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March 2016 Archives

Major automakers agree to automatic brakes by 2022

Louisiana motorists could in the relatively near future be driving cars that can put on the brakes automatically if automakers make good on a promise. Ten automakers have agreed to install automatic emergency brake systems in their vehicles by 2022, as part of an agreement between the companies and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The cars included in the agreement will represent almost 100 percent of light vehicles sold in the United States.

No clear agreement on what constitutes driver fatigue

Efforts have been underway for years to limit the presence of fatigued commercial vehicle drivers on highways in Louisiana and around the country. There have been scientific challenges that have undermined the legislative attempts, as no consistent testable standard of fatigue has yet been devised.

Self-driving car found at fault in accident

While self-driving cars are not yet seen in Louisiana, they are being extensively tested in California. On Feb. 14, one of Google's self-driving vehicles was involved in an accident where the technology was found at fault. Google's self-driving cars had been in 17 accidents previously, but the computer system had never been found to be responsible.

Louisiana floor hand sues employer for on-board injuries

A man filed a lawsuit against his employer after being involved in an alleged accident. The worker is a crew member and floor-hand of a vessel owned by Moncla Marine LLC in Louisiana. He filed a lawsuit on Feb. 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana after allegedly sustaining multiple injuries.