A fatal crash in Arizona threatens to become a major setback in the race to make self-driving vehicles an everyday reality. A pedestrian, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, was struck and killed by an autonomous vehicle operated by ride-sharing service Uber in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe on Sunday night. A number of automakers, ride-sharing services, and tech companies have been … [Read more...] about Fatal crash could pull plug on autonomous vehicle testing on public roads
In the debate over how quickly to make American cars pollute less, the nation’s auto-parts makers are now in open disagreement with the automakers that buy the countless transmissions, turbochargers and other components that make up modern automobiles. Car manufacturers would like to roll back standards dating from the Obama administration that mandate a deep cut in auto … [Read more...] about Parts Suppliers Call for Cleaner Cars, Splitting With Their Main Customers: Automakers
Natural disasters’ effect on the fuel supply and rising demand drove Florida’s average gas prices to a three-year-high in 2017. And 2018 should be even higher. That’s the analysis from the American Automobile Association and the Energy Information Administration. In 2017, according to AAA, Florida’s $2.37 per gallon of regular average remained in line with the $2.39 … [Read more...] about Florida gas prices reached a 3-year high in 2017. It likely won’t get better this year.
Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky says it is hard to separate texting drivers from drunken drivers as he cruises down a suburban interstate highway. Both weave. They speed up and slow down for no obvious reason and get too close to other cars. They endanger their lives and others. "There's one," he says, as a woman zips past. But even though he could see her texting, … [Read more...] about Texting ban may soon be enforced on Florida’s deadly roads
If the old saying of a picture is worth a thousand words rings true, this picture is worth a lot more. What you’re looking at is the equivalent of 85,000 words: 85,000 recalled Takata airbags, sitting in a warehouse in western Ohio, awaiting their fate. As News 6 exclusively reported over the summer, American Honda partnered with Rebuilders Automotive Supply (RAS) … [Read more...] about Here’s what 85,000 recalled Takata airbags looks like