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Autonomous Safety Technologies: Lowering the Bar for the Alert and Safe Driver

by Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell on

In 2013, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a ‘Preliminary Statement of Policy Concerning Automated Vehicles’ (the “Policy”). The Policy includes a classifications system partitioning vehicle...more

Will Fatal Self-Driving Crash Put the Brakes on Autonomous Vehicles?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is handling a full load of safety recalls and investigations these days, including the investigation of a fatal crash involving Tesla’s Autopilot system. On May 7, a man was...more

UAS in the USA: An Overview of the FAA's New Drone Rules

by Brooks Pierce on

On June 21, 2016, the FAA announced its new rules to govern non-hobbyist small UAS (“sUAS” or “drones”) operations. Gluttons for punishment can read the entire 624-page FAA document here; others can read a summary of the...more

Legal Issues Raised by the Driverless Vehicle Revolution – PART 2

Part 1 of this article, published in the December 2015 Business Litigation Report, described emerging driverless vehicle technology and related patent and patent ligation issues. Part 2 continues this discussion with the...more

PIPEDA Amendments In-Force

by Dentons on

Amendments to Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) are frequently proposed but just as frequently die on the order paper. Bill S-4, which proposed the most significant amendments to...more

Can platooning technology prevent trucking accidents?

by Howard Ankin on

A Chicago truck accident lawyer understands that thousands are killed every year due to accidents with large trucks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 104,000 individuals were injured and...more

Study: Voice-activated vehicle systems cause distraction for drivers

by Howard Ankin on

When drivers opt to put hands-free devices and technology in their vehicles, they often do so under the impression that they are increasing safety for them and all those around them....more

NTSB Seeks to Ban Use of Hand Held and Hand-Free Devices in Cars

by Howard Ankin on

Last week, the National Transportation Safety Board issued a press release detailing its plans to move forward with the implementation of a nationwide ban on the nonemergency use of portable electronic devices (PED) while...more

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