According to the AVIA, these federal policy recommendations will help unlock AVs’ full capacity to provide greater safety and mobility.
ASTM developing standard for robot end-effectors
ASTM International announced that its developing a standard based on the grasp strength of robot end-effectors.
Australia establishes National Robotics Strategy Advisory Committee
Ed Husic, Australia’s Minister for Industry and Science, appointed a National Robotics Strategy Advisory Committee.
Cruise expands service area as NHTSA opens investigation
Cruise announced that it expanding its service area just days after the NHTSA opened an investigation into the company’s driving system.
Japan to open roads to autonomous vehicles in 2023
Japan’s National Policy Agency announced that it would lift a ban preventing SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicles from operating on Japanese roads.
American Robotics receives FAA exemption for commercial drones
American Robotics was the first company to receive FAA approval to operate automated drones without humans on-site in 2021.
DOT launches panel for transportation automation
The DOT announced it’s establishing a two year committee that will make recommendations on how to best innovate the transportation industry.
FAA begins testing drone traffic management capabilities
The UTM Field Test aims at improving standards, data exchange methods and cybersecurity capabilities in the drone community.
FAA approves Virginia Tech’s drone testing methods
Now that the testing method is approved, Virginia Tech can work with drone manufacturers to conduct tests and design new models of aircrafts.
J&J must face lawsuit in $3.4B Auris Health acquisition
Lawsuit alleges J&J executives misrepresented their intentions when it acquired Auris Health for $3.4 billion in 2019.
California suspends Pony.ai’s driverless testing after accident
While performing a lane change, a Pony.ai autonomous vehicle hit a center divider and traffic sign in Fremont, Calif. Nobody was injured in the accident.
AutoStore loses ASRS patent fight against Ocado
A U.S. ITC judge also rejected AutoStore’s request to ban Ocado, and its partners, from making and selling the products involved and from importing them into the U.S.
Toronto considers banning sidewalk robots
If passed, the provision would ban all robots that operate on anything other than muscular power, are automated or remote controlled and don’t transport passengers.
Self-driving tech company Aurora makes Nasdaq debut
Aurora is commercializing self driving technology for both passenger and long-haul trucking applications.
Veo Robotics announces two new certified systems integrators
The company adds two more certified integrators to its growing list of qualified integrators.
Find out what’s going on in the world of robot operations
Find out what’s happening in the world of robot operations and where you can go to learn how to scale your fleet to thousands of robots.
German Bundestag adopts autonomous driving law
The German Federal Government drafted new laws to manage the deployment and use of autonomous vehicles on German roads.
Interop Working Group at MassRobotics publishes interoperability standard for AMRs
MassRobotics AMR Interoperability Working Group, comprised of AMR vendors, engineers and AMR end-user companies, has published a consortium-built standard to guide robotic automation interoperability.
SAE clarifies autonomous driving level definitions
The Society of Automotive Engineers releases a revision to the famous “6 levels of automated driving” graphic, to further define the limits of current driver support technology.
Fetch Robotics announces full conformance with R15.08 and continues to set the goal line for market leadership
Fetch Robotics announces that its product line of AMRs is now compliant with the new ANSI/RIA R15.08 safety standard.
How the U.S. election could affect the future of autonomous driving, China relations
Pär-Olof Johannesson, CEO of TerraNet AB, offers his perspective on how the U.S. presidential election will affect the development of autonomous and electric vehicles worldwide, as well as relations with China.
Sex, Race, and Robots author Ayanna Howard discusses how to identify, fight bias
Ayanna Howard, the first female dean of Ohio State University’s College of Engineering, discusses her new book on Sex, Race, and Robotics.