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EPA staff concerns may fuel critics of rollback proposal

A document detailing EPA staff concerns provides fodder for legal challenges to the Trump administration's proposal to roll back federal fuel economy standards.

Fuel-economy retreat would be a lost economic opportunity

The Trump administration's proposal calling for freezing the standards at 2020 levels seems completely disconnected from what is happening in the industry.

UPDATED: 8/14/18 6:04 pm ET - adds details

Trump mpg proposal faces legal thicket

Waves of opponents are lining up legal arguments for an all-out assault to kill the Trump administration's proposed rule.

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EPA staff disputed claim fuel efficiency plan would save lives

As the Trump administration moves to freeze vehicle fuel efficiency standards, some regulatory officials have disputed the Transportation Department rationale that the plan would significantly cut traffic deaths, internal documents made public show.

IIHS: Driver assist not ready for prime time

Driver assistance systems that can accelerate, brake and steer automatically do not perform well enough to substitute for human drivers, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Meet Thor, the more humanlike crash-test dummy

Thor replicates humans more accurately than today's Hybrid 3 dummies and can capture much more information, enabling engineers to better understand how the body interacts with the vehicle in a crash.


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