60 Alerts From the Technology Tag


Recognizing That Many of Us Simply Enjoy Driving: NMA E-Newsletter #435

Here’s a quiz.  The CEO of an automaker said the following about the advent of self-driving technology: We have full-scale autonomy in development right now. But how we apply this technology will be a little unique. We believe driving pleasure should never die. And we’re selling our products to a core customer who loves driving.  […]

Is Distracted Driving the new Drunk Driving? Part 2: NMA E-Newsletter #434

Part 1 dealt with how distracted driving enforcement campaigns, fueled by federal highway money, are also dragnets for other offenses. Part 2 examines new law enforcement tools to check on texting while driving. Currently, law enforcement has great difficulty in determining if a driver was using electronic devices before a crash (and more importantly whether […]

An Expectation of Privacy: NMA E-Newsletter #432

Earlier this month, the Florida Appeals Court in a 2-1 decision found in the 2013 Palm Beach County DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide case involving Charles Worsham Jr that the Fourth Amendment affords an expectation of privacy for vehicle electronic data recorders (EDRs), aka black boxes. Similar to an airplane black box, a vehicle’s EDR […]

Keeping my VW Diesel till the Bitter End-Part 2: NMA E-Newsletter #418

By Greg Amy, Connecticut State Activist Check out Part 1 Here. Another environmental concern with the Federal decree is disposition of the bought-back vehicles. Obviously, these vehicles cannot be re-sold until they are fixed, assuming a fix is ever found. (I don’t expect VW can fix these engines to the Feds’ and CARB’s satisfaction in […]

Keeping my VW Diesel till the Bitter End-Part 1: NMA E-Newsletter #417

By Greg Amy, Connecticut State Activist By now you are well aware of the Volkswagen “TDI Scandal”. In September 2015, VW got caught by a West Virginia University lab cheating on its emissions testing procedures for 2009 – 2015 VW 2.0L TDI-equipped cars. Simply put, the EPA accused VW of putting code in its engine […]