As Obama Touts Transportation Tech, Documents Douse Autonomous Enthusiasm
On the same night President Obama pressed the need to build a "21st century transportation system" in his final State of the Union speech, a new report released by one of the companies leading that charge showed serious potholes remain ahead.
In what is sure to be seen by some as government interference and general misunderstanding of technology, the California DMV has released a proposal that would require drivers to be present in self-driving vehicles in the state.
California is once again nearly out of the green stickers that give plug-in hybrids easy access to the state's high-occupancy vehicle lanes. They might only last several more weeks at the current rate.
Latest Development Comes After Admission Of Three Auxiliary Emissions Control Devices
The California Air Resources Board has ordered Volkswagen to come up with a plan for repairing approximately 15,000 cars sold in the state that contain illegal software that may circumvent emissions testing.
Faraday Future remains quite secretive. The company now promises to invest $1 billion in state-of-the-art, US factory, but for now the EV maker only narrows down the potential location to California, Georgia, Louisiana, and Nevada.