The Transportation Department is considering new rules for V2V systems. Some love the idea, others hate it. and some say the proposed system uses obsolete technology.
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Representatives from GM, Toyota, Volvo and Lyft told a house sub-committee this week that NHTSA should loosen the rules that govern the use of autonomous cars on US highways.
Apple has sent a letter to NHTSA indicating it still is interested in self driving car technology and requesting the agency not impose burdensome restrictions on testing autonomous cars.
The EPA this week dropped a bomb on Donald Trump and his merry band of climate lunatics. Instead of waiting until April 2018 to issue final CAFE regulations, it intends to promulgate them in early January before The Donald has a chance to gut the EPA on his way to stuffing more money into the pockets of the wealthy.
NHTSA has issued voluntarily guidelines for manufacturers of cell phones and other digital devices designed to limit deaths and injuries from distracted driving.
Average fuel economy is up and average greenhouse gas emissions for light cars and trucks sold in North America. That’s good news at a time when gas prices are historically low.
Super hacker George Hotz folded like a cheap suitcase after NHTSA dared to send him a letter asking how Comma One, his aftermarket self driving system, worked.
The Department of Transportation issues a set of guidelines for autonomous driving cars this week. They strive to encourage innovation while keeping the public safe on American roadways.
NHTSA chief says changing people’s behavior is an important part of reducing traffic fatalities. He said technology is a big part of the solution but getting people to stop doing stupid things while driving is equally important.
At a conference in Michigan this week, auto industry executives clashed with government administrators while a Tesla representative accused the car companies of building kitchen appliances instead of cars.
Mark Rosekind, head of NHTSA, told a conference in San Francisco this week his agency is willing to accept imperfect autonomous driving systems in order to get better systems in the future. The life saving potential of such systems is too great to ignore.
The EPA, NHTSA, and CARB have fallen victim to a full court press by the auto industry. Under intense pressure, they have decided to roll back the proposed 2025 CAFE standard previously set at 54.5 mpg.
In an opinion piece by John Naughton, The Guardian says, “The first self-driving car fatality proves nothing.” This despite the furor that has erupted since it was revealed that Joshua Brown was killed in his Tesla Model S while it was driving on a Florida highway with Autopilot activated.
NHtSA has announced it will more than double the penalties it assesses against car makers who don’t meet CAFE standards. The increase will apply to 2015 models and later.
The auto industry is lobbying the federal government and CARB to relax the proposed 54.5 mpg average fuel economy standards proposed for 2025. It says the goal is unachievable.
The National Transportation Safety Board has decided to open an investigation into the fatal crash of a Tesla Model S operating in Autopilot mode. Its conclusions could impact autonomous driving regulations in the US and globally.
NHTSA has expanded its recall order for airbag inflators made by Takata to another 40 million vehicles in the US. Those airbags use a propellant that may become unstable after years of exposure to heat and humidity.
Ford, Volvo, Uber, Lyft, and Google have formed a new group that will lobby federal regulators regarding regulations for self driving cars. They worry about individual states creating a confusing patchwork of contrary rules
Automakers and NHTSA have reached a voluntary agreement to add automatic braking systems to cars sold in the US by 2022. Such systems could save lives and prevents many thousands of injuries.
Proving that its 5 star NHTSA crash test rating wasn’t just a fluke, the TEsla Model S has aced the Euro NCAP Crash Test, achieving a full 5 out of 5 stars.