Eversheds Sutherland Up to Speed Blog
content top

GOP House Representatives Urge Energy and Commerce Committee to Take Up Self-Driving Legislation

In a letter dated March 13, 2019, representatives Greg Walden (R-OR 2nd District), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA 5th District) and Bob Latta (R-OH 5th District) wrote a letter urging the Energy and Commerce Committee to make self-driving legislation a priority. They highlighted the bill’s potential to save lives, enhance mobility and provide international competitiveness for companies...

Tesla Promises Full Self-Driving Model 3

Tesla is now taking orders for a Model 3, which includes a full self-driving capability. On March 1, 2019, Tesla announced that “all customers who bought a Tesla before yesterday’s price decrease will be able to buy the Autopilot or Full Self-Driving capability for half of what those features would normally cost after initial purchase.” Experts, on the other hand, say the “full...

Five Autonomous Car Trends Everyone Should Know About In 2019

Every major automobile manufacturer is heavily investing in self-driving technology, and 2018 saw many pilot schemes taken onto highways and city roads. By the end of 2019, we may not all be chauffeured around town by robots as we sit in the back and catch up with our Facebook friends, but we will certainly be significantly closer than we are today. Forbes published five major...

Autonomous Vehicles May Create More Jobs Than Can Be Filled

According to research from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the Detroit Mobility Lab (DML), self-driving and electric cars will help create more than 100,000 US mobility industry jobs in the coming decade, including up to 30,000 jobs for engineers with degrees in computer-related subjects. But the demand could be as much as six times the expected number of such graduates,...

New Autonomous Vehicle Coalition to Educate the Public

A diverse group of automakers, non-profits and other industry stakeholders have launched a new coalition dedicated to educating the public and policymakers about the safety benefits of advanced vehicle technologies and self-driving vehicles. The National Safety Council and Audi of America are co-chairing the coalition, which is known as Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE)....

« Older Entries Next Entries »