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NHTSA Announces Rule to Modernize Driverless Vehicle Safety Standards

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a final rule to modernize numerous Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and clarify ambiguities in current occupant protection standards for vehicles equipped with automated driving systems that … Continue reading

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Do Self-Driving Vehicles Need Rear-View Mirrors? NHTSA Weighs In

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) chief counsel recently interpreted a number of provisions in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) as they would apply to Google’s self-driving vehicles (SDV). The tech giant asked NHTSA for its feedback on a variety of topics, including rear-view mirrors and the need for windshields wipers, among others. Continue reading

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NHTSA: Glazing FMVSS Could Pose Obstacle for Autonomous Vehicles

When it comes to the development of autonomous vehicles, the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) could be an obstacle. This is according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which released an initial report that identifies which areas of the FMVSS could prove to be an issue and glazing is one of those spotlighted. Continue reading

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