US REGULATORS CONSIDER REMOVING “UNNECESSARY REGULATORY BARRIERS” TO AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

In a move that may accelerate the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles in the United States, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has announced a consultation to consider the merits of removing what it calls “unnecessary” barriers to autonomous vehicle testing, including current safety standards that require a steering wheel as well … Read more

UK GOVERNMENT ACCELERATES TOWARDS A REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

The UK government’s plans to establish a regulatory framework for autonomous vehicles have restarted with the introduction of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill to the House of Commons on 19 October 2017. The Bill is the successor to the earlier Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill, which was scrapped when Parliament was dissolved due to general election earlier … Read more