding policy on automated tech. The group will cover everything from autonomous drones to self-driving trucks, cars, and buses, and is comprised of members of government as well as figures from private industry. Executives from companies including Uber, Apple, Alphabet’s Waymo, and Hyperloop One are all on board, as well as academics and the mayors of several cities.

    The DOT says the committee is necessary for the US to “prepare for its infrastructure needs in the coming years.” As outlined in the Department’s report last year on the future of transportation, the population of the US is expected to grow by 70 million over the next three...

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    (@)James Vincent

    Published on 12 Jan 2017 at 10:49AM

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