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News Release
9/20/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – The Obama Administration appears to have heeded many concerns raised by safety advocates in its new self-driving automated vehicle policy released today, Consumer Watchdog said. Consumer Watchdog added that it is studying the model state policy and that there are concerns about possible pre-emption of strong state...
News Story
9/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The Obama administration issued its policy for autonomous cars and trucks Tuesday, giving vehicle manufacturers wide latitude to develop technology the government believes will enhance safety by eventually replacing human drivers with computers. Regulators from the Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...
News Story
9/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Washington, DC -- September 20, 2016 -- Our neighbours to the south have rolled out official guidelines for the development of autonomous vehicles (AVs). Among other items, the guidelines propose more government involvement in the design of these systems, and calls on manufacturers to share more information on the details of these systems,...
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...
News Story
9/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Uber has started to integrate self-driving Volvo XC90 cars into its Pittsburgh ride-hailing fleet this month, a noticeably large leap for a company that only started to work on autonomous cars last year. Public interest group Consumer Watchdog is one of the many with eyebrows raised, and has called on Uber to be as transparent as possible with...
Video
9/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The federal government is on board with driverless cars — but with caveats and Consumer Watchdog is on board too, but with some concerns about possible pre-emption of strong state regulations like those in California.