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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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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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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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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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Connecticut to establish a pilot program allowing manufacturers to test FAVs on its local roads

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The Senate has passed Bill 260 which allows Connecticut to establish a pilot program for up four municipalities to allow fully autonomous vehicles (FAV) manufacturers to test FAVs on those municipalities’ local roads. Once selected, a city leader would enter into a written agreement with an autonomous vehicle tester and specify …

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Germany passes self-driving vehicles law

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Germany cleared the way for its giant automotive industry to develop and test self-driving cars, when the upper house of its parliament approved on Friday a law setting out the conditions under which they could take to German roads. Under the law, first mooted by Chancellor Angela Merkel last year, …

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Japan to ease testing of self driving cars

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The Japanese government has decided to make testing of self-driving technology on public roads easier. It will give country’s strategic special zones the task of promoting deregulation in this field. The area around Haneda Airport in Tokyo’s Ota Ward will be the first such zone. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had clarified last …

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Maryland to pass law on autonomous cars

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Maryland is all set to pass a law which would allow the state to regulate the autonomous cars.                  Senate bill 9 which mentions the purpose of authorizing the Motor Vehicle Administration, in consultation with the Department of State Police, to adopt regulations governing …

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