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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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Time running out for self-driving car bill automakers sought

Posted on Oct 31, 2018 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

A push on Capitol Hill to speed development of self-driving vehicles may not cross the finish line in time for this Congress —...

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Why cities might want to start planning now for self-driving vehicles

Posted on Oct 22, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

The day autonomous vehicles outnumber manned vehicles is coming, and experts say transportation and urban planners, public policy makers...

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U.S. Department of Transportation Releases “Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0”

Posted on Oct 4, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today released new Federal guidance for automated vehicles, advancing its commitment to...

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How a nonexistent US safety framework is hurting the self-driving car industry

Posted on Sep 25, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation

When Sen. Gary Peters traveled to South Korea this month, the Michigan Democrat was interested in more than U.S. efforts to stop nuclear...

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Federal standard on autonomous vehicle technology is needed, Rep. Latta says

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Congress needs to ensure autonomous vehicle technology operates under a national directive instead of a patchwork of guidelines from the...

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USDOT’s Federal Highway Administration awards SAE International contract to develop connected vehicle and automated driving system standards

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

SAE International’s ground vehicle standards program has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s...

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Preparing for automated vehicles: Traffic safety issues for states

Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Policy & Regulation, Reports, Trucks

Governors Highway Safety Association, August 1, 2018 Automated vehicles will bring new and perhaps unanticipated traffic safety issues to...

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OOIDA submits comments to Oregon DOT’s autonomous vehicle task force

Posted on Jul 31, 2018 in News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

On Wednesday, Aug. 1, the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles will meet for a long-term policy...

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