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Impact & Regulations

FAA, Boeing to take another beating on the Hill

December 11, 2019

Via: Politico

MORE SCRUTINY ON BOEING, FAA: The agency’s chief, a retired Boeing manager and family members of victims will come together in a House hearing room today as the Transportation Committee meets again on the 737 MAX. The hearing could be […]


Shipping

What Will Be the Role of Biofuels in Shipping’s Decarbonization?

December 11, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The report was launched at the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP25, in Madrid, on December 11, 2019. Its drafting included desktop literature review, expert stakeholder interviews, face-to-face roundtables, as well as a high-level panel at Climate Week New […]


Vehicles

Tesla on Autopilot Rear-Ends a Parked Cop Car in Connecticut

December 10, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Another Tesla Inc. vehicle operating on the carmaker’s driver-assistance system branded as Autopilot has crashed into a parked emergency vehicle, eliciting fresh warnings about the shortcomings of automated technology on public roads. A Tesla Model 3 sedan hit a parked […]


Travel & Public Transit

TransLink adding tactile, braille signage at bus stops

December 9, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Vancouver’s TransLink is moving ahead with plans to implement a program benefiting customers who are blind or partially sighted. Beginning in 2020, tactile and braille signage will be installed at every bus stop, and tactile walking surface indicators (TWSI) at […]


Shipping

US Blacklists Six Venezuelan Tankers

December 4, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The six vessels — Icaro, Luisa Caceres de Arismendi, Manuela Saenz, Paramaconi, Terepaima and Yare — have been identified as blocked property of Venezuela’s state-run oil firm Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA), according to a statement issued by the U.S. […]


Vehicles

Iveco, Nikola Begin Work on Battery-Electric Truck

December 3, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Iveco, FPT Industrial and Nikola Corp. announced they have begun development of the joint venture’s first truck: the battery-electric Nikola TRE, which is based on the new Iveco S-WAY commercial vehicle platform and integrates Phoenix-based Nikola’s truck technology, controls and […]


Impact & Regulations

House Democrats line up hearing on FAA, 737 MAX

December 3, 2019

Via: Politico

DICKSON HEADING TO THE HILL: The FAA chief will testify Dec. 11 at a House Transportation Committee hearing on the MAX. It’ll be the first time Dickson has appeared at a hearing on the jet and its certification. Dickson became […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

How Airports Are Protecting Themselves Against Rising Seas

December 2, 2019

Via: Wired

Next fall, San Francisco International Airport plans to begin environmental studies for its next big construction project. The $587 million project, targeted for completion in 2035, won’t produce another terminal, runway, or amenity for the airport’s 55 million annual passengers. […]


Shipping

NYK Obtains Japan’s 1st Sustainability-Linked Loan

December 2, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The five-year syndicated sustainability-linked loan amounts to JPY 50 billion (USD 456.2 million). It has been provided by MUFG Bank along with the Norinchukin Bank, Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. As explained, this is Japan’s first advanced loan […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Who’s Regulating Self-Driving Cars? Often, No One

November 27, 2019

Via: Wired

A few hundred self-driving cars are undergoing testing on American roads today, using advanced technology to journey down highways, stop at red lights, and avoid pedestrians and cyclists—except when they don’t. More than 60 companies are registered to test in […]