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Average American car is overweight; CPUC approves AVs despite strong opposition, and AVs are not ready; More

8:30 AM PDT on August 14, 2023

  • The average American car is over 1k lbs heavier than in the 1980s - gained 175 lbs in the last year (Bloomberg)
  • CPUC approves autonomous cars despite strong public and official opposition (The Guardian, Planetizen)
  • Absolutely not ready: Cruise blames too many people on cell phones for its monumental failures in a traffic jam (SF Chronicle)
  • Debauchery in robotaxis (SF Standard)
  • It's back to work for CA legislators (Sacramento Bee)
  • E-bike companies fight for exclusion to right to repair laws (Electrek)
  • E-bus maker Proterra tried to find a buyer before bankruptcy (Axios)
  • Maui already had a housing shortage, and the fire in Lahaina raises fears of locals being priced out (NY Times)
  • Nine car-free cities in Europe (The

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