ECCO Launches Electric Vehicle Alert System Ahead of Federal Regulations

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration outlines the minimum sound emitting requirements in regulation FMVSS 141. Essentially, vehicles under 10,000lbs that operate on public roads and spaces need an audible signature above ambient street noise when accelerating, decelerating, reversing and idling. The measure is intended to protect vulnerable pedestrians and reduce injury crashes involving silently running cars.

EVAS offers the latest technology in the industry’s most reliable speaker, producing a 360-degree perimeter of sound around the vehicle. It features a wide frequency band (350Hz to 5KHz) and can be programmed with a variety of approved tones. Visit the dedicated EVAS page and listen to sample sound profiles. ECCO will work with customers to develop their unique “voice.” Electric car manufacturer Karma Automotive partnered with ECCO to do just that late last year, giving their line of luxury cars a branded acoustic signature.

Easily install EVAS in any vehicle, from passenger

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Regulations Section | Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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Section § 396.11: Driver vehicle inspection report(s).

Below are the available interpretations for the given section. To return to the list of parts, use the Parts link above. The menu to the left provides a full list of sections that have interpretations. To view interpretations for a different section, click on the menu item.

The regulations text of the section can be found on the eCFR website. To view the regulations text, use the link below. For assistance, please send an email to FMCSA.Webmaster@dot.gov.

View regulations for Part 396


Question 1: Does §396.11 require the DVIR to be turned in each day by a driver dispatched on a trip of more than one day’s duration?

Guidance: A driver must prepare a DVIR at the completion of each day’s work and shall submit those reports to the motor carrier upon his/her return to the home terminal. This … Read More

Federal Tax Credits for All-Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

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Federal Tax Credit Up To $7,500!

All-electric and plug-in hybrid cars purchased new in or after 2010 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. The credit amount will vary based on the capacity of the battery used to power the vehicle. State and/or local incentives may also apply.

Small neighborhood electric vehicles do not qualify for this credit, but they may qualify for another credit.

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Millions in federal grant money for Colorado Springs Public Transportation System

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COLORADO SPRINGS — On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced $21.5 million to help public transportation systems in Colorado Springs respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

These federal funds are a part of the $25 billion to help the nation’s public transportation systems respond to COVID-19.

“This historic $25 billion in grant funding will ensure our nation’s public transportation systems can continue to provide services to the millions of Americans who depend on them,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

·        This money was made available when the President signed the C.A.R.E.S. Act on Friday. The President’s efforts are providing unprecedented and immediate relief to American families, workers, and businesses.

·        The CARES Act provides immediate help for the public transportation industry, which has been

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