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5/30/2017
Posted by Connor
The DMV is taking action and is now investigating Uber's self-driving truck program after Consumer Watchdog raised concerns that it is not in compliance with California law.
News Story
4/26/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Cars with no one in them may be cruising downtown streets as early as the end of this year if city and state motor vehicle officials have their way. The state Department of Motor Vehicles plans to issue rules this year that will allow automakers and tech companies to test autonomous vehicles for the first time on public streets with no one behind...
News Release
4/25/2017
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Regulations proposed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles covering the deployment of robot cars are “premature and irresponsible” Consumer Watchdog told the DMV, saying that they wrongly rely on non-existent federal safety standards. The nonprofit, nonpartisan group said that the proposed expanded...
News Story
4/25/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
California’s Department of Motor Vehicles on Monday closed the public comment period on its proposed testing and deployment rules for driverless cars. On Tuesday it opened the doors to a public hearing on those rules. Dozens of manufacturers, software developers, insurers and interested residents showed up. Here are four takeaways based on...
News Story
4/25/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Automakers on Tuesday urged the state of California to further ease its proposed regulations for autonomous vehicles, saying the state did not respond to their earlier objections by making enough revisions to its planned set of rules for self-driving cars. At a public hearing in Sacramento monitored via webcast, automakers urged California to drop...
News Story
4/20/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Those driverless test cars cruising California streets may soon, in fact, be driverless. The state Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday posted its latest proposed regulations for testing and deploying fully autonomous vehicles in the Golden State. The long-awaited move—a 2012 law said the rules were supposed to be in place two years ago...
News Story
4/17/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Washington — Automakers are rushing to put self-driving cars on the road, but questions remain about who will be responsible for accidents that occur when vehicles are in control of primary driving tasks. A consumer safety group is trying to get ahead of the problem by pushing automakers to assume responsibility for crashes involving self-...
News Story
4/13/2017
Posted by Connor
General Motors announced today that the new Cadillac CT6 will include a “Super Cruise” feature—described by the company as “the industry’s first true hands-free driving technology for the highway.” The technology is similar to Tesla’s Autopilot feature that lets people take their hands off the wheel when...
News Story
4/6/2017
Posted by Connor
When you shop for cat food online, Amazon knows who you are. When you look for the best airfares for summer vacation, Google knows who you are. Soon, when you get behind the wheel, your car may recognize you, too. Using cameras with facial recognition software and other biometric indicators, automakers are looking to personalize the driving...
News Story
4/6/2017
Posted by Connor
April 5, 2017 — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has come under fire for its voluntary agreements made with companies concerning driverless cars invading U.S. roads. Consumer advocates have repeatedly complained NHTSA should be creating rules to mandate self-driving companies abide by strict regulations enforced by...