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HORIBA MIRA presses industry to drive ahead on new automated lane keeping regulations

Posted on Jul 13, 2020 in News, Perspective, Policy & Regulation

With new UN regulations on Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) coming into force next year, leading automotive engineering consultancy...

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BMW, Mercedes, Bosch welcome regulatory boost for ‘eyes-off’ self-driving tech

Posted on Jul 1, 2020 in News, Policy & Regulation, Technology

BMW and Mercedes-Benz are among automakers set to benefit from a regulatory change that paves the way for the introduction of “eyes-off”...

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Countries agree regulations for automated driving

Posted on Jun 26, 2020 in News, Policy & Regulation

GENEVA – More than 50 countries, including Japan, South Korea and the European Union member states, have agreed common regulations for...

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Democratic senators raise cybersecurity concerns about autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jun 22, 2020 in News, Policy & Regulation, Technology

Two key senators are pushing to enhance cybersecurity protections for autonomous vehicles absent a comprehensive policy proposal about the...

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We’re never going to get meaningful data on self-driving car testing

Posted on Jun 15, 2020 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

The US Department of Transportation launched a new voluntary program to collect and share data from autonomous vehicle operators....

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Feds push autonomous vehicle companies to report when things go wrong

Posted on Jun 15, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Federal safety regulators on Monday launched an effort to get companies working on autonomous vehicle technology to share more data about...

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Beep partners with USDOT, AV industry, and state transportation departments for AV TEST Initiative

Posted on Jun 15, 2020 in Buses, News, Policy & Regulation

ORLANDO, Fla., June 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Beep, an Orlando-based autonomous shuttle service provider, is among 17 initial...

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Underwriters Laboratories and SAE International to collaborate on autonomous vehicle standards

Posted on Jun 3, 2020 in News, Policy & Regulation

Underwriters Laboratories and SAE International have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalize a cooperative relationship...

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Autonomous delivery companies stress need for clearer rules on deployment

Posted on May 25, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

During an online event this week hosted by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), three panelists — Cruise’s Eric Danko, Wing’s Nick...

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UK Law Commissions publish results of automated vehicles consultation

Posted on May 20, 2020 in News, Policy & Regulation

The Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission (the Law Commissions) have published analysis of responses to...

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China Focus: New infrastructure steers driverless vehicles into fast lane

Posted on May 18, 2020 in Infrastructure, News, Policy & Regulation

  BEIJING, May 18 (Xinhua) — From self-driving delivery trucks to driverless vans disinfecting roads, the COVID-19 outbreak has put...

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Autonomous vehicles safety to be tested at wmg

Posted on May 15, 2020 in News, Policy & Regulation, Technology

The safety of autonomous vehicles will be tested by researchers at WMG, University of Warwick after £1.2m in funding was awarded....

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Savannah law firm explores liability in a future of driverless cars

Posted on Apr 21, 2020 in News, Policy & Regulation

GA based The Brown Firm – Savannah recently updated their blog to include more information on the legal aspects of driverless cars...

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AV: Bringing standards together for safety

Posted on Apr 21, 2020 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

How many safety standards does it take to screw in the lightbulb in a highly automated vehicle? A few years ago, automotive market novices...

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China pushes forward with autonomous driving standards

Posted on Apr 20, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Framework for low-level driverless vehicles a major task this year, says MIIT China is expected to complete the formulation of a framework...

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Driver focus: New safeguards recommended for partially automated vehicles

Posted on Apr 9, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Cars may be getting smarter, but what effect are they having on the people driving them? Recent research indicates that more advanced...

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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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