NHTSA, EPA hearing on easing pollution limits

By | 2018-09-25T14:02:32+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Categories: #climatechange, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), California, California Air Resources Board (CARB), electric vehicles (EV), Emissions, Environment, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA)|Tags: , , |

It's a juxtaposition that NHTSA/EPA has picked Fresno, CA to have their first meeting on easing the pollution limits that were set in 2012. Instead of having it at the Capitol in Sacramento, CA, on California Air Resources Board (CARB) territory they have picked the dirtiest county in California, Fresno. The first thought is that [...]

Cars affected by the Takata air bag recall

By | 2018-02-12T17:13:56+00:00 November 7th, 2014|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA)|Tags: |

The New York Times uncovered former employees of Takata that say there was a cover-up. This recall is only going to get uglier folks. Eleven automakers have recalled more than 14 million vehicles worldwide because of the rupture risks, and it was all hidden by the Takata executives. Takata Airbag Recall Takata airbags, courtesy Takata [...]

Google’s Chris Urmson Robo Business Symposium

By | 2018-02-13T10:16:14+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), Technology|Tags: , , , |

San Jose, CA - Chris Urmson leads Google's self-driving car program and is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Urmson was a keynote speaker at the 2013 Robo Business Symposium. Urmson talked about how Google's self-driving vehicles hold the promise of saving lives and reshaping our relationship with the automobile. Urmson said when he [...]

Vehicles with back-up cameras and/or sensors as standard

By | 2018-01-29T19:54:54+00:00 September 27th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Driving tips, National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), Politics, Technology|Tags: |

Congress ordered the back-up camera mandated by 2011, but the administration has repeatedly delayed and has now postponed the rule until 2015. This mandate could have been Secretary Ray LaHood’s claim to fame, but he postponed it again and again. According to kidsandcars.org, “By DOT’s estimates, it’s delay past the statutory deadline has so far [...]