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Congress Parks Self-Driving Car Regulation Until 2021

The U.S. Congress will try again in 2021 to try to approve long-stalled reforms to speed the adoption of self-driving cars, a key Democratic lawmaker said Wednesday. U.S. lawmakers have been divided for years over how to reform regulations governing …

Lawmakers Urged to Help U.S. Keep Up with China on Autonomous Vehicles

A U.S. House panel on Tuesday heard from advocates of imposing stricter safeguards for self-driving cars as part of any effort to speed the adoption of the vehicles on U.S. roads. At the same subcommittee hearing, groups representing automakers and …

Congress Looks to Jump Start Stalled Driverless Vehicle Bill

Two key committees in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday said they will revive efforts to pass long-stalled legislation to speed the adoption of self-driving cars. The House Energy and Commerce Committee and Senate Commerce Committee sent automakers, safety groups and …

Current Congress Unlikely to Pass Federal Bill to Speed Up Driverless Vehicles

A landmark U.S. bill that would speed adoption of self-driving cars is now “a long shot” to pass before the current Congress adjourns in the coming weeks, a key Republican senator behind the legislation said. Many automaker lobbyists and congressional …

Self-Driving Vehicle Regulation Bill Gets Late Push in Senate

Key U.S. senators are making a last-ditch effort to win approval of a bill to speed the use of self-driving cars without human controls, but face an uphill battle on Capitol Hill. Staff for Republican Senator John Thune and Democratic …

Trump Administration Moves to Speed Up Fully Autonomous Vehicles

The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to revise safety rules that bar fully self-driving cars from the roads without equipment such as steering wheels, pedals and mirrors, according to a document made public on Thursday. The National Highway …

Democratic Senators Call for Changes in Federal Autonomous Vehicle Bill

Five Democratic U.S. senators on Wednesday urged changes to a stalled landmark bill aimed at speeding the deployment and testing of self-driving cars. “We are concerned that the bill indefinitely preempts state and local safety regulations even if federal safety …

Automakers, Tech Firms Urge Congress to Speed Up Autonomous Vehicles

Major automakers on Monday joined forces with tech companies and a variety of interest groups to urge the U.S. Senate to take up, before the end of May, a stalled bill aimed at speeding the deployment and testing of self-driving …

Trump Administration Plans Autonomous Vehicles Regulatory Summit

Auto manufacturers, technology companies, road safety advocates and policy makers will attend a March 1 conference over potential government actions that could speed the rollout of autonomous cars, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday. Last month, Transportation Secretary Elaine …

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” …