France Updates Penalties And Incentives On New Car CO2 Emissions

France Updates Penalties And Incentives On New Car CO2 Emissions
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To further encourage French drivers to practice eco-consciousness, France’s minister of industry announced a plan to update the CO2 emission points system for new cars. New cars sold in France are categorized into four tiers. The revision will provide a scaled reward system for vehicles that emit 104 grams of CO2 per kilometer or less…. 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...

Keyless Ignitions Could Become Mandatory, Or Banned, Depending On NHTSAs Whims

Keyless Ignitions Could Become Mandatory, Or Banned, Depending On NHTSAs Whims
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the possibility of making keyless ignitions a mandatory item for cars, as a means of providing drivers with a way to shut off the engine quickly in case of emergencies. NHTSA is also considering banning the devices altogether, and mandating the use of a physical key, since… Continue Reading...

Federal Government To Make Hybrid Sound Emitting Devices Mandatory

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Federal Government To Make Hybrid Sound Emitting Devices Mandatory
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The Hyundai Sonata’s production delay due to the removal of an on-off switch for its sound emitting device looks like a smart move now that the federal government is looking to not only make the devices mandatory for hybrid and electric cars, but bar automakers from allowing drivers to cancel the systems via a dash… Continue Reading...