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New NHTSA chief: Agency to scrutinize auto-driver technology

Jun. 29, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new head of the government's road safety agency says it will intensify efforts to understand the risks posed by automated vehicle technology, so it can decide what regulations may be necessary to protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians. In an interview...

Cyberattack hits Norway, pro-Russian hacker group fingered

Jun. 29, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A cyberattack temporarily knocked out public and private websites in Norway in the past 24 hours, Norwegian authorities said Wednesday. Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said that to his knowledge the attack “has not caused any significant...

ND lays plans for adding electric vehicle charging stations

Jun. 29, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota will use nearly $26 million in federal funding over the next several years to build a network of charging stations for electric vehicles around the state. North Dakota Department of Transportation officials say the first phase of the plan is to...

EXPLAINER: Data privacy concerns emerge after Roe decision

Jun. 29, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

With abortion now or soon to be illegal in over a dozen states and severely restricted in many more, Big Tech companies that collect personal details of their users are facing new calls to limit that tracking and surveillance. One fear is that law enforcement or vigilantes could use those data...

Edmunds compares: Audi e-tron GT vs. Mercedes-Benz EQS

Jun. 29, 2022 06:21 AM EDT

The electric vehicle market is rapidly changing. Two recently released models are blazing the trail for a brand-new segment: the electric luxury sedan class. Those two cars are the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS and the 2022 Audi e-tron GT. Both offer flagship levels of luxury, but they differ greatly in...

Australia prioritizes reducing emissions and cheaper EVs

Jun. 29, 2022 01:52 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government is putting climate change at the top of its legislative agenda when Parliament sits next month for the first time since the May 21 election, with bills to enshrine a cut in greenhouse gas emissions and make electric cars cheaper, a minister...

China's Baidu races Waymo, GM to develop self-driving cars

Jun. 28, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — With no one at the wheel, a self-driving taxi developed by tech giant Baidu Inc. is rolling down a Beijing street when its sensors spot the corner of a delivery cart jutting into its lane. The taxi stops a half-car-length away. “So sorry,” a recorded voice tells...

Australia talks down prospect of having nuclear subs by 2030

Jun. 28, 2022 22:59 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new defense minister on Wednesday talked down the prospect of Australia acquiring U.S. nuclear-powered submarines by the end of the decade, describing such a timetable as “optimistic in the extreme.” Defense Minister Richard Marles,...

SC House agrees to knock $25M computer out of $14B budget

Jun. 28, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina General Assembly overturned many of Gov. Henry McMasters budget vetoes Tuesday, but they did agree with the biggest one, taking $25 million out of the $13.8 billion spending plan to try to help bring a super computer to Columbia. The money...

Instagram hides some posts that mention abortion

Jun. 28, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Instagram is blocking posts that mention abortion from public view, in some cases requiring its users to confirm their age before letting them view posts that offer up information about the procedure. Over the last day, several Instagram accounts run by abortion...