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News Story
9/6/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
In bipartisan vote, House of Representatives passes Self Drive Act, aiming to streamline regulatory process in order to get vehicles on road sooner Self-driving vehicles will need to be equipped with cybersecurity technology to prevent them from being used in terrorist attacks, according to legislation passed by the US House of Representatives on...
News Story
9/6/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
The bill would exempt a certain number of driverless vehicles from state safety regulations. Technology companies and automakers alike are making major investments to put autonomous vehicles on the road, but the patchwork of rules that govern US roads will have to be updated before driverless cars become a common sight. The US House on Wednesday...
News Story
9/6/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Legislation would also clear most state roadblocks The House of Representatives has passed a bill to bring self-driving cars to public roads at a faster rate. The measure gives the U.S. government the authority to exempt autonomous vehicles from safety standards that are not applicable to the self-driving technology. It also allows car companies...
News Story
9/6/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill Wednesday, aimed at lifting motor vehicle standards that previously stymied the introduction of new technologies for autonomous cars. It could become the first federal law specifically aimed at self-driving vehicles, preempting state legislation. Under the bill, each autonomous...
News Story
9/5/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
The House of Representatives on Wednesday unanimously passed proposed legislation to get fully autonomous vehicles on American roads quickly and with minimal state-by-state oversight. Supporters of the proposed rules say they will help companies developing the technology in the U.S. compete in the high-stakes race toward driving’s future,...
News Story
8/31/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote Sept. 6 on a bill that would outline the first national regulatory framework for self-driving vehicles being developed by companies such as Ford Motor Co. and Tesla Inc. Autonomous vehicle companies and trade groups have applauded the measure (H.R. 3388) as the first significant legislation that...
News Story
8/18/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
DENVER -- Colorado's transportation agency began using a driverless truck on Friday that is designed to protect highway work crews from oncoming traffic. The truck is officially known as an Autonomous Impact Protection Vehicle, but it is not really autonomous like the self-driving cars being tested around the country. Instead, the truck is...
News Release
7/27/2017
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Consumer Watchdog warned that a bill approved today by the House Commerce Committee that would pre-empt state autonomous vehicle safety regulations would leave a regulatory void without meaningful safety protections. “Pre-empting the states’ ability to fill the gap left by federal inaction on safety standards leaves...
News Release
7/19/2017
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on California’s seven members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee to block proposed federal legislation that would undo California’s ground-breaking safety regulations covering the testing of autonomous vehicles. The House bill is being considered today the Subcommittee on...
News Story
7/19/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
‘It is negligent and dangerous to dump one million autonomous cars on the public with no stringent test requirements’ It was an unusual sight: Democrats and Republicans gently ribbing each other, giggling, and vowing to work closely together on legislation that is said to be vital to the health and safety of Americans. Of all the...