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Driverless Semi-trucks Will Soon Roam Free on Texas Highways

In January 2024, Kodiak Robotics Inc. unveiled its new autonomous, driverless semi-truck designed for scaled deployment. While this futuristic idea may seem surreal, Kodiak’s trucks will soon begin operating in Texas without any humans onboard. Texas has become a testing ground for these autonomous semi-trailers because of a 2017 law passed by Texas Legislature that…

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Honda Recalls 2020-2024 Ridgeline Trucks Due to Issues With Backup Camera

Honda recently initiated a recall for all 2020-2024 Ridgeline pickup trucks, which includes over 187,000 vehicles. This recall was issued due to faulty electrical wiring in the rear-view camera. The recall was issued because electric wiring in the rear-view camera tailgate harness becomes fatigued or breaks in the presence of freezing water and salt. This…

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AUTOMAKERS SHARING DRIVING BEHAVIOR DATA WITH INSURANCE COMPANIES

Car manufacturers, like Ford and GM, are tracking drivers’ behavior through internet-connected vehicles. The data is provided to data brokers, including LexisNexis and Verisk, which create “consumer disclosure reports” on individuals that insurance companies can access. The consumer reports do not show where a driver has traveled but do include information on length of trips…

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Peg Perego Recalls Infant Sleeper Bassinets that Pose Suffocation and Fall Hazard to Infants, Violating the Safe Sleep for Babies Act

Peg Perego recently recalled certain sleeper bassinets for violating the Safe Sleep for Babies Act because of the of the suffocation and fall hazards the bassinets present to infants. In addition, the bassinets violate the Infant Sleep Products regulation because they do not have a stand. The recall involves YPSI and Z4 Inclined Sleeper Bassinets…

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HONDA RECALLS NEARLY 250,000 VEHICLES DUE TO RISK OF FIRE

Honda recently issued a recall for some of its models. The recall affects nearly 250,000 vehicles, including some from the automaker’s luxury Acura line, for potential engine damage that can render the vehicles undrivable, posing a risk of a fire, crash, and/or injury. Affected Honda vehicles include 2018 and 2019 Odyssey minivans; 2016, 2018, and…

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