Keith Laing

Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

NHTSA Rejects 2019 Petition to Probe Tesla Battery Software

Tesla charging A Tesla vehicle charges at a Tesla Supercharger site. (Chuck Burton/Associated Press)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rejected a 2019 petition to open a formal investigation into Tesla Inc.’s battery management software, according to documents posted to the agency’s website.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Probe Leads NHTSA to Request Documents From 12 Carmakers

Tesla Probe Leads NHTSA to Request Documents From 12 Carmakers A tesla parked at a supercharging station. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)

The top U.S. auto safety regulator sent letters to 12 automakers as part of its investigation into Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot system and a dozen collisions at crash scenes involving first-responder vehicles.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
September 14, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

FTC Should Probe Tesla Autopilot Claims, Senators Say

The dashboard of a Tesla Model S car equipped with Autopilot The dashboard of a Tesla Model S car, equipped with Autopilot. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Two U.S. senators are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Tesla Inc. uses deceptive marketing practices by labeling its driver-assistance systems “Autopilot” and “Full Self-Driving.”

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
August 18, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

DeFazio Blasts Bipartisan Senate Infrastructure Plan

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) “I’m not taking it,” DeFazio said. “We cannot miss this opportunity to deal with safety issues in a meaningful way.” (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News)

Rep. Peter DeFazio, the Democratic chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, blasted the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure deal, saying there are “extraordinary deficiencies” in the plan that is backed by President Joe Biden.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
July 20, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Schumer, Buttigieg Vow to Advance NYC Gateway Tunnel

Moynihan Train Hall in New York's Penn Station. (Amir Hamja/Bloomberg News) Moynihan Train Hall in New York's Penn Station. (Amir Hamja/Bloomberg News)

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg vowed to advance a long-delayed rail tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey using money expected to be appropriated this year.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
June 28, 2021
Government, Business

Pay-as-You-Go Surprise: GOP Backs VMT Fees While Democrats Balk

A construction worker on the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C. A construction worker on the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

The debate over how to pay for the nation’s roads, bridges and transit systems is leading some normally anti-tax Republicans to embrace higher levies on motorists — even a new one based on miles driven instead of fuel purchased.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
June 11, 2021
Business, Technology

Automakers Want Aid for Car-Grade US Chip Production

Chip Shortage Vehicle frames sit on an assembly line at the Ford Motor Co. Chicago Assembly Plant. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Automakers want a portion of the money Congress approved for addressing the global semiconductor shortage to be reserved for vehicle-grade chips — warning of a potential 1.3 million shortfall in car and light-duty truck production in the U.S. this year.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

NYC-N.J. Tunnel Plan Has ‘Sense of Urgency,’ Buttigieg Says

Buttigieg Buttigieg (Cliff Owen/Associated Press)

The Biden administration is prioritizing the Gateway rail tunnel project between New York City and New Jersey with urgency because of its “national significance” to the economy, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg told lawmakers.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2021
Government

Deputy DOT Pick Trottenberg Would Prioritize N.Y.-N.J. Rail Tunnel

Polly Trottenberg speaks at an event on the future of transportation in 2016. Polly Trottenberg speaks at an event on the future of transportation in 2016. (Chris Goodney/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden’s pick to be second in command at the U.S. Department of Transportation pledged March 3 to help the administration prioritize the proposed Gateway rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey if she is confirmed by the Senate.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
March 3, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Biggest Electric School Bus Deal in US Approved in Maryland

Electric Bus A SAF T- Liner EC2 electric school bus, manufactured by Thomas Built Buses. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

A school system outside Washington is poised to become the nation’s biggest operator of electric school buses.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
February 24, 2021

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