The FAA is reportedly launching an Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team “that will include a wide variety of stakeholders from the drone and aviation industries” and is establishing a Drone Advisory Committee chaired by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich....More
In a nine-page letter, NHTSA asked for descriptions of the design of the driver-assist system, modifications made since it went into production, testing results and all reports and complaints of accidents....More
The $2 billion settlement will include incentives for clean-energy alternatives like electric cars, ride-sharing and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles--areas where other automakers have a stronger market share....More
Fuel economy standards will increase a projected 53% to 54.5 miles per gallon within the next decade, and tailpipe emissions will need to fall. What does Detroit think about the pending challenge? And how will they accomplish the lofty goals?...More
No one has yet been convicted over the tragedy, which caused 1,100 deaths, and highlighted appalling safety in Bangladesh's $27 billion garment export industry, the world's second largest after China....More
One of the nation's major chemical safety laws is receiving a significant update after 40 years. EPA’s oversight of chemicals manufactured, sold or distributed in the U.S. will be greatly expanded, as will be the processes by which chemicals may be approved....More
The Pentagon budgets about $15 million every year for athletic shoes vouchers, but not all of it goes to buy American-made footwear. New Balance hopes a 75-year-old law will force the Senate to change that....More
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