Autos

Cameras and gps navigation system gear are placed on a self driving Mercedes car on display at an event to present a project on autonomous driving at former Tempelhof airport on July 10, 2018 in Berlin.
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Matt Bigler
December 11, 2019 - 11:59 am
More self-driving cars are coming to the Bay Area, and this time it's a luxury car company that wants to test fully autonomous vehicles on the streets of San Jose. KCBS Radio's Matt Bigler has the details.
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California DMV cuts wait times in half
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Melissa Culross
December 02, 2019 - 3:47 pm
Wait times at California DMV offices have fallen dramatically. “Recently, we’ve had the shortest wait times available in months,” said DMV spokeswoman Anita Gore. “Wait times have been cut in half from a year ago.”
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johnny-lopez
November 30, 2019 - 11:00 am
The debut of Tesla’s new Cybertruck has many perplexed by the futuristic “Blade Runner”-inspired look of the vehicle. But there’s actually a functional reason for the truck’s triangular yet boxy design beyond the company’s CEO Elon Musk wanting it to be as extra as possible. I'm gonna tell my kids...
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Teaser image for Tesla's upcoming Cybertruck pickup
Elon Musk
Jennifer Hodges
November 21, 2019 - 3:12 pm
Tesla will unveil its long-anticipated all-electric pickup truck, the “Cybertruck” at an event in Los Angeles Thursday night.
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ffic backs up at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge toll plaza along Interstate 80 on July 25, 2019 in Oakland, California.
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AP News
October 28, 2019 - 7:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and many others in the auto industry are siding with the Trump administration in a lawsuit over whether California has the right to set its own greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards. The three companies, plus a trade association...
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FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2019, file photo, a sign bearing the company logo is displayed outside a Tesla store in Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. The U.S. government’s highway safety agency says it’s gathering information on reports of malfunctions with a Tesla feature that lets drivers summon their cars in parking lots. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it’s aware of reports about “Smart Summon” and is in contact with the company. Messages were left Thursday seeking comment from Tesla. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
AP News
October 03, 2019 - 2:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency is gathering information on reports of malfunctions with a Tesla feature that lets drivers summon their cars in parking lots. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stopped short of saying it had opened a formal investigation...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 18, 2019, file photo, a sign for the Department of Justice hangs in the press briefing room at the Justice Department, in Washington. The U.S. Justice Department is conducting an antitrust investigation of four automakers that have signed on with California in a deal to toughen tailpipe emissions standards. In July, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW reached a deal with California to abide by standards that are tougher than those preferred by the Trump administration. The standards are closely linked with fuel economy requirements. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
AP News
September 06, 2019 - 9:41 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday began an all-out challenge to California's authority to set its own automotive emissions standards as government agencies opened an antitrust investigation and told state officials that they appear to be violating the law in a deal with four...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2019 file photo, a Tesla vehicle charges at a Tesla Supercharger site in Charlotte, N.C. Tesla owners can now buy insurance policies from the electric car company in what may be an essential step toward it selling driverless vehicles. The company says it’s now selling policies in California and will go nationwide at an undisclosed date. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
AP News
August 28, 2019 - 4:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla owners in California can now buy insurance from the electric car company in what may be the first step toward the unconventional automaker providing coverage for a fleet of driverless taxis. The expansion announced Wednesday comes four months after Tesla CEO Elon Musk...
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David L. Anderson, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, left, gestures next to John F. Bennett, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, as they speak at a news conference to announce charges against Anthony Levandowski at a federal courthouse in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Levandowski, a former Google engineer, was charged Tuesday with stealing closely guarded secrets that he later sold to Uber as the ride-hailing service scrambled to catch up in the high-stakes race to build robotic vehicles. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
AP News
August 27, 2019 - 3:27 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former Google engineer was charged Tuesday with stealing self-driving car technology from the company shortly before he joined Uber's efforts to catch up in the high-stakes race to build robotic vehicles. The indictment filed by the U.S. attorney's office in San Jose,...
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 The moon sets as traffic backs up at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge toll plaza while commuters make their way into San Francisco on the first day of the (Bay Area Rapid Transit) BART strike on October 18, 2013 in Oakland, California.
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Matt Bigler
August 27, 2019 - 2:07 pm
There's been a dramatic drop in toll cheaters at Bay Area bridges, largely due to recent changes at California car dealers.
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