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News Story
2/2/2017
Posted by Connor
 Self-driving vehicles are all the rage with big hopes for the future but a new study says they aren’t ready to take on the task of driving all by themselves. US consumer advocate organisation Consumer Watchdog has collated reports from different robot car companies and concluded that at this stage autonomous vehicles are not ready to...
News Story
2/2/2017
Posted by Connor
SACRAMENTO — Though scant on details, a report released by the DMV Wednesday shows that driverless cars have a long way to go before they can get rid of humans, experts said. The data from the Department of Motor Vehicles includes autonomous vehicle test results from 11 companies. The information includes details of when drivers had to take...
News Story
2/1/2017
Posted by Connor
Los Angeles (abcnews.go.com)-Self-driving car prototypes appear to be getting better at negotiating California streets and highways without a human backup driver intervening, according to data made public Wednesday by California transportation regulators. The data reflect safety-related incidents reported by 11 companies that have been testing...
News Release
2/1/2017
Posted by Connor
SANTA MONICA, CA – Disengagement reports from companies testing robot cars on California’s public roads released today by the Department of Motor Vehicles show the technology is not ready to be deployed without human drivers behind a steering wheel who can take control when the self-driving technology fails, Consumer Watchdog said. For...
News Story
1/26/2017
Posted by Connor
Saudi Arabia’s drivers could soon be on the road to a safer and smarter future, thanks in part to the arrival of Hyundai’s latest automobile upgrades.     The South Korean automaker recently announced that it is incorporating more advanced technology into cars being exported to the gulf country. Although not technically...
News Story
9/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO - Self-driving car advocates and observers are reacting with cautious approval Tuesday to the government's 112-page directive on the transformational technology. "The devil is in the details, so we will want to take a good hard look before we comment," says David Strickland, general counsel for the Self-...
News Story
9/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Lawmakers and tech groups reacted with tentative support for a broad new federal policy regulating the development and deployment of self-driving cars Tuesday. The Department of Transportation released the wide-ranging plan late Monday. The new standards are designed to create a national regulatory framework that effectively replaces state...
News Story
9/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Today, the federal government released major new guidelines for self-driving cars. But for anyone waiting for the reaction of big companies like Google and Uber, don’t hold your breath. The chief lobbyist for those companies just convened a press call with reporters in which he said... well, not that much. Within the 114-page document...
News Story
9/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The U.S. Department of Transportation and NHTSA announced their guidelines for self-driving cars. The policy sets a proactive approach to providing safety assurance and facilitating innovation through four key parts. Vehicle performance guidance uses a 15-point Safety Assessment to set clear expectations for manufacturers developing and deploying...
News Story
9/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
To fast-track to a future where cars drive themselves, the freewheeling tech world and the historically buttoned-up auto industry joined forces to develop autonomous vehicles. But behind the rapid-fire innovation of the last few years, questions loomed over whether the federal government would welcome the complete overhaul of driving as we know it...