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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.

TMC, PIT Group Reach Deal on Collaborative Partnership

TMC and the PIT Group of FPInnovations have announced they will form a collaborative partnership that will offer benefits to TMC members and bring the two organizations closer together on testing and engineering projects.

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.

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.

Commentary: The Fatal Uber Crash Revisited

Armed with more information, executive contributing editor Rolf Lockwood revisits the fatal crash of an autonomous Uber vehicle in Arizona to determine who or what was really at fault.

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.