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New Transportation Department panel on automation to weigh in on self-driving cars

New Transportation Department panel on automation to weigh in on self-driving cars

The U.S. Transportation Department has created an advisory committee on automation filled with representatives from the auto industry, ride-hailing companies, universities and the mayor of Los Angeles.

The committee will hold its first meeting Monday to discuss automation issues, such as the development and deployment of self-driving cars.

The committee will be co-chaired by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Mary Barra, chief executive of General Motors Co., which bought the self-driving technology firm Cruise Automation last year and is working with ride-hailing company Lyft

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