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Impaired Driving Still a Problem

Despite increasingly punitive impaired driving laws, despite educational efforts starting in grade school to raise awareness of and deter the behavior, despite sophisticated efforts by non-profit organizations dedicated to “stopping this violent crime,” and advocating for and supporting victims and their families, impaired driving remains a leading cause of death in Canada – by some …

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Will Flying Cars Become a Reality?

A couple of years ago, at the 2015 global aviation show, ‘AERO Friedrichshafen’ held in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Carplane® GmbH, a company co-funded by the EU and the German State of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) unveiled a ‘nearly complete’ prototype of its flying car, designed for road travel capability to and from airstrips, and flight travel between …

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Tracking the Location of Electric Vehicles

Associated Press has reported recently that all the major manufacturers of electric vehicles currently accessing the Chinese market are complying with regulations in China that require them to transmit data collected by the tracking systems in these vehicles to government-backed monitoring centers. The manufacturers more or less uniformly say they are doing so having obtained …

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Gasoline Tax, Saving the World and Starting Riots

“France’s Meltdown, Macron’s Disdain” by Dr. Guy Millière, a professor at the University of Paris, published on the Gatestone Institute website: www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13364/france-meltdown-macron-disdain provides more background on the ongoing “yellow vest”— gilets jaunes— protests in France, which Road Rules first addressed when they began in mid-November. Dr. Millière begins by detailing how French President Macron’s statements …

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General Motors Transitions

Self-driving cars (AVs) and electric cars (EVs) have been Road Rules’ topics for many years.  Of the two, EVs have moved more quickly from futuristic prototype to being drivable in the here and now.  But AV development is also proceeding quickly.  All major auto manufacturers are heavily invested in it; engineering departments in the top …

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Carbon Tax May Anger Voters

Publically questioning climate change, computer-modelling of global warming, and human causation largely from fossil fuel usage is now guaranteed to start an emotional argument.  The United Nations, reportedly forecasts a global apocalypse from failure to act.  Yet resistance to government efforts to force reductions in fossil fuel use, especially by some sort of ‘carbon tax’ …

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Increasing Vehicle Speed Lowers Driver Reaction Time

In 2014, the government of BC was persuaded to raise the speed limits on certain stretches of highway around the province to some of the highest in Canada—some stretches to 120 km/h.  One advocate was Ian Tootill, co-founder in 1995 of the driver’s advocacy group SENSE —Safety by Education Not Speed Enforcement. SENSE advanced that …

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Ramping Back on New Car Mileage Requirements

On Thursday August 2nd, 2018, the American Administration revealed its long-anticipated plan to roll back the Corporate Average Fuel Economy [CAFE] standards – originally established in the 1970s in response to the Middle East Oil Embargo.  CAFE was intended to cut fuel consumption for environmental betterment and bolster US energy security. The CAFE rules required …

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Mercedes Builds-In a Whole Lot of Artificial Intelligence

Although there are still plenty of car shows and well publicized car collections, it may be that we don’t love our cars like we used to.  Spewing tailpipes, exploding airbags, gridlock, and road taxes dominate a lot of the current media narrative. Things do come round, though, and if the latest new automotive infotainment system …

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