Watch Out, Motorists: Driverless Cars Closer to U.S. Green Light

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  • U.S. highway agency seeking swift updates for regulations
  • Autonomous technology seen as improving safety, agency says

Vehicles move along the Interstate 405 freeway during rush hour in Los Angeles on July 10, 2015.

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Existing U.S. laws pose few barriers to adoption of autonomous vehicle technology so long as cars and trucks stick with existing designs allowing humans to take control, the agency overseeing traffic safety said Friday.

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