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Report: Transportation Dept Unveils New Policy on Self-Driving Cars

The Transportation Department has released a new policy that seeks to help automakers and technology firms ensure the safety of self-driving vehicles, USA Today reported Tuesday. Marco della Cava writes DOT will consider new authorities that would restrict the deployment of experimental automated vehicles and release a model for state policies …

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White House, DoT, NHTSA Issue Traffic Fatality Data ‘Call to Action’

The Transportation Department, White House and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a call to action that seeks to engage stakeholders in efforts to address the 7.2 percent increase of traffic fatalities in 2015 through the use of data. NHTSA will give access to its Fatality Analysis Reporting System to safety partners, government officials, technologists, data scientists and …

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GAO: Transportation Dept Should Define Responsibilities in Vehicle Cyber Attacks

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Transportation Department define and document its roles and responsibilities for responses to cyber attacks against vehicles with an emphasis on systems that affect passenger safety. GAO said in a report publicly released Monday it found modern vehicle interfaces for functions such as braking and steering that rely on software can be vulnerable to …

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FBI, NHTSA Roll Out Public Alert on Cyber Threat Risks in Motor Vehicles

The FBI and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationt have released a public service announcement that seeks to raise awareness on cybersecurity threats linked to Internet-connected devices in motor vehicles. That PSA posted Thursday says threat actors can remotely attack a vehicle’s electronic control unit through the use of vulnerabilities in third-party devices …

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Richard McKinney: DOT Opens 2K Data Sets to Public

The Transportation Department has opened more than 2,000 data sets to the public as part of efforts to fulfill federal initiatives for open data. Richard McKinney, DOT chief information officer, said Monday that department’s latest move was intended to meet a Nov. 30 deadline for President Barack Obama’s executive order …

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Report: Government Shutdown Delays Public Safety Operations

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has released a report that shows several public safety operations have been delayed amid the government shutdown, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jared Serbu writes the National Transportation Safety Board has furloughed 383 of its 410 employees, including investigators. Deborah Hersman, NTSB chairman, …

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