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    Fatal New York Limo Crash Raises Safety Questions About 'Frankenstein' Vehicles 

    The stretch limousine involved in a deadly crash in upstate New York on Saturday had recently failed a state safety inspection and its driver did not have the proper license to drive the vehicle, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. The crash killed all 18 occupants of the modified limo and two pedestrians. Federal officials said it is the deadliest transportation accident in the U.S. since a 2009 plane crash. Read the article at npr.org

    5+ States That Will Offer Non-Binary Gender Option on Driver's Licenses 

    This week, Minnesota became the latest state to offer a non-binary gender option on driver's license. There are soon-to-be five states offering a third option, besides male or female. This is important, as driver's licenses are state-controlled and are the most common type of government identification used by most people. Here's the list, in chronological order. Read the article at care2.com

    To Crash or Swerve? Study Reveals Which Actions Taken by Self-Driving Cars Are Morally Defensible 

    A crash by one of Uber Technologies, Inc.'s self-driving cars earlier this year resulted in the first pedestrian death associated with self-driving technology. The incident highlighted the challenges technology companies are facing in developing software that can adequately detect and respond to hazards in the road and immediate surroundings. The vehicle could have come to a complete stop in three seconds but did not employ emergency braking until 1.3 seconds before impact. Should emergency braking have been the default action taken immediately following the detection of roadway hazard? Read the article at phys.org.

    See the Stylish and Confusing Vehicles from the Paris Auto Show 

    The Paris Auto Show 2018 may have been devoid of big vehicle launches, but that doesn't mean it was boring. We saw a mix of cool (the Peugeot E-Legend), weird (Renault's EZ-ULTIMO), quick (Infiniti's Project Black S) and long-range (the Kia e-Niro). Read the article at engadget.com


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