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Too Soon to Regulate Autonomous Vehicles: NHTSA

Federal safety regulators are delaying work on crafting guidelines for the testing and operation...

As regulators, public safety advocates and automakers grapple with how to create a federal legal framework for the deployment of autonomous vehicles, the nation's top auto safety official has said it's premature to regulate self-driving vehicles.


Hertz Wins Irish Fraud Case

The fraud investigation revealed that the two Lithuanian men rented a Ford Fiesta for a staged...

A judge ordered two Lithuanian men to reimburse Hertz Rent-a-Car for expenses made during a personal injury fraud investigation.


Ford Agrees to $299M Takata Settlement

Ford has agreed to a $299.1-million settlement with customers over its use of Takata air bags in...

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to pay $299.1 million to settle consumer economic-loss claims linked to faulty air bags manufactured by Takata Corp. The settlement covers diverse forms of economic damages linked to Takata air-bag inflators.


Autonomous Vehicles Will Test Public Safety

A new report about fully autonomous vehicles warns about their danger to public safety and...

Ensuring driver and pedestrian safety and regulating a still nascent technology are among the top issues of concern covered in a new report about autonomous vehicles from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices.


DC Council Raises Taxes on Ride-Hailing

Uber, Lyft, and Via opposed the tax increase, as well as some groups that advocated a tiered...

Increasing the tax on ride-hailing group’s gross receipts from 1% to 6% is part of the Council’s plan to raise $178.5 million in funding for public transportation — D.C.’s share of the overall $500 million funding effort.


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