Self-driving cars will have to clear a new federal safety checklist | Recode Daily: September 20, 2016


The Department of Transportation is releasing its first set of guidelines for autonomous vehicles today.

.The first federal guidelines for autonomous vehicles, due out today, will include a 15-point safety assessment that manufacturers will have to address, covering such factors as software performance and testing, data collection and sharing, and the programming for dealing with ethical and conflict situations on the road. States will retain their authority to license human drivers and register cars, set and enforce traffic laws, and regulate vehicle insurance and liability.
[Johana Bhuiyan | Recode]

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.Facebook has acquired Nascent Objects, a startup that makes a “modular electronics platform,” enabling developers to produce prototypes of new hardware more quickly. Nascent Objects will join Facebook’s Building 8, the company’s new top-secret hardware lab.
[Kurt Wagner | Recode]

.Walmart has completed its $3.3 billion acquisition of Jet.com (paying handsomely to keep Jet co-founder and CEO Marc Lore onboard for five years). Now comes the hard part: Trying to chip away at Amazon’s market share, which just keeps growing.
[Jason Del Rey | Recode]

.GoPro will start selling its Karma drone, a $799 quadcopter (camera sold separately), on Oct. 23, in a long-awaited move to expand its business beyond action cameras and reverse the decline in its revenue and stock price. The company also introduced new cameras, a cloud storage service and software to make editing easier.
[Ina Fried | Recode]

.On the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition commissioner, talks about her efforts to enforce fairness in the marketplace — efforts that have recently pitted her against companies like Google and Apple over antitrust and tax issues.
[Eric Johnson | Recode]

Google
By Ina Fried
New VR hardware and Android phones are also possible.
Podcasts
By Eric Johnson
AR, he says, is “far more interesting and promising — for technology and, really, for humanity.”
Twitter
By Kurt Wagner
Media attachments no longer count toward the 140-character limit.
Apple
By Peter Kafka
Meet Bozoma Saint John.

New York’s Museum of Modern Art has made a wealth of material from its exhibition history, from 1929 to the present, available online, including catalogues, primary documents, installation views and an index of participating artists.

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