Regulatory

Studies: Crash Rates Higher in Marijuana States

October 18, 2018 at 1:18 AM

Vehicle crash rates rose 5%-6% in western states that have legalized recreational marijuana compared to neighboring states that haven’t, according to two studies being released today.

Central London Aims to Cut Traffic Volume in Half

October 18, 2018 at 12:07 AM

The 1.1 square mile that defines the City of London aims to lower its speed limit to 15 mph and reduce motor traffic 25% by 2030 and 50% by 2044, Autocar reports.

Senate Panel Wants Hyundai-Kia to Explain Engine Fires

October 17, 2018 at 3:19 PM

HyuHyundai-Kia has been asked to explain numerous cases of engine fires to the U.S. Senate’s Commerce Committee next month.

Volvo Trucks Warns of Recall to Fix Emission Flaw

October 17, 2018 at 1:55 AM

AB Volvo has warned that a flawed emission control component could force it to recall thousands of its big commercial trucks worldwide.

Opel Ordered to Recall 95,000 Diesels for Emission Cheating

October 16, 2018 at 12:50 AM

Germany’s transport ministry has ordered PSA Group’s Opel unit to recall about 95,000 diesels that use illegal software to evade emission laws.

Opel Facilities Raided in Diesel Probe

October 15, 2018 at 11:43 AM

German prosecutors descended on Opel facilities in Kaiserslautern and Russelsheim today as part of a continuing investigation into diesel emission cheating.

Australia Creates Future Transportation Department

October 12, 2018 at 4:34 PM

Australia is opening an Office of Future Transport Technologies for autonomous vehicles and other advanced mobility systems.

Toyota Recall Targets Non-Functioning Airbags

October 12, 2018 at 3:48 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 187,600 late-model vehicles, most of them in North America, to update software that could shut off the airbags.

NHTSA May Allow Adaptive High-Beam Headlights

October 12, 2018 at 12:13 AM

A change in U.S. safety standards that would permit cars to be equipped with so-called adaptive driving beam headlights has been proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

German Carmakers Say New CO2 Emission Rules Will Cut Jobs

October 11, 2018 at 12:00 AM

The European Union’s proposal to cut allowable carbon dioxide emissions from cars 35% by 2030 will cost the country’s auto industry tens of thousands of jobs, asserts industry group VDA.

EU Will Pursue a 35% Cut in CO2 from Cars by 2030

October 10, 2018 at 1:17 AM

Europe’s environmental ministers agreed yesterday on a compromise plan to cut allowable carbon dioxide emissions from cars 35% by 2030.

NHTSA Discounts Tesla’s “Safest Car” Claim for Model 3

October 10, 2018 at 12:33 AM

Tesla Inc. has no basis for describing its Model 3 electric car is the “safest car ever built,” says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.