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    Officials Struggle to Steer Autonomous Vehicle Boom

    Soon, we’ll all be backseat drivers. Today there are 10 federally approved sites for testing self-driving vehicles. And with Trump’s new transportation secretary pointing to greater federal involvement in the sector, there’s a growing sense an AV revolution is afoot. Yet without much data, Congress seems reluctant to lead, and states are doing most of the regulating, ranging from welcoming Wisconsin to naysaying New York. Meanwhile Silicon Valley is hoping autonomous tech firms, promising both lifestyle improvements and massive job losses, will be involved as governments plan the roads of the future.

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