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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US pledges to modernize or eliminate outdated regulations to support autonomous vehicles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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Reacting to the proposals in the U.S. House’s Autonomous Vehicle Bill

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

While impeachment is dominating the headlines, Forbes reports that Congress is working on a new Autonomous Vehicle Bill behind the scenes....

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EU regulations make Tesla Smart Summon “nearly useless”

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

EU regulations are making Tesla’s Smart Summon nearly useless, for the time being. Stéphane Rodrigues shares a tweet with us in which he...

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Apple signs EU complaint decrying FRAND patent abuse related to autonomous cars

Posted on Dec 17, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

A group of 27 companies including BMW, Cisco, Daimler, Dell, Ford, Lenovo and others informed the European Union’s antitrust...

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Who’s regulating self-driving cars? Often, no one

Posted on Nov 27, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation

A few hundred self-driving cars are undergoing testing on American roads today, using advanced technology to journey down highways, stop...

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Congressional policymakers drafting autonomous vehicles bill

Posted on Nov 20, 2019 in Cars, Policy & Regulation

WASHINGTON — Long-awaited legislation that would set a federal regulatory framework for automated vehicles is being drafted by...

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U.S. Senate to hold November 20 hearing on testing, deployment of self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 14, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee will hold a Nov. 20 hearing on the testing and deployment of self-driving...

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Does every car need a steering wheel and seat belts? A tech lawyer says no

Posted on Nov 6, 2019 in Cars, Policy & Regulation

When I first met Silicon Valley lawyer David Estrada in 2014, he was an executive at Lyft Inc. who was tussling with New York City...

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Toronto City Council approves comprehensive automated vehicles plan

Posted on Nov 1, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Toronto City Council has approved the Automated Vehicles (AV) Tactical Plan and Readiness 2022 report. The plan aims to make Toronto “AV...

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Congress drafts first sections of new, bipartisan autonomous vehicle bill

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

In the nation’s capital, it is a rare sight for all the players in an industry, large and small, to come together and ask for new...

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Uber announces independent self-driving safety and responsibility board

Posted on Oct 29, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

In the aftermath of a March 2018 accident involving an autonomous Uber vehicle that killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, Uber retained...

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Law Commissions looks to future with self-driving vehicles

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

Law Commissions publish proposals on the regulation of highly automated vehicles that operate without a driver. This is the Law...

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Audi, BMW, others frustrated by hurdles slowing launch of self-driving cars

Posted on Oct 15, 2019 in Cars, Policy & Regulation

Frustration is rising over constricting autonomous driving regulations in Europe, where automakers are still waiting for basic levels of...

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Roadshow explains the SAE’s new self-driving testing guidelines

Posted on Oct 6, 2019 in Cars, Policy & Regulation

Unless you work in the automotive industry, odds are pretty good you’re not familiar with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)....

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Driver’s ed for robotaxis: a grueling exam looms for self-driving cars

Posted on Oct 4, 2019 in Cars, Policy & Regulation, Technology

Self-driving cars are coming. Or so we’re told. But they still face an existential question: When is a self-driving car truly ready...

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