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Trump Plan to Drop 10 U.S. Self-Driving Car Test Sites, Sources Say

  • Federal sites were chosen on last day of Obama administration
  • Transportation officials want to expand pilot programs
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Ten sites picked by the Obama administration to be nation’s hotbeds of self-driving car testing will soon have to compete with the rest of the country as the Trump administration hones its approach to self-driving cars, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The U.S. Transportation Department plans to disavow 10 locations from California to Florida that on President Barack Obama’s last day in office were designated as federally-recognized "automated vehicle proving grounds," said the two people, who requested anonymity to discuss the plan.