Why You Shouldn't Buy Patriotic License Plates

Not long after 9/11, the California DMV started selling memorial license plates under the promise that the proceeds would go toward scholarships for children of the victims, or anti-terrorist initiatives, but the money isn’t making it home.

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Autonomous Car Bill Passed by California Senate

Google’s self-driving car is pretty ugly with its roof-mounted unit that allows for  autonomous driving, but that isn’t stopping it from getting attention from a second state senate.

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California Approves $100 Million Green Technology Investment

Last week, California’s Energy Commission voted unanimously in favor of a $100 million investment plan that promotes the use of green vehicle technologies

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Rhys Millen Drifting in Hyundai Genesis Coupe – Video

Venerable pro drift racer Rhys Millen got his first chance of the year to work toward becoming the next Formula DRIFT champion but came in second place.

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Hydrogen Cars and Who is Making Them

Electric cars may have arrived, but the search for the perfect alternative fuel is still in progress. There are still a few major issues that keep battery powered vehicles from replacing the internal combustion engine.

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California OTS Employs Zombies in Distracted Driving Ads – Video

April has been designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and it’s no surprise with all the news surrounding distracting elements in our vehicles.

German automaker Mercedes-Benz has already jumped on board with its driving academy offering free safety seminars in the state of California. Now the California Office of Traffic Safety is creating seven anti-distracted driving ads and the first one has hit the Web, featuring none other than zombies.

We’re not really sure what effect this ad is supposed to have on us. Are zombies coming to stop us from being distracted while driving? Are we going to all become zombies if we text and drive? Is the State of California saying we’re just zombies texting and driving? Oh no, now we’re just more confused.

Watch the first of seven anti-distracted driving ads from the California Office of Traffic Safety after the break.

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Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy Offers Free Safety Seminar

Potential customers are no good to an automaker if they’re dead so Mercedes-Benz is taking steps to help improve the chances that teens practice safe driving in the spirit of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

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Dealer Taking Back Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet Sold to Man With Dementia

There’s always two sides to a story, and earlier we reported about how a Nissan dealership sold a $62,130 Murano Crosscabriolet to a man suffering from dementia. Now North Bay Nissan, the dealership in question, has agreed to take back the vehicle while explaining their side of the story.

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Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet Sold to Man With Dementia by Crooked Dealer

Most of the time, bringing a new car home is an exciting occasion. It was quite the opposite for one California woman when her 70-year-old husband with dementia pulled up in a new Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet.

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Honda Civic Hybrid Class Action Lawsuit Settled, Tentatively

The curious case of Heather Peters taking Honda to small claims court may not be over, but the class action suit she opted out of most likely is.

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2012 Toyota Pro and Celebrity Race Lineup Announced

Each year, the city of Long Beach, California gets transformed into a motorsports-themed environment to make way for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. To kick off the festivities annually is the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race and this year’s lineup of drivers has just been announced.

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Honda Looks To Its Dealers For Expansion Of CNG Station Infrastructure

Honda is currently the only automaker offering CNG vehicles in the United States. Although it is nice to own an exclusive niche in the vast automotive market, it does have its limitations.

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California May Be Next to Legislate Autonomous Cars

California seems to be the next in line to legislate standards for autonomous vehicles after California Sen. Alex Padilla took a ride to the state capital to introduce a new bill.

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Tom Lasorda Named New Fisker CEO

Fisker Automotive announced today that former Chrysler head Tom LaSorda will replace the company’s namesake, Henrik Fisker, as the new CEO.

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Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Approved for California Clean Vehicle Rebate

Toyota confirmed today that the 2012 Prius Plug-In has been approved for the State of California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP).

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