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UK sees self-driving cars operating freely on its streets from 2021

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In order to promote self-driving cars in the country, UK is going to allow autonomous cars to be tested on its streets without human drivers from 2019, which the government expects will eventually lead to self-driving cars operating freely on the streets of the country from 2021. According to media …

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The proposed regulations by DMV California would allow driverless cars to run on the streets of California

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On October 11, 2017, the DMV published revised regulations that cover driverless testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles. The proposed regulations would allow driverless cars to run on the streets of the state and if implemented, the driverless cars can arrive on California roads as early as June 2018. However, …

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U.S: Senate Commerce Committee approves legislation on self-driving vehicles

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In U.S., Senate Commerce Committee has approved comprehensive legislation on self-driving vehicles, however after this full Senate needs to take the up the bill. The bill is being seen as a boost for self-driving cars and is expected to speed up their deployment. Clarifying the roles to be played by …

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India: NITI Aayog and IRF Geneva to cooperate in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

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The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) and the International Road Federation, Geneva (IRF Geneva) have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI)  to cooperate in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The objective of the SoI is to create a national platform, involving all relevant Government of India …

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USDoT and NHTSA release new federal guidance for Automated Driving Systems ADS

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The U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have released new federal guidance for Automated Driving Systems (ADS):  A Vision for Safety 2.0. NHTSA has said that autonomous drive systems have the potential to reduce the number of accidents and thus save lives as well as …

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Bill exempting self-driving cars from safety rules passed by House

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In U.S., the House Energy & Commerce Committee has unanimously passed SELF DRIVE Act, according to reports. The act would put federal regulators in the driver’s seat and bar states from blocking autonomous vehicles. The proposal would speed up the deployment of self-driving cars without human controls. The House measure …

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Germany: Ethics Commission on Automated Driving presents its report

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In Germany the Ethics Commission on Automated Driving set up by Federal Minister Alexander Dobrindt presented its report. In this report, the body of experts, headed by Professor Udo Di Fabio, a former Federal Constitutional Court judge, has developed guidelines for the programming of automated driving systems. The key elements …

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UK government releases guidelines regarding automotive cybersecurity

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The UK government has released guidelines regarding automotive cybersecurity. The document named as ” Principles of cyber security for connected and automated vehicles” was released by the Department for Transport and Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure. The quick start guide to vehicle cyber security lists the 8 principles: …

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IRDAI asks insurers to send views on implementing telematics

IRDAI, the insurance regulator in India has put out a draft report on telematics. The regulator has asked the insurers to send their views on implementing technology and revisiting the pricing methodology. The insurers have also been told to look at alternatives to conventional telematics devices like smartphones with mobile …

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A U.S. House committee approves a bipartisan bill to speed up the deployment of self-driving cars

An influential U.S. House committee has approved a revised bipartisan bill on a 54-0 vote, Reuters reported. The bill aims to speed up the deployment of self-driving cars without human controls and bar states from blocking autonomous vehicles. The full U.S. House of Representatives will take up the bill when …

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