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  • Debate over web-connected cars, driver privacy headed to Maryland

    Debate over web-connected cars, driver privacy headed to Maryland
    About one in five cars on American roadways connects to outside parties via cellular telephone networks, transmitting data on drivers' speeding and braking habits, their location, and their vehicle's health and performance. By 2025, AAA predicts, all new cars will.
  • Corporate wrongdoers must be prosecuted as a deterrent [Commentary]

    Corporate wrongdoers must be prosecuted as a deterrent [Commentary]
    General Motors has fired 15 employees after an internal investigation into the company's handling of defective ignition switches that led to at least 13 fatalities. But the only way to stop lawbreaking at GM or any other big corporation is to...

    Five questions for Michael Pecht, reliability detective

    Michael Pecht feels like Sherlock Holmes sometimes, and not just because he plays violin on the side. He's a reliability engineer by trade. He runs a 120-person team at the University of Maryland, where the workload includes digging into the mystery of...

    Dancing around DUIs [Editorial]

    Dancing around DUIs  [Editorial]
    Last week, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law legislation requiring that adults caught and convicted of drunk driving while transporting a child younger than age 16 be required to install an ignition interlock system — a device that won't let them...

    Let's save our kids from an early grave [Letter]

    Let's save our kids from an early grave [Letter]
    The number one cause of injury and death for our young, ages 5 to 35, is motor vehicle crashes. Entities such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the American Automobile Association, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National...