WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s vast plan to modernize the nation’s infrastructure includes hundreds of billions of dollars to boost the market for electric vehicles, renewable power and advanced clean energy technologies, while stripping away subsidies for fossil fuels.
That makes the $2 trillion infrastructure blueprint one of the administration’s biggest steps to date in achieving its agenda to decarbonize the
15 years ago the most car companies laughed at electric cars. Today, most car companies have joined or are joining the game. There is no doubt the EV revolution is happening right before our eyes.
Battery technology is something that has been on the mind of large car manufacturers and environmentalists. Mining lithium has many people concerned that if this is the direction EV is headed, they do not want any part.
The wheels are in motion, and the industry is changing to where the future is the electric and other alternative-fueled vehicles.
But in a recent interview with CNN Business, Waydo spoke more of the challenges and limits of self-driving cars, like identifying puddles, or seeing clearly when the sun is low on the horizon. She said her years working on self-driving showed her all of the unusual things can happen on the roads, which make it difficult for even advanced artificial intelligence to react appropriately to the myriad new scenarios it might encounter. A Waymo self-driving car once saw a baby crawling on a road, she recalled. (The baby was fine, according to Waydo.)
The transportation industry is bracing for significant changes.
While e-commerce is projected to expand, a shortage of truckers who haul freight across the country is expected to linger. Add in rising freight weights, escalating consumer demands for quicker deliveries and penalties for missing delivery windows, and companies have a steep hill to climb when it comes to transporting goods.
Given that nearly 73% of goods in the United States moved by truck
This year’s update of the nation’s premier highway policy law will focus heavily on climate change initiatives, two congressional lawmakers central to passing that legislation told state officials Feb. 24.
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the U.S. House, and his Senate counterpart, Environment and Public Works Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.), said they intend to kick off consideration of a new highway bill in the coming weeks. They outlined their policy visions during a virtual conference hosted by the American Association of
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