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US consumer advocacy body Consumer Watchdog has issued a warning about what it calls the “revolving door” between government auto safety officials and autonomous vehicle manufacturers. The group is concerned that regular moves by senior government officials into the autonomous vehicles sector risk undercutting the public’s faith in industry regulation. Consumer Watchdog highlighted several examples of such moves,...
A report into the impact of automated vehicles on driving jobs, published earlier this month, suggests that a rise in automated vehicles will not displace significant numbers of truck driving jobs, but that their arrival will have some impact on passenger car driving jobs. The report, commissioned by the American Center for Mobility (ACM), led by Michigan State University (MSU) and supported by Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI),...
When it comes to jobs and driverless cars, much of the focus is on the threat they pose to professional drivers, taking away opportunities from thousands of people who depend on driving for their livelihoods. But the advent of driverless cars may also offer opportunities for the Australian car industry, according to the head of the body representing employers in Queensland’s automotive industry. In an...