House Gives Green Light To Self-Driving Cars

Business | Eric Lieberman
Li Zengwen, a development engineer at Changan Automobile, lifts his hands off the steering wheel as the car is on self-driving mode during a test drive on a highway in Beijing, China, April 16, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

‘Saving thousands of lives annually’

Apple CEO Finally Reveals Secret Plans To Change Automobile Industry

Business | Eric Lieberman
Apple CEO Tim Cook looking happily at a self-driving car. Left: [STEPHEN LAM/Getty Images] Right: [ANGELO MERENDINO/AFP/Getty Images]

‘Mother of all AI projects’

Trump Will Reconsider Obama's Fuel Economy Mandate

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally in the Rodeo Arena at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds October 29, 2016 in Golden, Colorado. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘Unrealistic standards’

Honda Recalls 772,000 Vehicles In The US Because Some Air Bags Eject Metal Shrapnel

Business | Eric Lieberman
Air Force Lt. Stephanie Erdman, whose eye was injured by airbag shrapnel from her 2002 Honda Civic, is surrounded by pictures showing the accident as she testifies before the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, November 20, 2014, on the Takata airbag defects and the vehicle recall process. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Killed 16, injured 180 worldwide

We Got The Surest Sign Yet Apple Plans To Eat Elon Musk's Lunch

Tech | Eric Lieberman
Apple CEO Tim Cook looking happily at a self-driving car. Left: [STEPHEN LAM/Getty Images] Right: [ANGELO MERENDINO/AFP/Getty Images]

‘Prevent millions of car crashes and thousands of fatalities each year’

Govt Wants Cell Phone Industry To Limit What Apps Drivers Use

US | Thomas Phippen
(Photo: Shutterstock/bbernard)

Tech industry isn’t happy about it

Germany Forbids Tesla From Using Misleading Term 'Autopilot'

Business | Eric Lieberman
FREMONT, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during an event to launch the new Tesla Model X Crossover SUV on September 29, 2015. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Confuses customers

Elon Musk Says Autopilot Death Probably Wouldn't Have Happened With Latest Updates

Business | Eric Lieberman
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk reveals the Tesla Energy Powerwall Home Battery during an event in Hawthorne, California April 30, 2015. Tesla Motors Inc unveiled Tesla Energy - a suite of batteries for homes, businesses and utilities - a highly-anticipated plan to expand its business beyond electric vehicles. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

‘These things cannot be said with absolute certainty’

EPA's Newest Global Warming Reg Targets Big Rigs, School Buses

Energy | Chris White
Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, speaks at the Center for American Progress' 2014 Making Progress Policy Conference in Washington Nov. 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Gary Cameron)

‘This means fewer jobs and lower wages for American workers’

Tesla Scrubs Self-Driving Label From Chinese Website After Wreck

Business | Chris White
A man looks around Tesla Motors' Model S P85 at its showroom in Beijing January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

‘The expectation of Tesla is that the driver is alert and vigilant’

Distracted Driving Is A Huge Problem, And Autonomous Cars Could Help

Tech | Eric Lieberman
Businesswoman multitasking while driving, drinking coffee and talking on the phone. [Shutterstock - Daxiao Productions]

3,179 people were killed in 2014 from distracted driving

Family Of Star Trek Actor Crushed To Death Sues Fiat Chrysler

Business | Eric Lieberman
Actor Anton Yelchin poses during the photocall of the movie "Burying The Ex" presented out of competition at the 71st Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2014 at Venice Lido. (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Hundreds of complaints received

The SEC Investigating Tesla For Not Disclosing Fatal May Crash

Business | Eric Lieberman
the Sunset Boulevard on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, CA (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)

Tesla is being investigated yet again

Tesla Knew About Autopilot Death When It Sold $2 Billion In Stock In May

Energy | Chris White
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk stands on the podium as he attends a forum on startups in Hong Kong, China in this January 26, 2016, file photo. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/Files

‘is not material to the value of Tesla.’

Tesla Autopilot Technology Under Investigation After Fatal Crash

Business | Eric Lieberman
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk stands on the podium as he attends a forum on startups in Hong Kong, China in this January 26, 2016, file photo. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/Files

‘Preliminary evaluation’

Clock Is Ticking For Congress To Hash Out Reconciled Highway Bill

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke
A pedestrian red light is seen near the U.S. Capitol dome, currently under renovation, in Washington June 8, 2015. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

Transportation funding runs out Nov. 20.

New Transportation Bill Makes Cars Safer By Punishing Security Researchers

Tech | Steve Ambrose
1972 Plymouth Barracuda engine

Government should follow the lead of industry, congresswoman says

Speed Cameras Are All Profit, No Mercy

US | Kathryn Watson
Red Light Cameras. (Neal Jennings/Flickr/Creative Commons) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Critics say local governments are just ‘stealing from public’

Before You Get In Your Car This Weekend, Read This Story

US | Ethan Barton

‘You have an agency that’s enabling this’

Here's How The Government Lets You Die In Car Crashes

US | Ethan Barton

‘This is one of the worst audit reports I’ve ever seen’