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Federal regulators move to make room in safety standards for driver-less cars

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators on Tuesday moved to make changes in some safety standards to help pave the way for driver-less vehicles.

They could give companies trying to create autonomous vehicles more leeway when approaching federal standards — like those written in such a way as to refer to a driver’s seat or a steering wheel — that may not apply to them.

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