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US federal government working towards legislation of self-driving cars

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The US federal government now is now getting serious towards the legislation for self-driving cars as they are gaining popularity and companies accelerating efforts towards them. A bipartisan group of senators is working on legislation of self-driving cars and it might be introduced soon. According to reports, the bill being …

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Geely urges the Chinese government to relax the restrictions on mapping in the country

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As the technology advances the legislations and regulations also need to evolve. As in the US, the car makers have been urging the legislators to relax the rules regarding the testing of autonomous vehicles, the situation is not very different in China. In China, the car manufacturing company Geely has …

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Testing of Driverless cars may be allowed in India

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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 Congress starts working on regulation of Self Driving Cars

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The Senate is planning to craft legislation aimed to facilitate the development of  autonomous vehicle technology. Notably, the US Congress was also apprised by the Executives from leading automaker of the problems being faced by them in path developing and testing self driving cars. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Commerce, …

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Toyota, General Motors, Volvo and Lyft urge US Congress to end ambiguity around regulation of self driving cars

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Executives from automakers like Toyota, General Motors and Volvo and ride-hailing app Lyft had approached the US Congress yesterday. They expressed their concern over a sense of ambiguity of state laws surrounding self-driving cars.It was  pointed out by them that Legislators in more than 20 states have proposed nearly 60 …

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Norwegian roads to witness testing of self driving cars next year

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Reuters: The Norwegian government aims to pass a law in the spring of next year to allow testing of self-driving vehicles on Norwegian roads, it said recently. Norway is one of the largest markets for Tesla Motors electric vehicles, thanks to generous government subsidies. Tesla said in October its new …

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Uber gets into feud with DMV California

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California’s Department of Motor Vehicles has threatened Uber of legal action if it doesn’t take its autonomous cars off the roads of the state. The DMV has said that as it has not given the permit to the company so it is illegal for the company to operate autonomous vehicles in …

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Norway propelling EV numbers through favourable norms

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Norway has the world’s highest number of electric cars per capita of 19 electric cars for every 1,000 inhabitants. The country already has 100,000 such vehicles on the road and it has plans to further increase the number to 400,000 over the next three years. These cars save the around 200,000 …

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US DOT ask for public comment on automotive cybersecurity

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Published: 11 November 2016 Increasingly “connected” automobiles bring convenience and other benefits to drivers and passengers, but at the same time raise concerns about safety and privacy. In response to this trend in automobile technology, members of the US Congress, along with others, have been asking what the US Department …

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Nevada Dept of Transportation ropes in CH2M to develop framework on autonomous vehicles

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Published: 10 November 2016 The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has selected CH2M to develop a collaborative policy framework for continuing autonomous vehicle (AV) and connected vehicle (CV) initiatives in the state. Nevada has become a national leader in testing, licensing and authorizing autonomous vehicles on state roads. The Nevada Center …

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