In the News: UK Enacts Autonomous Vehicles Law

UK enacts AV law, self-driving vehicles to hit the roads by 2026

The United Kingdom’s new law will allow self-driving vehicles on the roads, provided the technology meets the same safety level as a careful and competent human driver.

Bay Area county eager to get autonomous vehicles on the road

Unlike many other Bay Area counties, Contra Costa county is diving head-first into self-driving cars to address the “first- and last-mile problem,” improving local transportation for short trips and connections to public transit. This summer, wheelchair-accessible autonomous shuttles for medical center patients will be launched.  Some residents see autonomous vehicles as a necessary innovation for those with limited mobility or vision impairment, enabling independent living and easier transportation.

New Chevy Equinox EV reviews are out – it’s a hit

The all-new 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV is hitting the streets, and people are loving it.  Business Insider called it a “much-needed addition to the electric crossover market,” adding that “Super Cruise elevates the experience behind the wheel.”  Jalopnik goes as far as to say the new EV is “The Perfect Electric Car for America,” with “the best hands-free Level 2 system currently on sale.”  The new Equinox EV is built on GM’s Ultium platform, and gets an EPA-estimated 319 miles of range.


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Ford BlueCruise review

2025 Mercedes CLA to offer Autonomous Urban Driving

Commercial release of world’s first 3D LiDAR sensor with solid-state Beam Steering

Car talk

Ford, GM pursuing different hybrid vehicle strategies

VW launches entry-level EV project; “From Europe, for Europe”

EV slowdown could be more of a ‘blip’

Wagoneer S kicks off Jeep’s Electric Era – will include hands-free driving

VinFast considers delay of $4 billion US plant

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