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Portland announces Smart Autonomous Vehicles Initiative, aims opening its streets for testing of autonomous cars


Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and City Commissioner Dan Saltzman have announced the Smart Autonomous Vehicles Initiative (SAVI). With this initiative, they directed the Portland Bureau of Transportation to develop autonomous vehicle policies and solicit proposals from companies that would test autonomous vehicles on Portland streets by the end of the …

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U.S. Senators call on the Trump Administration to prioritize development and testing of self-driving vehicles


U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow and U.S. Representatives Fred Upton and Debbie Dingell called on the Trump Administration to prioritize the development and testing of connected and self-driving vehicles in the President’s proposed budget for 2018. The Members of Congress sent a letter to Office of Management and …

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PSA Group to carry out autonomous mode experimentations with “non-experts” drivers


PSA Group has become the 1st carmaker to obtain the French authorisations to carry out autonomous mode experimentations with “non-experts” drivers. Tests may start from March 2017 with customers behind the wheel of the Group’s autonomous cars as mentioned on the website of the company. This new step is a …

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Testing of Driverless cars may be allowed in India


Government of India has proposed amendments to the motor vehicles law and it has led to speculations that the amendment may facilitate trial runs of automated vehicles India could soon have driverless cars plying on its roads. A report in Economic Times report has quoted a top government official saying that the …

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US DoT designates 10 proving grounds to test automated vehicles


U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has designated 10 proving ground pilot sites to encourage testing and information sharing around automated vehicle technologies.  These proving ground designations will foster  innovations that can safely transform personal and commercial mobility, expand capacity, and open new …

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Toyota irked by California’s autonomous vehicle testing rules


Published: 14 October 2016 Toyota is not happy with California’s autonomous vehicle testing rules and believes that it can prove to be a big hurdle in the deployment of autonomous vehicles on the roads. The NHTSA rules regarding autonomous vehicle testing in California will act as a roadblock for the …

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