U.S. Transportation Secretary Says U.S. Government Will Soon Release New Self-Driving Car Guidelines
DETROIT, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Zhao Xiaolan said at an event at the North American Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 14 that the Trump administration plans to publish new self-driving car guidelines this summer, aimed at providing more convenience for automakers to develop and produce self-driving cars.
In a speech at the event, Zhao Xiaolan said the new guidelines will not only address the issue of developing self-driving cars, but will also remove obstacles for automakers to use self-driving technology in public transportation systems such as buses and subways, as well as other means of transportation.
Zhao Xiaolan said the goal was "to remove unnecessary barriers to the development and integration of new technologies for autonomous driving". She stressed that the government is "flexible" with automakers in developing new technologies, and that it is not the government's role to pick winners and losers, nor does it discriminate between technologies.
Last September, the U.S. Department of Transportation released version 2.0 of its self-driving car guidelines, giving automakers more freedom to test self-driving cars.