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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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Apple gets permit to test autonomous vehicles in California

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(Reuters)  Apple Inc has secured a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, fuelling speculation that it is working on self-driving car technology in a crowded arena of companies hoping to offer those cars to the masses. The permit allows it to conduct test drives in three vehicles with six …

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Zoox hires former head of NHTSA

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Autonomous car start-up Zoox has roped in former top U.S. safety regulator Mark Rosekind to join the company as chief safety innovation officer. The hiring of Rosekind shows the importance of regulation in how self-driving technology . As per reports Rosekind would lead Zoox’s efforts to safely develop, test and …

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SPY Car Act, aimed at automotive cybersecurity reintroduced in the US Congress

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Democratic Senators Ed Markey (Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have reintroduced a bill aimed at improving cybersecurity in automobiles. The Security and Privacy in Your Car (SPY Car) Act would require the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Trade Commission to develop automotive cybersecurity and privacy standards. It also necessitates …

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NHTSA rules in favour of Tesla Motors deciding on last year’s crash incident

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The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) has ruled in favour of  Tesla motors, in an investigation into a fatal crash last year involving a Model S in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode. In May 2016, Joshua Brown was killed in a car crash when he went on autopilot mode while driving …

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NHTSA and GM hash out semi-autonomous “Super Cruise” system

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The US Highway Safety regulators (NHTSA) responding to GM, which had asked for the body’s opinion on its semi-autonomous “Super Cruise” system, said in a letter to GM that it was permissible for the automaker to automatically activate hazard lights if a driver fails to respond to alerts by a …

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Self-driving coalition responds to NHTSA

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The Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets submitted comments in response to NHTSA’s guidance for the operation of autonomous vehicles. The Coalition released the following statement from General Counsel David Strickland: “The Coalition’s foremost priority is the safe development and deployment of fully-self driving vehicles. We support the development of a …

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NHTSA issues guidelines to address driver distraction due to smartphones

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released proposed guidelines today to help address driver distraction caused by mobile and other electronic devices in vehicles. This announcement covers the second phase of voluntary guidelines to address driver distraction on U.S. roads. The first phase focused on devices or systems built into …

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Lawmakers find NHTSA guidelines lenient

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Published: 26 October 2016 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had recently released guidelines for manufacturers urging them to pay attention to cyber security. [US regulators want manufacturers to focus on cyber security ]. But this has been slammed by the law makers. Senators Edward J. Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, …

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Toyota irked by California’s autonomous vehicle testing rules

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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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