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Automakers Call for Urgency in Advancing U.S. Rules for Self-Driving Vehicles

Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc, on Thursday urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to “promptly” remove regulatory barriers for cars without steering wheels and brake pedals. Automakers must currently meet nearly 75 auto …

U.S. Wants Help Removing Regulations Blocking Autonomous Vehicles

The U.S. National Highway Traffic-Safety Administration said Friday it is looking for input on how it can remove regulatory roadblocks to self-driving cars. The auto safety agency said in a report that it wants to find any “unnecessary regulatory barriers” …

House Committee Advances Bill to Let Autonomous Vehicles Bypass States

A U.S. House panel on Wednesday approved a sweeping proposal by voice vote to allow automakers to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards and bar states from imposing driverless car rules. Representative Robert Latta, …

House Panel Eyes Removing States’ Bumps in Road for Driverless Vehicles

Republicans and Democrats in Congress sparred on Tuesday over U.S. states setting rules for testing and deployment of self-driving cars and a proposal to allow automakers and technology companies to bypass existing regulations in introducing autonomous cars. Democrats on a …

Driverless Car Supporters Urge National Laws to Override State, Local

A patchwork of state laws governing the operation of self-driving cars threatens to stall their development, supporters told lawmakers as U.S. senators began consideration of a national standard for robotic vehicles. “It’s absolutely critical that we have uniform rules across …