Regulation And Safety

Review of mpg rules is necessary

I find there is some truth to Gina McCarthy's comment about the current administration wanting to roll back a fair number of the previous administration’s policies.

U.S. court blocks Trump effort to delay boost in 'gas guzzler' fines

Automakers will face steeper penalties if they fall short of annual federal fuel economy targets after an appeals court blocked a Trump administration move to delay a scheduled increase in the fines.


Tesla's key statistic in Autopilot defense comes under scrutiny

Tesla's ardent defense of its Autopilot system is getting heat from safety advocates who question a key data point the company has been citing to plead its case.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Review of mpg rules is necessary

I find there is some truth to Gina McCarthy's comment about the current administration wanting to roll back a fair number of the previous administration’s policies.

Self-driving cars hitting red lights

Federal and state officials, once eager advocates of self-driving cars, now are pumping the brakes and demanding greater accountability and information that auto and tech companies may not be willing to provide.

Maryland sends recall reminders to 40,000 drivers

Under a new initiative, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has reminded 40,000 motorists that their vehicles have been recalled for safety defects and should be taken to a franchised dealership to be fixed at no charge.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Our cars seem to invite distraction

Regarding “Keep your eyes on the road, hands off the doughnuts”: What did the industry think was going to happen when we made phone usage easier and added cupholders, visor mirrors and other distractions to our vehicles?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
What did Obama's EPA get so right?

I read “On emissions rule, we got it right in 2012” expecting to see some factual data on why Gina McCarthy believes the previous administration “got it right.” Did they properly consider the fleet mix, gas prices, the economy, etc.?


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