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California Governor Calls for Ban on Gas-Fueled Cars by 2035

September 24, 2020

  California Governor Gavin Newsom released an executive order yesterday requiring that by 2035, all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California will be zero-emission vehicles. In his press release, Newsom cited increased concern about the effects of pollution and climate change caused by gas-fueled vehicles. Although the order…

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U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Revisit the Need for Federal Data Privacy Legislation

September 23, 2020

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation convened today in a hearing to discuss the renewed need for federal data privacy legislation. The discussion focused heavily on California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018, which has been widely viewed as the most progressive data privacy legislation in the…

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House Republican E/C Committee Members Introduce AV Legislation Bill Fails to Address Vehicle Data Access

September 23, 2020

U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Members introduced, today, Autonomous Vehicle legislation which addresses numerous Automaker concerns relative to research and deployment of autonomous vehicles. The legislation is similar to legislation previously considered by the Committee. Unfortunately, the bill does not address vehicle data access which is critical for…

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Government Accountability Office Predicts Trouble with PPP Loan Forgiveness

September 22, 2020

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report Monday warning of potential delays and bureaucratic difficulties for businesses attempting to convert their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans into forgivable grants. As of September 8, the Small Business Association (SBA) has processed and forgiven only 56,000 of the more than…

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GAVDA Opposes Vehicle Data Restrictions

September 16, 2020

In an open letter, ASA and members of GAVDA stated their disagreement with the OEM’s recent letter to limit the access to vehicle data. In a letter to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation had sought for Congress to intervene in state efforts to…

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