Category Archives: Autos

The NRA and Guns, versus Driving Regulations

The NRA and Guns, versus Driving Regulations We start by comparing the modes of operation of the National Rifle Association versus the American Automobile Association. What brought this to mind is that as the NRA associated discounts come to light, … Continue reading

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Yet Another LA Awards Show: Traffic Congestion in the US and California

Los Angeles has won the INRIX Traffic Scorecard award as the most gridlocked city on the entire planet!  This is given out by the transportation analytics company INRIX, which tracks many drivers.  This is reported on by Katie Pyzyk on … Continue reading

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Health Effects and Costs of California Smog

Health Effects and Costs of Southern California Smog This post comes from a comprehensive 2011 analysis by Jane Hall and Victor Brajer of Cal State University Fullerton, and Fred Lurmann, in Contemporary Economic Policy, Oct. 1, 2011, Volume 29, No. … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Measurements in Los Angeles and Orange County

Air pollution measurements in Los Angeles and Orange County Last week, Orange County has daily, very visible smog. This has become quite common this last year. At one time last week, using the HazeToday app, I saw that our only … Continue reading

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It’s Now or Never for Saving Solar Power and Fighting Smog

It’s Now or Never for Saving Solar Power and Fighting Smog In case you have noticed lately in Orange County, it is getting smoggier. That doesn’t come from dirty power plants, since they are solar, wind, nuclear, or burning clean … Continue reading

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CAFE Fuel Economy Standards: Now and In the Future

CAFE Fuel Economy Standards:  Now and In the Future The current CAFE standards (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) and their increases are good through 2021.  For 2022 to 2025, they are under review by the Trump Administration, and their decision is … Continue reading

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Future Ideas on Automated Transportation and Fuel Economy

Future Ideas on Automated Transportation and Fuel Economy We are at the beginning in a digital, artificial intelligence improvement in transportation safety, automation, and gas savings. When anticipated increases in safety materialize, even in the first stage of independent vehicle … Continue reading

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The Climate Action of the US at the Bonn Conference

The Climate Action of the US at the Bonn COP23 Conference Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York City, noted that the US Climate Action effort called America’s Pledge involved 20 states, 110 cities, universities, and 1,400 businesses.   The … Continue reading

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