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Landmark US commercial flight lands in Cuba

JetBlue Flight 386 departs for Cuba on August 31, 2016 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Regulating Self-Driving Cars For Safety Even Before They're Built

By outlining how manufacturers can ensure the safe design of driverless vehicles, the U.S. is taking a different approach than it has for conventional cars, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says.

from WIRED

To Get Ready for Self-Driving Cars, the Feds Change Their Ways

"EVEN A YEAR ago, the idea of autonomous cars roaming American streets seemed farfetched, and automakers were claiming to be focused on “stepping stone,” incremental technology. That has changed. Carmakers are deploying robots, and federal regulators in charge of how humans drive are finally catching up. Today, US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced guidelines that define a new approach to regulating—and encouraging—self-driving cars."


El primer vuelo regular entre Estados Unidos y Cuba en más de medio siglo ha aterrizado este miércoles en el aeropuerto de Santa Clara, en el centro de la isla. Con 150 pasajeros a bordo, entre ellos el secretario de Transporte estadounidense, Anthony Foxx, el A320 de la aerolínea estadounidense JetBlue aterrizó a las 10.57 hora local (14.57 GMT) en Santa Clara. (Foto: AFP)


Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who has rolled out a framework to ensure…


Anthony Foxx: Grit Goes Further Than Genius

Anthony Foxx: Grit Goes Further Than Genius by ADAM BRYANT

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Tuesday introduced new federal guidelines for the emerging highly automated vehicle industry -- including self-driving and semi-autonomous vehicles -- creating a framework that will help drive one of the most important new sectors in the national economy. Foxx joined by Mark Rosekind administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration outlined the framework that will form new federal regulations to govern how the self-driving…

U.S. Secretary of Transportation nominee and current Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx The city's youngest mayor and only second African American to hold the office. Davidson Class of 1993