Colorado could make winter tires, AWD, or chains mandatory on Interestate 70

13 Apr
2018 Subaru Winter Sporting eventMotorists traveling through Colorado could face penalties this fall for traveling a section of Interstate 70 in winter without all-wheel drive, winter tires, or snow chains. The Colorado Sun reported Monday that a bill in the state would require drivers to have prepared for winter weather to travel on I-70 between Morrison and Glenwood Springs, a...

Chicago tows about 50 cars from its streets every day

11 Feb
Chevy Volt recharging on the street in Cambridge, MA   [photos: John C. Briggs]Thousands of Chicago residents have left their homes this winter to find their cars no longer where they parked them. The vehicles weren't stolen. City workers instead towed them from their spaces after deeming they were in the way. According to local CBS News affiliate CBS2, the city has towed on average 50 cars per day during the winter. Records...

Waymo is teaching its self-driving cars how to handle Michigan’s snow

27 Oct
Waymo self-driving prototypeIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas...in Michigan, at least. That’s part of the reason is why Waymo is set to begin testing its self-driving vehicles in the in the Detroit area. Waymo’s CEO, John Krafcik, announced the news in a blog post on Thursday. In it, he said that the blustery and snow-filled Michigan winters offer...