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Impact & Regulations

NHTSA defends new standard for truck trailer underride guards

June 30, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is upgrading safety standards on rear underride protection on tractor trailers to help prevent crashes involving passenger vehicles, but safety advocates say the changes do not go far enough. Rear underride crashes occur when […]


Vehicles

Hacker Finds Way to Unlock Tesla Models, Start Cars

May 18, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. customers might love the carmakers’ nifty keyless entry system, but one cybersecurity researcher has demonstrated how the same technology could allow thieves to drive off with certain models of the electric vehicles. A hack effective on the Tesla […]


Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces $1.76B loan for Maryland Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project

April 18, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that it would provide up to $1.76 billion in low-interest loans for the Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project in Maryland. The loan is part of the Build America Bureau program and will […]


Vehicles

Tesla Could Rise 30% Next Year on China Demand

December 28, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. is in a strong position heading into 2022, with catalysts including robust Chinese demand and new factory openings in the U.S. and Germany, according to Wedbush. Shares in the electric vehicle maker could gain nearly 30% over the […]


Shipping

October Used Truck Market Brings Record Prices

December 1, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The average retail price for a used Class 8 vehicle in October climbed a notch higher to set a record, overtaking the previous peak set in September, ACT Research reported. The average retail price in the month hit $72,204 compared […]


Vehicles

Legislation to expand American, union-made electric vehicles passes House committee

September 20, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI), chief deputy whip of the House Democratic Caucus, applauded the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee’s passage of his legislation to expand tax credits for the middle class when purchasing electric vehicles. Part of President […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping, Vehicles

Industry Rejects Tax Proposal Targeting Trucks

May 19, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A Senate proposal to impose a vehicle-miles-traveled fee exclusively on commercial vehicles drew a strong rebuke from the leaders in the trucking industry. During a May 18 Finance Committee hearing to explore funding solutions for the country’s infrastructure system, Sen. […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Biden Moves to Restore California’s Power to Fight Vehicle Pollution

April 26, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden administration on April 26 took a key step toward restoring California’s power to limit greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles and overturn a Trump-era policy that pitted the federal government against a state seeking to eventually ban conventional gas-powered […]


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

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

Pennsylvania targets statewide electric vehicle use

February 24, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Pennsylvania state officials said $936,000 in grant funding through the Commonwealth’s national settlement share with Volkswagen Group of America would be used to help expand statewide electric vehicle use. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently outlined plans to […]


Shipping

GM bets on BrightDrop’s connected last-mile delivery ecosystem

February 12, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Many shippers in the e-commerce segment learned invaluable lessons in 2020 — siloed solutions don’t work well when scale and speed are a must. The same can be said for last-mile delivery operations. Siloed operations — where data, equipment and […]


Vehicles

Maryland Gov. Hogan announces connected, automated vehicle strategic framework

December 16, 2020

Via: Transportation Today

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that his state would be releasing the Maryland Connected and Automated Vehicle Strategic Framework. The framework will guide connected and automated vehicle technology in the state while serving as a place for stakeholders across […]


Vehicles

Cadillac Set to Debut First All-Electric Vehicle

August 6, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Cadillac is turning to its next chapter as an electric-vehicle brand with the debut of the 2022 Cadillac Lyriq crossover. The battery-powered Lyriq, Cadillac’s first all-electric vehicle, will debut online Aug. 6. Although the Lyriq is not expected to hit […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

News Rules Could Finally Clear the Way for Self-Driving Cars

March 26, 2020

Via: Wired

SINCE AN INTERNET search company named Google began testing self-driving vehicles more than a decade ago, the still-in-development technology has faced a niggling issue: The federal vehicle safety rules that govern car design assume that a human sits behind the […]


Vehicles

Tesla sold more cars in 2019 than in the previous two years combined

January 3, 2020

Via: The Verge

Tesla sold 367,500 cars in 2019, a new record for the company, according to figures published to its website early on Friday morning. While that’s on the low end of the 360,000 to 400,000 vehicle estimate the company offered up […]


Vehicles

GM, Tesla Head for New Year Without Electric Vehicle Tax Credits

December 27, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

General Motors Co. and Tesla are about to become the first automakers that will have to sell EVs without the benefit of a $7,500 federal tax credit. Congress failed to include legislation in a spending bill that would have tripled […]


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 […]


Vehicles

Experimental Starship Initiative Truck Completes Cross-Country Test

June 11, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

A Starship landed in Jacksonville, Fla. But there were no aliens on board, just 40,000 pounds of reef-building material hauled cross-country in an experimental lightweight truck with streamlining everywhere. And within days of making the trip, it was shown June […]


Travel & Public Transit

Why do Americans (and Elon Musk) hate public transit so much, and love chasing “Cyberspace Techno-dreams”?

December 15, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

Recently we noted that Elon Musk doesn’t like public transit very much; he said “It’s a pain in the ass. That’s why everyone doesn’t like it. And there’s like a bunch of random strangers, one of who might be a […]