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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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Louisiana creates rules for self-driving delivery devices

Posted on Jun 16, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has created a framework for self-driving delivery robots to drop off packages on the state’s...

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Rep. Bob Latta reintroduces self-driving vehicle bill

Posted on Jun 14, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

Legislation meant to facilitate access to autonomous vehicles nationwide has again come before the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Bob...

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The four biggest and most baffling Congressional issues when it comes to regulating AI self-driving cars

Posted on Jun 9, 2021 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

Regulatory enigma. You might be surprised to learn that there is a regulatory enigma of sorts that surrounds and engulfs the advent of...

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Stock take: Legal groundwork laid for self-driving cars on UK roads

Posted on Jun 7, 2021 in Cars, Policy & Regulation

The UK government is developing legislation to permit autonomous cars to drive on public roads, which will address a range of issues such...

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NHTSA may have to take the wheel on automation

Posted on Jun 7, 2021 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

New bills introduced in Congress in the past year would affect automakers by increasing agency oversight and enhancing regulations related...

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Germany, birthplace of the automobile, just gave the green light to robotaxis

Posted on May 28, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

Germany is set to become the world’s first major economy to legalize the commercial use of fully autonomous “robotaxis,”...

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What are the safety and reliability rules for AV makers?

Posted on May 26, 2021 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

Autonomous vehicles (AV) are already on the public streets and roads in various U.S. cities. Do regulators — and the public — have reason...

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Germany takes step toward autonomous driving on public roads

Posted on May 23, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

German lawmakers agreed to allow some driver-less vehicles on public roads, a first step toward enabling autonomous driving in...

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Ford CEO says US needs to regulate automated driving systems

Posted on May 22, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

Detroit: The CEO of America’s second-largest auto company is calling for the federal government to set standards for fully or...

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California regulator reviews Tesla’s self-driving claims

Posted on May 19, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

BERKELEY, Calif. (Reuters) – A California regulator said on Monday it is reviewing whether Tesla Inc violated regulations by falsely...

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Teamsters, Transportation Trades announce worker-first AV legislative framework

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

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Warning of severe consequences to safety, working people, and transportation access and...

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Automated driving classifications are updated, but Level 3 remains tricky

Posted on May 16, 2021 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

The Society of Automotive Engineers last week published an update to its widely used six-level automated driving taxonomy. SAE worked...

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Self-driving cars will force Highway Code to ‘change entirely’ with major new law changes

Posted on May 16, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

Legal experts say road rules will have to be “changed entirely” to ensure the laws are relevant to the new driverless technology....

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Policymakers keep autonomous vehicles bill on Senate’s radar

Posted on May 16, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

Two of the key drivers of autonomous vehicle policy in Congress again touted its potential safety and economic benefits during a hearing...

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