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California DMV Driving Autonomous Car Developers Off The Road & Out Of State
California DMV Driving Autonomous Car Developers Off The Road & Out Of State

If we learned nothing else in grade school, we learned that going first is a scary thing. You're expected to wow everyone watching, and you set the tone for all the folks that follow. It's a big risk, and a big responsibility. California is feeling those kinds of jitters right about now, as it's...Read More»

Behind the wheel of an autonomous car
Autonomous Car Update: California's New Rules, Google Spinning Off Car Company, Elon Musk Tweets

Over the past 24 hours, there's been an abundance of news about autonomous cars. Here's a recap of the three most notable items, involving California's long-awaited announcement of self-driving car rules, Google's business plans, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk's defense of Tesla's autonomous tech...Read More»

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Supreme Court Nixes Texas Confederate-Flag License Plates

Specialty license plates have become big business in recent years, but they've brought their share of troubles, too. While some plates feature innocuous school crests or happy, friendly natural landscapes, others court controversy with politically charged slogans. That's made things tough for DMVs...Read More»

Audi A7 autonomous car prototype
Disabled Left Dangling As California DMV Delays Rules For Autonomous Cars

Some people are worried about the arrival of autonomous cars. For example: 1. People who like to drive. 2. People who think they can drive better than a computer. 3. People worried about the cost of autonomous technology. For others, though, the self-driving revolution can't come soon enough. The...Read More»

The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids
California DMV Announces Rules For Autonomous Car Builders. Rules For Owners? Wait Until 2015.

Way back in 2012, California Governor Jerry brown signed SB 1298 into law, which allowed autonomous vehicles and their non-drivers to roam the state's roads with impunity. But as Cnet points out, that was just the first step toward granting legal status to self-driving cars: manufacturers and...Read More»

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DMV Says You Need A Smog Check? Maybe You Do, Maybe You Don't

UPDATED: A DMV spokesperson has offered some clarification. See below. If you've ever had a run-in with the Department of Motor Vehicles, this may not come as much of a shock: the DMV in San Diego, California recently sent out 13,000 notices to car owners, saying that they're due for a smog check...Read More»

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Skirting The Law: Disabled Parking Abuse On The Rise

In cash-strapped California, scofflaws parking illegally by using disabled parking placards when they’re perfectly able-bodied are in for a rude awakening. Sting operations are cracking down on the abuse in various high-traffic areas of cities, including Beverly Hills, Westwood (UCLA campus)...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy Los Angeles
Mercedes Targets L.A. For First U.S. Teen Driving School

In October of this year, teens residing in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to take driver’s training at the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy – the automaker’s first such school in the United States. The driver’s education program will incorporate online, classroom, and...Read More»

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Your Local DMV: License To Drive, Or License To Ill?

For most of us, the lines, the crowds, and the oppressive waits in a visit to the local DMV office are aspects of being a driver we grudgingly accept. Once every year or two (or several years, if we're lucky or deal only with dealerships), we head there to renew our license, take a test, or fill...Read More»

New license plate design to be issued by New York State in 2010
New York State Backs Down, New License Plates May Be Free

Last week we wrote about New York State's plan to issue new license plates, ostensibly to replace old ones whose reflective material may have worn off. The new and clearly retro design was meant to evoke the bright yellow plates used from 1973 to 1986. But in reality, the sole purpose of the $25...Read More»

New license plate design to be issued by New York State in 2010
New York's New License Plates Stir Resentment Over Fees

Obviously you have to replace license plates now and then. Among other reasons, the reflective material wears off. And besides, that way cops can tell if a car hasn't been re-registered in, ohhh, several years. Like many states, New York is grappling with major budget deficits. Now it has turned to...Read More»

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