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Second E-Scooter Rider Killed in Washington D.C.

Second E-Scooter Rider Killed in Washington D.C.

Scooter safety continues to be an issue for many reasons. On the one hand, some of the vehicles are unsafe, on the other hand, regulations are lax. This combination of factors has just cost a Washington D.C. rider his life.
The victim, who was riding a rental Lime scooter, was trapped under...

Judge Kavanaugh’s Bloody New World

Judge Kavanaugh’s Bloody New World

On the day President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, I was bothered by old dreams from a case I lost long ago.
I see dark figures outside a warm, bright home. Perhaps they called before they came. Maybe there was no answer. They would have gotten in a car and...


Fallen Guru: Elon Musk Ordered Bypassing Critical Brake Tests

Fallen Guru: Elon Musk Ordered Bypassing Critical Brake Tests

In the latest issue of The New Yorker, Hallie Cantor describes an imaginary meeting between millennial icon Elon Musk and his PR team. The humor column ironizes the electric car pioneer’s recent claims that he is a socialist:
“Musk: Socialism, to me, means that, once Earth is...

Self-Driving Mercedes-Benz Cabs Are Coming to California in 2019

Self-Driving Mercedes-Benz Cabs Are Coming to California in 2019

Daimler is secretively preparing to launch a self-driving taxi service in an undisclosed city in California next year. As Google, Uber, and Tesla pioneered the self-driving car sector, the maker of Mercedes-Benz developed its own technology in silence. 
Now, it hopes to launch its...


Martin Tripp - Telsa Saboteur or Life-Saving Whistleblower?

Martin Tripp - Telsa Saboteur or Life-Saving Whistleblower?

In the wake of last week’s spontaneous Tesla fire on LA’s Santa Monica Boulevard, media is humming around conflict between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and ex-Tesla employee Martin Tripp.
On Wednesday, electric car manufacturer Tesla filed suit in Nevada Court against Tripp, claiming that,...


73 Percent of Americans Afraid of Riding in Autonomous Cars

73 Percent of Americans Afraid of Riding in Autonomous Cars

A survey by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety revealed that the recent fatal accidents involving self-driving cars had a dramatic effect on the public’s perception of the technology. In a matter of a few months, the percentage of Americans who expressed fear of riding in autonomous...