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China rolls out autonomous driving standards as carmakers work towards making self-driving a reality

Posted on Sep 21, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

China has published its first national standards for grading autonomous driving, which will come into force in March, providing a...

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Who’s behind the wheel? What regulators expect for AV technology

Posted on Sep 13, 2021 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is taking on a collaborative role with autonomous vehicle (AV) developers and...

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Germany embraces robocars as New York rules draw industry ire

Posted on Sep 10, 2021 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

Pat Gelsinger, the Intel CEO, got up on stage at the Munich auto show this week and crowed about a new German law regulating autonomous...

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Enhanced national standards for safe deployment of autonomous vehicles in Singapore

Posted on Sep 3, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

SINGAPORE: A set of provisional national standards to guide the safe deployment of fully autonomous vehicles in Singapore has been...

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California lawmakers approve bill requiring all new self-driving vehicles to be zero-emission in 2030

Posted on Sep 2, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

SACRAMENTO (Sept. 2, 2021)—The California Legislature today approved SB 500, a bill sponsored by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)...

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More efforts are called for management of smart driving: analysts

Posted on Aug 16, 2021 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation, Technology

Sitting in the driver’s seat with breakfast in one hand while the other on the steering wheel, driving at 70-80 kilometers per hour...

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Beijing permits self-driving vehicle testing on expressways

Posted on Jul 29, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

BEIJING, July 29 (Xinhua) — Driverless cars will soon take to expressways for testing in the Chinese capital Beijing, as the...

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A friendly regulatory landscape often paves the way for AVs

Posted on Jul 19, 2021 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

The regulatory landscape can play an outsized role in determining where autonomous vehicle projects land. As the nascent industry seeks to...

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What’s the latest on AV regulation?

Posted on Jul 19, 2021 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

A year ago, the lack of autonomous vehicle (AV) standards was notable. The last six months or so have seen a trickle of activity in AV...

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Shanghai city to regulate data from smart vehicle testing

Posted on Jul 17, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

New Delhi: Shanghai city has issued draft regulations to safeguard data generated during testing of smart vehicles, underscoring...

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How Germany hopes to get the edge in driverless technology

Posted on Jul 14, 2021 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

FRANKFURT — In Hamburg, a fleet of electric Volkswagen vans owned by a ride-hailing service roams the streets picking up and dropping off...

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How following vital industry standards makes autonomous vehicles safer

Posted on Jul 12, 2021 in Policy & Regulation

Radical changes are propelling the automotive industry forward as electrification transforms vehicles from mechanical systems into...

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France is preparing for the arrival of autonomous driving

Posted on Jul 12, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

Europe is having a first as France makes preparations for the arrival of autonomous vehicles on its roads. For Europe, this will be a...

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Hyperdrive Daily: Does a Federal crash data order have teeth?

Posted on Jul 12, 2021 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

Auto safety researchers cheered this week when U.S. regulators issued a new order requiring car makers to report crashes where automated...

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First international safety standard for Level 4 automated driving systems has been published

Posted on Jul 12, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

An international group of experts led by WMG, University of Warwick working together as a part of an ISO technical committee, has...

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The auto industry is distancing itself from Tesla in response to new crash reporting rule

Posted on Jun 30, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

The auto industry is holding its fire — for now — over the new requirement to report crashes involving vehicles equipped with partially...

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Car companies will have to report automated vehicle crashes under new rules

Posted on Jun 29, 2021 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Car companies will be required to report crashes involving advanced driver assistance systems under new rules proposed by the US National...

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Regulators know teleoperation is key for self-driving vehicles to succeed

Posted on Jun 18, 2021 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation, Technology

The first article in this series highlighted one of the biggest and most revolutionary changes ever to come our way — autonomous vehicles...

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U.S. push for self-driving cars faces union, lawyers opposition

Posted on Jun 18, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday again rejected attempts to lift regulations to allow...

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Trial lawyers, unions seen hobbling U.S. in race to beat China on driverless cars

Posted on Jun 18, 2021 in Policy & Regulation

The U.S. is in a battle with China over who will dominate the market when automated vehicles transport people and goods without anyone...

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