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The U.S. transportation system is currently 92 percent dependent on petroleum - but an initiative to promote municipal fleet electrification has taken steps to correct that trend.
This Week in AVs: Fiat Chrysler Partners With Aurora for AV Technology; Israel Moves to Expand AV Testing; and More
SAFE's weekly roundup of the top news in autonomous vehicle innovation and deployment.
There may come a day when the U.S. is able to claim that OPEC is finally broken, but that day has yet to arrive.
The agencies propose a range of significant changes to the off-cycle technology program, including ending or sunsetting all off-cycle flexibilities. Any elimination, or phase-out, of the off-cycle technology adjustments would threaten to deter or delay investment in connected and automated vehicle technologies and runs counter to the goals of this rulemaking.
A new report from SAFE estimates that total annual benefits of autonomous vehicles could possibly reach as high as $800 billion by 2050.
Retail gasoline prices are forecast this year to reach their highest summer average since 2014, potentially wiping out household gains from last year’s tax cut.
Fatal Self-Driving Vehicle Incident in Arizona Underscores Need for National Effort to Implement Advanced Safety Technology
Critics of autonomy will likely use the Uber accident to argue that self-driving cars are too dangerous, but the incident reflects the need for continued public testing to perfect the technology.
SAFE's Matt Piotrowski talks to Platts Capitol Crude about China’s motivations behind its crude futures contract, what its chances are for success, and why it matters for U.S. consumers and American energy security.
This past year, news surrounding energy security continued to occur at a rapid pace, with OPEC extending its production cuts (twice), car companies outlining their strategies for electric and autonomous vehicles, and geopolitical supply outages increasing oil prices. We’ve published numerous stories and infographics, commenting on the major energy security issues of the day. Here are 10 standout pieces from 2017.
The head of SAFE's policy team talks to Platts about OPEC’s policies distorting the investment cycle, the limitation of shale to meet demand growth, and why a small reduction in oil supply can sharply increase prices.
Federal preemption is the key provision of the Senate's autonomous vehicle legislation.
The release of the Senate's autonomous vehicle bill comes on the heels of the House overwhelmingly passing AV legislation during the summer. AVs are expected to significantly reduce traffic accidents, improve fuel efficiency, and increase access to transportation for the blind, the elderly, and the disabled.
Coinciding with NDEW, SAFE’s Electrification Coalition is releasing a case study with the best practice recommendations developed through the Drive Electric Northern Colorado initiative.
T. Boone Pickens talks to Fred Smith of FedEx and Chris Spear of American Trucking Associations about energy and environmental policy and why natural gas is an important fuel for the trucking fleet.
Transparency in the industry and an effective regulatory framework are needed in order to deploy the new technology in a safe and effective manner and for society to see its full benefits.
In this past year, news surrounding energy security occurred at a dizzying pace, with the 2016 presidential election, major shifts in transportation amid the growth of autonomous vehicles, and OPEC cutting production the major highlights. We’ve covered these topics and more in a variety of stories, infographics, and videos. Here are 10 standout pieces.
Local Motors, the Arizona-based automaker that crowdsources vehicle design, has introduced a 3D-printed, autonomous, electric shuttle bus that is partially recyclable. Local Motors says that it's the first vehicle to use IBM Watson’s car-focused cognitive learning platform, Watson Internet of Things (IoT) for Automotive.
Retired four-star General James Conway talks to Boone Pickens about combating ISIS, Saudi oil policy, and the connection between energy and national security.
Part of our Energy Policy 2016 election tracker series, we examine Donald Trump's energy policy positions on OPEC, fracking, foreign intervention in oil-rich states, and more.
Instead of focusing on energy independence, countries should focus on diversity of supply and substitutability of fuels.
Congress is poised to raid America’s oil back-up plan, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, to fund this year’s transportation bill. Such a move could create dangerous holes in U.S. energy security.
Carly Fiorina, Republican Presidential Candidate, presents her energy policy platform.