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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

FAST Act Recall Pilot Program Gets Underway in Maryland

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One of the more bedeviling problems for the automotive industry (and for manufacturers in general) is how to alert consumers to pending recalls, and getting consumers to comply with those recalls.  According to NHTSA, only 70% of recalled vehicles are repaired, even though such recalls are frequently safety-sensitive and repairs are free to consumers.… Continue reading this entry

Department of Transportation Releases Policy Guidance on Autonomous Vehicle Technology (Part II: State Government Guidance)

In addition to its industry guidance, covered in the previous post, the DOT’s Policy Guidance for autonomous vehicle technologies also proposed a “model state policy” for regulating these new vehicles.  This guidance jumps off from DOT’s encouragement to states to leave regulation of autonomous vehicle performance to DOT, and to work with NHTSA to develop … Continue reading this entry