78 Alerts From the Technology Tag


Keeping my VW Diesel till the Bitter End-Part 1: oos E-Newsletter #417

By Greg Amy, Connecticut State Activist By now you are well aware of the Volkswagen “TDI Scandal”. In September 2015, VW got caught by a West Virginia University lab cheating on its emissions testing procedures for 2009 – 2015 VW 2.0L TDI-equipped cars. Simply put, the EPA accused VW of putting code in its engine […]

Young Adults now targeted for GDL: oos E-Newsletter #414

Earlier this month, the National Safety Council and the Traffic Injury Research Base outlined additional guidelines to the already implemented Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Program that has already been implemented in many states. This newest set of guidelines seem more like punishment than an actual gateway to adulthood. For example, all new drivers 21 and […]

Who Will Fix Rural Roads and Bridges? oos E-Newsletter #413

The chronic underinvestment in infrastructure dates back to the Reagan Administration. Since the 1980’s, public spending on water and transportation infrastructure fell from around one percent to 0.6 percent of the annual U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). Instead of renewing or building additional infrastructure to keep up with population and current technology, government officials have […]

Feds seek a driver mode for your phone: oos E-Newsletter #412

In late November, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) asked smartphone manufacturers and automakers to work together to develop a “driver mode” for mobile devices for use in the car. The 96-page document of voluntary guidelines calls for cars to be more easily paired with mobile devices so that drivers can access them through […]

Don’t (Snap)Shoot Yourself in the Foot Part 2. Newsletter Readers Respond: oos E-Newsletter #407

oos Newsletter #404 on the devices insurance companies want you to use as part of a good driver program and vehicle black boxes (or event data recorders) brought in some great comments for discussion. We thought we would share a few thoughts from oos members. To read the October 9th oos E-Newsletter #404, Don’t (Snap)Shoot Yourself […]