It’s been pounded over and over again into our heads: don’t drink and drive, don’t drink and drive. But what about for drowsy driving? Don’t drive drowsy? It’s not discussed as much, and it really should be.
Oh my, oh my. The day has come. An advisory body to the Australian government brought up the thing legislators will probably be debating until there are no longer steering wheels or pedals in road cars: whether people should be allowed to “drive” drunk or on drugs in an autonomous car.
U.S. legislators are in the midst of approving landmark driverless car legislation that would make putting semi-autonomous and autonomous test cars on public roads a whole lot easier. But from an ethics perspective, these rules may be too lax—leading to lawsuits, injury and potentially scaling back innovation.
Expect autonomous car testing and manufacturing to ramp up significantly across the country, as the House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday morning to put 100,000 autonomous and semi-autonomous test cars on public roads.
At a hearing today, Republicans in Congress made clear they want to drastically increase the number of semi-autonomous and autonomous cars tested on American roadways. It’s a proposal that should make driverless car developers giddy but could potentially pose safety risks if not done correctly.
After a lawsuit and six months in court trying to get phone records of a driver involved in a collision that killed his teenage son, the Associated Press reports that grieving father Ben Lieberman is working on a device—and legislation to allow cops to use it—that can examine drivers’ cellphones.
Utah governor Gary Herbert signed some of the strictest drunken driving limits in the nation into law yesterday, prompting protests from those working in the tourism and restaurant industries. The legal blood alcohol limit there is now .05 percent, as opposed to .08 percent in most places.
The bill authorizing the California Highway Patrol to set guidelines for “lanesplitting” has been signed into law. Now it’s up to the cops to decide when and how riders can lanesplit. Kind of funny, since preventing officer discretion from happening is pretty much why the bill was introduced in the first place.
The FBI sent out a PSA just over a month ago warning us all about the risks of car hacking, but drivers in Michigan may not have to worry about that too much after all. If two new bills pass through the state’s Senate, hackers of electronic vehicle systems could face a sentence of up to life in prison.
The automotive aftermarket lobby (which exists!) got the “Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act” attached to a highway funding bill that passed on December 5th. Now companies selling Cobra, Ford GT and the other kit cars you recognize can effectively become mini dealerships of turn-key cars.
On Wednesday, New York became the first city to make it illegal to sell a used car with an open recall. The city's 800 used car dealers will not only have to fix any recalled car before sale, they will also have to fix cars that they sold, but didn't repair.
CarMax might just be our favorite dealership for shopping out-of-warranty and notoriously expensive European hardware. The dealership chain is known for their friendly no-hassle sales and excellent warranties. But not all is well in CarMax country...11 consumer groups are asking the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) to…
Automakers were once a neutral party in the Tesla vs. dealership fight. However, with more states trying to find a middle ground between allowing Tesla to sell cars and still keep the dealers happy, new laws are being drafted, like the one in Pennsylvania, that have automakers pushing back. The manufacturers are…
Tesla's battle to either open or maintain dealerships in certain states has been, for the most part, met with resistance from dealership groups. Now a new bill introduced in the Pennsylvania legislature on Monday has the automakers pushing back. The legislation proposed by Republican state Sen. John Rafferty Jr. , the…
Sometimes, lawmakers act like they've never seen a car. These ten are their worst bills, with some changing the car industry forever.
A'vast me fellow matey! Cast aside 'ye dire issues at hand and come aboard! It's time the state of Michigan recognizes what is indeed the most important day of days! Aaargghh, or whatever.
California is really going balls to the wall with laws regarding driver distractions. The hands-free requirement is inching closer to being implemented and that animal petting law is still going through the ringer. But in an odd move, California is now proposing a law that would allow drivers to have…
Despite how ridiculous it sounds, the above headline is absolutely true. A bill is being introduced in Congress that will establish some kind of safety standards to protect the walking blind from hybrids. Hybrids and other electric cars pose risks to the blind because they are too quiet. The blind listen for cars when…
Massachusetts is set to introduce a bill back into legislative review that would ban the sale or installation of any exhaust that falls under the following definition. The quote is best enjoyed if read aloud in a Boston accent.
New South Wales Premier Morris Iemma hasn't yet ruled out crushing the vehicles of practitioners of road-borne asshattery. Police Commissioner Ken Moroney proposed the plan, which has gained steam after a rash of street-racing incidents in the last few weeks. His solution is as direct and simple as a V-8, rear-drive…