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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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Pittsburgh having afterthoughts about Uber’s Self-driving cars

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 Uber’s Self-driving taxis had debuted in Pittsburgh in September last year and it was welcomed all across the industry and was seen with a lot of optimism. Bill Peduto, the mayor of Pittsburgh, said in September “You can either put up red tape or roll out the red carpet, If …

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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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Ford taking cautious approach to producing electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles for the Chinese market

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(Reuters) Ford Motor Co is taking a cautious approach to producing electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles for the Chinese market, citing uncertainty about consumer interest and government policy, despite a rush by carmakers to jump into the sector. Ford earlier this month outlined plans to offer by 2025 hybrid or …

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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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USDOT seeks proposals for Automation Proving Ground Pilot Program

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Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, announced the launch of a new Automation Proving Ground Pilot Program. Through this program, the Department will designate facilities as qualified proving grounds for the safe testing, demonstration and deployment of automated vehicle technology. USDOT expressed that safety remains its top priority and through efforts such …

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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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Tesco Bank unveils PAYD telematics policy for young drivers

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UK: According to a recent news, Tesco Bank has launched a pay-as-you-drive telematics policy aimed at young drivers aged between 17 and 25. As in news, the Tesco Bank Box Insurance policy awards bonus miles if young people drive well, resulting in lower premiums on renewal, and includes an alert …

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Wunelli partners SSP to offer telematics-based insurance

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UK: According to a recent news, SSP has forged a collaboration with Wunelli to create the first telematics-based private motor insurance policy available to over 1,000 high street brokers. As in news, the product, named SoteriaDrive after the goddess of safety and deliverance, will be available to SSP brokers to …

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