When automobiles first appeared on public roads in the early 20th century, there were few regulations—and lots of crashes. The powers that be had to determine how to safely integrate motor vehicles with horses, trolleys, and pedestrians sharing crowded city streets.In the book The Law of Automobiles, published in 1906, author and attorney Xenophon P. Huddy helped policymakers by defining new concepts such as speeding and proper signaling. A section titled “Law Keeps Up with Improvement and Progress” described cars as “a new contrivance for transportation purposes,” and it sounds prescient when viewed against today’s quandary of how to regulate self-driving car technology and assimilate robo-taxis into existing traffic.Jump forward a century to when Google in 2010 revealed it had covered more than 100,000 miles testing its early autonomous vehicles (AVs) in California, and there were no regulations against self-driving cars on public roads. As with … [Read more...] about Robo Rules: The State of Autonomous Vehicle Regulations
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home 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 Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments To Your Health by Kristine Phillips by Kristine Phillips Email the author May 1 Email the author Rebecca Zeni died at age 93 after she was infected with crusted scabies while living at a Georgia nursing home. (Courtesy of Lance Lourie) Pictures of Rebecca Zeni during her younger years showed her with flawless skin, well-defined eyebrows and long, thick lashes. Her hair, parted in the middle, was neatly tied with a … [Read more...] about She modeled in New York and worked for the Navy. At 93, parasites ate her alive at a nursing home.
You might think that street parking in New York City is terrible, and that it should be fixed. Haha. Rookie mistake. It being bad is actually good. At least that’s the logic in a new piece that The New York Times ran today about proposed resident-only parking in upper Manhattan. The idea is to save parking spaces for locals rather than out-of-towners trying to dodge paying for parking farther down in the borough. Before weighing in on whether or not that’s a good idea, you need to hear about how much everyone has lost their minds. The proposals drew criticism from nonresidents like Oscar Lopez, 28, who drove his white BMW with New Jersey plates off the George Washington Bridge on Tuesday and immediately began looking for parking. “This is a public street, and if I spend an hour looking for a parking space, I have just as much right as anyone to have it,” he said. Other drivers opposed what they saw as an effort by the city to regulate parking. Kevin Sacco, 66, … [Read more...] about Welcome To The Unhinged Madness Of Street Parking In New York City
The 2018 New York Auto show has over a 1,000 cars on hand. While many auto shows are known for showing off the hottest concepts, the New York show is more well-known for highlighting cars that will be available for purchase in the near future. As such, it should come as no surprise that the 2018 New York auto show featured some truly amazing exotic cars on hand. Many of these cars can already be bought, although you may have to wait a bit for delivery. Anyways, let’s dig into some of the best hypercars put on display at the 2018 New York Auto Show. Bugatti’s Chiron Sport Finally Lands on American Soil For the first time, the Chiron Sport has made its way to the United States. This hypercar is well-regarded among automobile enthusiasts, owing to its ridiculous 1,500 horsepower and overall high performance. Who knows how fast the Chiron Sport can hit sixty but the regular (and slower) hits 60 in a mere 2.5 seconds. Expect the Sport model to be even faster. Indeed, it should … [Read more...] about The Best Exotic Cars from the 2018 New York Auto Show
Today, as we advanced yesterday, Genesis unveiled its groundbreaking Essentia Concept at the New York International Auto Show. The all-electric, high-performance concept elevates and reimagines the “Athletic Elegance” design paradigm, while providing a vision of future Genesis product performance and technology. “We understand our obligation as a luxury car manufacturer to create objects of desire, sparking passion and inspiration by emphasizing a culture while exceeding expectations in terms of technology and connectivity, bringing our outside world seamlessly to the inside of the vehicle,” said Manfred Fitzgerald, Global Head of the Genesis Brand. “This is what the Genesis Essentia Concept is all about, and we are thrilled to introduce our interpretation of an all-electric, two-door Gran Turismo here in New York.” Essentia is the brand’s first battery electric vehicle and features a lightweight carbon-fiber monocoque, a robust, multi-motor … [Read more...] about Genesis Essentia Concept Unveiled At New York International Auto Show