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Pennsylvania SB 965 Passes in Committee: Bill Would Allow AV Testing Without a Driver in the Vehicle

July 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Pennsylvania SB 965 Passes in Committee: Bill Would Allow AV Testing Without a Driver in the Vehicle

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 965 passed the Senate Transportation Committee yesterday in a vote of 11-3. This legislation would allow autonomous vehicles to be tested in Pennsylvania without a human driver present in the vehicle. To read this legislation, click here.

Pennsylvania Autonomous Vehicle Legislation Scheduled for Committee Vote

June 30, 2022 | Comments Off on Pennsylvania Autonomous Vehicle Legislation Scheduled for Committee Vote

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 965 (PA SB 965) is scheduled for a vote today in the Senate Transportation Committee. This legislation would allow autonomous vehicles in Pennsylvania to conduct testing without a human driver in the vehicle. Pennsylvania is already a hub for autonomous vehicle development, and this legislation would make the state even more attractive…

National Safety Council Releases Report on the Future of Mobility

June 30, 2022 | Comments Off on National Safety Council Releases Report on the Future of Mobility

The National Safety Council (NSC) released the “Mobility, Technology, and Safety: The Next 20 Years” report this week. This report evaluates the potential evolution of transportation technologies over the next 20 years. The report evaluates the history of transportation over the last two decades, including the recent increase in traffic fatalities, and makes predictions for…

Transportation Non-Profit Releases Report on Traffic Fatalities

June 30, 2022 | Comments Off on Transportation Non-Profit Releases Report on Traffic Fatalities

TRIP, a National Transportation Research Non-Profit, recently released a report entitled “Addressing America’s Traffic Safety Crisis: Examining the Causes of Increasing U.S. Traffic Fatalities and Identifying Solutions to Improve Road User Safety.” This report documents the increase in traffic fatalities and fatality rates from 2019 to 2021 at the national and state levels, examines possible…

Federal Trade Commission Takes Action Against Harley Davidson on Right to Repair

June 23, 2022 | Comments Off on Federal Trade Commission Takes Action Against Harley Davidson on Right to Repair

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is taking action against Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Westinghouse outdoor generator manufacturer MWE Investments, LLC for illegally restricting consumers’ right to repair their purchased products. The FTC released an order today in response to a complaint alleging that the companies were enforcing illegal warranties that prohibited consumers from repairing their…

IIHS Releases Report on Safety Potential of Crash Avoidance Technology

June 16, 2022 | Comments Off on IIHS Releases Report on Safety Potential of Crash Avoidance Technology

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently released a report entitled “Safety potential of crash avoidance features, improved headlights, and V2V-enhanced technologies for older drivers”. This report highlights the fact that crash-reduction technology, such as intersection assistance, automatic emergency braking, and improved headlights have significant potential for reducing vehicle crashes in older drivers. Age-related…

Rep. Schakowsky Sends Letter to GAO on Right to Repair

June 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Rep. Schakowsky Sends Letter to GAO on Right to Repair

U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) recently sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting the office to examine the following: Federal agencies’ efforts to ensure consumers’ right to repair, with respect to passenger motor vehicles, including how agencies might balance considerations such as: Protecting consumer choice and ensuring competition in the repair market…

NHTSA Releases Crash Data for High-Tech Vehicles

June 15, 2022 | Comments Off on NHTSA Releases Crash Data for High-Tech Vehicles

In June 2021, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a standing general order requiring crash reporting on all vehicles equipped with Level 2 and above Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS). NHTSA released a report today detailing the crash data from the last year. Between June 29, 2021, and May 15, 2022, NHTSA received…

Automaker CEOs Urge Congress to Lift EV Tax Credit Cap

June 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Automaker CEOs Urge Congress to Lift EV Tax Credit Cap

In a letter to Congressional leaders, CEOs of General Motors (GM), Ford, Stellantis, and Toyota urged Congress to lift the federal government’s cap on the number of electric vehicles that are eligible for a tax credit. Currently, consumers are eligible for a $7,500 tax credit for the purchase of an electric vehicle. However, these credits…

Schakowsky, Bilirakis Announce Hearing on Bipartisan Data Privacy Legislation

June 9, 2022 | Comments Off on Schakowsky, Bilirakis Announce Hearing on Bipartisan Data Privacy Legislation

U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce announced an upcoming hearing on comprehensive federal privacy legislation. The hearing will discuss the bipartisan, bicameral privacy legislation draft released last week by Chairman Frank Pallone, Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Senator Roger Wicker. “Americans need to know they are in…

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