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Safe Autonomous Vehicle Act (SAVe Act)

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by GSP, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. GSP

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    GM is reported to be pushing for this legislation in several states, and a version has passed in Michigan.

    The act prohibits companies that do not manufacture motor vehicles, such as Waymo, Uber, and Apple, from operating autonomous cars. One version may also prohibit auto manufacturers that do not distribute through dealers, depending on legal interpretation.

    https://www.wilmerhale.com/uploadedFiles/Shared_Content/Editorial/Publications/Documents/2017-04-04-The-SAVe-Act-A-Roadblock-To-Automated-Vehicle-Innovation.pdf

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  2. lunitiks

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  3. McRat

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    Autonomous vehicles will have to be acceptable to the NHTSA and FMVSS to be tested and deployed on public roads.

    While I think much of NHTSA and FMVSS is hampers progress and the ability of the lower class to afford cars, we have already decided that cars must pass these standards. Google does not get an exemption.

    "According to MDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems program manager Matt Smith, non-traditional automakers like Google, Uber, and Apple will be allowed to test and deploy their vehicles on public roads if the companies either work with a motor vehicle manufacturer to develop and produce those cars or get their vehicle or prototype approved by NHTSA."

    Yes, it highly anti-competitive if Tesla must pass NHTSA/FMVSS and Google/Intel/Apple do not.

    How this was twisted to make it appear that Google is the one being hurt shows how marketing works today in the political field as it applies to businesses.
     
  4. Bladerskb

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    "The draft bill being considered in Tennessee, for instance, says: “Only motor vehicle manufacturers are eligible to participate in a SAVE project, and each motor vehicle manufacturer is responsible for the safe operation of its participating fleet.”

    This suggests companies like Uber or Alphabet — which owns Waymo, previously known as the Google car project — may not be able to roll out their own self-driving cars in these states. Both companies are developing self-driving car technology, but neither manufactures vehicles.

    These bills mirror what was originally proposed in Michigan — home to the U.S. auto industry — where there are now comprehensive laws on the testing and deployment of self-driving cars. But when later passed, the Michigan law included new language that allows companies like Uber and Google to launch ride-hail networks of autonomous cars, as long as they either work with an automaker or get their prototype approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration."


    A series of U.S. state laws could prevent Uber or Google from operating self-driving cars

    No, its not marketing. The Michigan law which passed had to be edited last minute to add that provision when Google and other Tech companies objected. Other draft bills in other states however has not.

    Michigan Just Passed the Most Permissive Self-Driving Car Laws in the Country
     
  5. fasteddie7

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    If we leave innovation up to the automakers and dealers, we will have gasoline vehicles that are incapable of autonomous driving until 2125 or mad max, whichever comes first.
     
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