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UN agreement reached on aircraft climate-change emissions
by Joan Lowy - October 7, 2016 - 8:53am
The United Nations' aviation arm overwhelmingly ratified an agreement Thursday to control global warming emissions from international airline flights, the first climate-change pact to set worldwide limits on a single...
Auto, technology industries clash over talking cars
by Joan Lowy - August 26, 2016 - 3:00am
Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic...
Most drivers admit angry, aggressive behavior or road rage
by Joan Lowy - July 14, 2016 - 5:14pm
An estimated 8 million drivers engaged in more extreme behavior on streets and roads that might be considered "road rage
Will robot cars drive traffic congestion off a cliff?
by Joan Lowy - May 15, 2016 - 9:49pm
Researchers believe the number of miles driven will skyrocket. It's less certain whether that will mean a corresponding surge in traffic congestion, but it's a clear possibility.
Car headlights are keeping drivers in the dark, study finds
by Joan Lowy - March 30, 2016 - 11:50pm
Are your car's headlights keeping you in the dark?
Report cites 241 near collisions between pilots, drones
by Joan Lowy - December 11, 2015 - 11:00am
There has yet to be a confirmed U.S. collision between a drone and a manned aircraft, but there's a growing number of close calls as drones fly where they least belong — near airports.
Glance: Airliners that have been shot down
by Joan Lowy - July 18, 2014 - 4:45am
As unthinkable as shooting down an airliner with hundreds of passengers is, it has happened before. Among the most notable cases in recent decades were an Iranian plane shot down by the U.S. Navy and a South Korean...
Mixed signals over in-flight use of cellphones
by Joan Lowy - February 23, 2014 - 5:04am
When it comes to deciding whether airline passengers can use their cellphones in flight, federal agencies are sending different signals to consumers.
Feds to decide on car-to-car communications
by Joan Lowy - February 4, 2014 - 6:07am
Federal officials are planning to announce yesterday whether automakers should be required to equip new cars and light trucks with technology that enables vehicles to communicate with each other to prevent coll...
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