Waymo under investigation after reports of AV crashes and ‘traffic violations’

The US government’s highway safety agency (NHTSA) has opened another investigation of automated driving systems, this time into crashes involving Waymo’s self-driving vehicles. NHTSA posted documents detailing the probe on its website yesterday after getting 22 reports of Waymo vehicles either crashing or doing something that may have violated traffic laws. In the past month, the agency […]

US announces more driverless standards

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a final rule to modernise numerous Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. It’s also designed to clarify what the NHTSA calls ambiguities in current occupant protection standards for vehicles equipped with automated driving systems that are designed without traditional manual driver controls.  The rule amends several […]

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