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Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Democratic Senators Raise Cybersecurity Concerns About Autonomous Vehicles

autonomous concept Autonomous cybersecurity concept by Chesky_W/iStock/Getty Images

Two key senators are pushing to enhance cybersecurity protections for autonomous vehicles absent a comprehensive policy proposal about the technology in Congress.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 22, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

NHTSA Projects Fewer Q1 Year-Over-Year Traffic Fatalities

Light traffic in California Light traffic moves along California 110 toward downtown Los Angeles on March 31. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

A statistical projection of overall traffic fatalities for the first quarter of 2020 shows that an estimated 7,780 people died in crashes, a decrease of nearly 1%, or 70 fewer fatalities compared with the first quarter of 2019, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 22, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Driverless Car Industry Gets a Nudge on Standards, Transparency

Vehicles sit in rush hour traffic at an interchange in Los Angeles. Vehicles sit in rush hour traffic at an interchange in Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Hundreds of driverless cars have been tested in locations across the U.S. in recent years, but standards are inconsistent and in a handful of cases there have been accidents and even a death.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Kodiak Offers First Inside Look at Safety Assessment

Kodiak founders Don Burnette and Paz Eshel Kodiak Robotics co-founders Don Burnette (left) and Paz Eshel. (Business Wire)

Kodiak Robotics Inc. recently made its 350th commercial delivery and detailed how it is approaching the challenge of providing its longhaul trucks with self-driving technology.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 11, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Driving Hasn’t Found Its New Normal Yet, NHTSA Data Shows

Morning commute traffic drives westward on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on March 18. Morning commute traffic drives westward on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on March 18. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Memorial Day weekend, the typical start of the U.S. summer driving season, has come and gone. Data on just how much driving Americans did is trickling in, and it’s a bit noisy.

Nathaniel Bullard | Bloomberg News
May 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

NHTSA Lets Self-Driving Shuttle Resume Carrying People

An EasyMile autonomous shuttle is displayed during an experiment in Paris in November 2017. An EasyMile shuttle is displayed during an experiment in Paris in November 2017. (Christophe Ena/Associated Press)

A self-driving shuttle service that was ordered to stop carrying passengers in February has been cleared to resume operations with new safety precautions.

May 21, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

NHTSA Opts Not to Recall Takata Air Bag Inflators

NHTSA opted not to recall Takata air bag inflators. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

The U.S. government’s highway safety agency will not force automakers to recall millions of newer Takata air bag inflators, citing industry research that shows the devices are safe.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
May 7, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

NHTSA Forecasts Slight Increase in Truck Crash Fatalities for 2019

police lights at night Chalabala/Getty Images

Fatalities in crashes involving at least one large truck are projected to have increased by 1% in 2019, while overall traffic fatalities are projected to see a decline, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 6, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Rolls Out Feature Designed to Detect Stop Signs, Traffic Lights

Tesla's logo on a charging station in Port Huron, Mich., on March 18. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

After testing on public roads, Tesla is rolling out a new feature of its partially automated driving system designed to spot stop signs and traffic signals.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
April 27, 2020
Government, Business, Autonomous

US Revises Passenger Safety Rules for Autonomous Vehicles

The Nuro R2 is entirely autonomous and is designed to carry goods such as groceries in temperature-controlled compartments. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted temporary approval for Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to run a low-speed autonomous delivery vehicle in February. (Nuro via Associated Press)

The U.S. government is coming out with new regulations aimed at changing automotive passenger safety standards that could be barriers to autonomous vehicles.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 17, 2020

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