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10/11/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
California officials Wednesday unveiled new regulations that would allow autonomous vehicles to operate on state roads in test projects without a human operator. A revised regulation which could take effect in 2018 would eliminate a provision in an earlier draft that required "physical control by a natural person sitting in the vehicle's...
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 Story
10/10/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Washington -- California Sen. Kamala Harris’s name came up multiple times at a Senate hearing last month on child sex trafficking legislation, an acknowledgement of her long record fighting the crime. But Harris’ name does not appear – at least not yet – as a co-sponsor of the trafficking legislation in question, which...
News Story
10/4/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Yahoo said Tuesday that the number of accounts impacted by a massive security breach in 2013 was three times larger than it had originally announced — meaning all accounts were affected. Roughly 3 billion accounts were breached, the company now says, up from its earlier estimate of more than 1 billion. The company has yet to disclose the...
News Story
10/4/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Washington — Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate are scheduled to debate legislation on Wednesday that would set rules for self-driving cars at a time when automakers are already putting cars on the road that are capable of at least some hands-free driving. General Motors Co. subsidiary Cadillac is rolling out its new Super Cruise technology that...
News Story
10/4/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Critics still hope to derail measure citing fears for public safety A U.S. Senate committee appears to be the last major obstacle in the way of widespread testing of self-driving and even driverless vehicles on public roads. Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the SELF DRIVE Act, a measure intended to streamline the development...
News Release
10/3/2017
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – A confidential settlement in a civil suit brought in Seattle against Backpage by three of the website’s victims will not stop a bipartisan Congressional effort to amend a key Internet law so websites that facilitate sex trafficking can be prosecuted, Consumer Watchdog said today. Word of the legal settlement came as...
News Story
10/2/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Last week, a bill focusing on autonomous vehicles called the American Vision for Safer Transportation Through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies (AV START) Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate and is expected to be merged with the SELF-DRIVE Act, which is a similar bill that passed the U.S. House earlier this month. Consumer advocates...