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Federal preemption is the key provision of the Senate's autonomous vehicle legislation.
The release of the Senate's autonomous vehicle bill comes on the heels of the House overwhelmingly passing AV legislation during the summer. AVs are expected to significantly reduce traffic accidents, improve fuel efficiency, and increase access to transportation for the blind, the elderly, and the disabled.
SAFE modeling shows that the widespread use of existing platooning technologies for trucks could save up to 20 billion gallons of diesel fuel through 2050.
Vehicle-to-grid technology will be a main factor in accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles, according to the CEO of a start-up dedicated to EV integration.
The huge benefits of virtual simulations are that they help adjust for weaknesses of real-world trials and experiments, where not every single scenario can be tested.
It’s too soon to fully realize how autonomous cars will open new avenues of commerce and change consumers’ relationships with retail, but Lyft’s recent actions give a glimpse into what the future might hold.
Lawmakers are tackling AV issues such as federal preemption, safety standards, and exemptions for automakers, among other key concerns.
Global investment in auto-tech firms totaled $1.6 billion for the first half of 2017, more than double the same time last year.
Given the natural synergies between autonomous vehicles and EVs, the growing interest and recognition of self-driving cars will spur a greater acceptance of electrification.
Legislators are concerned with balancing safety and innovation, while helping industry accelerate the development and deployment of AVs on U.S. roadways.