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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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Ready for a robot to deliver your packages? New Oklahoma law allows ground-based drones

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

Drones aren’t just for flying. “Personal delivery devices,” or drones that crawl along sidewalks, soon could be used to deliver packages...

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Congress resurrects push to allow thousands more autonomous vehicles on the road

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

Robot cars are back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill after previous efforts failed to pass comprehensive legislation allowing more...

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Autonomous vehicle industry faces inconsistent guidelines

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

(TNS) — As autonomous vehicle testing advances without cohesive federal guidelines, companies are operating under inconsistent or...

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China plans new rules for autonomous vehicles -ministry

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

BEIJING: China’s Ministry of Public Security is seeking public feedback about new regulations on self-driving vehicles for its...

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Shenzhen city works out regulations to guide self-driving vehicles

Posted on Mar 24, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

Shenzhen city, one of China’s most innovative technology hubs in South China’s Guangdong Province, published a set of draft...

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California bill would require all self-driving vehicles to be zero emission by 2025

Posted on Mar 6, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

California might be the first state to give self-driving cars a deadline to electrify. In mid-February, a bill was quietly introduced into...

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Sidewalk robots get legal rights as “pedestrians”

Posted on Mar 4, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

As small robots proliferate on sidewalks and city streets, so does legislation that grants them generous access rights and even classifies...

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New Mexico takes steps toward embracing autonomous vehicles

Posted on Mar 4, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

AZTEC, N.M. — Autonomous vehicles can already be seen on some roads in New Mexico as two companies test vehicles. Now legislators have...

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Zenzic launches latest UK AV testing framework

Posted on Feb 24, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

Zenzic – the government and industry organisation formed “to champion the connected and self-driving ecosystem and accelerate...

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