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NHTSA Investigates Possible Air Bag Failures in GM Vehicles

April 13, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. government’s highway safety agency is investigating complaints that the air bags may not inflate in a crash on thousands of General Motors vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the probe covers nearly 750,000 Chevrolet, Cadillac and […]


Vehicles

Huawei to Invest $1 Billion on Car Tech It Says Surpasses Tesla

April 12, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Huawei Technologies Co. will invest $1 billion on researching self-driving and electric-car technologies, accelerating plans to compete with Tesla Inc. and Xiaomi Corp. in the world’s biggest vehicle arena. Huawei’s autonomous-driving technology already has surpassed Tesla’s in some spheres, for […]


Vehicles

Musk Statement on Tesla Production Raises Questions

April 9, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is once again drawing scrutiny for questionable comments he made to Wall Street analysts, this time involving the status of his company’s vehicle production. On a Jan. 27 conference call to discuss Tesla’s fourth-quarter earnings, Musk […]


Infrastructure, Vehicles

Report: Trucking jobs account for 20% of Biden’s infrastructure plan

April 5, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Commercial truck driver jobs are forecast to make some of the biggest gains if the Biden administration’s infrastructure package can get through Congress without major revisions, according to a report analyzing the plan. The report, by Georgetown University Center on […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

A huge bipartisan opportunity for Congress is here, and it involves autonomous trucking

March 30, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

By Finch Fulton, Vice President of Policy and Strategy at Locomation and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the US Department of Transportation Developments in autonomous trucking regulations are so new that partisan lines have yet to harden. The […]


Vehicles

Senate Legislation Targets EV Charging Stations

March 29, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A bill designed to boost investments in vehicle infrastructure was recently introduced by a bipartisan group of senators. The Securing America’s Clean Fuels Infrastructure Act would aim to expand the alternative-fuel vehicle refueling property-investment tax credit to decrease costs for […]


Vehicles

2021’s Top Ten Tech Cars: Lucid Air

March 22, 2021

Via: IEEE Spectrum

Peter Rawlinson, who’d been the chief engineer for Tesla’s Model S, is ready to launch his Lucid Air from a factory in Casa Grande, Ariz., this spring. From a lot that Rawlinson called “bare earth,” a US $700 million factory […]


Vehicles

Senators Introduce Trucking Workforce Legislation

March 15, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Legislation aimed at training drivers younger than 21 to drive trucks across state lines was recently unveiled by a group of senators. Led by Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.), the Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy, or DRIVE-Safe, Act aims […]


Vehicles

New head of CVTA focusing on entry-level driver training rule

March 9, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Helping prepare truck driver training schools for a major new federal regulation is at the top of A. Bailey Wood’s priority list. Wood is taking over as president and CEO of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) from Don Lefeve. […]


Vehicles

Nikola Falls After Paring Output Goals for Debut Electric Trucks

February 26, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Nikola Corp. shares slipped after the company cut projected output of its first commercial zero-emission vehicles and said it may seek to raise more capital to invest in facilities such as a planned hydrogen-fueling network. The startup now expects to […]