The U.S. Department of Transportation has released its updated version of its autonomous vehicle policy: Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies: Automated Vehicles 4.0.  The update builds upon Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 and unifies efforts in automated vehicles across 38 Federal departments, independent agencies, commissions, and executive offices

Steven Kramer, member-in-charge of the Eckert Seamans White Plains office, was recently appointed chair of the Product Liability Advisory Council’s Autonomous Vehicles and Products Action Group. He is also a member of PLAC’s Conference Planning Committee.

Steve plans to move away from concentration on vehicles to capture a larger net of products that rely

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The National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) held a board meeting yesterday to discuss its investigation of the March 18, 2018, fatal car accident in Tempe, Arizona, involving an automated test vehicle, a 2017 Volvo XC90, modified and operated by the Advanced Technologies Group of Uber Technologies, Inc.

Please join me next week at the Pennsylvania Automated Vehicle Summit.  This is the premier AV event in Pennsylvania and is the largest dedicated Automated Vehicle conference in the Northeast region, bringing together both public and private industries. The conference’s subject matter experts and diverse group of attendees come together to discuss and engage with

In what can be seen as a huge step forward in the arena of autonomous vehicle technology, Lyft has announced that it will share with the public its level 5 dataset from its autonomous vehicle data. The dataset is described as a “comprehensive, large-scale dataset featuring the raw sensor camera and LiDAR inputs as perceived

Another partnership has been formed in the autonomous vehicle world. SAE, Ford, GM, and Toyota have announced the formation of the Autonomous Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC).

The focus of AVSC is to work to safely advance testing, pre-competitive development, and deployment of SAE Level 4 and 5 automated vehicles. It is the goal of the

In a recent lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California, Tesla alleged that a former employee, Guangzhi Cao, copied more than 300,000 files of Tesla’s Auto-pilot related source code before leaving to work for one of Tesla’s competitors, Xiaopeng Motors Technology Company Ltd.

This lawsuit highlights the difficulties associated with potential collaboration in