Given new vehicular technologies’ potential to have important environmental impacts, the US Environmental Protection Agency is pondering post-2025 regulations. The Agency is considering incorporating additional factors such as electricity sources, autonomous technologies, connectivity, car-sharing and mobility services and other emerging transportation trends into its thinking.
When Stuttgart asks commuters to leave their cars at home, you know something’s changing. In an effort to decrease pollution levels, Germany’s “car city” (headquarters of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche), residents are being encouraged to use public transport and take part in car-sharing initiatives. The current ban is voluntary, but city officials have said that there may be a fine for non-compliance in the future if air pollution is not reduced.