Cars

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

Paul Elio inside his Elio's trunk (Photo: Elio Motors)

$6,800 Car Gets 84 Miles Per Gallon, But It’s Missing One Thing

A car that gets 84 miles per gallon and costs just $6800, yet is made in America might be the solution to every Bay Area road warrior’s problems, and it is on its way soon according to Elio Motors.

05/13/2015

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

(CBS SF)

World’s First Self-Driving 18-Wheeler Truck Debuts In Nevada

There’s been much talk about self-driving cars that could soon be coming to showrooms. Now, self-driving trucks could soon be rolling down the freeways.

05/06/2015

California Governor Jerry Brown (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Speeds Up California’s Climate Change Response With New Executive Order

Governor Jerry Brown wants California to slash its carbon footprint even more quickly than is already called for in the continent’s most ambitious climate change law.

04/29/2015

A welcome message is displayed on the dashboard of a 2010 Toyota Prius.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Study Finds Growing Number Of Hybrid Drivers Trading In Fuel-Sipping Cars For SUVs

Lower gas prices could be leading to drivers of hybrid and electric vehicles to trade in their cars for conventional vehicles, including SUVs, according to an analysis from auto research website Edmunds.com.

04/22/2015

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 21:  Traffic backs up on Interstate 80 at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) strike snarls the Monday morning commute on October 21, 2013  in Oakland California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Scores 3rd Worst Commute In The U.S. With Drivers Wasting 58.5-Hours Yearly On Average

A robust economy that has drawn in scores of workers to the San Francisco area has also put more stress on highways and city streets, securing the region a third place spot on the list of worst commutes in the country.

04/21/2015

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Consumer Advocates Fighting Bill That Discloses Recalled Cars At Used Dealerships

A bill meant to protect you from driving off the used car lot in a recalled car is one step closer to becoming law, but consumer groups are not happy.

04/14/2015

A Caltrain ticket vending machine.

Caltrain Spending $15M On Hand-Me-Down Rail Cars From Los Angeles’ Metrolink To Help Alleviate Crowding

Ridership on Caltrain is at an all-time high, so the transit agency is investing in some hand-me-down train cars from Los Angeles to help handle all the passengers.

04/13/2015

Delphi self-driving car. (Delphi)

Self-Driving Car Completes Cross-Country Trip

From San Francisco to New York, a driverless car developed in the Bay Area completed a successful cross country trip.

04/01/2015

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