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Robot Cars to Descend on 10 Sites U.S. Names as Proving Grounds

  • Silicon Valley, Detroit each designated after competition
  • Test areas to help U.S. keep up with Asian, European rivals
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Race To Build Self-Driving Cars Accelerates

Robot cars will be put through their paces by researchers and federal regulators at 10 test tracks designated by the U.S. as official sites for validating the technology.

In one of its last acts under the Obama administration, the Transportation Department picked two sites in California and one each in Michigan and seven other states as locations for proving self-driving cars before they hit U.S. roadways. The selections follow a nationwide competition among national testing centers that began in November.