renegadebusdallas.com
renegadebusdallas.com November 20, 2017


US House of Representatives passes new bipartisan self-driving auto bill

10 September 2017, 03:36 | Marta Robbins

United States To Unveil Revised Self-Driving Car Guidelines

House of Commons

The new measure would allow automakers to acquire permits for up to 25,000 vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards, according to Reuters. The legislation also calls on the Department of Transportation to review its own regulations, many of which define a auto by reference to, for example, steering wheels and brake pedals in view of some AV designs that obviate the need for the features.

There are unresolved regulatory, safety and government funding issues, but the bill passed easily by voice vote on Tuesday, and its progress through Congress is widely supported.

Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research In Vehicle Evolution Act - was introduced by Bob Latta (R-OH) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI). Now it's up to the Senate to read, debate and tweak, if it's to make its way onto President Trump's desk to be signed into law. Labor unions successfully lobbied to exclude tractor-trailers, buses and other commercial vehicles from the House bill. This would be a significant increase on the number of vehicles that have been tested on USA roads so far (through agreements with various state-level bodies).

The goal of the "Self Drive Act" is to establish a federal framework for the regulation of self-driving cars.

Trentin outsprints rivals to take third Vuelta stage win
TheBahrain-Merida rider finally made his move with 13km to go and opened up a 20-second gap with Froome's group but could not sustain the pressure and was soon caught.

Basically, the proposed bill would make it possible for companies including Ford, Waymo, GM's Cruise and others to bypass some safety standards that now apply to human piloted cars, including requirements like that they have steering wheels and gas pedals on board. However, the bill delegates important safety and economic issues to NHTSA with minimal guidance.

In addition, it would also allow for more driverless vehicle tests, which means more cars on the road. That number will increase to 50,000 in the second year and 100,000 per automaker in the third year.

The bill - which takes the abbreviated name of the SELF DRIVE Act - is meant to get vehicles without manual controls to market and prohibit states from blocking the technology's sale or use.

Many critics have expressed concern about the introduction of autonomous vehicles in relation to the economy. "The US must stay at the forefront of innovation and technology, and we must make sure that we remain in the driver's seat, as opposed to countries like China or India", said Dingell.



Other News

Trending Now

Eden Hazard Would Choose Champions League Above Any Other Trophy
That move however did not materialise with Atletico's transfer ban making the deal a complicated scenario. Costa is Chelsea's second highest earner on 185,000 pounds a week.

National Football League stands by its premature suspension of Ezekiel Elliott
Tiffany Thompson , Elliott's ex-girlfriend, said the Cowboys star physically abused her on multiple occasions in July 2016. If Elliott were to accept his suspension outright, it would begin in Week 2 - but as expected, he is fighting the ruling.

Milky Way Black Hole Taking Huge Bite Out of Our Galaxy
Now, they might have finally found one, and it suggests that our galaxy grew by cannibalizing other galaxies. They will continue to observe the area and follow it long term, looking for clues to its nature and mass.

Damian Green warns Tories: Back Brexit or get Corbyn
Labour's plans means May's minority Tories would only pass her legislation to its next parliamentary stage with the help of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

Hurricane Irma disrupts travel as storm bears down on Caribbean
He declared a statewide state of emergency and activated 100 Florida National Guard members to help with storm preparations. It's a potentially devastating hurricane, and with severe impacts from wind, storm surge, and possibly also rainfall.

'American Horror Story: Cult's' Connection to Trump and Hillary Revealed
In fact, the opener will "take place in a very eerie macabre way on election night", creator Ryan Murphy told Hollywood Reporter . However, we learn that none of this is real, it's just a story from a comic book being read by Ally and Ivy's son, Oz.

Trump's deal with Democrats makes Republicans shudder
The U.S. dollar got a boost on news of agreement on the debt ceiling, which caps how much money the U.S. government can borrow. The party in power - in this case Republicans - often argues for as long of a debt limit increase as possible for two reasons.

Georgia, Carolinas Prepare for Possible Hurricane Irma Coastal Strike
McMaster also ordered health care facilities along the coast to begin evacuations effective Thursday at 2 p.m. This includes all counties in the evacuation order, among others in southeastern Georgia .

Top Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik arrested by NIA in Srinagar
Hardline senior separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani continues to be under house arrest in his uptown Hyderpora residence. President of Kashmir Bar Association Mian Qayoom was questioned by the NIA for almost seven hours on Wednesday.

Your Google Assistant is coming to new speakers, appliances and more
As of Friday 25 August, Apple users in the UK, Germany and France can install Google's answer to Siri for free. You can link up two or more LINK speakers and get a great experience in your home or outside.