Government, Business, Autonomous

Self-Driving Cars Must Meet 15 Benchmarks in US Guidance

The Obama administration’s proposed guidelines for self-driving cars, to be formally unveiled Sept. 20, include 15 benchmarks automakers will need to meet before their autonomous vehicles can hit the road.

Jeff Plungis | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2016

US Highway Deaths Up 8.1% This Year, DOT Says

The death toll on U.S. highways rose 8.1% in the first half of 2015 as low fuel prices contributed to a jump in miles driven by Americans, according to new figures from the Transportation Department.

Jeff Plungis | Bloomberg News
November 24, 2015
Government, Fuel

Petition Asks for EPA to Test Cars Like Heavy-Duty Trucks

An environmental group is seeking to have every model of car and light trucks sold in the United States undergo on-the-road emissions tests, adding to calls for more aggressive efforts after revelations that Volkswagen AG rigged its vehicles to fool laboratory-based screening.

Jeff Plungis | Bloomberg News
October 1, 2015

Maine Senator Is Again Friend to Trucking as Rule Eased

For the second time in three years, the trucking industry has found a friend in Senator Susan Collins.

Jeff Plungis | Bloomberg News
December 15, 2014

NTSB Report: Wal-Mart Driver Was Within HOS Limits

The Wal-Mart Stores Inc. driver whose truck crashed into a limousine carrying actor Tracy Morgan was in the 14th hour of a work shift that began the day before, which is just within allowable limits, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board. But the driver also appears to have been speeding.

Jeff Plungis | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2014