Autonomous cars trained by humans may have limitations

Self-driving vehicles have taken hold in the imagination of people in Illinois, but they do have some potential drawbacks. As the recent fatal accident involving an Uber autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian illustrates, the technology does have some limitations. According to a computer science professor at the Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University, … Continue reading Autonomous cars trained by humans may have limitations

Safety advocates fear Trump could scrap speed limiter rule

Highway safety advocates fear that the incoming Trump administration may shelve a government rule that would electronically limit the speeds of tractor-trailers traveling in Illinois and nationwide. The rule was published last August, and a public comment period ended in December. The rule, which was proposed by the National Highway Safety Administration and the Federal … Continue reading Safety advocates fear Trump could scrap speed limiter rule

Proposed FMCSA sleep apnea testing rule gets a mixed response

In March 2016, the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed a regulatory change that would require truck drivers and certain railroad workers in Illinois and around the country to undergo obstructive sleep apnea testing. The public was given until July 8 to submit feedback about the proposed rule, and 593 … Continue reading Proposed FMCSA sleep apnea testing rule gets a mixed response