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Rekor Systems Announces Selection of Waycare Technologies by Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for Pilot Program to Reduce State Traffic Congestion and Crashes
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Austin finishes half of its bicycle network, expects to complete entire 400-mile system by 2025
The Top 10 Automotive Concepts that automotive enthusiasts will be itching to see on the road!
Oregon Transportation Commission, wary of I-5 Rose Quarter project’s growing price tag, grants conditional approval
Woman dies after being hit by car in North Windham Friday night
Silk-FAW Continues To Poach Italy’s Automotive Talent, As Lamborghini’s Katia Bassi Joins As Managing Director
Transportation Department cracks down on airlines withholding refunds for canceled flights
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Cycling apparel company adding full-service bike repair to visitor center
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The Ford Mustang is best-selling American muscle car this year, but it’s a really close race

The American muscle car race is shaping up to be a two-model affair this year. 

The 2021 Mach 1 is the latest version of the Mustang.

The Ford Mustang is currently in the lead after six months with 31,950 deliveries, but the Dodge Challenger is hot on its tail at 30,148.

The Chevrolet Camaro can barely see their taillights at this point, with just 9,881 finding new owners in 2021. Things have gotten so bad that rumor has it a planned high-performance Z/28 model has been canceled and the entire Camaro lineup may follow it in favor of an electric reboot.

The Mustang has held the top spot since it took it from the Camaro in 2015, but the Challenger has momentum going into the second half of the year as its sales are up 37% in 2021 while the Mustang’s are down 5.4%.


That is if you don’t count the electric Mustang Mach-E (note: you shouldn’t), which racked up 12,975 deliveries through June. In fact, it outsold the Mustang for the first time last month 2,465 to 2,240.


Tesla Is Most ‘American’ Car You Can Buy, According to New Automotive Study

If you’re committed to buying American when shopping for a new car, better get yourself a Tesla. 

Elon Musk’s EV company has been declared the “most American” automaker according to Cars.com’s long-running American-Made Index, marking the first time that an electric car brand has come out on top in the list’s 16-year history. 

While the auto website  doesn’t reveal its exact methodology in ranking each 2021 make and model, the five factors they account for are location of final assembly, percentage of U.S. and Canadian parts, engine’s country of origin, transmission’s country of origin, and the U.S. workforce involved in assembly. 

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Specifically, the Tesla Model 3 claimed the No. 1 spot, followed by the Ford Mustang, Tesla Model Y, Jeep Cherokee and Chevrolet Corvette. See the top 20 here: 

  1. Tesla Model 3
  2. Ford Mustang
  3. Tesla Model Y
  4. Jeep Cherokee
  5. Chevrolet Corvette
  6. Honda Ridgeline
  7. Honda Odyssey
  8. Honda Pilot
  9. Honda Passport
  10. Toyota Tundra
  11. Ford Expedition
  12. Acura RDX
  13. Acura TLX
  14. Chevrolet Colorado
  15. GMC Canyon
  16. Jeep Grand Cherokee
  17. Honda Accord
  18. Toyota Avalon
  19. Lexus ES
  20. Lincoln Navigator

The Drive reports that the lowest-ranked models include both foreign marques like Nissan, Toyota and Honda in the bottom five and domestics like the Ram 1500 at No. 89 and and the GMC Sierra 1500 at No. 80.  

But it would be wrong to even the the last-place model, the Honda Civic, an “un-American” car—there are 254 other models sold in the U.S. that didn’t even make the list at all. 



Procedures for the Submission of Petitions by North American Producers of Passenger Vehicles or Light Trucks To Use the Alternative Staging Regime for the USMCA Rules of Origin for Automotive Goods

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Office of the United States Trade Representative.

Request for petitions.

For a limited period, a North American producer of passenger vehicles and light trucks (vehicle producer) may request an alternative to the standard staging regime for the rules of origin for automotive goods under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA or the Agreement) using the procedures and guidance for submitting petitions in this notice.

To be assured of consideration, a vehicle producer must submit a petition with a draft alternative staging plan no later than July 1, 2020. A vehicle producer must submit a petition with its final alternative staging plan no later than August 31, 2020.

Submit petitions by email to USMCAAutosCommittee@ustr.eop.gov. For alternatives to email submissions, please contact Kent Shigetomi, Director for Multilateral Non-Tariff Barriers at (202) 395-9459 in advance of the deadline and before submission.

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Kent Shigetomi, Director for Multilateral Non-Tariff Barriers at (202) 395-9459.

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I. Introduction

A. Background

On June 12, 2017 (82 FR 23699), the President announced his intention to commence negotiations with Canada and Mexico to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). On November 30, 2018, the Governments of the United States, Mexico, and Canada (the Parties) signed the protocol replacing NAFTA with the USMCA. On December 10, 2019, the Parties signed the protocol of amendment to the USMCA.

The USMCA includes new rules of origin to claim preferential treatment for Start Printed Page 22239automotive goods, including higher Regional Value Content (RVC) thresholds, mandatory requirements to produce core parts in the region, mandatory steel and aluminum purchasing requirements, and a Labor Value Content (LVC) requirement. The Agreement allows vehicle producers to request an alternative staging regime for these requirements that would permit a longer period of transition to help ensure that future production is able to meet the new rules. The standard staging regime is specified under the Automotive Appendix to Chapter 4 of the USMCA (Automotive Appendix), with the exception of Article 8, which specifies provisions relating to the alternative staging regime. You can find information about the estimated impact of the USMCA rules of origin on investment, production, and employment in the U.S. automotive sector on the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) website: https://ustr.gov/​trade-agreements/​free-trade-agreements/​united-states-mexico-canada-agreement/​us-automotive-sector.

B. Overview of the Alternative Staging Regime

The alternative staging regime differs from the standard staging regime by providing additional time and a different phase-in of the new requirements. It provides an alternative to certain rules of origin requirements for passenger vehicles and light trucks, but does not replace any other rules of origin or any provisions of general applicability for these goods to claim preferential treatment under the USMCA.

For instance, under an alternative staging regime, importers of certain passenger vehicles and light trucks will have an additional two years—five years instead of three—to meet the requirements, and the vehicles will have different RVC and LVC thresholds.

To qualify for an alternative staging regime, a vehicle producer must submit


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American Vintage Bicycles

American Vintage Bicycles

Collecting American Vintage bicycles is a hobby many people don’t understand until they’re deeply immerged within their newly-forming obsession. Even those who love bicycles and bicycling, as I do, don’t know much about the world of classic bicycles. It seems we’re too busy concentrating on the newest or latest bicycling fads, equipment, and technology.

After starting my first website about Bicycles and Bicycling, I’ve discovered a whole new world of cycling with vintage and old bicycles. After bidding on my first vintage bike on eBay, this beautiful Elgin bicycle, I was hooked.


American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

2020 Region 1
Conference is Cancelled  

The 2020 AAMVA Region 1
Conference scheduled for May 12-14, 2020 in Providence, Rhode Island, has been
cancelled due to health and safety concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and
travel bans being imposed by many entities that traditionally participate in
the event. Individuals do not need to take any action to cancel event
registration and AAMVA will automatically process a refund of any paid
registration fee. Attendees will need to cancel their own hotel and travel
reservations. You can call the Hilton Providence directly at 888.225.9664. For
questions, please contact Patrice Aasmo (571.435.2861), Samara Fetner (703.254.7020)
or Dianne


Visit our homepage to view all event cancellations and

AAMVA Legislative
Alert: TSA Grants Temporary Exemption for Security Threat Assessments for
HAZMAT Holders 

The United States
Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) has granted a temporary exemption from requirements regarding the expiration of TSA security threat assessments for Hazardous
Material Endorsement (HME) holders (49 CFR 1572). For the duration of this exemption, a state may grant an extension of up to 180 days for an HME that
expired or would otherwise expire between March 1, 2020 and the end date of this exemption (currently through July 31, 2020), even if the individual was unable to initiate or complete the required security threat assessment before
the expiration date. If the state grants an extension, the individual with an expired HME must initiate the process of renewing his or her security threat
assessment for an HME no later than 60 days before the end of the stategranted
extension. Read more here.

California Conducts
NMVTIS Online Inquires and Batch Updates 

AAMVA is very pleased to
announce California has completed their NMVTIS implementation and is now
conducting online inquiries and will continue to provide batch updates in
NMVTIS. California is now fully participating in NMVTIS. This is a significant
achievement. Congratulations, California! For more information about NMVTIS
requirements, please contact Tom Manuel, Senior Program Manager.

Welcome Associate

AAMVA is pleased to welcome the following
organizations to our Associate Membership Program. Follow the links below to
learn more about each organization:

Owner-Operator Independent
Drivers Association (OOIDA) – https://www.ooida.com/

Jurisdiction Response
to COVID-19

Click here to view consolidated information
and see how motor vehicle administrations are handling driver licensing and
vehicle registration. This document will be updated with the most current
information on our homepage. 

Motor Vehicle Industry
Response on COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 11, 2020, the
World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19, a novel (new)
coronavirus, to be a global pandemic. This is a rapidly-evolving
pandemic, and though early data suggested people above the age of 60
and/or with underlying medical conditions (such as diabetes, heart disease, or
lung disease) were considered to be most at risk, recent data has shown 40% of hospitalized
patients were between the ages of 20 and 54. By March 13, COVID-19 was
declared a 


Automotive – Scientific American

Originally published in June 1918

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Originally published in August 1942

March 19, 2020

The Presidential candidates have varying plans to promote electric vehicles and public transportation

November 20, 2019 — Mark K. Matthews and E&E News

If driverless cars are to do more good than harm, cities need to prepare and invest in infrastructure.

November 5, 2019

Lower fuel economy standards and fewer electric vehicles in the state would threaten global climate targets

October 21, 2019 — Maxine Joselow and E&E News

Lowered costs and the availability of renewable energy to produce hydrogen are raising interest in the fuel source

October 18, 2019 — Nathanial Gronewold and E&E News

The Department of Energy is aiming to get ahead of a looming recycling problem from electric car batteries

September 26, 2019 — John Fialka and E&E News

Major technological shifts are fewer and farther between than they once were

August 13, 2019 — Wade Roush

High-risk design trials could create superefficient vehicles

July 11, 2019 — John Fialka and E&E News

The policy, the first such in the nation, is aimed at reducing the state’s emissions from transportation

July 1, 2019 — Anne C. Mulkern and E&E News

The world’s elite electric race-car series is a test-bed for technology that will soon improve other—mostly slower—forms of transportation.

June 10, 2019

Daimler AG’s announcement drew praise, as well as criticism it is not ambitious enough

May 14, 2019 — Maxine Joselow and E&E News

The Trump administration has yet to take broader action to limit heat-trapping hydrofluorocarbons

April 29, 2019 — Maxine Joselow and E&E News

Social norms and a lack of information on financial benefits have hampered U.S. EV adoption

April 22, 2019 — Maxine Joselow and E&E News

Flying electric cars would have lower emissions over long trips than standard electric vehicles

April 13, 2019 — Maxine Joselow and E&E News

As automated delivery ramps up, cities must decide how to make the best use of public spaces

February 19, 2019 — Jeremy Hsu

Several companies are diversifying their businesses, from biofuels to electric vehicles

January 15, 2019 — John Fialka and E&E News

Chemistry explained a century ago is being used to make prototype body parts that are much lighter than today’s

December 27, 2018 — John Fialka and E&E News

A new algorithm raises parking rates in busy neighborhoods and lowers them elsewhere, guaranteeing free parking spots regardless of location. Christopher Intagliata reports.

December 26, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Illinois and New Mexico are among the states that could defy the Trump administration with stricter tailpipe emissions standards

November 6, 2018 — Maxine Joselow and E&E News

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10 Finest Classic American Vehicles

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The digitalization helps the automotive business to show sooner and extra efficiently their ideas into profitable automobiles. And as more and more buyer-centric automotive fashions come to dominate the industry, so the need for balanced agility and knowledge security improve in importance.

They can start at any level of their worth chain: from product design to production planning and on to manufacturing engineering and manufacturing execution and eventually to service. With a no-nonsense third-technology 141-horsepower diesel engine, and progressive features like an electrochromatic mirror that auto-adjusts to reflections at night time.

The robot automobile could be extra aggressive because of the confidence in its capability to drive by means of site visitors safely and the traffics lights on time. To allow folks and items to maneuver as efficient as possible, automobiles like bikes, vehicles and vans, will likely be electrified within the subsequent twenty years.

OEMs and partners can capitalize on mobility-as-a-service by monetizing the time consumers spend in the car during drive time, while offering a desired buyer expertise. Our high-performance mobile connectivity and safe machine management solutions enable over-the-air connected car companies like actual-time software updates and sensor-based mostly preventive maintenance.…