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Obama Administration Proposes $4 Billion Budget for Self-Driving Vehicles

Recently, the Obama administration pledged to invest funds to further the research and development of self-driving cars due to increased efforts of technology companies and automakers. Although self-driving cars are predicted to be on the road within the next 10 years, most major cities have not created long-term plans with these autonomous vehicles in mind.

As of now, the proposed budget for the next year will be $4 billion, which is to be distributed over a decade in order to:

  • Produce research projects
  • Conduct testing
  • Create infrastructures to improve technologies

How Can Self-Driving Cars Create Safer Roads?

According to research, in 2015, about 25,000 fatalities caused in car accidents could have been prevented if driverless technologies were available for use. Many sources believe these self-driving cars can keep roads safer due to the following:

  • Self-driving cars can react faster than humans can.
  • Autonomous vehicles can prevent distracted driving collisions.
  • Sensors in these cars can stop the vehicles before accidents occur.
  • These vehicles can improve the flow of traffic.

The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP Can Defend You

At The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP, our New York product liability lawyers are passionate about making the roads safer for everyone. That is why we support the production of these self-driving vehicles. However, we recognize technologies can, at times, fail and leave people in harm’s way. If you or someone you love is injured due to a mechanical failure or defective automobile product, get in touch with our team right away. We can examine your case in detail and determine who should be held liable for your injuries and damages. At our firm, we do not believe any person deserves to suffer physical pain or emotional damages due to another entity.

Put experienced representation on your side of the courtroom today by calling our New York product liability attorneys at The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP.