With modern cars becoming more connected, with smarter features, hacking is a real danger. It’s rare, but it’s already happening. We’re not in the “stop your engine” world yet, but it’s easy to break into a car with keyless entry and steal everything inside without the owner ever knowing the car was unlocked.
A picture cropped up on Twitter showing what at first appears to be just another Honda Civic driving for Lyft—until you notice it has Congressional license plates.
Yesterday, representatives from Google, GM, Delphi, and Lyft testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation about the future of self-driving vehicles. The senators, bless their hearts, asked all the wrong questions.
Have your eye on one of those lovely electric motorcycles we talked about yesterday? You should. If so, you’ll be glad to know Congress supports your decision and wants to help make buying electric a little easier on your bank account.
Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee began safety hearings with a proposed bill to reform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That bill contains a provision which completely outlaws car owners from hacking their own cars. Which a giant mistake.
Republican senators want to lower the legal age for driving a full-sized semi-truck across state lines from 21 to 18. This isn’t the first time the idea’s come up, but the trucking industry is apparently more desperate than ever to put butts in trucks.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is a fiesty firebrand, and a largely respected non-voting delegate for her constituents in Washington, DC. She also doesn’t appear to understand the concept of angled parking, hitting another car in the process, and it makes you sad for the 77-year old more than anything else.
Today, at 10 AM, Elon Musk will appear before the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee to testify on how America pays to put things like military and intelligence satellites into orbit.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program, which floated taxpayer-funded loans to Fisker Automotive and four other companies, has been taking a lot of heat lately in the wake of Fisker's troubles. Critics now have another reason to be angry: The Vehicle Production Group.
Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today took turns alternately hammering or defending the U.S. Department of Energy's loans to sinking hybrid manufacturer Fisker Automotive. Not much was revealed about Fisker's current status, but there was plenty of what Congress is best at: partisan…
It hasn't been a very good week for flagging Fisker Automotive, but then again, neither have the last few weeks. On Monday they failed to make a scheduled $10 million loan repayment to the U.S. Department of Energy, and today, they will be brought before a Congressional oversight panel.
Unless you've been nursing a hangover so intense that it has kept you away from the news in recent days, you probably know that the U.S. House voted late yesterday to approve legislation that would avert the so-called "fiscal cliff." The bill was sent to President Obama today for his signature.
The Stop Online Piracy Act is a bill currently before the U.S. Congress that would limit free speech online under the guise of protecting copyrights, which "is one of the most insidious threats to democracy in the Internet age." Strangely, one group supporting this legislation is the Alliance of Automobile…
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.
The Community Assistance to Recycle and Save Act (CARS Act), more commonly known as the Cash for Clunkers bill, passed the U.S. House of Representatives moments ago by a vote of 298-to-119. So how's it work?