Car of the Future Weekly Roundup for November 1, 2017

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

In this week’s Car of the Future Weekly Roundup

–NHTSA wants more public comment on changes in AV Regs—
–Innovative Drone Integration Pilot Program Announced—
–ATA adopts policy to shape Autonomous Truck regs—
–Automakers are building a war chest to compete in the AV world–

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NMA Car of the Future Stories of the Week

NHTSA Considering Rolling Back Regulations on Mandatory Steering Wheels, Brake Pedals
Self-driving vehicles are increasingly moving out of the realm of science fiction and becoming an inevitable step forward in the evolution of the automotive industry. In order for autonomous vehicles to well and truly become a thing, however, regulation is necessary–both in terms of creation and elimination.

President Donald Trump and Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announce Innovative Drone Integration Pilot Program
President Donald J. Trump directed U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today to launch an initiative to safely test and validate advanced operations for drones in partnership with state and local governments in select jurisdictions. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program implements a directive signed by President Trump today, and the results will be used to accelerate the safe integration of UAS into the national airspace and to realize the benefits of unmanned technology in our economy.

American Trucking Association adopts policy to shape development, regulation of automated vehicles
American Trucking Associations (ATA) has adopted a policy position it said would help guide efforts shape the development and regulation of automated vehicles. “Automated and connected vehicle technologies have the potential to dramatically impact nearly all aspects of the trucking industry. These technologies can bring benefits in the areas of safety, environment, productivity, efficiency, and driver health and wellness,” ATA said in the policy paper, formally adopted during the 2017 Management Conference & Exhibition.

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