Pennsylvania legalizes autonomous delivery robots, classifies them as pedestrians

It passed mainly along partisan lines, with Republicans supporting the law and Democrats opposing, calling it a job killer.

Robotaxis get the green light for paid rides in California

The state’s public utility commission authorized two new programs to allow driverless ride-hailing.

Updated rules will enable deployment of public heavy-duty EV charging stations in California

For the past two years, Volvo Trucks has been collaborating with the South Coast Air Quality Management District and 13 other organizations on the Volvo LIGHTS project, which aims to develop a blueprint to introduce battery-electric Class 8 trucks and equipment into the market at scale.

The UK plans to ban sales of diesel and petrol cars from 2030

Its move is part of a wider 10-point plan for a so-called “green industrial revolution”.

GM Drops Support For Trump Administration Lawsuit Against California Clean-Air Standards

General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the company supports President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to expand electric vehicle use.

G.M. Drops Its Support for Trump Climate Rollbacks and Aligns With Biden

General Motors said it would no longer back President Trump’s lawsuit seeking to strip California of the power to set fuel economy standards.

California allows companies to charge for autonomous car rides

It's the first time companies have been able to charge for driverless rides.

The electric car industry now has its own lobbying group

Tesla, Uber, Rivian, and others have formed the Zero Emissions Transportation Association.

Massachusetts voters pass right-to-repair expansion opening up car data

Voters approved a measure giving car owners and mechanics access to detailed telematics info.

Uber, Lyft drivers aren’t employees after all, California voters say

Prop 22 was the most expensive ballot measure in California history.

GM's Cruise allowed to drive empty autonomous cars in San Francisco

Five cars will start testing without a back-up driver.

California Governor Signs Order Banning Sales Of New Gasoline Cars By 2035

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday that amounts to the most aggressive clean-car policy in the United States.
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German court bans Tesla from misleading claims about autonomy, Autopilot

Wording like 'full potential for autonomous driving'.

The impact of COVID-19 on future mobility solutions

As the global pandemic spreads, mobility players need to prepare for the new world ahead.

A no-brainer stimulus idea: Electrify USPS mail trucks

Electric vehicles for the US Postal Service would reduce noise, air, and carbon pollution in every community.
Vox

Universities and Tech Giants Back National Cloud Computing Project

A proposal to give scientists access to huge data sets and powerful computers.

California's Landmark Electric Truck Rule Targets 'Diesel Death Zone'

In another first-in-the-nation move to tackle climate change, California will require automakers to sell more electric trucks starting in 2024.
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Trump’s new fuel-efficiency rule: The devil is in the details for electric cars

On March 31, the Trump administration gutted fuel-economy and greenhouse gas rules for model years 2021 to 2026.

Coronavirus Is a Once in a Lifetime Chance to Reshape How We Travel

What will the crisis mean for how we travel in the future?

Nuro's Grocery Robots Granted Permission To Run Amok On The Streets Of California

Nuro is only the second company to be allowed totally driverless testing in California.

New York finally legalizes electric bikes and scooters

At long last, New York has decided to join the rest of the modern world and legalize electric bikes.

Autonomous driving still isn’t a reality in 2020 — and it’s getting people killed

People are treating their Teslas like fully autonomous vehicles when they aren’t even close to being fully autonomous yet.
TNW

New Rules Could Finally Clear the Way for Self-Driving Cars

For the first time, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is weighing in on autonomous vehicles with no driver behind the wheel—or no wheel at all.

Electric car emissions myth 'busted'

Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are a damaging myth, new research shows.
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NHTSA revising safety rules to adapt to autonomous cars

Cars without driving controls could finally get updated regulations.

Automated systems need stronger safeguards to keep drivers focused on the road

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has issued a set of research-based safety recommendations on the design of partially automated driving systems.

In Tesla Autopilot crashes, NTSB says drivers and regulation are also to blame

Blame is shared in these two fatal crashes, and the NTSB wants everyone to step up.

Washington State passes bill to become a ZEV state, pushes for ban of gas cars

Washington State’s Senate narrowly passed SB 5811 this week, paving the way for the Evergreen State to become the 12th to adopt California’s zero-emissions mandate.

Illegal e-bikes OK’d in NYC as food delivery lifeline amid coronavirus crisis

New York City’s ban of electric bicycles has been shelved to help support food delivery during the coronavirus crisis.

NHTSA proposes revising auto safety rules to speed AV development

NHTSA said Tuesday it was proposing sweeping changes to U.S. safety requirements to speed the deployment of self-driving vehicles without human controls.

Congress Proposes Nationwide Network of Electric Car Chargers

Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Andy Levin have introduced a new bill that would build a national infrastructure for electric vehicles.

Electric vehicles are changing the future of auto maintenance

Moving from internal combustion to electric power does more than reduce tailpipe emissions: it will fundamentally shatter today’s auto maintenance and service sector.

Tesla remotely disables Autopilot on used Model S after it was sold

Tesla says the owner can’t use features it says "they did not pay for".