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AV Pilots: Policy, Funding, and Partnerships are Happening!
Pilots, pilots, and more pilots! This is an exciting time in the driverless vehicle world because we’re starting to see Level 3 and 4 automated vehicles being piloted in many different settings around the world (e.g., Japan, Pittsburgh, Singapore, and … Continue reading
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Federal Policy for Driverless Vehicles Were Just Released….and They Were Worth the Wait!
After months of build-up, the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration (NHTSA) released its Federal Autonomous Vehicles Policy. It turns out the hype was merited. As stated in NHTSA’s press release, this 116-document “sets a proactive approach to providing safety assurance … Continue reading
Do Driverless Vehicle Companies Need Permission to Operate on Public Roadways?
Chris Urmson, the former Google executive who once led the company’s self-driving car project, said “one of the great things about American innovation” was that if the law “doesn’t say you can’t do it, then you can.” (source) Google is … Continue reading
Federal Government Involvement in Driverless Cars
It has been an exciting few months for driverless cars…and not just because of technological advancements! The Federal Government has been giving driverless cars a lot of attention: The United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) recently issued a “Smart … Continue reading
Will Driverless Cars be Connected?
After attending a couple of industry events, I’m now convinced that the industry is completely confused about the relationship between driverless and connected vehicles. For this reason, I thought I’d start this blog post with some definitions. Driverless Cars: NHTSA … Continue reading