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Update On Validation Of The Safety Of Autonomous Vehicles
A challenge confronting the acceptance and deployment of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is validating the safety of a vehicle operated not by a human, but rather by an automated driving system (ADS).
United States
11 Jun 2019
The Ability Of Municipalities To Regulate Electric Scooters, Segways, Electric Bicycles, And Other Light Motorized Vehicles
As dockless electric scooters from companies like Bird, Lime, Razor, and Spin gain popularity and notoriety in municipalities across the country,
United States
7 Mar 2019
Comments On NHTSA/EPA's Claim That Fuel Economy Standards Must Be Frozen To Save Lives
In a recent Client Alert, Will Increasing Fuel Economy Standards Really Make Cars Less Safe? NHTSA and the EPA's Proposal to Freeze Fuel Economy Standards at 2020 Levels,
United States
20 Dec 2018
Congress Has Gotten Way Ahead Of NHTSA On Drafting Standards For Safe Highly Automated Vehicles
In 2017, the US Senate introduced the American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies Act (the "AV START Act").
United States
11 Dec 2018
NHTSA Automated Vehicle Guidance 3.0 – Promote Autonomous Vehicles/Muddy The Way For Connected Vehicles And Infrastructure
NHTSA just published the third iteration of its policy/guidance for automated vehicles
United States
25 Oct 2018
Will Increasing Fuel Economy Standards Really Make Cars Less Safe? NHTSA And The EPA's Proposal To Freeze Fuel Economy Standards At 2020 Levels
In 2012, the EPA and NHTSA enacted new fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks for the 2016 through 2020 model years that increased year over year.
United States
2 Oct 2018
Current State Of Autonomous And Connected Vehicles
All manner of news reports about autonomous vehicle (AV) and connected vehicle technologies have become ubiquitous. Reports about Silicon Valley upstarts Uber, Tesla and Waymo draw particular attention ...
United States
8 May 2018
Autonomous Vehicles
An estimated 21 million fully and semi-autonomous vehicles will be on the roads by 2035. This expansive new market offers incredible opportunity for both existing automotive suppliers...
United States
22 Dec 2016
Autonomous Vehicles – The Future Has Arrived In Michigan
Michigan now allows driverless autonomous cars on the public roads. On December 9, 2016, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed four bills into law providing the most expansive set of laws...
United States
19 Dec 2016
While Your Home Is Your Castle Where Privacy Is Concerned, Not So Much For Your Car: Or What Does Automotive Technology, Privacy And Drunk Driving Have To Do With Each Other?
For a number of years, auto manufacturers have been quietly installing something akin to black boxes in passenger cars. Originally, these devices were solely for airbag deployment...
United States
4 Aug 2016
The Auto Industry's Safety Whistleblower Program: What You Need To Know
The Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Program that originally passed through the U.S. Senate last summer but stalled in the House of Representatives has finally been signed into law by President Obama as part of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, a/k/a the FAST Act.
United States
22 Apr 2016
Some Sanctions Relief For Iran, But Mostly Status Quo For The U.S. Auto Industry
For decades, the United States has maintained a broad embargo on nearly all trade and investment involving Iran.
1 Feb 2016
Auto Insurers Again Seek Dismissal Of In Re Auto Body Shop Antitrust Litigation
In late March, the plaintiffs filed an "omnibus" response to all of the defendants’ motions, arguing that dismissal of the case at this juncture was not warranted.
United States
7 May 2015
Indiana Auto Repair Shops Bring Antitrust Action Against Auto Insurers
An Indiana trade association of auto repair shops have filed an antitrust action against over twenty five auto insurers in Indiana.
United States
1 May 2014
Lessons For Suppliers From GM’S Belated Ignition Switch Recall
GM’s well-crafted, post-bankruptcy image as a more efficient, product-savvy, financially prudent, customer-focused automaker is suffering severe damage.
United States
23 Apr 2014
An Individualized Motor Vehicle Recall Information Data Base?
Tucked away in the recently enacted 584 page "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act" is a small provision directing NHTSA to make individualized motor vehicle recall information publically available in a searchable on-line database.
United States
18 Sep 2012
Unanticipated Consequences For Noncompliance With NHTSA’s "Voluntary" In-Vehicle Electronics Distraction Guidelines
NHTSA is in the process of adopting Visual-Manual Driver Distraction Guidelines for In-Vehicle Electronic Devices.
United States
17 May 2012
Can The NHTSA Promulgate Voluntary Guidelines When It Cannot Promulgate A Safety Standard?
On February 24, 2012, the NHTSA issued its "Notice of proposed Federal guidelines" for "Visual-Manual NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines for In-Vehicle Electronic Devices" in which it set forth design and performance standards for limiting the distraction of drivers when using on-board integrated electronic devices.
United States
21 Mar 2012
Does The NHTSA Really Need More Compelling Civil Penalties?
Toyota paid almost $50 million1 in civil penalty settlements in 2010 for untimely recalls of various vehicles to correct unintended acceleration and steering control related safety defects.
United States
5 Mar 2012
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