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Autonomous Cars Will Probably Hit China First -- And That's Okay

Autonomous Cars Will Probably Hit China First -- And That's Okay

Here's what we know about autonomous cars: A. They're coming. B. They'll wreak havoc among automakers, with upstarts like Google emerging as viable competitors. C. They'll have an effect on related sectors, too -- like auto insurance. What we don't know about autonomous cars is when they'll arrive... read more

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Austin, Texas (by Flickr user milpool79 via Wikimedia)

Everything's Bigger In Texas -- Even Privacy Protections

If you're worried about personal privacy in the digital age, keep reading: there may be some good news ahead. Cell phones, laptops, and other modern conveniences have been a... read more March 8, 2013 by 0


 
No smoking

Utah May Be Next State To Ban Smoking In Cars With Kids

In Utah, a bill that would outlaw smoking in cars when children are present is making its way through the state legislature. If passed, Utah would become the sixth state to... read more March 1, 2013 by 0


 
Long gas lines in Summit NJ in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Should Gas Stations Have Backup Power For Pumps? Some Say No

In the areas of the U.S. affected by Hurricane Sandy, lines for gasoline have been long. The problem isn't really one of supply; rather, it seems to be one of electricity... read more November 9, 2012 by 5


 
First Scene Car Blackbox Traveling Data Recorder

NHTSA's New Rules For 'Black Box' Recorders Debut September 1

Back in April, we told you that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would soon require "black boxes", or event data recorders, on all new cars sold in the U.S... read more August 14, 2012 by 0


 
U.S. Capitol

House Debates Drastic Changes To Auto Patents: Good Or Bad?

When we think of patents, we often think of things like drugs and cell phones -- things perfected in high tech labs over many, many years. But patents and patent law affect... read more August 2, 2012 by 4


 
Traffic

Surface Transportation Bill Finally Passes. So, What's In It?

After a long, grueling slog through both houses of Congress, the highly anticipated, two-year surface transportation bill has finally passed. But now that it's been hacked to... read more July 2, 2012 by 0


 
Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Enterprise, Avis, Dollar Thrifty Balk At Repairing Recalled Cars

Should rental car companies be required to repair recalled vehicles before loaning or selling them to the public? That may seem like a no-brainer, but according to Detroit... read more June 13, 2012 by 3


 
U.S. Capitol

Consumers Union Pushes Car-Safety Rules On Capitol Hill

The surface transportation bill that's been slowly and not-so-surely winding its way through both houses of Congress has been called many things. Notably, Transportation... read more June 5, 2012 by 0


 
Police car with headlights on

Florida Judge Says Flashing Headlights Is Free Speech: Discuss

When someone flashes his headlights at you, it usually means one of two things: (a) you forgot to turn on your own headlights, or (b) there's a speed trap around the next... read more May 24, 2012 by 19


 
Angry Driver with Road Rage

Don't Get Mad, Don't Get Even: New Jersey Outlaws Road Rage

On Friday, New Jersey governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill that stiffens penalties for drivers convicted of road rage. The law is known as "Jessica Rogers' Law"... read more April 23, 2012 by 1


 
GPS tracking device

Supreme Court: GPS Tracking By Cops Without Warrant Illegal, Unconstitutional

Antoine Jones, a nightclub owner in Washington, D.C., was sentenced to life in prison on a drug conspiracy conviction. Prosecutors built their case around police GPS tracking... read more January 23, 2012 by 10


 
Police officers run identity checks at a sobriety checkpoint in Escondido, CA

This Sunday, California Stops Towing Cars Of Undocumented Drivers

If you're an illegal immigrant to the U.S. and you live in California, life is about to get a tiny bit better. As of Sunday, if you're stopped at a checkpoint, the police... read more December 27, 2011 by 4


 
Texting while driving

NTSB Recommends Nationwide In-Car Phone, Texting Ban

It shouldn't take a government agency to figure out that texting while driving is dangerous. There's ample evidence to support the claim. But today the National... read more December 13, 2011 by 3


 
Texting while driving

Ford Is First To Support Cell Phone Ban. Will Sync Sales Soar?

Yesterday, Ford announced its support of a federal law banning the use of handheld cell phones by drivers. It's the first automaker to do so, and as a result, it's received... read more July 12, 2011 by 0


 
1997 Mazda MPV LX

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Lets Mazda Seatbelt Lawsuit Proceed, But What Does It Mean?

The United States Supreme Court today ruled that the family of a woman killed in an accident in 2002 would be allowed to proceed with its suit against Mazda despite Mazda's... read more February 24, 2011 by 4


 

 
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