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Feds Plan to Update Self-Driving Car Guidelines

The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled updated safety guidelines for self-driving cars in an attempt to clear barriers for automakers and tech companies wanting to get test vehicles on the road. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the new voluntary …

Many Americans Wary of Self-Driving Tech, Don’t Want Robo Cars

Fully self-driving cars are set the hit the road within four years, but most Americans aren’t ready to buy them. The majority of U.S. consumers remain wary of the developing technology, with 55 percent of drivers surveyed by consultant AlixPartners …

House Passes Bill to Speed Introduction of Self-Driving Cars

U.S. House lawmakers passed a wide-ranging bill to speed the introduction of self-driving vehicles championed by tech and auto companies racing to develop and deploy the technology. “With this legislation, innovation can flourish without the heavy hand of government,” Ohio …

Driverless Cars Mean Major Federal Safety Standard Update on Horizon

When the U.S. government finally got around to regulating auto safety in 1967, it insisted that every car have seatbelts and that the steering column be engineered to absorb impact so it wouldn’t spear the driver. The safety rulebook has …

Auto Insurers Should Brace for Autonomous Car Changes

Changes in ownership, coverages and the way claims are evaluated are just a few of the ways self-driving cars will impact the auto insurance industry, according Jared Smollik, actuarial director of personal auto product development for Verisk Insurance Solutions. Though …

Car Makers Worry Increasing Automation Makes for Bad Driving

If your car can hit the brakes in an emergency and check your blind spots, will that make you a worse driver? Increasingly, automakers are worrying it may. Driver-assist technology that keeps cars in their lanes, maintains a safe distance …

GM Mass Produces Self-Driving Bolts, Boosts Test Fleet

General Motors Co. says it has built 130 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric cars at a factory in suburban Detroit, making it among the first automakers to mass produce self-driving vehicles. The automaker has been building self-driving Bolts at its Orion …

Self-Driving Cars May Hit the Road Next Year

Autonomous vehicles with no human backup will be put to the test on publicly traveled roads as early as next year in what may be the first attempt at unassisted autonomous piloting. Automotive electronics and parts maker Delphi and French …

Self-Driving Cars to Add $81B in New Auto Insurance Premiums by 2025

Insurance coverage for autonomous vehicles will bring US$81 billion in new premiums to the U.S. auto insurance industry over the next eight years, driven by risks related to cybersecurity, software and hardware and by the need for additional public infrastructure …

Subaru Considers Autoliv for Camera Upgrade

Subaru Corp. is considering Autoliv Inc.’s stereo cameras for its driver-assist system as the Japanese automaker looks for options beyond a Hitachi Ltd. unit that has been a supplier for almost a decade, people with knowledge of the matter said. …