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News, Analysis & Perspective on Autonomous Vehicles

States diverge on AV regulation. How much is too much?

Posted on May 19, 2022 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation, Technology

Winding roads lie ahead for autonomous vehicles, and not just in the literal sense. The landscape is also a mish-mash of regulation,...

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Gatik and Walmart notch a big win in Kansas with new law enabling driverless vehicle deployment

Posted on May 19, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Gatik announced today that it will be expanding operations to Kansas following the signing of Senate Bill 313 into law by Governor Laura...

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U.S. Senate Democrats urge Buttigieg to develop autonomous vehicle rules

Posted on Apr 28, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation

WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) – A group of 12 U.S. Senate Democrats on Wednesday urged Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to...

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Highway Code: Watching TV in self-driving cars to be allowed

Posted on Apr 20, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation, Technology

People using self-driving cars will be allowed to watch television on built-in screens under proposed updates to the Highway Code....

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An inside look at the UK’s Automated Vehicles Act

Posted on Apr 13, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation, Technology

The Law Commission for England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission recently unveiled proposals for the creation of a revolutionary...

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Should cars drive like humans or robots? Tesla forces the question

Posted on Apr 10, 2022 in Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation, Technology

Matt Smith didn’t necessarily mind that the software inside his Tesla would occasionally skirt a traffic law. For a while, his Tesla Model...

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Congressional transportation policymakers push AV tech bill

Posted on Mar 30, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation

Two leading proponents in Congress for the establishment of a national regulatory framework for autonomous vehicles recently expressed...

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Buckle up, autonomous vehicles finally get federal safety standards

Posted on Mar 29, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation

Autonomous vehicles and vehicles with automated driving functions now have their own set of motor vehicle safety standards, a U.S. federal...

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What rules is FMCSA working on this year?

Posted on Mar 29, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation, Technology, Trucks

The Department of Transportation’s latest Significant Rulemakings Report indicates which key rulemakings its agencies, including the...

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U.S. will see ‘meaningful’ autonomous vehicle policy in 2020s -U.S. Transportation Secretary

Posted on Mar 16, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation

AUSTIN, Texas, March 16 (Reuters) – U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday said federal policy on autonomous...

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California issues permits to Cruise, Waymo for autonomous vehicle service

Posted on Mar 1, 2022 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

WASHINGTON, Feb 28 (Reuters) – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Monday issued permits to self-driving units of...

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Trucking startup TuSimple agrees to U.S. oversight, concluding probe

Posted on Feb 23, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation, Technology, Trucks

Trucking startup TuSimple Holdings Inc. reached an agreement with U.S. authorities to resolve security concerns around its self-driving...

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Waymo to keep robotaxi safety details secret, court rules

Posted on Feb 23, 2022 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Technology

Waymo, the autonomous driving arm of Alphabet, was granted a win on Tuesday when a California court ruled it could keep certain details...

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Automation won’t eliminate truckers

Posted on Feb 8, 2022 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation, Technology, Trucks

Even though U.S. job openings are close to 11 million— including 580,000 openings in transportation, warehousing, and utilities—truckers...

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Automated vehicle legislation sought to make U.S. roads safer

Posted on Feb 2, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation

Lawmakers are showing renewed interest in regulating automated vehicles as traffic deaths spike and self-driving technology continues to...

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Humans should drive our transit future, not autonomous vehicles

Posted on Feb 2, 2022 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

Just like the pilots in command of a highly automated aircraft, human operators must be onboard all passenger transport vehicles no matter...

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Self-driving car companies zoom ahead, leaving U.S. regulators behind

Posted on Feb 2, 2022 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation, Technology

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Self-driving vehicle companies from Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) to General Motors Co’s...

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Waymo can keep some driverless data secret for another 22 days

Posted on Feb 1, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation, Technology

Waymo had small win Monday in its fight to keep certain details about its autonomous vehicle operations from public view. The...

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Del. judge says Amazon self-driving vehicle unit must provide some merger records

Posted on Feb 1, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation

(Reuters) – Self-driving vehicle developer Zoox shareholders can see limited records on Amazon’s $1.3 billion acquisition of the...

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U.S. House panel to hold hearing on autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jan 28, 2022 in News, Policy & Regulation

WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – A U.S. House panel will hold a hearing next week on self-driving vehicles, even as a push in Congress...

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