Self-driving bill hits dead end in U.S. Senate

A bill championed by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters that would allow automakers to annually sell more than 80,000 self-driving cars each appears to be dead for the year as Congress is debating passing a “clean” bill to extend federal funding until February 2019.

The extension is uncertain at the moment as President Donald Trump and some Republicans in the U.S. House have balked at the fact that it does not include $5 billion for a wall on the U.S-Mexico border. The measure, which does not include anything about self-driving cars, has already been passed the U.S. Senate.