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Regulation And Safety

Two-faced industry on display in L.A.

While the industry has been touting next-gen mobility here on the West Coast, its lobbying teams in Washington have pursued a backward-looking strategy.

Uber hires former U.S. safety official for self-driving effort

Uber confirmed it hired a senior U.S. auto safety official involved in the federal government's handling of self-driving cars for its autonomous vehicle efforts.


Honda recalls about 107,000 Odyssey minivans in U.S. for latch issue

America Honda is recalling 107,000 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. over a latch malfunction that may cause the power sliding door to open when the vehicle is in drive.

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MORE REGULATION/SAFETY NEWS RECALLS
As Calif. AV population doubles, so do crashes

With three weeks left in 2018, California already has had a record year for the number of manufacturers permitted to test autonomous vehicles, the number of those vehicles permitted on the road and the number of crashes involving those vehicles.


COMMENTARY: David Reichmuth
Two-faced industry on display in L.A.

While the industry has been touting next-gen mobility here on the West Coast, its lobbying teams in Washington have pursued a backward-looking strategy.

Ready for self-driving future? Sorry, it's drizzling out.

Even a little crummy weather might pose big problems for self-driving systems. New research from Michigan State University suggests light rain and drizzle can confound the algorithms that autonomous systems use to detect pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users.


COMMENTARY: Yang Jian
Sky's the limit for Li Shufu's ambitions

Until recently, Li Shufu, chairman of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, seemed determined to build a global automotive empire. Now it appears that's only part of the story.


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