News Bulletin

Quote of the Week: California’s Race to Regulate Slams Brakes on Innovation

Regulators may end up sending American mobility backwards, not forwards. In an ironic twist, California, a fosterer of technological innovation, autonomous vehicle regulations cancel out any advantage driverless vehicles would have over conventional cars, taxis and ridesharing services, squandering the technology’s benefits. Driverless cars, a safer alternative to human drivers, have the potential to save […]

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SAFE’s Director of Autonomous Vehicle Initiative Speaks at NHTSA Hearing

SAFE’s Director of Autonomous Vehicle Initiative, Amitai Bin-Nun, spoke at the first of two U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) public hearings last Friday. The hearings are to get input as it writes policy guidance for states, automakers and tech companies about when and how autonomous vehicles should be allowed on U.S. roads. Full testimony […]

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This Week’s Must Read Energy Security News

The Car Industry Has Never Witnessed What Tesla Is About to Go Through The Washington Post ‘Unprecedented’ Decline in Global Oil Spending the Past Three Years The Wall Street Journal Biggest Ever Saudi Overhaul Targets $100 Billion of Revenue Bloomberg U.S. Oil and Gas Sector Reboots to Survive Financial Times   Sign up for SAFE’s […]

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Upcoming DC Energy Security Events

Featured Event: April 12 The US Navy & Cutting Edge Energy Innovation in the Defense Sector Join the Atlantic Council and The Fuse for a panel discussion on energy technology and innovation in the U.S. defense sector. April 6 America’s Future Natural Gas Economy: Promoting the Next Energy Breakthrough Join the Hudson Institute as they […]

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Quote of the Week: Increasing Investment in Driverless Cars

Automakers are staking a claim in Silicon Valley as demand for autonomous vehicles grows. BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mercedes-Benz and others are teaming up with technology start-ups to help accelerate driverless car development in hopes of competing with Alphabet Inc.’s Google X and others. IHS Automotive forecasts annual sales of driverless cars to reach […]

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