• US to seek automated braking requirement for heavy trucks

    1 day ago - By Chron

    DETROIT - In a reversal from Trump administration policies, U.S. auto safety regulators say they will move to require or set standards for automatic emergency braking systems on new heavy trucks.
    The Department of Transportation, which includes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, announced the change Friday when it released its spring regulatory agenda.
    It also will require what it said are rigorous testing standards for autonomous vehicles, and set up a national database to document automated-vehicle crashes.
    The moves by the administration of President Joe Biden run...
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  • US will revisit Trump-era decision for Alaska rainforest

    1 day ago - By Chron

    JUNEAU, Alaska - The federal government announced plans Friday to “repeal or replace” a decision by the Trump administration last fall to lift restrictions on logging and road building in a southeast Alaska rainforest that provides habitat for wolves, bears and salmon.
    Conservationists cheered the announcement as a positive step. But Republican Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy criticized it and vowed to use “every tool available to push back.”
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's plans were announced on a federal regulatory site and were described as consistent with a January executive order from...
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