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US government quietly kills autonomous vehicle committee

Posted on Aug 10, 2019 in News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

The Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation (ACAT) hasn’t been active since it was...

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What are the regulatory barriers to full self-driving?

Posted on Aug 8, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation

While the rest of the autonomous drive technology sector dials back its ambitious deployment plans, Tesla is still charging ahead. During...

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Congress wants the self-driving car industry’s help to draft a new AV bill

Posted on Jul 31, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Congress is calling on stakeholders in the self-driving car industry to help reignite their efforts to draft a bill aimed at speeding up...

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Congress takes another stab at passing self-driving car legislation

Posted on Jul 28, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Just when everyone had pretty much given up hope of getting lawmakers in our hyper-polarized nation’s capital to agree on a new set of...

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Louisiana’s autonomous truck rules will take effect Aug. 1

Posted on Jul 15, 2019 in News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Louisiana’s recently approved regulations for autonomous commercial motor vehicles will take effect Aug. 1. The law, signed by Gov. John...

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Florida eases self-driving car rules: Are states and cities on the hook for mishaps?

Posted on Jun 18, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Florida just passed a law that widens the door for self-driving driverless cars to roam their public roadways and do so without any human...

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Florida’s new bill lets driverless cars be tested with minimal restrictions

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Presently, there are few places where a company can test out its self-driving cars without the requirement of a human safety driver in the...

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Florida law to allow autonomous cars—when they’re ready

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Self-driving vehicles with no humans on board will be able to operate in Florida—once they’re finally ready for prime time—under a...

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Japan law loosens rules for self-driving cars

Posted on May 30, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Stuck in traffic on a Japanese highway? If you’re in a self-driving car you might be able to kick back with a sandwich and check...

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Oklahoma Governor signs autonomous vehicle legislation

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Cities and counties are banned from regulating autonomous vehicles, according to legislation signed Tuesday by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt....

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Bill governing driverless vehicles advances in Louisiana

Posted on May 7, 2019 in News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Though still a few years away, a Louisiana House committee considered and advanced Monday legislation that would set up the legal and...

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Carmakers work to build regulatory guardrails for AVs

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

“If you buy a car that does not have the hardware necessary for full self-driving, it is like buying a horse,” Tesla CEO Elon...

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TÜV SÜD involved in Singapore autonomous vehicle standards development

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

TÜV SÜD experts were involved in Singapore’s Technical Reference 68 (TR 68), the world’s first set of national guidelines for fully...

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Dubai crown prince issues resolution to regulate autonomous vehicle testing

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a new resolution to regulate autonomous vehicle testing in Dubai. The...

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Self-driving cars get the greenlight under new Utah law

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

A newly minted Utah law has given self-driving cars a greenlight throughout the state. House Bill 101, signed into law by Gov. Gary...

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Expect NHTSA to be strict with driverless cars, says expert

Posted on Apr 22, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation

Jim Press, former president of Chrysler, and Steven Shladover, research engineer at University of California-Berkeley, join “Closing...

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California to allow testing of light-duty self-driving trucks

Posted on Apr 12, 2019 in News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

California would allow for the testing of light-duty autonomous trucks on public roads under a proposed rule announced Friday. The state’s...

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Iowa lawmakers advance basic AV legislation in Senate

Posted on Apr 11, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Fully autonomous vehicles still may be years — if not decades — away, but some Iowa lawmakers are hoping to take a proactive approach to...

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Looking for hands on wheel of autonomous vehicle regulation

Posted on Apr 10, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

The auto industry is running headlong into a future where the driving experience will morph into a riding experience as autonomous...

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Let Congress decide privacy safeguards for autonomous vehicles, 2020 hopeful John Delaney says

Posted on Apr 3, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Questions regarding the use of data collected from self-driving vehicles will need to be addressed by policymakers when they craft a...

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