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News Story
9/14/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Automakers and their advocates have been busy in the halls of Congress and Department of Transportation. The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that will make it easier for self-driving cars to hit the road, the Department of Transportation replaced an Obama-era self-driving vehicle policy with a more industry-friendly approach, and...
News Story
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...
News Story
9/13/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
New initiative paves the way for further development, but concerns remain In an effort to speed development of autonomous vehicle technology, the US Department of Transportation on Tuesday rolled out an initiative that would help automakers put self-driving cars on public roads more quickly. The initiative, unveiled by Transportation Secretary...
News Story
9/13/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
The government doesn’t want to stand in the way of autonomous vehicles. That’s the biggest message to emerge from the Trump administration's newly updated guidelines for the nascent robo-car industry. The guidelines—and they are very much guidelines, not rules or regulations, which is a message frequently reiterated in the...
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...
News Story
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....
News Release
9/12/2017
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – The new Federal autonomous vehicle policy released today poses a threat to highway safety, Consumer Watchdog warned and the nonpartisan nonprofit group called for the enactment of enforceable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards specifically covering self-driving cars. Dubbed a “Vision for Safety 2.0” and...
News Release
9/12/2017
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – The National Transportation Safety Board’s finding that Tesla’s Autopilot shares the blame for a fatal crash with a truck in Florida last year underscores the need for Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards covering automated driver assistance technologies, Consumer Watchdog said today. The NTSB’s...
News Story
9/12/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
ANN ARBOR, Mich. –  The Trump administration is updating safety guidelines for self-driving cars in an attempt to clear barriers for automakers and tech companies who want to get test vehicles on the road. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the new voluntary guidelines Tuesday during a visit to an autonomous vehicle...
News Story
9/12/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
The Trump administration released new guidelines on Tuesday designed to promote the development of self-driving cars. "Our country is on the verge of one of the most exciting and important innovations in transportation history," Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said at a press conference at the University of Michigan. "We are...