The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is issuing a final safety rule that requires rearview technology in many new vehicles. The move is an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by backup accidents.
General Motors is adding more than 588,000 vehicles to a recall to fix ignition switches that can shut off engines and cause crashes.
As the years pass there are fewer and fewer World War II veterans left to tell their stories. But some dedicated collectors are using weapons of war as a window into the past, to keep the veterans’ memories alive.
Heavy vehicles left idling waiting to work, waiting to be weighed or just waiting for their drivers in the cab to wake up to get back on the road, emit tons of carbon dioxide and other pollutants each year.