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NHTSA Finalizes Rule to Modernize Driverless Vehicle Safety Standards

January 14, 2021

The National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) published a final rule today that is intended to streamline innovation of autonomous vehicles by making it easier to manufacture and test new vehicle technology. The final rule clarifies some ambiguities within the agency vehicle safety standards, such as the crashworthiness requirement for…

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SBA Opening PPP Loans to All Lenders January 19

January 14, 2021

This week, the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) opened access to Community Financial Institutions (CFIs). In a statement released today, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the opening of second round PPP loans to all eligible lenders.   The second round of the PPP will open first…

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NHTSA Releases Updated Cybersecurity Guidelines for Modern Vehicles

January 12, 2021

Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a draft version of “Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Safety of Modern Vehicles”. This document is an updated version of a 2016 document of the same name and provides guidelines and recommendations from NHTSA to the automotive industry for improving vehicle…

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California Air Resource Board Addresses Tampering with Vehicle Emission Systems

October 15, 2020

The California Air Resource Board (CARB) sent a letter this week to automakers and other vehicle and engine manufacturers regarding unapproved hardware or software programs in vehicles that interfere with emission control systems. CARB encouraged automakers to disclose any defeat devices or undisclosed modifications designed to shut down or reduce…

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