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US Department of Transportation will require drone registration

A task force will develop a registration process for unmanned aircraft systems for consumer and commercial pilots for the holiday shopping season.

By 20 October 2015


UberX launches in Canberra, 100 cars on the road from day one

"Canberra" and "world-leading" aren't often seen in the same sentence, but Australia's bush capital has regulated ride-sharing with the introduction of UberX, and the chief minister says other cities should follow suit.

By 30 October 2015


​UberX drivers taken to court for "illegal" ride-sharing

The NSW Department of Transport is coming down hard on UberX, issuing a number of court attendance notices to drivers and upping the rhetoric by saying they're offering an "illegal" service.

By 19 January 2015


Uber dodges 'covert' transport regulators by blocking mobile phones

State transport regulators in Australia have gone undercover in an attempt to fine UberX drivers for ridesharing, but Uber has thwarted these attempts by blocking their mobile phones from accessing the service.

By 15 January 2015


UK joins US in banning uncharged gadgets from some flights

The UK's Department for Transport says passengers on some journeys will have to prove their devices are powered up "or face not being allowed to bring the device onto the aircraft."

By 9 July 2014


Uber defends ridesharing after Taxi Council's talk of "risk"

Uber has defended the safety and reliability of its new ridesharing service, which has come under fire from the taxi industry for posing "an unacceptable risk to the public".

By 29 April 2014


U.K. to ban wearing Google Glass while driving, report says

Britain's Department for Transport issues a preemptive strike by suggesting that wearing Google's glasses behind the wheel will be against the law.

By 1 August 2013


Self-driving cars get green light for UK road tests this year

The government has given the green light to cars that drive themselves, which could hit British streets before the end of the year.

By 18 July 2013


UK government spends £2.7m on online road-safety game for kids

The Department of Transport spent over £2.7m creating and running an online game called Code of Everand designed to teach kids how to cross the road -- even though very few children ever played it.

By 15 January 2011


Ecotality to copilot with Australia on EV program

Victorian government in Australia is asking residents to volunteer for Blink Level 2 EV chargers in homes as part of a province-wide study.

By 8 October 2010