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News Story
10/11/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Driverless cars without human drivers could hit the streets of California as early as 2018, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles.   On Wednesday, the California DMV unveiled its revised proposed regulations that roll out the red carpet for driverless car testing and public use of those vehicles. A public comment period...
News Story
10/11/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California regulators on Wednesday unveiled revised rules that would allow self-driving cars to travel the state’s highways without human drivers for the first time as early as next year, a move that won the support of automakers. The new rules represent a compromise with automotive and technology companies, which had...
News Story
10/11/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Robot cars with no steering wheels, brake pedals or accelerator pedals — and no drivers — could be legal in California by June under updated regulations proposed by the state Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday. However, makers of the autonomous cars must certify their safety to federal regulators under standards that are still...
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...
News Story
9/12/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Go for it! In essence, that’s the Trump administration’s new directive on driverless-car development. Under that directive, automakers and technology companies will be asked to voluntarily submit safety assessments to the U.S. Department of Transportation, but they don’t have to do it. And states are being advised to use a light...
News Story
9/7/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
On to the Senate Self-driving cars have been on the horizon for the past few years, as companies like Tesla and Waymo have been focused on bringing autonomous vehicles to the market. Even though self-driving tech has been improving, it seems perpetually a few years away. Now, the U.S. House just passed legislation that could accelerate the...
News Story
9/6/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today easily passed legislation that gives federal regulators final say over performance standards for self-driving vehicles and could allow for as many as 100,000 such vehicles a year to be exempted from safety standards while the technology is developing. The legislation, which cleared...
News Story
9/6/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
A vote is slated to take place Wednesday in the House of Representatives on the “Self Drive Act,” which will put in place national standards to oversee how autonomous vehicles will be governed in the U.S. The act aims to replace a possible patchwork of state-by-state laws for the technology, which is being developed by companies...