WASHINGTON — Researchers say safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes.
You are here
By Joan Lowy The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — People dreamed of soaring above traffic congestion even before George Jetson entranced kids with his cartoon flying car. Inventors and entrepreneurs have long tried and failed to make the dream a reality, but that may be changing.
WASHINGTON — All new cars and light trucks would be able to talk wirelessly with each other, with traffic lights and with other roadway infrastructure under a rule the Transportation Department proposed Tuesday. Officials say the technology holds the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths and transform driving.
WASHINGTON — Federal aviation officials said Wednesday they will work quickly on regulations that would permit small, commercial drones to fly over people and crowds.
WASHINGTON — Are your car’s headlights keeping you in the dark?
The beams on most cars aren’t doing a good job of helping drivers see down a dark road at night, according to rating of more than 30 midsized car models.
WASHINGTON — Self-driving cars are “absolutely not” ready for widespread deployment despite a rush to put them to put them on the road, a robotics expert warned Tuesday.
WASHINGTON The government would standardize the way airlines disclose fees for basic services like checked bags, seat assignments and ticket changes so that passengers can more easily comparison-shop the full cost of flights under a bipartisan Senate bill introduced Wednesday.
WASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration says there are now more registered drone operators in the U.S. than there are licensed pilots.
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a legal forum on Monday that the agency passed the milestone last week when it topped 325,000 registered drone owners. There are 320,000 licensed pilots of manned aircraft.
WASHINGTON A U.N. panel recommended Wednesday that cargo shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries be banned from passenger airliners because the batteries can create fires capable of destroying planes, said aviation officials familiar with the decision.
WASHINGTON The government on Tuesday announced plans to update its safety rating system for new cars and trucks to include whether the vehicle has technology to avoid crashes, in addition to how well it protects occupants in accidents.
The 5-star rating system now uses crash tests to assess how well people inside are shielded from injury or death in front, side and rollover crashes.