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California governor vetoes bill to ban driverless AV trucks

Posted on Sep 25, 2023 in News, Policy & Regulation

California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill Friday that would have required a human safety operator to be present any time a self-driving...

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Autonomous companies favour Sunbelt driverless-friendly policies as ATA pushes for universal standards

Posted on Sep 14, 2023 in Policy & Regulation

With California appearing on the brink of banning driverless commercial trucks, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris...

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2023 Legislative and Regulatory Developments Affecting Autonomous Vehicles

Posted on Sep 13, 2023 in Policy & Regulation

Although the federal government implemented some new regulations on autonomous vehicles (AVs) in 2023, states remain the predominant...

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Bill mandating humans behind the wheel of driverless trucks heads to Newsom’s desk

Posted on Sep 11, 2023 in Policy & Regulation

The California Senate passed a bill Monday mandating human drivers behind the wheel of autonomous trucks on state highways for at least...

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Driverless in Dubai: Autonomous Vehicle Regulation Advances in the United Arab Emirates

Posted on Sep 11, 2023 in News, Policy & Regulation

In line with Dubai’s Autonomous Transportation Strategy (the Strategy), on 14 April, 2023, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice...

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San Francisco Petitioning CPUC for Reconsideration Following Robotaxi Vote

Posted on Aug 15, 2023 in Policy & Regulation

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors announced on Tuesday that they will be petitioning the California Public Utilities Commission...

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Regulators give green light to driverless taxis in San Francisco

Posted on Aug 11, 2023 in News, Policy & Regulation

California regulators gave approval Thursday to two rival robotaxi companies, Cruise and Waymo, to operate their driverless cars 24/7...

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How a California vote on self-driving taxis could alter the future of AI

Posted on Aug 5, 2023 in News, Policy & Regulation

SAN FRANCISCO — A California state board is set to vote Aug. 10 on whether to allow tech companies Waymo and Cruise to launch a massive...

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US lawmakers struggle to find deal on self-driving cars: Report

Posted on Jul 27, 2023 in News, Policy & Regulation

Approval for long-stalled self-driving car legislation remains uncertain in Congress as China’s aggressive efforts to lead in this...

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On the Road With Generative AI: Key Legal Considerations for the Automotive Industry

Posted on Jul 27, 2023 in Policy & Regulation

Generative AI is already an integral part of the automotive industry, playing a significant role in enhancing Advanced Driver Assistance...

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Exclusive: Disability advocates push for robotaxi expansion  

Posted on Jul 21, 2023 in News, Policy & Regulation

San Francisco’s LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is among a group of community organizations urging state regulators...

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US House panel looks to revive legislation on self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 20, 2023 in News, Policy & Regulation

U.S. lawmakers will look to jump start long-stalled legislation on the safe and regulated adoption of self-driving cars at a congressional...

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NHTSA Announces New Autonomous Driving Regulations

Posted on Jul 13, 2023 in News, Policy & Regulation

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is expected to make a move that may hasten the deployment of driverless...

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USA v. Wang: Criminal & Civil Liability for Autonomous Vehicle IP & Trade Secrets Theft  

Posted on Jul 12, 2023 in Policy & Regulation

A pending case involving a former engineer, his alleged theft of trade secret autonomous vehicle technology, and a midnight one-way escape...

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IP Considerations in Protecting Autonomous Vehicle Software with Patents and Copyrights

Posted on Jul 7, 2023 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

As autonomous vehicles and associated software become more commonplace in the automotive industry, it is important to recognize which...

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NHTSA rejects call to make AV test reporting mandatory

Posted on Jun 29, 2023 in News, Policy & Regulation

WASHINGTON — A federal regulator has declined a request to require automated vehicle (AV) developers and government agencies to submit...

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China’s MIIT supports commercialization of L3+ autonomous driving technologies

Posted on Jun 21, 2023 in News, Policy & Regulation, Technology

Beijing (Gasgoo)- On June 21, the China’s State Council Information Office held a routine press conference to discuss measures aimed at...

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Huawei Richard Yu: China’s L3 autonomous driving standards to be finalized by end of June

Posted on Jun 12, 2023 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation, Technology

Beijing (Gasgoo)- Richard Chengdong Yu, Huawei’s Executive Director and CEO of Huawei Technologies Consumer Business Group, as well...

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Mercedes-Benz is first to get approval to sell partially autonomous vehicles in California

Posted on Jun 8, 2023 in News, Policy & Regulation, Technology

Mercedes-Benz is the first company to receive approval from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to sell or lease vehicles with an...

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UK self-driving car dreams could break down at the starting line

Posted on Jun 8, 2023 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation, Technology

Britain could lose out on investments in autonomous vehicles (AVs) and see startups shift testing elsewhere if promised laws to regulate...

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