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Eversheds Sutherland US Partner Discusses AV 3.0

Eversheds Sutherland (US) partner Mike Nelson discusses The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and their new Federal guidance for automated vehicles: Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 (AV 3.0). In this video, Mike discusses elements of the report, including: The Federal regulatory scheme Modernizing outdated regulatory standards Voluntary...

US Department of Transportation Releases “Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0”

The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) released new Federal guidance for automated vehicles, advancing its commitment to supporting the safe integration of automation into the broad multimodal surface transportation system. ‘Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0’ (AV 3.0) builds upon—but does not replace—voluntary guidance provided in ‘Automated...

Nine cities with smart ideas to improve transportation

Transportation systems don’t just move people around—they can also be catalysts for moving cities forward. But too often, between state-level inertia and the lack of serious federal investment in infrastructure and public transportation efforts, US cities face gridlock when it comes to transportation reform. Hope tends to come from smaller-scale initiatives. In cities across the...

Swiss Re and BMW to jointly develop a new car insurance rating

Swiss Re and the BMW Group will jointly develop a new car insurance rating concept called the ADAS risk score to help insurers better price their motor insurance products for vehicles equipped with advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS). The new car insurance rating concept will take integration of safety-relevant driver assistance systems into account, said the BMW Group. The ADAS...

Volkswagen in talks on self-driving car standards

Volkswagen is in talks with other carmakers to set common standards for self-driving vehicle technology, Automotive News reported. The Volkswagen Group is discussing the initiative with more than 15 potential partners, according to the report, which cited an anonymous company executive. It did not identify any of the other companies involved. Manufacturers including BMW have indicated...

EPA investigating improper conduct in 2017 study

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently said it will investigate questions relating to a 2017 study used to justify regulations that cap annual production of glider kit trucks. The move is a response to a non-binding request from a group of lawmakers in the US House of Representatives. The investigation, taken up by EPA’s Office of Inspector General, centers on a November...

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