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U.S. House Committee on Financial Services holds Auto Insurance Hearing

March 5, 2020

The U.S. House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing entitled, “Drivers of Discrimination: An Examination of Unfair Premiums, Practices, and Policies in the Auto Insurance Industry.” The purpose of the hearing was to consider two pieces of legislation that would remove non-driving related factors to be considered by insurance…

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ASA and U.S. Vehicle Data Access Coalition Comments on AV Draft

March 4, 2020

The Automotive Service Association (ASA), as a member of the U.S. Vehicle Data Access Coalition, submitted comments to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee urging lawmakers to consider adding a vehicle data access portion to the draft autonomous vehicle legislation. In the comments submitted…

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NHTSA Extends Comment Period for ADAS Research

February 25, 2020

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is extending the comment period on the Advanced Driver Assisted Systems (ADAS) Draft Research Test Procedures Request for Comment (RFQ) to March 6, 2020. The RFQ was published on November 21, 2019 and was intended to be closed for comment on January 21, 2020.…

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The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Holds Hearing on Electric Vehicles

May 5, 2021

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee held a hearing today on “The Clean Future Act: Driving Decarbonization of the Transportation Sector”. The committee members heard testimony from:   Amol Phadke, M.S., Ph.D, Staff Scientist and Deputy Department Head, International Energy Analysis Department Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  …

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NHTSA Proposes Reinstating California Emissions Authority

April 22, 2021

The National Highway Transit Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing restoring California and other state’s ability to set more stringent limits on greenhouse gas emissions from vehicle tailpipes. California has a waiver under the Clean Air Act that gives the state special regulatory authority in environmental issues. However, the Trump administration…

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Coalition of State Governors Ask Biden for Exclusively Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035

April 21, 2021

The twelve governors of California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington sent a letter to President Joe Biden this week urging him to set a zero-emission transportation goal for 2035. In their request, the governors referenced the recently unveiled…

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