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Whose Fault is it Anyway? The Show Where the Points Don’t Matter and the Rules are Made Up

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With the prevalence and advancements of autonomous vehicles continuously gaining traction, many are left wondering what this will mean for society as a whole, including changes to infrastructure and how we interact with our vehicles.  Indeed, many questions remain unanswered, such as the price of autonomous vehicles, the level of driver involvement (and whether a … Continue reading this entry

GM Maven’s Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals Break New Ground in Car Ownership

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Earlier this week, General Motors unveiled its latest introduction of peer-to-peer (P2P) car sharing on its Maven platform.  Up until now, the Maven fleet consisted of GM-owned vehicles parked around 11 cities in the United States, which users could rent as an all-inclusive service.  Under the new Maven Peer program, which is being piloted in … Continue reading this entry

Alert from Foley’s Mexico City Office - New Product Safety Requirements and Recall Procedures Adopted in Mexico: Time for Manufacturers to Update their Compliance Programs in Mexico

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The commercial and legal environment on product safety in vehicles, auto parts and other products has substantially changed in Mexico in 2018. Automotive parts manufacturers carrying out business activities in Mexico should now be implementing increased efforts to comply with and properly react to new legislation, policies, recall procedures and safety standards that are now … Continue reading this entry

NTSB Preliminary Report Reminds That Driver Error Persists

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently issued its preliminary report concerning the March 18, 2018 incident in Tempe, Arizona in which a pedestrian was struck and killed by a Volvo XC90 sport utility vehicle equipped with self-driving capabilities. The vehicle was part of Uber’s autonomous vehicle pilot program.  The program was suspended by Arizona’s … Continue reading this entry