self-driving car regulation News

House to Vote Next Week on Bill to Speed Autonomous Vehicles

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Wednesday on a sweeping proposal to speed the deployment of self-driving cars without human controls and bar states from blocking autonomous vehicles, congressional aides said. The bill, which was passed unanimously by a …

Driverless Car Demo’d in Pennsylvania as State Bill, Task Force Press On

Think of it as driver education with the car as the student and you as the instructor. That’s what it’s like in the latest version of Carnegie Mellon University’s self-driving car, a 2011 Cadillac SRX on display June 1 in …

U.S. Promises Rules for Makers of Driverless Cars Within Months

U.S. regulators are making progress and will begin issuing guidelines to help the introduction of self-driving car technology within the next few months, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said. The rapidly developing technology promoted by companies such as Google, Tesla Motors …

Regulations Create Roadblock for Automated Cars Without Human Controls

Existing U.S. laws pose few barriers to adoption of autonomous vehicle technology so long as cars and trucks stick with existing designs allowing humans to take control, the agency overseeing traffic safety said Friday. It’s only when manufacturers push the …

U.S. Safety Rules Key to Driverless Car Future: Google

Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit told U.S. auto safety regulators that the government’s interpretation of motor vehicle safety rules is “extremely important” to its further development of fully self-driving cars. In a Nov. 12 letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic …

Why Regulation Is Good for Driverless Cars

You don’t often hear a libertarian praising a federal regulator when it starts offering “guidance” and “coordination” for some innovative industry. Well, mark your calendars, folks, because here goes: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is preparing to get deeper …