Updated 9:13 am CDT, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Photo: Seth Wenig/Associated Press Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 An NFL logo is displayed at the opening of "NFL Experience" in Times Square, New York, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) An NFL logo is displayed at the opening of "NFL Experience" in Times Square, New York, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Photo: Seth Wenig/Associated Press NFL concussion claims hit $500 million in less than 2 years 1 / 1 Back to Gallery PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than $500 million in claims were approved as of Monday under the NFL's concussion settlement, nearly a decade earlier than league officials estimated they would reach that amount. Claims administrators in the settlement released an updated report on the concussion settlement information … [Read more...] about NFL concussion claims hit $500 million in less than 2 years
Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado SpringsEnlarge PhotoThe VW diesel settlement is winding down. Owners of owners 2.0-liter 4-cylinder cars have to complete filing their settlement paperwork by Sept. 1 to be eligible for at least $5,100 in compensation from Volkswagen. All claims must be settled by Dec. 31, but they must be submitted by Sept. 1 to be eligible. READ THIS: Gauging VW's progress on second diesel-settlement anniversary (Updated) Elizabeth Cabraser, the lead plaintiff's attorney representing TDI owners in a class-action lawsuit against Volkswagen, told Green Car Reports that some TDI owners filed claims early on in the settlement, but have not submitted paperwork to finalize their claims and choose whether they want VW to buy their cars back or repair them. Some owners may have been waiting to hear the success of the repairs or the size of VW's settlement before deciding what remedy they wanted. Others may be … [Read more...] about VW TDI owners face deadline to finalize claims
Ryan Beene, Bloomberg Published 8:18 p.m. ET April 18, 2018 Tesla Inc.’s ardent defense of its Autopilot system is getting heat from safety advocates who question a key data point the company has been citing to plead its case. Several times since an Autopilot-linked fatality last month, the electric-car maker has claimed the U.S. government found that an early version of Autopilot reduced crash rates by 40 percent. Several safety experts say Tesla is misstating a conclusion reached by its regulator. Others are calling on Tesla and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to release the underlying data as automated-driving technology comes under greater scrutiny following several high-profile deaths. Both the company and NHTSA — the publisher of the report Tesla has invoked — have resisted releasing the data, which is the subject of an ongoing public records lawsuit. Tesla, which can constantly collect information on the acceleration, braking and speed … [Read more...] about Tesla autopilot safety claim draws scrutiny
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Checkpoint by Alex Horton by Alex Horton Email the author April 5 at 5:49 AM Email the author President Trump floated the idea Tuesday of deploying troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. “Until we can have a wall and proper security, we are going to be guarding our border with our military,” Trump said at the White House. He continued: “That’s a big step, we really haven’t done that before, or certainly not very much before.” That’s not exactly true. Long-standing concerns about the security of the southern border, cited by Trump, led to National Guard troops … [Read more...] about Trump claimed his plan to put troops on the border is extraordinary. It was routine for Obama.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado outside the Detroit auto showEnlarge PhotoIn response to automaker lobbying, the EPA plans to start the process of rolling back emission standards passed under the Obama Administration. Automakers claimed the associated fuel-economy rules were unrealistic given that consumers are flocking to crossover utilities and pickup trucks as gas prices remain low. A new report by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, however, contradicts that argument: "The current truck boom does not make the standards any more difficult to meet." DON'T MISS: 8 things you should know about EPA plan to let cars emit more The corporate average fuel economy standards—known by their acronym, CAFE—were rewritten under President Obama both to set higher fuel-economy targets and to allow for changes in the "fleet" of cars American buyers put in their driveways. The original CAFE standards, passed in 1975, separated cars from trucks. Automakers had to hit the … [Read more...] about Why trucks aren’t a CAFE problem for carmakers, despite their lobbying claims