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The role of government in autonomous vehicles and the behavioral changes we might expect

Posted on Jul 1, 2022 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation, Technology

This article is Part 3 of a three-part series from an interview on the Forbes Futures in Focus podcast featuring Jesse Levinson, CTO and...

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Waymo, UPS, others pressure Gov. Newsom to allow autonomous trucking in California

Posted on Jun 27, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation, Technology

Waymo, Aurora, UPS and Luminar are among a group of 34 autonomous vehicle developers, California business organizations, and automotive...

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Delivery robots are bridging the gap arising from the labor shortage

Posted on Jun 23, 2022 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

Food delivery has come a long way. Consumer food delivery dates back to the late 19th century when King Umberto and Queen Margherita had a...

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Safety expert: Pennsylvania AV bill improved, not perfect

Posted on Jun 23, 2022 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

(TNS) — A Pennsylvania House bill to expand the testing of self-driving vehicles without emergency drivers is better than an earlier...

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Embark and Texas DPS partner to develop best practices for officers to pull over automated trucks

Posted on Jun 18, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation, Technology, Trucks

Truck automation developer Embark has taken a strong step into a space that every truck ADS developer must navigate: how to detect,...

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How free-wheeling Texas became the self-driving trucking industry’s promised land

Posted on Jun 18, 2022 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation, Technology, Trucks

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 17 (Reuters) – For companies working to make self-driving trucks a near-term reality, all roads lead to...

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FMCSA Technology chief says automated truck proposal targeted for late 2022

Posted on Jun 6, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

A top Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration official told safety executives attending a commercial vehicle safety conference that a...

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When self-driving cars crash, who’s responsible? Courts need to know what’s inside the ‘black box’

Posted on May 29, 2022 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

The first serious accident involving a self-driving car in Australia occurred in March this year. A pedestrian suffered life-threatening...

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Pony.ai loses permit to test autonomous vehicles with driver in California

Posted on May 25, 2022 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

The California Department of Motor Vehicles revoked Pony.ai’s permit to test its autonomous vehicle technology with a driver on Tuesday...

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States diverge on AV regulation. How much is too much?

Posted on May 19, 2022 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation, Technology

Winding roads lie ahead for autonomous vehicles, and not just in the literal sense. The landscape is also a mish-mash of regulation,...

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Gatik and Walmart notch a big win in Kansas with new law enabling driverless vehicle deployment

Posted on May 19, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Gatik announced today that it will be expanding operations to Kansas following the signing of Senate Bill 313 into law by Governor Laura...

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U.S. Senate Democrats urge Buttigieg to develop autonomous vehicle rules

Posted on Apr 28, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation

WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) – A group of 12 U.S. Senate Democrats on Wednesday urged Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to...

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Highway Code: Watching TV in self-driving cars to be allowed

Posted on Apr 20, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation, Technology

People using self-driving cars will be allowed to watch television on built-in screens under proposed updates to the Highway Code....

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An inside look at the UK’s Automated Vehicles Act

Posted on Apr 13, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation, Technology

The Law Commission for England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission recently unveiled proposals for the creation of a revolutionary...

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Should cars drive like humans or robots? Tesla forces the question

Posted on Apr 10, 2022 in Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation, Technology

Matt Smith didn’t necessarily mind that the software inside his Tesla would occasionally skirt a traffic law. For a while, his Tesla Model...

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Congressional transportation policymakers push AV tech bill

Posted on Mar 30, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation

Two leading proponents in Congress for the establishment of a national regulatory framework for autonomous vehicles recently expressed...

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Buckle up, autonomous vehicles finally get federal safety standards

Posted on Mar 29, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation

Autonomous vehicles and vehicles with automated driving functions now have their own set of motor vehicle safety standards, a U.S. federal...

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What rules is FMCSA working on this year?

Posted on Mar 29, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation, Technology, Trucks

The Department of Transportation’s latest Significant Rulemakings Report indicates which key rulemakings its agencies, including the...

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U.S. will see ‘meaningful’ autonomous vehicle policy in 2020s -U.S. Transportation Secretary

Posted on Mar 16, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation

AUSTIN, Texas, March 16 (Reuters) – U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday said federal policy on autonomous...

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California issues permits to Cruise, Waymo for autonomous vehicle service

Posted on Mar 1, 2022 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

WASHINGTON, Feb 28 (Reuters) – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Monday issued permits to self-driving units of...

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