for Autonomous Vehicle Policy
Not only does GM's driverless car petition potentially represent a significant opportunity for public input on AVs, but the reaction to this petition will set precedents on NHTSA’s views and requirements for AV safety.
From medicines to financial institutions, gaining public acceptance through safety assurance is critical. Responsible technology developers must learn to do the same for autonomous vehicles.
The aim of the NOPEC legislation is to consider ways to take action to hold OPEC accountable for its anti-competitive behavior.
A new report estimates that autonomous vehicles will add between $3 to $6 trillion in cumulative consumer and societal benefits to the U.S. economy by 2050.
Hosts of the Mobility Podcast discuss autonomous vehicle safety in the aftermath of the tragic accident in Arizona and driverless regulations in California.
Fatal Self-Driving Vehicle Incident in Arizona Underscores Need for National Effort to Implement Advanced Safety Technology
Critics of autonomy will likely use the Uber accident to argue that self-driving cars are too dangerous, but the incident reflects the need for continued public testing to perfect the technology.
New data from California shows advancement in the volume and quality of AV activity, but disengagement reports are an imperfect measure and the reporting does not include activities on private roads and outside the state.
Panelists at an event on Capitol Hill emphasized the importance of taking advantage of today’s environment to shape technological changes in the transportation sector for the benefit of the public interest and to mitigate any unintended consequences.
"The more miles that autonomous vehicles travel—on different roads, in different environments, and under various weather conditions—the more quickly their safety improves."
Exemptions allow companies to think outside the traditional vehicle box and produce safer and more fuel efficient and diverse fleets.