More than 24 million vehicles have been recalled in the U.S. and around the world this year due to a defect in airbags manufactured by Takata. The Japanese company has resisted calls to do more, and today its president stepped down. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from David Shepardson of The Detroit News. Continue reading
Today’s Tool$ We Use features three on the carbon emissions you generate by driving, with a bonus Global Warming video attached for your viewing discomfort. On the broadcast Monday: a story about electric cars, with a focus on GM’s Chevy … Continue reading
Filmmaker Chris Paine achieved notoriety with his 2006 documentary, “Who Killed the Electric Car?” Now he’s back — with a more sanguine sequel, “The Revenge of the Electric Car.” Producing two stories about the electric car myself, the second of … Continue reading
Text messaging while driving has been found to increase the odds of a crash by 23 times. Now, lawmakers and transportation experts are trying to find a way to stop the dangerous practice. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading
A series of new studies and reports shows that drivers making a phone call or text messaging are more of a danger than previously thought.
The Obama administration’s new vehicle emissions standards would increase the fuel economy of automobiles to a minimum of 35.5 mpg by 2016. Analysts mull the plan’s costs and benefits and assess the challenges ahead for the auto industry. Continue reading
White House Climate Policy Chief Carol Browner explains the administration’s vehicle emissions standards plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading