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Autonomous vehicles: Driving regulatory and liability challenges

Posted on Apr 6, 2020 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

The development of autonomous vehicle (“AV”) technologies has been a recent focus of automotive and tech companies alike. One of the main...

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

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

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

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Stakeholders’ input key to shaping AV 4.0, says USDOT nominee Finch Fulton

Posted on Mar 12, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

WASHINGTON — Industry stakeholders will assist U.S. Department of Transportation officials in shaping their latest version of guidelines...

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BSI releases automated vehicles safety specifications

Posted on Mar 3, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

The specification is said to be the first government and industry-backed standardisation programme that aims to help promote safe public...

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Michigan Governor signs orders to advance mobility

Posted on Feb 26, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed executive orders Feb. 25 to create a council on future mobility and electrification,...

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The new bipartisan AV bill is a good start, but it’s missing ADAS urgency

Posted on Feb 24, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation

In “Draft of bipartisan driverless car bill offered by House panel,” Jessica Wehrman from Roll Call reports on a new draft of an AV Bill...

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Self-driving car rules lag for years as technology speeds ahead

Posted on Feb 24, 2020 in Cars, Policy & Regulation

Lawmakers in Washington, as dozens of companies test self-driving cars, worry about a decades-old question: whether the nation’s auto...

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Tragedy evolves into advocacy for AV group founder

Posted on Feb 22, 2020 in Cars, Policy & Regulation

Kevin Schlosser has made it his mission to make driving safer by advocating for autonomous vehicles. Schlosser’s first experience...

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Proposal would allow for full AVs with boosted cyberprotections

Posted on Feb 18, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

(TNS) — A draft of bipartisan legislation that would allow automakers to sell self-driving vehicles without steering wheels or brake...

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Self-driving car bill drafts silent on maker accountability (1)

Posted on Feb 12, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

(Updates throughout with controversy over lawsuits.) House and Senate lawmakers moved a step closer to drawing up driverless car...

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The self driving and sharing economy: How regulation may drive the transportation revolution in 2020 and beyond

Posted on Feb 12, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation

The year 2020 may be the one that redefines your ride. Less than a decade ago, typing the words Uber or Lyft into an internet search or...

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Groups call on U.S. lawmakers to develop ‘meaningful legislation’ for AVs

Posted on Feb 12, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Officials from trade groups representing automakers and tech companies, as well as consumer and vehicle safety, called on Congress to...

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We still can’t agree how to regulate self-driving cars

Posted on Feb 11, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

There was a sense of déjà vu on Capitol Hill today as a House panel convened yet another hearing on how to best regulate autonomous...

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US House panel will discuss self-driving cars next week

Posted on Feb 8, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

On February 11th, a House panel will hold a hearing that could help shape the future of self-driving vehicles in the US. The Consumer...

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The federal government just granted its first driverless car exemption

Posted on Feb 6, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Nuro, the self-driving startup founded by two ex-Google engineers, has a new delivery robot. The R2 is the company’s second-generation...

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Waymo workers complain about cuts to benefits and needles in self-driving cars

Posted on Feb 5, 2020 in Cars, Policy & Regulation

At first, when Waymo told the workers at its Chandler, Arizona facility last year that they would be vendors instead of contractors, the...

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Dubai’s RTA unveils legislation governing autonomous vehicle trials

Posted on Feb 3, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced legislation enacted to streamline the trial runs of autonomous vehicles in...

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AV 4.0: Reasonable For AV, but perhaps missing the boat on ADAS regulation

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

Last week at CES, Secretary Elaine L. Chao introduced the  latest guidance from the U.S. Department of Transportation on the topic of...

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US pledges to modernize or eliminate outdated regulations to support autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jan 8, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

The United States government is finally getting serious about autonomous vehicles as Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has used CES to...

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Horses, equine law and the future of the autonomous vehicle legal framework

Posted on Jan 7, 2020 in Cars, Policy & Regulation

Ever since Bridget Driscoll became the first person hit and killed by an automobile more than 120 years ago, there has been a need to...

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