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NHTSA Streamlines Autonomous Vehicle Review

NHTSA Streamlines Autonomous Vehicle Review

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has cut one of its requirements in an effort to accelerate the review process for the deployment of autonomous vehicles without devices like brakes and steering wheels.

December 19, 2018

Study Highlights Limitations of Electronic Safety Systems

Study Highlights Limitations of Electronic Safety Systems

A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that while electronic safety systems such as advanced cruise control, collision mitigation, and lanekeeping can help save lives, improper use can lead to fatal accidents.

August 9, 2018

Sacramento Allows Driver-less Car Testing

Sacramento Allows Driver-less Car Testing

Phantom Auto will begin testing autonomous vehicles in Sacramento, Calif., under a new agreement with the city that allows testing with no occupants in the car. The vehicles will be operated by remote drivers at computers in Silicon Valley, reports the Sacramento Bee.

August 7, 2018

Pa. Tightens Autonomous Vehicle Testing Guidelines

Pa. Tightens Autonomous Vehicle Testing Guidelines

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has released updated voluntary guidelines asking autonomous vehicle (AV) makers testing in the state to put a second safety engineer in the passenger seat.

August 2, 2018

Autonomous Vehicles Will Test Public Safety

Autonomous Vehicles Will Test Public Safety

Ensuring driver and pedestrian safety and regulating a still nascent technology are among the top issues of concern covered in a new report about autonomous vehicles from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices.

July 6, 2018

Transportation Coalition Launches Partnership to Study Impact of Self-Driving Vehicles
Uber's Self-Driving Vehicles Rely on Humans to Brake in Emergencies
Uber to End Self-Driving Vehicle Testing in Arizona
Ohio Paves Way for Autonomous Vehicle Testing
Red-Light Runner Collides With Autonomous Waymo Van
Arizona Halts Uber's Autonomous Testing

Arizona Halts Uber's Autonomous Testing

Arizona's Gov. Doug Ducey called the crash "an unquestionable failure" and suspended Uber's ability to test self-driving cars on public roads throughout the state.

March 27, 2018

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Tests After Vehicle Kills Pedestrian

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Tests After Vehicle Kills Pedestrian

Uber has shelved its self-driving vehicle program after one of its test vehicles struck and killed a female pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz. The accident marks the first known death of a pedestrian hit by an autonomous vehicle on public roads.

March 19, 2018

Minnesota Lays Groundwork for Autonomous Vehicles

Minnesota Lays Groundwork for Autonomous Vehicles

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has formed a 15-member advisory council to make policy recommendations regarding traffic regulations, safety issues, and privacy concerns as they relate to rolling out self-driving vehicles in the state.

March 12, 2018

FMCSA Directs Retesting of Certain Tankers

FMCSA Directs Retesting of Certain Tankers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a safety advisory to owners and operators of certain cargo tanks that were improperly inspected and tested, and warned that the tanks must be re-inspected and retested before being used in hazardous materials hauling.

April 15, 2016

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