The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a bill designed to speed up development of self-driving vehicles by removing some of the hurdles automakers currently face.

The bill essentially exempts manufacturers from certain state vehicle regulations. Currently, tech developers must work around each state’s individual laws. Because standards vary by state, achieving compliance can be a slow, bureaucratic process.

Ford, GM, Tesla, Uber, and Waymo (Google) are some of the high-profile companies pushing for autonomous driving technology. Navistar, another American company, is working on a self-driving semi-truck, which could revolutionize interstate commerce.

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The bill now moves to the U.S. Senate for further discussion. More of this type of legislation is expected from the federal government to spur and incentivize advancement in self-driving technology.

You can read more about the passage of this bill in this story from ABC News.

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