With U.S. infrastructure in dire need of investment, lawmakers and business groups make the case for action but differ on approach.
House Panel Highlights the Need for Greater Consumer Education on AV Capabilities, and for a National Regulatory Framework
Both lawmakers and witnesses at a House hearing noted that the transition period to full autonomy holds significant challenges, including integration of semi-autonomous features into the vehicle fleet.
There’s growing evidence of the natural link between autonomous and electric vehicles.
Lawmakers are mostly in agreement that U.S. infrastructure needs a major overhaul, but how exactly to fund projects will be the sticking point going forward.
Despite the DOE and others making the case for a slimmer Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the U.S. is still vulnerable to wild price swings and global supply outages.
Autonomous vehicles have enormous potential benefits for society, particularly with regards to safety, but one major question is who will be legally responsible when there is an accident. Tech expert Adam Thierer talks to The Fuse about this issue.
Self-driving cars have the potential to bring extraordinary benefits to consumers and society as a whole, but technology is moving faster than policymakers can keep pace with. In order for self-driving vehicles to reach their potential, there needs to be a federal regulatory environment that allows for flexibility and accelerated development.
Congress has passed the FAST Act, the first long-term transportation bill in more than a decade, but it has used controversial sources to fund the legislation. The government will sell off some 66 million barrels of crude from the SPR and use some $53.3 billion in Federal Reserve Bank surplus funds.
As the shale boom stalls and demand rises, Congress's willingness to sell oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve reflects the fact that lawmakers have grown complacent on energy security.
Congress is poised to raid America’s oil back-up plan, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, to fund this year’s transportation bill. Such a move could create dangerous holes in U.S. energy security.