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News Story
9/21/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
QUESTIONS FOR OTHERS TO ANSWER: The driverless car guidance DOT released Tuesday leaves a lot of room for Congress, states and automakers to shape the direction of a technology that ultimately is meant to make human drivers obsolete. The 112-page document keeps existing authorities in place and tries to avoid holding back innovation, our Tanya...
News Story
9/21/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Listen to story -  Download: mp3 (Duration: 18:10 — 16.6MB) FEATURING JAMIE COURT – The Department of Transportation this week released a long-awaited set of federal policy guidelines on driverless or self-driving cars. The guidelines came just months after a high-profile fatal accident of a Tesla car whose driver was using its...
News Story
9/21/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
To the delight of auto manufacturers and tech companies and the dismay of certain consumer and safety groups, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced its much anticipated policy regarding automated vehicles. Policies are targeted at highly automated vehicles, which are vehicles that “can take full control of the driving task in...
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...