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US love affair with big trucks means car industry at a cross roads

US love affair with big trucks means car industry at a cross roads

Written by on October 31, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

DETROIT (Reuters) – Wall Street may love the shares of Silicon Valley electric carmaker Tesla Inc, but Americans love big, fuel-thirsty trucks like Ford Motor Co’s bestselling F-Series pickups and are paying ever higher prices to buy them. The auto industry is at a crossroads, with the future of legacy automakers like Ford, General Motors […]

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US bill for self-driving cars does not include larger vehicles

US bill for self-driving cars does not include larger vehicles

Written by on September 29, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. trucking group said Thursday it was disappointed that a compromise bill to advance self-driving cars and eliminate regulatory roadblocks will not include larger vehicles. American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear said in a statement the announcement “is not the end of the road for this issue. If more automated cars […]

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US Senators reach deal to ease legislation for self-driving cars

US Senators reach deal to ease legislation for self-driving cars

Written by on September 28, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. senators said late on Wednesday that they had reached a bipartisan deal on legislation aimed at easing hurdles to getting self-driving cars to drivers. U.S. Senator John Thune, a Republican who chairs the Commerce Committee, and Senator Gary Peters, a Michigan Democrat, said they had reached a deal on the […]

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Will Trump administration eliminate barriers for self-driving cars?

Will Trump administration eliminate barriers for self-driving cars?

Written by on September 6, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration is set to unveil revised self-driving vehicle guidelines next week in Michigan, responding to automakers’ calls for elimination of legal barriers to putting autonomous vehicles on the road, sources briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao was expected to unveil the revised guidelines […]

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Individual states may not be able to set own self-driving rules

Individual states may not be able to set own self-driving rules

Written by on June 16, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – California and other states would be barred from setting their own rules governing design and testing of self-driving cars, while federal regulators would be blocked from demanding pre-market approval for autonomous vehicle technology, according to a U.S. House Republican proposal reviewed by Reuters on Thursday. The draft legislation, while far from becoming […]

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News highlights – 13 June

News highlights – 13 June

Written by on June 14, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 13 June Sprint offers free unlimited data, takes aim at Verizon NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sprint Corp is offering free unlimited data, talk and text for a year in an aggressive promotion launched on Tuesday, aimed at Verizon customers in an oversaturated U.S. wireless market. Read more… US poised to heighten scrutiny […]

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Uber self driving car crashes, suspends pilot programme

Uber self driving car crashes, suspends pilot programme

Written by on March 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said. The accident, the latest involving a self-driving vehicle operated by one of several companies experimenting with autonomous vehicles, caused no serious […]

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Autonomous vehicles can make the world a better place, right?

Autonomous vehicles can make the world a better place, right?

Written by on March 15, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

There is a growing killer on our streets, killing more Americans each year than cancer or gun violence. Every year 33,000 Americans die in automobile accidents. Around the world that number ramps up to 1.2 million. Human error causes over 90% of those accidents. Computer-run autonomous vehicles have the potential to make the world a […]

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UK to fast track insurance claims for self-driving cars

UK to fast track insurance claims for self-driving cars

Written by on February 9, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain plans to introduce new insurance rules to ensure victims of accidents involving self-driving cars are compensated quickly in a bid to remove a major obstacle for the nascent industry. The introduction of self-driving cars has been hampered by legal hurdles in several countries as insurers and legislators try to establish who […]

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Norway aims to allow testing of self-driving cars in 2017

Norway aims to allow testing of self-driving cars in 2017

Written by on December 23, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

OSLO (Reuters) – The government in Norway aims to pass a law in the spring of next year to allow testing of self-driving vehicles on Norwegian roads, it said on Thursday. Norway is one of the largest markets for Tesla Motors electric vehicles, thanks to generous government subsidies. Tesla said in October its new models […]

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