The US Department of Transportation works on Automated Driving Rules

The Verge reports that this week at the Detroit Auto Show US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced a series of federal initiatives around autonomous driving, seemingly designed to ease concerns that overly restrictive regulations would inhibit automakers and suppliers from effectively testing and producing self-driving cars. This effort is part of President Obama’s $4 billion proposal— which will be unveiled in full on February 9th — laying out a decade's worth of pilot programs to test (and create regulations around) connected and autonomous car technologies.