Ray LaHood

DOT secretary: Connected cars raise 'questions' on privacy

9:43 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told reporters today he has concerns that wireless connectivity in cars could put drivers' privacy at risk -- but the government is not rushing to judgment.... Read More »

 

DOT sued over delayed backup-camera mandate

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2013
Consumer groups are taking the Obama administration to federal court over its about-face on backup cameras. In a lawsuit filed today in federal court in New York, two individuals and four organizations, including Consumers Union, asked a judge to order the Department of Transportation to set rear visibility standards for light vehicles, as required by a 2008 law.... Read More »

 

New DOT secretary confirmed by Senate as LaHood bids farewell

4:07 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2013
The Senate today unanimously approved Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to head the Department of Transportation, a role held for the past four years by former congressman Ray LaHood.... Read More »

 

Jeep plan: Peace, but no cure-all

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2013
Chrysler Group's plan to put trailer hitches on 1.56 million Jeeps has brought peace with federal regulators at a bargain-basement price. But it's not likely to give occupants of those vehicles much more protection in rear-end crashes above 50 mph.... Read More »

 

Marchionne, regulators cut recall deal in private meeting

2:10 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2013
Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief David Strickland met in Chicago June 9 to discuss the automaker’s allegedly dangerous Jeep SUVs, a Detroit newspaper reported today.... Read More »

 

Cost is key to fate of talking cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2013
Cars that communicate with each other to avoid crashes or traffic jams will save lives, but the cost of the systems will determine consumers' acceptance, the U.S. transportation secretary said last week.... Read More »

 

Cost to be big factor in 'talking' cars acceptance, LaHood says

3:51 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2013
Cars that "talk" to each other to avoid crashes or traffic jams, like those being tested here, will save lives but the cost of the systems will determine consumers' acceptance of such technology, the transportation secretary said today.... Read More »

 

Obama says DOT nominee Foxx to press ahead on transportation agenda

3:13 pm U.S. ET | April 29, 2013
President Barack Obama said Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Anthony Foxx will press ahead as transportation secretary with the administration's goals to rebuild and expand the nation's infrastructure.... Read More »

 

U.S. transport chief nominee said to be Anthony Foxx, mayor of Charlotte, N.C.

7:01 pm U.S. ET | April 28, 2013
President Barack Obama is expected to nominate Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Anthony Foxx, a Democrat, to lead the Transportation Department. Foxx would replace Ray LaHood, who is stepping down.... Read More »

 

NHTSA recommends disabling built-in texting, Web browsing

1:50 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2013
Federal regulators, moving to curb distracted driving, issued final voluntary safety guidelines today that would disable certain in-vehicle functions such as manual texting and video phoning while driving.... Read More »

 

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