Safety Regulations

The mangled remains of a residential tower after it collapsed in Florida.

The Problem With Miami Beach's High-Rises

Last year's Miami Beach condo collapse could portend more tragedy to come if developers don't address the risks of aging buildings and climate change.

February 7, 2022 - The New York Times

Climate Change

Vote for 'America's Most Toxic Car Commercial'

From the same website that brought us the "Parking Crater Award" and the "Sorriest Bus Stops in America."

August 23, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Automated Vehicle

Pedestrian Safety Concerns and New Doubts About Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicle technology is no longer enjoying an uncritical reception. Skepticism, it seems, is becoming a more common response to the idea of setting robot cars free on the streets.

August 20, 2018 - Bloomberg

Autonomous Vehicles

The AV START Act Raises Safety Concerns

The AV Start Act (S. 1885, Thune) is making its way through the U.S. Senate. Critics say the bill will rush autonomous vehicles to the market, and to the streets, without safety regulations.

August 13, 2018 - Streetsblog USA

Self-Driving Car

Wanted in the Autonomous Vehicles Debate: A Place at the Table for Local Authorities

How much should the federal government involve local authorities in crafting autonomous vehicle regulations? Officials in New York say they aren't being included enough.

June 15, 2018 - Route Fifty

Rural Traffic

Obama-Era Truck Safety Regulations Up for Debate

The Trump Administration has been defending the interests of the truck industry against regulations proposed during the Obama Administration.

December 6, 2017 - NPR via KPCC

Self-Driving Car

Trump Administration Reviewing U.S. DOT's Automated Vehicle Guidelines

Among the many guidelines and rules going back to the drawing board (or ceremonial execution by executive order) at the federal level are guidelines for self-driving cars released only months ago by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

February 28, 2017 - Reuters

Parking Gate

Just Arrived: The First Federal Safety Guidelines for Automated Vehicles

It's a big day for the future of automated vehicles. Federal safety regulators gave first indication, not yet regulations, of how they expect automated vehicles to behave when they hit the road en masse.

September 20, 2016 - The New York Times

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