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Feds Take Hands-Off Approach to Driverless Tech, Worrying Consumer Groups Feds Take Hands-Off Approach to Driverless Tech, Worrying Consumer Groups
- Most Americans aren’t ready to trust self-driving vehicles. If that’s going to change as automated travel nears, consumer advocates say that federal regulators responsible for protecting the motoring public must set and enforce rigorous safety standards for the fledgling technology. But there...
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New Stats Show Traffic Deaths Continue Their Stubborn Climb New Stats Show Traffic Deaths Continue Their Stubborn Climb
- Even as more new cars are equipped with crash-avoidance systems and advanced safety technology, traffic deaths on U.S. roads are rising at a pace not seen since the 1960s. The number of Americans killed in traffic crashes increased 5.6 percent to 37,461 in 2016, according to figures released Friday...
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Big Brown Drones: UPS Moves Closer to Autonomous Delivery from Its Trucks [Video] Big Brown Drones: UPS Moves Closer to Autonomous Delivery from Its Trucks [Video]
- United Parcel Service drivers might be getting companions to help with deliveries in the near future. Unfortunately for them, however, there won’t be any partner bonding over in-car karaoke or talking about Jimmy Butler’s buzzer-beater the night before. That’s because that companion would...
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New Report Warns of Pitfalls when Autonomous and Conventional Cars Share the Road New Report Warns of Pitfalls when Autonomous and Conventional Cars Share the Road
- Self-driving cars may one day rule the roadways, but that day is decades away. In the meantime, a new report is addressing the need to better prepare for the intervening years in which automated vehicles share the road with regular human drivers. - State laws need to be adjusted, studies need to...
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Uber Drivers to Get Paid in $20 Million FTC Settlement Uber Drivers to Get Paid in $20 Million FTC Settlement
- Ride-sharing giant Uber Technologies has agreed to a $20 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission to settle claims it misled prospective drivers by making bloated claims about earning potential and ran a deceptive vehicle lending and leasing program. The $20 million settlement will...
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Idea of an Auto-Loan Bubble “A Little Overblown,” Economist Says Idea of an Auto-Loan Bubble “A Little Overblown,” Economist Says
Throughout 2016 there have been rumblings that increasingly loose auto credit is inflating an economic bubble alongside record-level sales of new cars and trucks. Prominent figures such as JPMorgan Chase CEO James Dimon and comedian John Oliver have poured varying amounts of fuel on such a fire. - A...
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Holiday Deals on New Cars with 0 Percent Interest Aren’t Necessarily Deals Holiday Deals on New Cars with 0 Percent Interest Aren’t Necessarily Deals
- You know those television commercials showing a brand-new car in someone’s driveway with a big red bow wrapped around it as a gift for the holidays? As a kid, we thought the idea of getting a car was incredible, and enormously generous, given that our idea of an awesome gift was a $15 Dino-Riders...
Holiday Deals on New Cars with 0 Percent Interest Aren’t Necessarily Deals »
Nikola Hydrogen-Electric Big Rig: A Glimpse of Long-Haul Trucking for the 2020s? Nikola Hydrogen-Electric Big Rig: A Glimpse of Long-Haul Trucking for the 2020s?
Nikola Motor Company earlier this month showed a semi-truck prototype called the One. Now the company has released more production details for what could be the first cohort of long-haul commercial trucks with zero tailpipe emissions. - The stage is set for much of the U.S. commercial-truck fleet—America’s...
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Cat Back: Federal Investigation into Ford Explorer a Reminder of Progress with Carbon-Monoxide Reduction Cat Back: Federal Investigation into Ford Explorer a Reminder of Progress with Carbon-Monoxide Reduction
With the renewed attention paid to tailpipe emissions over the past year—due in no small part to Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal—it seems a natural extension to be a little concerned about the emissions inside your vehicle’s cabin. - Breathe a sigh of relief, VW—modern diesel engines...
Cat Back: Federal Investigation into Ford Explorer a Reminder of Progress with Carbon-Monoxide Reduction »
Safe Driving Tips For Extreme Weather Safe Driving Tips For Extreme Weather
When snow strikes at home in Michigan, it always makes me nervous. According to the Federal Highway Administration, Over 70 percent of U.S. roads are located in regions that receive more than five inches of snowfall annually. And nearly 70 percent of the U.S. population lives in a snowy region....
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