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Fatal accidents up 5.6 percent, but distracted driving is actually down.

Surprisingly, there is some good news.

House, meanwhile, is expected to vote on the issue Wednesday

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EPA is asking the public for comments on Obama-era policy.

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US DOT picks sites the day before new administration is sworn in.

The US Department of Energy chooses the 10 sites, including two in California and others in Michigan, Iowa and Pennsylvania, where testing of autonomous vehicles can take place.

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The organization believes the technology has the potential to prevent hundreds of thousands of crashes.

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Chao was the first Asian-American woman to hold a Cabinet job.

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Feds fault trucking company after explosive crash this summer.

Company told to cease transport operations until multiple issues are addressed.

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The city gets $140 million for electric, autonomous, and connected transport.

Columbus, Ohio has earned $140 million to be a living laboratory for the future of transport. Don't act so surprised.

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Tesla may share information with other automakers as well.

Tesla's Elon Musk offers to give collective Autopilot data to the feds to help move along regulations.

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Leaders in autonomous technology form a new coalition that seeks clear federal standards.

Ford, Google, Lyft, Uber and Volvo form an organization to better prepare America's roads for self-driving technology.

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At CES, Mobileye And The DOT Partner On 'Smart City' Ideas

The collision-avoidance system could warn bus drivers of pedestrians and bicyclists. It could also help city planners prevent crashes before they happen.

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The DOT's new safety rules would add more crash tests, evaluate pedestrian safety in an accident, and check for the latest safety tech in vehicles. While still just a proposal, the updates could arrive for the 2019 model year.

Autoblog Minute

Takata has been fined $70M by the US Department of Transportation, and Honda drops and publicly denounces the airbag supplier. Autoblog's Adam Morath reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.

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Like The EPA, DOT Officials Chill Hope For Protections In Copyright Law

Independent researchers have uncovered major cyber-security weaknesses and emissions scams, but the government agencies that benefit most don't appreciate the help.

If You're Going To San Francisco, Be Sure To Drive Your Fuel-Cell Car

US DOT may build the world's largest hydrogen refueling station in the City by the Bay.

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So Far, 2015 Is Setting The Record

Low gas prices mean that US drivers put more miles on their cars in 2015 than ever before. 987.8 billion miles in the first four months, to be exact.

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An audit by the Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General discovers dire problems within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and its investigation methods prior to GM's ignition switch recall.

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After a one-year investigation, NHTSA is implementing changes to improve its oversight of vehicle safety. The agency is also asking an independent, three-person panel to monitor how these improvements are implemented.