Audi of America has launched vehicle-to-infrastructure technology in the U.S. that's designed to provide drivers with speed recommendations to minimize stops at red lights and reduce driver frustration, the automaker has announced.
Sharing the road with trucks and semi-trailer trucks can be very dangerous — especially as some semis weigh as much as 80,000 pounds.
Roadway fatalities in the U.S. dipped slightly in 2018 to approximately 40,000, representing just a 1% decrease from 2017 and 2016, when 40,231 and 40,327 people were killed in motor vehicles crashes, respectively.
Several cities are responding to what they view as lax state legislation by passing their own distracted driving laws. Three states in the nation still allow texting while driving and only 16 have adopted hands-free laws, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling an estimated 660,000 2013-2017 Ram 3500 pickups, 2014-2017 Ram 2500 pickups, and 3500 chassis cabs for a loose nut that can potentially cause a loss of steering control.
Law enforcement officials in Tulsa, Okla., have seen a spike in pickup truck tailgate thefts. In fact, stolen tailgates accounted for many of the 300 parts ripped from vehicles in Tulsa last year, according to a report on KTUL.