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California Lawmakers Call for Stricter Regulation of Autonomous Vehicles

California lawmakers and labor unions rallied to call for laws to not allow autonomous trucks without human drivers, amid rising safety concerns after accidents involving self-driving taxis from General Motors and Alphabet. A robotaxi from Alphabet’s GOOGL.OWaymo was torched by …

Driverless Cars Covered 5x More Test Miles in California in 2023

Completely driverless vehicles traveled nearly 3.3 million miles in California last year, over five times the previous year’s total, even as concerns rose in the wake of a Cruise robotaxi accident, state data on vehicle testing released on Friday showed. …

GM to Halt Production of Cruise Driverless Van

General Motors said Monday it plans to temporarily halt production of its fully autonomous Cruise Origin van just days after the unit said it was pausing all driverless operations. The move was first reported by Forbes, citing an audio of …

US Agency Probes Pedestrian Risks at GM’s Self-Driving Unit Cruise

U.S. auto safety regulator has opened a probe into whether General Motors’ self-driving unit Cruise has taken sufficient precautions with its autonomous vehicles to safeguard pedestrians, it said on Tuesday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said its Office …

UK Self-Driving Car Dreams Could Break Down at the Starting Line

LONDON – Britain could lose out on investments in autonomous vehicles and see startups shift testing elsewhere if promised laws to regulate the technology are not passed before the next general election, startups and insurance companies said. Despite the government’s …

One Law Firm’s Insurance Industry Predictions for 2023

Attorneys with Clyde & Co., an international law firm, offer these predictions for the insurance industry in the coming year: Courts show less willingness to consider extravagant policyholder coverage arguments post-COVID Onslaught of litigation has subsided but some changes are …

Driverless Car Development Sets Ablaze a Bonfire of Billions

Autonomous vehicle companies and suppliers have collectively spent around $75 billiondeveloping self-driving technology, with scant sign of meaningful revenue emerging from robo-car services after all that cash incineration. This has spelled disaster for Aurora Innovation, TuSimple Holdings and Embark Technology, …

Like Tesla, Toyota Develops Self-Driving Tech With Low-Cost Cameras

SAN FRANCISCO –– Toyota Motor Corp unit Woven Planet is following the lead of Tesla Inc. in trying to advance self-driving technology with low-cost cameras. Woven Planet told Reuters it is able to use cameras to collect data and effectively …

Tired of Waiting for Driverless Vehicles? Head to a Farm

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For years Americans have been told autonomous technology was improving and that driverless vehicles were just around the corner. Finally they’re here, but to catch a glimpse of them, you’ll need to go to a …

US House Panel to Hold Hearing on Autonomous Vehicles

WASHINGTON — A U.S. House panel will hold a hearing next week on self-driving vehicles, even as a push in Congress to speed deployment of autonomous vehicles has stalled. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s subcommittee on highways and transit …