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US government developing policies for self driving cars

US government developing policies for self driving cars

Gov’t wants to get self driving cars on the road more quickly DETROIT _ The federal government wants to get self driving cars on the road more quickly, and says it will fast-track policies and possibly even waive regulations to do it. U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, surrounded by representatives from General Motors and […]

By January 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Feds update wary stance on self driving cars, look ahead to public use

Feds update wary stance on self driving cars, look ahead to public use

Federal policy on self driving cars being updated LOS ANGELES _Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology into the public’s hands. Just two years ago, the U.S. Department of Transportation struck a cautious tone. Its official policy statement, published in May 2013, says cars […]

By November 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
National Wildlife Federation sues US government over big oil spills

National Wildlife Federation sues US government over big oil spills

National Wildlife Federation says there are no adequate plans for worst-case spills TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – An environmental group sued the federal government Thursday, contending it gives pipeline owners and operators a free pass on developing legally required plans for dealing with oil spills into lakes, rivers and other inland waterways. The National Wildlife Federation lawsuit accuses […]