GOP plans to bar U.S. states from meddling with self-driving laws

A Republican proposal could see U.S. states effectively banned from regulating self-driving cars and make the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the lead agency for all autonomous vehicles. States are currently allowed to create their own rules and regulations for self-driving cars. That has led to several states legalizing parts of self-driving, in […]

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Highway ban squeezes lanes for China’s self-driving car industry

In a potential setback for China’s accelerating autonomous vehicle industry, the government has banned such cars from testing on the nation’s highways. A Bloomberg report via Motortrend that revealed Chinese automobile regulators decided to block self-driving cars from undergoing tests on public highways. The report found that Chinese auto authorities are collaborating with police to develop […]

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Energy group calls for slashing autonomous car regs in US

An energy group comprised of retired U.S. military officials and business executives has come out in favor of removing regulatory barriers for autonomous cars at the federal level. Currently, all autonomous cars on public roads must have a driver able to take over at any time, but federal approval of Level 4 autonomy would allow […]