U.S. Senator Pushing to Stop Rental Car Agencies from Using Recalled Vehicles

U.S. Senator Pushing to Stop Rental Car Agencies from Using Recalled Vehicles
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However, Schumer feels that the proposed system simply doesn’t go far enough. “The latest proposal by car rental companies to create a vague double-standard that defines some recalled cars as safe and others as dangerous allows these companies to shirk their responsibility to consumers’ safety,” he said. 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...

GM and BMW Working On Cars That Recognize Road Signs, Lame “Didn’t See The Sign, Officer” Excuses To End

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GM and BMW Working On Cars That Recognize Road Signs, Lame “Didn’t See The Sign, Officer” Excuses To End
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A report out of Europe claims that BMW and General Motors are collaborating on a system that will scan road signs, including speed limit warnings and relay the information to drivers. The system still has a few kinks being worked out, but the objective is for the system to be able to display warning signs… Continue Reading...