AutoComplete: DOT is easing regulations on autonomous car testing
AutoComplete: DOT is easing regulations on autonomous car testing
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AutoComplete: DOT is easing regulations on autonomous car testing

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Here's what's making news on Road Show. The Department of Transportation is taking steps to relax regulations on self-driving car testing according to a paper it published on Thursday. The idea is that less regulation will mean faster development of the tech by the private sector. But will that actually be the case? Or will it mean more incidents like the one Uber experienced in March of this year? Let us know what you think. BMW's I3 has been available with a gasoline powered range extender for some time now, but with the add in of a bigger battery pack that range extender is going bye bye. Well, in Europe at least BMW ensures us that it's gonna keep the supplementary power plant in the US, and in Japan where the take rate for the device is much higher. Toyota is recalling 2.4 million Priuses, Prii, Priuses, I don't know, globally Over a software issue that can lead to vehicle stalling. Apparently, what happens is the vehicle system detects a fault which would normally cause the vehicle to go into a fail-safe or limp home mode, but instead it causes the vehicle to stall, not ideal. Luckily, the fix is just a software patch, so it should be pretty easy to get taken care of. Find more on these stories over at theroadshow.com, we'll talk to you Monday. [MUSIC]

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