The state has issued the permit to Cruise LLC. Cruise has had state authority to test autonomous vehicles with safety drivers since 2015, but the new permit allows the company to test five autonomous vehicles without a driver behind the wheel on specified streets within San Francisco.

Green light for driverless car testing on San Francisco roads

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has given approval for a company to test driverless vehicles on public roads in San Francisco. The state has...
The Government’s Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) proposes the introduction of a new Australian Design Rule (ADR) specifying the regulatory need for car-to-car and pedestrian-detecting autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems on new vehicle models from July 2022, and all models from July 2024 – in a similar timeframe to European regulation.

Australian Govt calls for compulsory emergency braking technology

The Australian Government is calling for autonomous emergency braking to be fitted as standard in new vehicles to reduce trauma caused by light vehicles. The...
Sixty-seven percent of U.S. adults planning a vacation before the end of the year report some degree of uncertainty that they will actually be able to take their vacation, according to the report.

Americans reveals fall travel plans

American travelers are making vacation plans through the end of the year, but remain cautiously optimistic about those future plans, according to a new...
NCAP will test 45 Model Year 2021 vehicles for crashworthiness, as well as the Model Year 2020 Tesla Model Y. These vehicles represent approximately 89 percent of the new vehicle fleet.

NHTSA announces latest vehicles to be NCAP tested

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced the latest vehicle models it will test in the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). NCAP will...
The study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that e-scooter riders are twice as likely as bicyclists to get injured because of a pothole or crack in the pavement, or other infrastructure like a signpost or curb.

Scooter riders most likely to get injured on sidewalk

A new study has found e-scooter riders suffer injuries more frequently per mile traveled than cyclists, but cyclists are three times as likely as...
While it is already a criminal offence to use a hand-held mobile phone to call or text while driving, it is not for actions such as taking photos. Drivers have escaped punishment due to a legal loophole where such actions aren’t seen as “interactive communication”, and therefore do not fit the current definition of the offence.

Proposal launches to close mobile phone while driving loophole

People using a hand-held mobile phone in all circumstances while driving will be breaking the law, under new government plans unveiled by Roads Minister...
The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced its U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign to support National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

New campaign aims to catch drivers texting

A campaign to deter drivers from texting or using their phones behind the wheel has been launched in the United States. The US Department of...
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is reminding motorists to be aware of migrating wildlife especially from dusk to dawn, when wild animals are more active and more difficult to see.

Drivers urged to look out for migrating wildlife this Fall

Drivers in Colorado are being urged to be alert to wildlife on the roads this Fall as the season typically sees an increase in...
The new assessment protocols focus on two main areas: Assistance Competence – a balance between the technical competencies of the system (Vehicle Assistance) and the extent to which it keeps the driver alert and engaged (Driver Engagement) - and Safety Backup, the car’s safety net in critical situations.

Euro NCAP tests driver-assist technologies

Euro NCAP has announced the release of its second series of Highway Assist tests. The new assessment protocols focus on two main areas: Assistance Competence...