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Senate Majority Leader To Offer Bill Allowing Tesla To Sell Cars To ConsumersThe majority leader of the Connecticut Senate says he'll introduce legislation that would allow electric vehicle manufacturers, including Tesla Motors, to sell cars directly to consumers.
January Storm No Match For Strong Car SalesFiat Chrysler sales rise 7 percent. GM sales are up .5 percent. Ford sales drop 3 percent.
California Rules Self-Driving Cars Must Have Driver Behind The WheelCalifornia unveiled precedent-setting draft rules Wednesday that would slow the public's access to self-driving cars of the future until regulators are confident the technology is safe.
Chrysler Changing How It Notifies Owners About RecallsOne of the nation's biggest carmakers is promising to change the way it notifies drivers about recalls, following a KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch investigation.
Car Owners Try to Foil Criminals Who May Be Hacking Key Fob SignalsElectronic key fobs that allow you to open your car door and start the ignition are supposed to be a big convenience. Now some car owners are seeking ways to disable the systems, or reduce or block the strength of those signals, to foil criminals who may be trying to hack their way in.
San Francisco May Soon Require Guns In Cars To Be Placed In LockboxesAn ordinance requiring anyone storing a gun in a vehicle to secure it in a lockbox, including on and off-duty law enforcement personnel, is set to come before the Board of Supervisors next month.
DreamWorks Animation CEO Thanks Elon Musk, Says Tesla 'Saved My Life'DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg is thanking Tesla's Elon Musk after surviving a life-threatening car accident.
AAA Study Finds Car Infotainment Systems Distract Even With Voice CommandsIt takes drivers up to 27 seconds to return to full attention after using voice commands to make a hands-free call, turn on the radio or perform other tasks, according to two studies released Thursday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Gas Prices Falling Across The Bay AreaIt cost a lot less to fill up a tank of gas in the Bay Area these days. The price of gasoline has literally tanked, falling about nine cents a gallon in the past 2 weeks.
Over 120K Cadillacs Recalled Due To Overheating Rear Window DefrosterGeneral Motors is recalling about 121,000 Cadillacs because the rear window defroster control can overheat and catch fire.
Toyota Unveils New Prius Hybrid With 55 MPG Claim, Will It Sell Amid Low Gas Prices?The 2016 Prius is more sculpted and sportier looking than the current version as Toyota tries to move the car from appealing mainly to environmentalists to more of a mainstream vehicle.
Video Shows San Francisco Critical Mass Cyclist Smashing Car Window With U-LockA cyclist riding in San Francisco's Critical Mass last week allegedly broke the window of a car trying to pass through the crowd.

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