Tech policy reporter for @NYTimes @NYTimesBusiness. West Coaster in DC. Reach me at cecilia.kang@nytimes.com

The 15-Point Federal Checklist for Self-Driving Cars

nytimes.com — Federal regulators announced their first safety checklist ever for semiautonomous and driverless cars this week. In the guidelines, the United States Department of Transportation urged automakers and tech companies to prove that their semiautonomous and autonomous vehicles could meet a 15-point list of safety expectations before the autos hit the road.

With new rules, US signals backing for driverless cars

livemint.com — The regulators will have to balance the commercial interests of companies including Google, Tesla and Uber with concerns over public safety. Photo: AP Washington: Federal auto safety regulators in the US on Monday made it official: They are betting the nation's highways will be safer with more cars driven by machines and not people.

US signals backing for self-driving cars

business-standard.com — Federal auto safety regulators on Monday made it official: They are betting the nation's highways will be safer with more cars driven by machines and not people. In long-awaited guidelines for the booming industry of automated vehicles, the Obama administration promised strong safety oversight, but sent a clear signal to automakers that the door was wide open for driverless cars.

U.S. Signals Backing for Self-Driving Cars

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Federal auto safety regulators on Monday made it official: They are betting the nation's highways will be safer with more cars driven by machines and not people. In long-awaited guidelines for the booming industry of automated vehicles, the Obama administration promised strong safety oversight, but sent a clear signal to automakers that the door was wide open for driverless cars.

Ted Cruz Fights Internet Directory’s Transfer; Techies Say He Just Doesn’t Get It

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Senator Ted Cruz, who once led a government shutdown in his efforts to defund President Obama's health care law, has turned his sights on a more obscure target: the federal government's plan to end its oversight of the internet's master directory of website addresses.

How Pittsburgh became Uber's testing ground for self-driving cars

business-standard.com — Any day now, Uber will introduce a fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, making this former steel town the world's first city to let passengers hail autonomous vehicles. So with the world watching, what has the city of 306,000 done to prepare for Uber's unprecedented test? The answer is not much.

No driver, no problem: How Uber’s self-driving fleet found a warm welcome in Pittsburgh

seattletimes.com — Uber's experiment with autonomous vehicles is proceeding with the blessing of city officials, who have pretty much just stayed out of the way. Share story PITTSBURGH - Any day now, Uber will introduce a fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, making this former steel town the first U.S.

In Pittsburgh, that driverless car might be your Uber

startribune.com — Any day now, Uber will introduce a fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, making this former steel town the world's first city to let passengers hail autonomous vehicles. So with the world watching, what has the city of 306,000 done to prepare for Uber's unprecedented test? The answer is not much.

No Driver? Bring It On. How Pittsburgh Became Uber’s Testing Ground

nytimes.com — But it also has invited criticism from those who say Pittsburgh is giving too much power to tech companies, all for a sheen of innovation. With Uber's self-driving vehicles, some residents are on edge and complain they have been involuntarily thrust into an experiment with potential safety risks.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners urged to stop using their phones

smh.com.au — The fallout over the potential for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire is intensifying. On Friday, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission urged owners of the smartphone to power down their Galaxy Note 7 devices and stop using them altogether.
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Sep 24, 2016

Important reminder bc even public officials in Washington mistake editorial board for newsroom. This happened to me last week even https://t.co/lX6JapCspw

Sep 22, 2016

So great to see @nprfreshair's Terry Gross and @MelBrooks win National Humanities & Arts Award by White House:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/live 

Sep 21, 2016

RT @SethMacFarlane: Here's an idea: Lose the damn studio audience at the debates. No one cares about hearing their circus noises. Treat it…

Sep 21, 2016

RT @BrianLehrer: Hear @nytimes tech policy reporter @ceciliakang talk gov't support (and new regulation) of self-driving cars: https://t.co/qa782eIyHi

Sep 21, 2016

RT @m_delamerced: Besides McLaren, Apple has also held talks w/ an electric motorcycle startup, @daiwaka and @bxchen scoop: https://t.co/b4rBCyB9fS


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