Audi Gets First Self-Driving Car Permit in California

Audi Gets First Self-Driving Car Permit in California
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California issued its first self-driving car permit for use on state roads today, marking a milestone in the journey toward mass market adoption of the technology. Continue Reading...

New Bill Poses Possible Fine Hike, Automakers Protest

New Bill Poses Possible Fine Hike, Automakers Protest
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Part of a two-year highway reauthorization bill is ruffling feathers among some of the world’s top auto manufacturers because it could allow for massively increased fines. The provision in question would raise the amount of money an automaker may be fined for failing to properly recall problematic vehicles. As it stands, the maximum fine is… Continue Reading...

Texas Celebrates Labor Day With New Max Speed Limit, No Night Time Limits

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Texas Celebrates Labor Day With New Max Speed Limit, No Night Time Limits
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Previously capped at 80 mph, the Texas House of Representatives approved a new transportation bill that will raise speed limits up to 85 mph in select areas and put an end to the night-time speed limit as well. Yee-haw! Though exciting for driving enthusiasts (or anyone in a hurry), don’t pack your bags for the… Continue Reading...

U.S. Goverment Looking To Re-Align Highway Fund Taxes To Include Plug-In Cars

U.S. Goverment Looking To Re-Align Highway Fund Taxes To Include Plug-In Cars
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Federal legislators have begun examining ways to tax highway users based on Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) as a way to bring up shortfalls to the Highway Trust Fund. A concern is that as fuel-efficient hybrids and plug-in cars increase, fuel tax generated revenues will do little for the already insufficient funding base. In a Congressional… Continue Reading...