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US regulations to allow fully-driverless vehicles
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5th Oct 2018
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US regulations to allow fully-driverless vehicles

New rules from the US North American Highway Transport Authority (NHTSA) could allow fully driverless vehicles on American roads. An announcement from the US Department of Transportation, operating through the NHTSA, will "reconsider the necessity and appropriateness of its current safety standards" on autonomous vehicles, taking "active steps to prepare for the future by engaging with new technologies to ensure safety without hampering innovation".
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Tesla's Autopilot has driven 1.9b kilometres - report
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21st Jul 2018
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Tesla's Autopilot has driven 1.9b kilometres - report

Tesla customers have driven over 1.2 billion miles (1.9b kilometre) with the company's semi-autonomous Autopilot systems engaged, a new report says. First covered by Electrek, a team from MIT Human-Centered AI has produced (and is still updating a report) estimating the distance covered by Tesla vehicles operating with Autopilot turned on.
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Uber 'safety driver' was watching Hulu before fatal crash
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25th Jun 2018
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Uber 'safety driver' was watching Hulu before fatal crash

The driver responsible for overseeing the self-driving Uber prototype that struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona earlier this year was watching The Voice on her phone before the crash, according to a new report from Tempe Police.
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Waymo not at fault in Arizona accident
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7th May 2018
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Waymo not at fault in Arizona accident

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7th May 2018
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Waymo not at fault in Arizona accident

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Jaguar Land Rover developing system to 'see around corners'
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23rd Apr 2018
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Jaguar Land Rover developing system to 'see around corners'

The world's car manufacturers are racing to have their autonomous technology up and running at the moment, testing ingenious solutions to the potential problems facing self-driving vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is currently working on technology to let its robo-cars 'see around corners' thanks to a combination of automated, connected and mapping tech.
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Uber disabled standard XC90 avoidance systems before fatal crash
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30th Mar 2018
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Uber disabled standard XC90 avoidance systems before fatal crash

Uber switched off Volvo's inbuilt collision-avoidance technology before one of its self-driving XC90 prototypes struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona – a new report has revealed. "We don't want people to be confused or thing it was a failure of the technology that we supply for Volvo, because that's not the case," a spokesperson from Aptiv, supplier for Volvo's driver assist systems, told Automotive News Europe.
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