Self-driving car regulations News

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 …

Development of Fully Autonomous Vehicles as Complex as Manned Mission to Mars: VW

Fully autonomous vehicles will take at least another five years to perfect, with the cost and complexity of rolling out the technology globally serving to undermine the business case, Volkswagen’s head of commercial vehicles said. Autonomous cars require high-tech infrastructure, …

Daimler, BMW Partner to Develop Industry Standards for Autonomous Driving Technology

Daimler and BMW are teaming up to develop autonomous driving technology to cut costs and set an industry standard that can help to shape future regulation for self-driving cars, senior executives said on Wednesday [March 6]. “It is a chicken …

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” …

Germany Pioneers Ethical Guidelines for Operation of Driverless Cars

Protecting people rather than property or animals will be the priority under pioneering new German legal guidelines for the operation of driverless cars, the transport ministry said on Wednesday [Aug. 23]. Germany is home to some of the world’s largest …

Automakers Want Regulatory Road Cleared for Self-Driving Vehicles

General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. officials will tell a U.S. House panel on Tuesday that automakers need changes to automotive safety rules to allow the deployment of self-driving cars on American roads. “Without changes to those regulations, it …

California Orders Uber to Halt Self-Driving Operations

California regulators warned ride-hailing company Uber on Wednesday that it would face legal action if it did not immediately stop giving people in San Francisco rides in self-driving cars until it receives permission from the state. Uber started a public …