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Automotive News: U.S. House unanimously approves sweeping self-driving car measure, EU national consumer bodies press Volkswagen on Dieselgate repairs

by Hagens Berman

09/08/2017

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U.S. House unanimously approves sweeping self-driving car measure

The U.S. House on Wednesday unanimously approved a sweeping proposal to speed the deployment of self-driving cars without human controls and bar states from blocking autonomous vehicles

The bill now goes to the Senate and would allow automakers to obtain exemptions to deploy up to 25,000 vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards in the first year, a cap that would rise to 100,000 vehicles annually over three years. read more »

EU national consumer bodies press Volkswagen on Dieselgate repairs

European national consumer bodies pressed Volkswagen to fix all emissions-cheating vehicles by the end of the year, in a joint letter on Thursday showing mounting impatience with the German carmakers response to the Dieselgate scandal.

VW has pledged billion of dollars to compensate owners of its diesel cars in the United States, where it admitted to cheating emissions test in 2015.

But it has so far rejected such calls for the 8.5 million affected vehicles in Europe, where different legal rules weaken the chances of winning a pay out. read more »

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