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10/2/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Last week, a bill focusing on autonomous vehicles called the American Vision for Safer Transportation Through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies (AV START) Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate and is expected to be merged with the SELF-DRIVE Act, which is a similar bill that passed the U.S. House earlier this month. Consumer advocates...
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9/29/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
A U.S. Senate bill aiming to pave the way for the development of driverless vehicles is a threat to highway safety, the group Consumer Watchdog asserted. The bill, introduced by Sens. John Thune and Gary Peters, “follows the dangerous route chosen by the House of Representatives when it rushed to pass a bill that threatens highway safety and...
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9/18/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
On September 13, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the release of an updated set autonomous vehicles guidelines, titled “Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety.” The new guidelines document, which covers fewer than 30 pages, is notably shorter than the 100+ page automated vehicles policy document...
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9/15/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
They’re just guidelines and they’re toothless, but the contents of the Trump administration’s updated policy paper on autonomous vehicles are important for getting everyone on the same page so innovation can blossom. The rise of self-driving cars means more mobility options for those with disabilities, less commuter congestion,...
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9/14/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
ATLANTA — The city of Atlanta tested a self-driving vehicle on one of its busiest streets Thursday. The test on North Avenue in the city's bustling Midtown area meant that Atlanta has become one of the largest urban areas to test autonomous vehicles, joining Sao Paulo and Shanghai. Here's a look at some of the key aspects of the test...
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9/13/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Listen to story:   mp3 (Duration: 21:06 — 19.3MB)   FEATURING JAMIE COURT – The oldest credit reporting company in the US, Equifax announced this month that a massive data breach by hacking has compromised the personal information of about 143 million people, mostly in the US but also in the UK and Canada. The multi-billion...
News Story
9/13/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Coincides with effort in Congress to legislate safety, deployment framework Automated vehicles and V2V communications systems are on the move. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Department of Transportation have issued new safety guidelines for Automated Driving Systems (ADS) that pave the way for testing and...
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9/13/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
On Tuesday, US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao revealed the updated version of the guidelines for the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles. The DOT secretary defended the guidelines, which opt for voluntary guidance rather than enforceable rules. Chao said that a third version is in progress and slated to be introduced in 2018....
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12/4/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Tesla Motors has been in the news lately for vulnerabilities in its mobile app, more injuries with Autopilot and the marketing of Autopilot. Mobile researchers were able to hack into the Tesla remote app. Promon found that lack of security in the Tesla smartphone app, cyber criminals could take control of the company’s vehicles, to the point...
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11/30/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Here is a strategy for start-ups dealing with regulators who might shut down your product: Make it free. Scrappy self-driving car start-up Comma.ai released a free software kit on Wednesday to help developers learn to build a device that can turn any car into an autonomous vehicle. The year-old company, which is founded by a well-known hacker and...