A Development in Progress

By | 2018-05-11T20:50:54+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Autopilot, Department of Transportation, DOT, Electric Cars, NHTSA, Tesla, Uber|Tags: , , , , |

Last month, two U.S. citizens lost their lives to autonomous vehicles: Elaine Herzberg, who was struck by a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Arizona and Walter Huang, whose autonomously driven Tesla Model X hit a freeway concrete divider in Mountain View, California. The two incidents ignited a fiery debate on the issue of autonomous vehicles, and their [...]

The Future of Privacy

By | 2018-02-20T18:35:32+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, DOT, Electric Cars, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It all started with Cadillac really. In 1996, General Motors introduced the Cadillac OnStar system — an onboard communication system that linked active drivers with a GM call center — and with that the world of consumer privacy forever be changed. The OnStar system was a road paved with the best of intentions. Drivers could get [...]

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Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

By | 2017-08-17T16:37:59+00:00 December 4th, 2012|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Environmental Protection Agency, NHTSA|Tags: |

You would think that billion dollar companies that grace the halls of the New York Stock Exchange, the Wall Street Journal and the Fortune 500 would have the good sense to govern themselves with principles of honesty and integrity. If they don’t do it because it’s the right thing to do, you would expect that they [...]

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An Industry Lost

By | 2017-08-25T19:47:36+00:00 May 1st, 2012|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Trends, NHTSA|

If anything, America’s greatest asset is its ability to innovate.  Our nation’s fabric is woven from unconventional thinking and the courage to dream.  From this, we have introduced to the world everything from motion pictures to commercial aviation to hip-hop; and often times before the dust settles we are at it again, rethinking the industry we [...]

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How Soon We Forget

By | 2017-07-27T19:46:44+00:00 May 3rd, 2011|Categories: Airbag Recall, Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Class Action, General Motors, NHTSA, Volkswagen|

On the one year anniversary of the $16 million fine imposed against Toyota – the largest fine ever levied by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) against an automobile manufacturer – little has been done to change the system that allowed the problem to exist in the first place.  Students of history will recall [...]

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The Appropriateness of Toyota’s Gas Pedal Recall

By | 2017-07-28T23:52:27+00:00 February 9th, 2009|Categories: Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, NHTSA|

Is Toyota’s widely-publicized gas pedal recall the appropriate remedy that everyone has been waiting for, or is this merely a quick-fix approach to cover up a deeper rooted problem with its runaway cars?  One thing is sure: With sales of eight models halted, and its pristine image for quality heavily dented, the manufacturer is desperate to [...]

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