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A rendering of the Mercedes-Benz F 015. (Photo credit: Mercedes-Benz)

Why Driverless Cars Both Excite & Terrify Automotive Futurists

Technology analysts who monitor Silicon Valley for a living have a bit of advice: fasten your seat belts. Driverless cars are coming your way. They’re ahead of schedule – -and may soon be for sale.

05/20/2015

Google safety drivers will test fully self-driving vehicle prototypes like this one on the streets of Mountain View, Calif., this summer. (Google)

Self-Driving Google Cars Ready To Hit South Bay Streets This Summer

The latest version of Google’s self-driving car — a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel — will make its debut on public roads this summer, a significant step in the technology giant’s mission to have driverless cars available to consumers in the next five years.

05/15/2015

The Eco Green Auto Clean Car Wash in Redwood City. (CBS)

Redwood City Car Wash Does The Job With Just 1 Cup Of Water During California Drought

A Redwood City car wash is taking water conservation during California’s drought, cleaning cars with just one cup of water.

05/11/2015

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Burglars Break Into 9 Cars In 4 Hours Around Downtown Palo Alto

Police are investigating nine vehicle break-ins that occurred Tuesday night in Palo Alto.

03/05/2015

Picture taken on February 15, 2012 shows an employee of German luxury car maker Audi working on an Audi A4 car on the assembly line at the Audi plant in Neckarsulm, southwestern Germany. Audi is re-calling 850,000 A4s worldwide due to problems with the airbags is was learned on October 23, 2014. (THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Safest Cars Ever? Not A Single Driver Died In These 9 Vehicle Models

Vehicles have never been this safe, so safe in fact that 9 types of vehicles including some SUVs had zero driver deaths during the years studied.

01/29/2015

Lexus of Concord

Know Anyone Who Drives A Lexus? 423,000 Vehicles Recalled For Fuel Leak Fire Risk

Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires.

11/21/2014

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2015 Consumer Reports Rankings: 8th Year Toyota Is Most Reliable, Tech Problems Plague Other Brands

Toyota tops Consumer Reports 2015 reliability index, released today, but electronic glitches in the onboard infotainment systems continue to plague new cars.

10/27/2014

Jeremy Redwood (Alameda County Sheriff's Office)

Man Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Multiple Mercedes-Benz Cars From Belmont Dealership

One of eight cars that was stolen early last Sunday morning from a Belmont auto dealership has been recovered with an Oakland man in custody.

09/26/2014

A San Mateo police cruiser (CBS)

San Mateo Police Arrest 2 Suspects Involved In Separate Auto Dealership Burglaries

San Mateo police arrested two people on Tuesday suspected of stealing cars from dealerships last month and are looking into whether they are connected to similar thefts this past weekend.

09/23/2014

One of five cars stolen from Formula One Motors in San Jose on the morning of September 19, 2014. (CBS)

Thieves Hit 3 High-End Bay Area Car Dealerships, Make Off With 22 Vehicles

Thieves that have hit at least three Bay Area auto dealerships were caught on camera driving off in high-end vehicles.

09/22/2014

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