“Until cars assume complete responsibility for driving, the critical challenge is to design vehicles so that drivers clearly understand how the car works. Even small design changes can violate drivers’ expectations and confuse them.”...More
Several features are to be disabled unless the vehicle is in park, including manual text entry for messaging or internet browsing, any video and display of text in messaging, Web pages and social media....More
The book is not closed on CAFE, either. The 54.5 mpg rule faces a midterm review around 2020, and the National Automobile Dealers Assn. will start laying ground this year to ensure the exam has teeth....More
The final rule will be released “very soon,” Strickland tells WardsAuto on the sidelines of a U.S. Department of Transportation event here launching the world’s largest-ever road test of connected-vehicle safety technology....More
The auto maker is continuing to develop and test its electric vehicles to ensure a high level of safety and says it has launched a program to educate first responders and “secondary handlers” on how to deal with EVs following a crash....More
With lead times of three years or more, auto makers cannot turn on a dime. Somehow, manufacturers need to be urged to keep building more efficient vehicles and buyers need to be encouraged to purchase them....More
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