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Australia's transport ministers have formally announced that they will introduce new legislation that will pave the way for the formulation of new national driving laws for autonomous vehicles. As part of a co-ordinated and joint approach from a number of states and territories in the country - a new national law is expected to be drafted into place by 2020.
Chinese government officials have tabled legislation focused on 'energy efficiency' which has been specifically formulated in an effort to reduce Beijing's consumption of coal. The document which was drafted by members of the Beijing Municipal Government, firmly feel the legislation proposed will cut the capital's coal consumption to below 5 million tons by 2020.
The world's leading car manufacturers have come together to issue an appeal to China to delay or soften its planned policy in relation to the sales of its electric and hybrid vehicles. The proposals brought forward by China's Ministry of Industry and IT has been viewed as 'impossible to meet' by global automakers, and added that the introduction of the policy would severely disrupt the automotive sector.
The government of the Dominican Republic has announced that it will introduce a total plan on single-use plastic and Styrofoam in an effort to preserve and protect the stunning natural landscape in the Caribbean nation.
Dutch politicians are set to enter discussions in relation to a new bill which would enable police to have greater power in their attempts to crackdown on Cybercrime in the country. Senators will meet later this week to discuss plans to implement the proposed bill named 'Computer Crime III' into its legislation as a new law.
Facebook has hired a new lawyer, Jennifer Newstead, a high-ranking US State Department Lawyer, who will oversee Facebook’s global legal functions amid pressure from regulators regarding its privacy policies.
The Mayor of London has called on city leaders in both England and Wales to join him in his efforts to lobby the government to prohibit the sale of new pure diesel and petrol cars by 2030.
London has reiterated its effort to reduce the harmful levels of pollution in the city by deploying the first ever electric taxis in the city. However, in an effort to maintain the traditional features of the city, the environmentally-friendly taxis will be the iconic 'black cabs'.
Brian Beamish, Ontario’s privacy commissioner calls for the city to modernize its privacy laws to address the risks that are posed by smart city tech.
In Florida, the senate passed a unanimous bill that would allow companies like Uber, Lyft and General Motors to start deploying autonomous vehicles however safety advocates have said that the state’s decision was rushed.
New legislation in relation to self-driving technology and autonomous transportation which is currently being drafted by the US Republican party - will prevent individual US states from establishing and forming its own set of rules and guidelines in relation to the design, testing and subsequent deployment of self-driving cars.
The increase of cybercrime and cybersecurity breaches in South Africa have forced government representatives to introduce new legislation in an attempt to combat against the worrying escalation in unlawful cyber activity in the country. South Africa has been the predominant target for cybercrime in the African continent, primarily due to its comparatively high levels of internet connectivity in relation to other African nations. Cybersecurity is very much a global issue -the US and Russia are still courting controversy and coverage over the Russia’s alleged influence in the presidential election which resulted in the hacking and release of over 30,000 e-mails sent by Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton.
A study conducted by multinational corporation KPMG which has been described as the first of its kind, has claimed that the United States, Holland and Singapore are the countries that are best equipped for the forthcoming autonomous driving revolution.
Uber will not be held accountable for a car crash from one of their autonomous vehicles that killed 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg in the United States.
UK has announced plans to introduce new insurance rules to ensure victims of accidents involving self-driving vehicles are compensated in a quick fashion in an effort to remove a major obstacle currently facing the nascent industry of autonomous transportation.
A newly elected US Governor is proposing radical new legislation that will tackle how data is controlled in Silicon Valley.
A US House of Representatives panel has vetoed a proposal which will enable car manufacturers to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards and bar states from imposing driverless car rules.
A US road safety body has issued a call for the federal government to introduce tougher regulations and standards in relation to autonomous driving following two recent fatalities which occurred on US roads in the past fortnight.
The sun-drenched US state of California has pledged its commitment to protecting the environment by passing new legislation that aims to make the state have a 100% clean electricity grid by 2045.