Ryan Beene

Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

NTSB Slams Uber Self-Driving Car Unit’s Safety Culture

Uber self-driving fleet A fleet of Uber's autonomous vehicles. (Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving vehicle unit lacked an effective safety culture at the time when one of its test vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., in 2018, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt said Nov. 19.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
November 19, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Regulators Want to Know if Cameras Should Replace Car Mirrors

Camera mirror Troy Harvey/Bloomberg News

Drivers in the U.S. may one day no longer have to crane their necks to check their blind spots if regulators agree to let high-tech cameras and screens replace the humble side-view mirror.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
October 9, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

NHTSA Evaluating Complaint About Alleged Tesla Battery Flaw

Tesla Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received a petition calling for an investigation of certain Tesla Inc. electric cars and is evaluating the complaint, according to a notice posted on regulator’s website.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Says He Will Strip California’s Clean-Car Authority

Cars stuck in traffic Getty Images

President Donald Trump said he will revoke California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from autos, confirming a widely-anticipated move that will escalate the ongoing dispute between his administration and California.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Trump Administration Poised to Pull California’s Clean-Car Power

Tesla being charged A Tesla Model S charges at the Tesla Tejon Ranch Supercharger in Lebec, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

The Trump administration has decided to advance a plan to strip California of its power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles on its own.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
September 13, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Wants to Revoke California Auto Regulation Powers

The Trump administration is preparing a plan to strip California’s authority to set tougher auto efficiency regulations than the federal government, even while agencies continue finalizing a rollback of national standards, according to people familiar with the matter.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
September 5, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

VW to Pay $100 Million, Restate Mileage in US Gas-Powered Cars

Volkswagen Car Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG will revise fuel economy labels on several gasoline-powered models and pay nearly $100 million to drivers after an investigation discovered software that could optimize efficiency during government tests but not during real-world driving.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

US Chamber Breaks With Trump Plan to Slash Auto Mileage Rules

Traffic John Taggart/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce called on the Trump administration and California officials to find a middle ground on automobile efficiency standards that federal agencies plan to slash, warning of “potentially dire consequences” without a workable compromise that continues to improve fuel economy.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Has ‘Destroyed’ US Retail Industry, Says Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

Amazon Martin Leissl/Bloomberg News

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin alleged that Amazon has “limited competition” and harmed the retail industry as the Trump administration announced a broad antitrust review into whether technology companies are using their power to thwart rivals.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
July 24, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

White House Cancels $929 Million in Grants for California’s Beleaguered Rail Project

rail Gavin Newsom, Democratic candidate for governor of California, speaks to attendees during the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The Trump administration on Feb. 19 said it will cancel more than $900 million in federal grants earmarked for a high-speed rail project California that the state’s Democratic governor announced would be scaled back from its initial vision amid delays and cost overruns.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
February 20, 2019