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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.
The absence of federal policy on autonomous vehicles is now at the point where it’s beginning to be problematic: The state-by-state regulatory patchwork that many stakeholders have cautioned against has materialized.
Instead of building its own autonomous cars, Lyft is forming partnerships to help it gain an advantage in the self-driving arena.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed autonomous vehicle (AV) legislation on Thursday that ensures uniform regulations across the state. It also promises to bring critical testing and deployment to Colorado.
Ford's appointment of Jim Hackett as its new CEO makes good strategic sense, given the automaker’s commitment to AVs and the necessity of taking more bold steps in this area. The move further deepens Ford’s commitment to becoming a modern mobility company, and not just a traditional automaker.
Transportation must be the new growth sector in the US-Israel relationship, and AVs are the door. With its natural benefits to the security and prosperity of both nations, the table is set to yield both commercial and political value.
The recent ruling by a federal judge in California in the Uber-Waymo dispute is, to some extent, a victory for both sides and serves as a reminder of the high stakes in the race to develop autonomous vehicles.