Automakers have been hot on the path for autonomous vehicles. Though while they work out the kinks, government regulations keep them in check before being released into the wild. Though just what restrictions they're under may be subject to change.

A report on Thursday, published by the Department of Transportation, has addressed a number of roadblocks to the development of self-driving cars. Titled "Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0," the report goes over concepts like busses and trucks, as well as one of the biggest restrictions currently in place: requiring a human on board.

One of the less interesting concepts discussed is the preference of a common ruleset across states. Transportation legislation varies (sometimes greatly) from state to state. Making self-driving cars adhere to the rules of every state multiplies the complication of development. This report is promoting the idea of establishing similar or identical rules across the nation, allowing for smoother, more reliable development.

All-in-all, the report creates and encourages looser regulations on autonomous vehicles. This would lead to faster development and production, as well as more diverse usage of autonomy. Safety will still remain a high priority, of course. All prototypes will still be required to pass a performance and safety test before public usage.

Cooperation between the government and automakers is key to creating the ideal autonomous automobile. Hopefully, this will prove helpful.