National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA

30th October 2020

Only Honesty can Make the AV Testing Map Work

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the US has launched its AV Test Initiative web pilot program. This project allows states and companies to voluntarily submit information...

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15th June 2020

Weekly Brief: US Complacency Over Growing Connected Car Cyber Threat

Two US senators sent an open letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week calling out the agency for “its dangerously reactive approach to cyber-security”. The...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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18th March 2020

Touchscreen Infotainment Four-Times Worse Than Alcohol

A study measuring the affects of driver distraction suggests using a dashboard touchscreen is up to four times worse than being at the UK’s drink-drive alcohol limit. The research...

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2nd March 2020

Weekly Brief: Trump’s ‘America First’ Driverless Double Standards?

The US government slammed the brakes on one self-driving shuttle service last week. Its move was in response to problems with the EasyMile service after one of its shuttles...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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2nd September 2019

Weekly Brief: Autonomous Industry Shelves Safety Issues in Push for Deregulation

Companies from across the self-driving car industry have sent a resounding message to the United States government last week. They say it’s time to update the Federal Motor Vehicle...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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6th August 2019

Consumers Remain Distant From Driverless Tipping Point

There is no true progress without resistance and there are fewer technologies progressing faster than assisted driving. For proof, look no further than the driverless car pilot project General...

By Eric Volkman

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10th April 2019

Regulators Still Not Up To Speed With AVs, Says Navya

Driverless car development has quickly outpaced most current regulations, causing a number of headaches for manufacturers looking to test their autonomous technologies. In the US vehicles are still required...

By Louis Bedigian

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25th May 2018

Getting regulators on the driverless bus

Legal challenges facing the driverless car continue, explored by Simmi Sinha. In our article Guinea-pig testing casts a ‘shadow’ over driverless tech we discussed the challenges of autonomous vehicle testing and...

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5th January 2017

TU-Automotive’s Consumer Telematics Show: innovation on all fronts

Innovation was the major theme of the Consumer Telematics Conference 2017, held this week in Las Vegas. Autonomous driving itself was positioned as a given: automakers will continue on...

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7th October 2016

Honda takes a slow-lane approach to V2V

Amid the fanfare launch of one of Honda’s most advanced mass market models has come the admission that the new tenth generation Civic will not be able to handle...

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30th September 2016

Safety tests put stars-in-the-eyes of consumers

“In the majority of global ratings, active safety effectiveness does not yet affect the rating published,” says Michiel van Ratingen, secretary general at Euro NCAP. “US NCAP, Japan NCAP...

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25th July 2016

Weekly Brief: $4.5Bn US government boost to build EV infrastructure

Gas stations are a signature of the American landscape. From abandoned single-pumps to 21st-century mega stations, it’s tough to go a mile in any direction in the US without...

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