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Autonomous Vehicles Tested on UK Streets

For the first time, autonomous vehicles were tested on streets in the UK as of Tuesday, October 11. More specifically, the electric car was tested at 5 mph around the town of Milton Keynes. The test are part of broader efforts to get autonomous vehicles on the road by 2020. The British government has been encouraging of this new technology, hoping to build a global industry. In advance...

Germany Proposes Laws for Driverless Cars

Germany’s Transport Minister recently proposed a law to govern the performance of autonomous vehicles. The proposed law would require that a car always opt for property damage over personal injury; that it not distinguish between humans based on categories such as age or race; and that a car’s manufacturer be liable for any collision if a person does not have hands on the steering...

UK Investing £20 million in Developing and Testing Autonomous

The UK Intelligent Mobility Fund has invested £20 million in eight projects aimed at developing and testing autonomous and connected vehicles, including testing the vehicles on UK roads to evaluate real-world driving conditions. The test corridor includes 41 miles of roads, including urban roads, dual-carriageways, and motorways. The vehicles will be tested using wireless connections...

Europe Weakens Proposed On-The-Road Emissions Testing

In the wake of recent emissions testing scandals, the European Union has proposed new regulations and standards that would require on-the-road emissions testing for all new cars by 2019. The proposed standards would require that all new cars emit nitrogen oxide levels no more than fifty percent above the current limits by 2021. Regulators faced criticism after relaxing the proposed cap...