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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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US House panel approves proposal to allow automakers to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles

A U.S. House panel has approved a proposal to allow automakers to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards, media reports say. The proposal also bars states from imposing driverless car rules. The states could still set rules on registration, licensing, liability, insurance and safety inspections, …

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Government needs to incentivize buying electric vehicles in order to bring down the cost: Anand Mahindra

In an interview with PTI, Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra group has said that the government needs to incentivise buying electric vehicles in order to bring down the cost and thus push their sales in the country. He said right now the battery prices are very high, which leads to …

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U.S. House Republicans may introduce bills barring states from setting their own rules for self-driving cars

If some reports are believed U.S. House Republicans may introduce bills later this week that would bar states from setting their own rules for self-driving cars and take other steps to remove obstacles to putting such vehicles on the road. This is seen as a consequence to the regular proddings …

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Baidu under investigation as CEO breaks rules regarding self-driving cars

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Baidu has recently been in news for its Project Apollo and the grand alliance it made with 50 companies for developing self-driving car technology. But the company is now under investigation for violation of rules regarding testing of self driving cars. Robin Li, the CEO of Baidu had conducted a …

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