Car of the Future Weekly Roundup for December 6, 2017

The NMA Foundation presents The Car of the Future Weekly Roundup:

In this week’s Car of the Future Weekly Roundup

–Autonomous Vehicles bill hits a speed bump in the Senate—
–California axes rules that would have allowed automakers no liability in a driverless car crash—
–Waymo-Uber Trial continues—
–47 cities worldwide are testing driverless cars–

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Autonomous vehicles bill finds obstacles in the Senate
Provisions around trucking, cybersecurity, privacy and safety are sticking points for some, but the bill is still on the Senate’s fast track.

California axes self-driving car rule limiting liability for crashes
California has been happy to tweak the rules to get more self-driving cars on the road, but it still has its limits. The state’s DMV has eliminated a planned rule (suggested by GM) that would have let companies avoid liability for an autonomous vehicle crash if the machine hadn’t been maintained to manufacturer specs. In other words, they could have been let off the hook if your car’s sensors were muddy, even if an accident was really due to bad code…

Judge Keeps Probing for Hidden Evidence in Uber-Waymo War
A federal judge on Monday appeared to walk back his earlier assessment that Uber concealed evidence that delayed a trial over allegations it stole autonomous vehicle trade secrets from rival Waymo. Last week, U.S. District Judge William Alsup told Uber’s top in-house lawyer Angela Padilla that she and other Uber executives could face consequences for failing to disclose allegations that Uber had set up a covert intelligence team to steal trade secrets from Waymo and competitors overseas.

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