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Automakers join diverse coalition advocating for a bipartisan federal framework for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Feb 26, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers joined with members of the Coalition for Future Mobility, a diverse group of stakeholders...

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Opportunity exists for advancing autonomous vehicles bill this Congress, Sen. John Thune says

Posted on Feb 21, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Legislation aimed at popularizing the use of autonomous vehicles in commercial and commuter settings is gaining supporters in the Senate,...

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Federal framework on autonomous vehicles policy essential, UPS executive says

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Nationwide policy for autonomous cars and trucks has the potential of facilitating the flow of freight while improving safety, according...

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Government moves forward on advanced trials for self-driving vehicles

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

In a strong signal of support for the UK automotive and technology industries, the government has announced today (6 February 2019) that a...

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The big challenges in regulating self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 29, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation

Over the next decade, “self-driving” as a feature of transportation will become as commonplace as cruise control. Forecasts suggest that...

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Florida bill considers ditching the backup driver in AVs

Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Is it time to revise Florida’s motor vehicle laws to prepare for a future dominated by driverless vehicles? At least two lawmakers think...

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Reimagining federal safety standards

Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in Cars, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Self-driving vehicles may not cause accidents, but they will surely be involved in them. Experts believe vehicles that can route...

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Texas DOT forms connected and autonomous vehicle task force

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Texas Department of Transportation is going to create a Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Task Force to become a central point for...

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Capitol agenda for the week of Jan. 21: Autonomous anxiety

Posted on Jan 22, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Consumer trust will be a key factor for realizing the potential safety benefits of autonomous vehicles, Transportation Secretary Elaine...

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Ontario allows public road testing of autonomous cars — without someone behind the wheel

Posted on Jan 22, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Ontario could soon see autonomous vehicles driving on roadways — without the help of someone behind the wheel. Ontario’s...

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New cyber-security standard for self-driving car technology is released

Posted on Dec 19, 2018 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

The UK’s position as a leader in the development of self-driving vehicles has been enhanced by a new cyber-security standard, published by...

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US agency to speed reviews of automaker self-driving petitions

Posted on Dec 19, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

The U.S. auto safety regulator said on Tuesday it is speeding up the process for reviewing whether automakers can deploy self-driving...

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Key U.S. senator calls self-driving legislation a ‘long shot’

Posted on Dec 12, 2018 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

A landmark U.S. bill that would speed adoption of self-driving cars is now “a long shot” to pass before the current Congress adjourns in...

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Senate Democrats fight push to pass driverless-car bill during lame duck Congress

Posted on Dec 10, 2018 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Senate Democrats are pushing back against attempts to pass a compromise bill in the lame-duck session that could speed the introduction of...

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Driverless cars stall in Congress as trial lawyers drop support

Posted on Dec 7, 2018 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

A group representing trial lawyers is opposing legislation on self-driving vehicles after backing one section of the bill earlier this...

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Los Angeles Dui lawyer launches driverless vehicle legislation campaign to curb drinking and driving

Posted on Dec 6, 2018 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

The Los Angeles DUI Lawyer firm announced this Thursday at their L.A. headquarters the launch of a state-wide campaign that aims to bring...

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America’s first self-driving car bill gets last-minute push from Congress

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Senators have been negotiating for over a year to pass a bill that would pave the way for a regulatory framework that would govern...

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Congress considers extending electric vehicle tax credits, approval of self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

With Congress returning to Washington on Tuesday for a flurry of legislative activity before the end of the year, transportation advocates...

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Waymo, GM to deploy self-driving cars with or without Congress

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Congress is the closest it could be for at least a year to passing self-driving vehicle legislation, but if lawmakers fall short,...

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How strict will the U.S. be on autonomous driving testing?

Posted on Nov 7, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

The autonomous driving industry is becoming a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation. Meaning that, the industry needs regulations, but...

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