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Liability of self-driving automakers in the spotlight

November 15, 2017 Michael Liedtke - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – California regulators are embracing a General Motors recommendation that would help makers of self-driving cars avoid paying for accidents and other trouble, raising concerns that the proposal will put an unfair burden on vehicle owners. If adopted,

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Garneau talks self-driving cars with Tesla execs, and makes Canadian pitch

October 16, 2017 Jordan Press - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Under the California sun, Marc Garneau pressed a button to let a car take him for a spin as part of a joy ride that was more business than pleasure. While much attention this week went to Prime

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Half of Canadians trust self-driving cars, 30% would replace their vehicle: survey

September 15, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

About half of Canadian consumers surveyed say they trust autonomous vehicles to get them to their destination but only 30 per cent would replace their current vehicle with a self-driving car. Not surprisingly, acceptance of self-driving technology was greatest with

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U.S. House of Representatives passes bill to speed deployment of self-driving cars

September 7, 2017 Joan Lowy - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – The House voted Wednesday to speed the introduction of self-driving cars by giving the federal government authority to exempt automakers from safety standards not applicable to the technology, and to permit deployment of up to 100,000 of the

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Lyft forms own autonomous vehicle unit, will open network

July 24, 2017 The Associated Press

DETROIT – Lyft said Friday that it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its approach will be different from other companies and partnerships working on self-driving cars. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing service said it

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Autonomous vehicles will shrink U.S. auto OEM collision repair revenue by 48% by 2030: KPMG

May 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the United States will see a 48% dent in their lucrative collision parts business as a result of self-driving cars, a new report from audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG. The report Will autonomous vehicles

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The toughest challenge for self-driving cars? Human drivers

May 11, 2017 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robotaxis. A self-driving car would be programmed to drive at the

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Federal, Ontario governments invest in Ford Canada centre focusing on connectivity

March 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Justin Trudeau has announced a joint federal and Ontario government investment in the Ford Motor Company of Canada, part of which will help establish a new research and engineering centre focusing on connectivity research and development. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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Six in 10 U.S. drivers think self-driving cars will eliminate problem of distracted driving: poll

March 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Almost six in 10 drivers in the United States think that self-driving cars will eliminate the problem of distracted driving, according to a new poll conducted on behalf of Erie, Penn.-based Erie Insurance. The online survey by Harris Poll, released

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Israeli tech firms revving up engines for self driving cars

March 17, 2017 Josef Federman - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

JERUSALEM – As the world moves toward an era of self-driving cars, Israel is positioning itself to be the Detroit of the future. The country has emerged as a global leader in the fast-growing field of driverless cars, as illustrated

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Uber self-driving cars are coming back to California roads

March 10, 2017 The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Uber’s self-driving cars will return to California’s streets, though the ride-hailing company doesn’t immediately plan to pick up passengers. Uber received a permit Wednesday to test two Volvo SUVs on public roads, the California Department of Motor

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Global consumers skeptical about safety of fully autonomous vehicles: Deloitte study

January 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Consumers around the world remain skeptical about the safety of fully autonomous vehicles and hold widely divergent views on who they trust to bring autonomous vehicles to market, according to a new study from Deloitte. The study, What’s ahead for