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Vehicles

Tesla Scrutinized by NHTSA Over Model 3 Safety Claims

August 7, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk a cease-and-desist letter last year regarding Model 3 safety claims and has subpoenaed the carmaker for information on several crashes, according to documents posted by a nonprofit advocacy […]


Travel & Public Transit

Maryland resumes service on shuttered RailLink line

August 7, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

After stabilizing sections of eroded Light RailLink track in the Cold Spring Lane area and completing other scheduled work, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) are set to resume regular service beginning on Wednesday, between the […]


Vehicles

Self-Driving Trucks Are Ready to Do Business in Texas

August 6, 2019

Via: Wired

DON BURNETTE AND Paz Eshel are Silicon Valley, through and through. Burnette is a veteran of Google’s self-driving car project and Otto, the robotic trucking company acquired by Uber. Eshel has a background in venture capital, and his résumé is […]


Vehicles

Now on the Used Car Lot: Great Electric Vehicles for Cheap

August 5, 2019

Via: Wired

ANY ARGUMENT ABOUT the future of the electric vehicle market is likely to include one statistic: In the US, battery-powered cars make up fewer than 2 percent of new vehicle sales. That desultory number, though slowly increasing, makes clear that, […]


Shipping

Maersk Plunges as Investors Dump Trade Icon on Trump’s Tweets

August 2, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Shares in A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, the world’s largest container shipping line, plunged the most in two months after President Donald Trump escalated his trade war against China. The stock of the Danish company, which handles about a fifth of the […]


Impact & Regulations

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Repeal Federal Excise Tax on New Trucks

May 7, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced legislation aimed at repealing the 12% federal excise tax on certain heavy-duty trucks, tractors and trailers. Reps. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) led a bipartisan effort April 29 […]


Vehicles

Riding a Scooter? Protect Your Head

May 3, 2019

Via: Wired

IN THE PAST year, electric, shared scooters have sprouted like weeds on corners in cities as varied as San Diego, Detroit, and Barcelona. Riders have hopped aboard, neighborhood groups have objected to the scooter companies’ business models, and policymakers are […]


Impact & Regulations

37,000 lives could have been saved in the last 25 years with lower speed limits

April 8, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says over five precent of deaths on the roads are due to higher speed limits. In 1995 the US Congress removed federal regulation of speed limits, and in the years since, they have crept up […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Big surprise: Car industry doesn’t like the idea of speed governors

December 17, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

They fought them in 1923 and they are fighting them today. As noted in an earlier post, there is discussion in Europe about installing “Intelligent Speed Assistance” on cars, which is a fancier name for a speed governing device that […]


Travel & Public Transit

Elon Musk Ducks Out Of One Los Angeles Tunnel But Pursues Another

November 29, 2018

Via: The Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has scrapped plans for a high-speed passenger tunnel under the West side of Los Angeles but is moving ahead with a similar proposal across town designed to whisk baseball fans to and […]