President Barack Obama’s 2016 budget will call for spending $4 billion on a self-driving car initiative.
The plan comes in response to Department of Transportation calling for “unified national regulations on self-driving cars,” USA Today reports.
“We ask ourselves, ‘what if human error could be eliminated?’,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said at the Detroit Auto Show this past week.
The White House’s proposal would stretch across 10 years, during which car makers will be encouraged to conduct on-road trial runs.
Additionally, the Department of Transportation has said “it will consider granting exemptions from regulations to automakers for up to 2,500 self-driving vehicles for on-road, real-world testing.
None of Obama’s past budgets has become law.