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What Happens When Autonomous Technology Goes Wrong?
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

Illinois Establishes Autonomous Vehicle Initiative

Illinois Establishes Autonomous Vehicle Initiative

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has directed the state's Department of Transportation to spearhead a statewide testing program for connected and autonomous vehicles so the state will be on the forefront of emerging vehicle safety technologies.

November 12, 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
Mobility Research Center Opens in Michigan with Microsoft Support
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

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