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US Congressman seeks federal ban on traffic cameras

US Congressman seeks federal ban on traffic cameras

Filed under: Government/LegalA US Congressman has introduced legislation that, if passed, would prohibit the use of automated cameras in traffic enforcement across the country.Continue reading US Congressman seeks federal ban on traffic camerasUS Congressman seeks federal ban on traffic cameras orig [more]
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Shorter yellow lights in Chicago could mean more tickets, new mayor

Shorter yellow lights in Chicago could mean more tickets, new mayor

Filed under: Government/Legal, Driving, SafetyA story on FiveThirtyEight suggests that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's bid for a second term could be derailed by the controversial red-light camera program there, with particularly short yellow-light times showering drivers with $100 citations.Continue r [more]
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Georgia takes another step towards killing EV incentives

Georgia takes another step towards killing EV incentives

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, UKGeorgia lawmakers continue to discuss eliminating $5,000 electric-vehicle tax credit.Continue reading Georgia takes another step towards killing EV incentivesGeorgia takes another step towards killing EV incentives originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Fe [more]
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European Parliament votes against first-gen biofuels

European Parliament votes against first-gen biofuels

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Biodiesel, Emissions, Ethanol, EuropeThe European Parliament's Environment Committee votes to put a cap on first-generation biofuel use by 2020.Continue reading European Parliament votes against first-gen biofuelsEuropean Parliament votes against first-gen biofu [more]
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Corvette owner finds stolen car, but can't get it back [w/video]

Corvette owner finds stolen car, but can't get it back [w/video]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Chevrolet, Insurance, United States, PerformanceA Chevrolet Corvette stolen over 40 years ago might be on its way to a police auction, but the original owner is trying to get the car back.Continue reading Corvette owner finds stolen car, but can't get it back [ [more]
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American Horror Story star's death spotlights pedestrian crashes

American Horror Story star's death spotlights pedestrian crashes

Filed under: Celebrities, Government/Legal, Safety, TechnologyBen Woolf, a star of American Horror Story: Freak Show, died this week in Los Angeles after being struck by an SUV. His death highlighted efforts by regulators and automakers to ramp up pedestrian safety efforts, though fatalities remain [more]
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Recharge Wrap-up: Metrocab gives free rides in London; Samsung takes over Magna's batteries

Recharge Wrap-up: Metrocab gives free rides in London; Samsung takes over Magna's batteries

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Misc. Automakers, Alternative Fuels, Transportation Alternatives, Commercial Vehicles, ElectricMetrocab gives free rides in new EV taxi to make promotional film. Samsung SDI will take over Magna Steyr battery business. British Columbia renews Clean Energy Vehicl [more]
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Queen Elizabeth needs a new chauffeur - could it be you?

Queen Elizabeth needs a new chauffeur - could it be you?

Filed under: Government/Legal, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Bentley, UKWant a job driving the Queen of England around in her Bentley State Limousine? If you've got a UK driver's license, you can apply to be the new chauffeur at Buckingham Palace.Continue reading Queen Elizabeth needs a new chauffeur - c [more]
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Senator asks DOJ to look into car insurance repairs

Senator asks DOJ to look into car insurance repairs

Filed under: Aftermarket, Government/Legal, Auto Repair, Insurance, SafetyA group of more than 500 body shops in 36 states have filed a lawsuit against the nation's top insurers over a practice called "steering", which is when insurers use various tactics to lead a policyholder to one of the company [more]
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More GM ignition-switch claims roll in

More GM ignition-switch claims roll in

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, GM, Safety, United StatesGeneral Motors received 33 more claims to its ignition-switch claim facility this week, which pushed the total to 4,345. The number of accepted cases increased by eight, including one fatality and seven injuries.Continue reading More G [more]
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EPA updates MPG sticker rules for 2017 model year vehicles

EPA updates MPG sticker rules for 2017 model year vehicles

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Fuel Efficiency, United StatesIn order to get a more accurate MPG window sticker, the EPA has sent out rules describing how the new road-load force coastdown test should be done. It will apply starting with the 2017 MY.Continue reading EPA updates MPG sticker ru [more]
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GM files to trademark name Badlands

GM files to trademark name Badlands

Filed under: Government/Legal, Chevrolet, GM, GMC, Truck, Off-RoadGM's latest trademark application suggests it's working on a truck with the name "Badlands," but just what form it will take - if it ever does at all - is a matter of pure speculation at this point.Continue reading GM files to tradema [more]
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Kurt Busch suspended indefinitely after losing appeal

Kurt Busch suspended indefinitely after losing appeal

Filed under: Celebrities, Government/Legal, Motorsports, Chevrolet, RacingNASCAR has officially suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely after he was found in violation of two specific clauses in the stock racing rulebook stemming from the domestic violence case against him in Delaware. He will not race in [more]
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Oregon may get rid of ethanol in gasoline

Oregon may get rid of ethanol in gasoline

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Ethanol, United StatesMembers of the Oregon House of Representatives are proposing a bill to repeal the state's mandate to use a 10-percent ethanol mix in gasoline.Continue reading Oregon may get rid of ethanol in gasolineOregon may get rid of ethanol in gasolin [more]
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This is how EPA stickers could be fairer to EVs, other plug-ins

This is how EPA stickers could be fairer to EVs, other plug-ins

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Ownership, Fuel Efficiency, Green Driving, United StatesA new study finds that by tweaking the design of the window sticker, the EPA could push more buyers towards fuel efficient vehicles, like hybrids and EVs.Continue reading This is how EPA stickers could be f [more]
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Saab tries [again] to emerge from bankruptcy

Saab tries [again] to emerge from bankruptcy

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Saab, Europe, ElectricSaab, which is apparently still a thing, has come up with a new proposal that squares things with creditors, moves it out of bankruptcy and courts new OEMs.Continue reading Saab tries [again] to emerge from bankruptcySaab tries [again] to e [more]
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Federal investigators seek clarity on millions of Takata documents

Federal investigators seek clarity on millions of Takata documents

Filed under: Government/Legal, RecallsFederal investigators said Friday that global automotive supplier Takata has not cooperated with a problem into the company's exploding airbags, which are responsible for killing at least five motorists and injuring dozens more.Continue reading Federal investiga [more]
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Takata fined $14,000 a day for failing to cooperate with feds

Takata fined $14,000 a day for failing to cooperate with feds

Filed under: Government/Legal, SafetyGlobal automotive supplier Takata has not cooperated with an investigation into exploding airbags responsible for killing at least five motorists and injuring dozens more, federal authorities said Friday.Continue reading Takata fined $14,000 a day for failing to [more]
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Recharge Wrap-up: Digital Giant video lights up Tesla Model S, GM uses wind power in Mexico

Recharge Wrap-up: Digital Giant video lights up Tesla Model S, GM uses wind power in Mexico

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Videos, GM, Tesla, Alternative Fuels, Emissions, Green Automakers, ElectricGM to source 34 megawatts of wind power in Mexico. Biotechnology Industry Organization suggests less burdensome reporting requirements for Low Carbon Fuel Standard. The Tesla Model S star [more]
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GM gets 75 more ignition-switch claims; 4 more death claims approved

GM gets 75 more ignition-switch claims; 4 more death claims approved

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, GM, Safety, United StatesGeneral Motors received 75 more claims from people about the automaker's faulty ignition switches. The number of eligible claims jumped up by 12, including four more for deaths and eight more for injuries.Continue reading GM gets 75 mo [more]
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