Obama Administration Releases Self-Driving Car Guidelines

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released its Federal Automated Vehicles policy Monday, detailing its 15-point Safety Assessment and guidelines, which were created to help manufacturers meet safety requirements and prepare the public for driverless cars on the roads.

Self-driving cars (Angelo Merendino / AFP / Getty)

Feds Preview Rules of the Road for Self-Driving Cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials are previewing long-awaited guidance that attempts to bring self-driving cars to the nation’s roadways safely – without creating so many roadblocks that the technology can’t make it to market quickly.

Lyft rival Uber launched a driverless car service in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania last week

Uber Rolls Out Self-Driving Car in Pittsburgh

Bristling with “a variety of sensors including radars, laser scanners, and high resolution cameras,” Uber’s first self-driving car is hitting the streets of Pittsburgh in the coming weeks, according to a blog post from the ride-sharing company.

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Google Teaming with UN to Dominate Transportation Future

Thanks to sponsorship by Google, California has become the “tip of the spear” for the United Nations’ Environmental Programme (UNEP) to create a world in the next 30 years where all decision making will be controlled by environmental, social and governance policies (ESG). On Feb. 2, 2015, Google hosted U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to unveil the 30-year plan to implement the UN- and Google-backed initiative.

Google Cars (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

Consumer Electronics Show Opens with Focus on Cars

Consumer Electronics Show 2015 opened Monday morning in Las Vegas to throngs of the digerati hoping to get a peek at the latest technology trends and styles. Unlike shows in the past that featured connected gadgets and media, this year’s focus seems to be on the automobile as the ultimate connected consumer electronics platform.

Consumer Electronics Show 2015 (Courtesy Audi)