With autonomous technology gradually making its way into passenger vehicles, the new methods of transport will likely warrant new regulations. In attempts to work toward those road regulations, Electrek reports that Tesla Motors offered to share all of its autopilot data with the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The potential for vehicle hacking has long been a thought in the technology era, but now the FBI, U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are all on board to warn us of just how dangerous the act can get—and how increasingly vulnerable our vehicles are.
In 2011, the U.S. Department Of Transportation audited the America’s car safety regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and made recommendations on how it could be better at dealing with car defects. Five years later, a new audit from DOT still sees “significant safety concerns being overlooked.”
The Virginia Department of Transportation has put three large collections online of archival photographs detailing life and work on Virginia's roadways. We picked out the nine best photos to give you a sense of the years the state spent adjusting to mass motorization.
Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. government built a fleet of cars that were safer than anything on the road. Twenty-five years ago, the government shredded them in secret. Two escaped the crusher. This is their story.
In 2008, 5,870 people were killed in car crashes while eating or talking on the phone. The government wants you alive, so it recently launched the public-service site Distraction.gov. In other news OH LOOK SOMETHING SHINY
Transportation Secretary Mary Peters is lamenting the fact that Americans are driving less, resulting in declining gas tax revenues and decreased funding for road projects. As eTrucker reports, the federal government already had to make an emergency contribution of $8 billion to the DOT in September to continue…
Transportation Secretary Mary Peters is warning that the Federal Highway Trust Fund could run out of money by the end of this month, reports the AP. The fund is facing an $8.3 billion shortfall in projected revenues, primarily due to high gas prices reducing the amount of fuel purchased by American consumers. The…