Tag Archives: Regulations

Audi Bails on ‘Traffic Jam Pilot’ Driver Assist for Us Americans

Last year, Audi announced it would be bringing a suite of driver assist technologies, “Traffic Jam Pilot,” to the United States, but it would be difficult to get that approved through U.S. auto regulations. it turns out, it was too much for Audi, which has bailed.

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Comment Of The Day: Because It’s Easy Edition

I’ve been reading about automotive clean air regulations for nearly a decade now and I still don’t totally understand whether or not cars are punished too harshly for what they do.

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This Is The Loophole GM Exploited To Legally Cheat European Emissions

Two questions stood out immediately as Volkswagen got torn apart in their Dieselgate scandal: why was this European carmaker under fire in America, and why weren’t other carmakers implicated as well? One small loophole might be the answer.

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The FAA Relaxes Some Rules For Commercial Drone Pilots 

Earlier this week, the Federal Aviation Administration issued updated rules for commercial unmanned aircraft, doubling their operational ceiling and streamlined the online application process for pilots registering their drones.

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F1 Tells Teams To Leave Drivers Alone, They Should Know What They’re Doing

Formula One race director Charlie Whiting sent a note to teams before the Australian Grand Prix informing them that the restrictions on communications with drivers would be tighter than previously announced, per Motorsport.com. I think we know at least one driver who may appreciate the silence.

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Why Do We Regulate Supercars?

Today’s supercars are hybrid, carbon-fiber examples of how clean a car can be. Is there really a good reason why this has to be the case? I’m not so sure…

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What An Alfa Romeo 4C And A Canyon Road Will Teach You About Modern Turbos

The Alfa Romeo 4C’s almost-1750cc engine is an absolutely amazing motor, wild and loud and immediate. But thanks to the tricks of modern turbocharging, it doesn’t exactly offer the fuel economy you’d expect. And I figured all of this out in the middle of nowhere, with 30 miles of canyon road between me and the next gas station.

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Formula One Adds Race In Azerbaijan, Simplifies Grid Penalties

The FIA World Motor Sport Council decided on many issues related to racing all over the world today, but all eyes were on Formula One. Today, they not only approved many of the F1 Strategy Group’s proposed changes , but they released the 2016 race calendar. Welcome back, Germany, and say hello to Baku.

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The Ten Worst Government Mandated Automotive Technologies

The Ten Worst Government Mandated Automotive Technologies

Sometimes, lawmakers act like they’ve never seen a car. These ten are their worst bills, with some changing the car industry forever.

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