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AV Association Releases Report Touting AV Road Record

AV Association Releases Report Touting AV Road Record The Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association (AVIA) has released a report that touts the safety record and recent milestones in the Autonomous Vehicle (AV) industry. The report notes that AVs have now driven nearly 70 million miles on roads in the United States. It also notes that the…

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U.S. Senate Passes Resolution that would Overturn Highway Emissions Rule

U.S. Senate Passes Resolution that would Overturn Highway Emissions Rule The United States Senate voted 53-47 to overturn a rule previously issued by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The rule requires states to calculate greenhouse gas emissions caused by highway usage. It also requires each state to set targets, determined by the state, to reduce…

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Kentucky Governor Vetoes AV Legislation

Kentucky Governor Vetoes AV Legislation For the second year in a row, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D) has vetoed a bill passed by the legislature that would have allowed autonomous vehicles to operate on the roads in the state. The State House passed the bill – HB 7 – on a 61-31 vote, while the…

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ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: April 5, 2024

ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: April 5, 2024 Click here to read the latest edition of ASA’s Repair Policy Scan Tool newsletter.  Categories Auto Repair Automotive Parts Clean Air Watch EPA Featured Information Availability Insurance Issues New Vehicle Technologies Replacement Crash Parts Service Information Small Business Uncategorized Vehicle Inspections Vehicle Safety Archives Archives Select…

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GAO Urges NHTSA to Educate the Public More on ADAS

GAO Urges NHTSA to Educate the Public More on ADAS The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report in which it urges the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to “take action to enhance consumer understanding of capabilities and limitations” of Advanced Driving Assistance Systems technology. The report warns that the public largely doesn’t…

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New England U.S. Senators Reintroduce the “Used Car Safety Recall Repair Act”

New England U.S. Senators Reintroduce the “Used Car Safety Recall Repair Act” U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have reintroduced the Used Car Safety Recall Act. The legislation would prohibit automotive dealers from selling, leasing, or loaning a used vehicle with an outstanding safety recall. Dealers would need to…

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US EPA Issues Final Rule on Vehicle Tailpipe Emissions

US EPA Issues Final Rule on Vehicle Tailpipe Emissions The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its finalized rule on vehicle emissions. It requires that, across an automaker’s entire fleet, the vehicles’ emissions are reduced 49 percent on average from 2027 to 2032. This rule was initially proposed in the spring of 2023.…

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FTC to Hold Virtual Informal Hearing on Proposed Rule Prohibiting Junk Fees

FTC to Hold Virtual Informal Hearing on Proposed Rule Prohibiting Junk Fees The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will hold an informal virtual hearing on April 24, 2024 at 10AM E.T. as part of its review of its proposed rule prohibiting “junk fees.” ASA provided comments to the FTC on this proposal in…

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Bipartisan Lawmaker Duo Explains Flaws in R2R Law in Maine

Bipartisan Lawmaker Duo Explains Flaws in R2R Law in Maine The Democratic Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business in the Maine House of Representatives and a Republican colleague co-authored an op-ed in the Portland Press Herald. In their piece, Reps. Tiffany Roberts (D-District 149) and Amanda Collamore (R-District…

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U.S. House Passes Bill that could Limit China’s Access to Drivers’ Sensitive Data

U.S. House Passes Bill that could Limit China’s Access to Drivers’ Sensitive Data The U.S. House unanimously approved H.R. 7520, the Promoting Americans’ Data from Foreign Adversaries Act of 2024. This bill would make it illegal for a data broker to sell, lease, rent, trade, transfer, release, disclose, provide access to, or otherwise make available…

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