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BART board members applaud after unveiling a model of the car to be rolled out by next year and in full use by 2017. (CBS)

BART Directors Vote In Favor Of Compromise On New Car Design

BART directors voted 5-2 Thursday in favor of a proposal for the design of future train cars that seeks to achieve a compromise between the competing requests of bike riders, wheelchair users and blind people.

06/12/2014

2 of 14 dogs rescued from inside a car in Monterey (CBS)

Animal Update: Taking Dogs On Summer Road Trips

Tips from the SF SPCA’s Dr. Jennifer Scarlett on how to make the most of a road trip with your dog.

06/09/2014

Vandals upended this Smart Car in San Francisco on the morning of April 7, 2014. (CBS)

More Smart Cars Tipped In San Francisco, Latest Incidents In Twin Peaks, Cole Valley

Two more instances of Smart car “tipping” occurred overnight in San Francisco’s Twin Peaks and Cole Valley neighborhoods, according to police.

06/06/2014

Tesla HQ

California Looks At Incentives To Land Tesla Motors $5 Billion ‘Gigafactory’

Tesla Motors has its pick on where to build its brand new battery factory. California lawmakers are trying to win the electric car company over with incentives.

06/06/2014

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Will Self-Driving Cars Reduce Accidents, Lead To Lower Insurance Rates?

Self-driving cars are a fairly common sight around Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley, but where insurance rates will go when driverless cars hit the road is still very much a mystery.

06/02/2014

Google is building 100 prototypes of a car without steering wheels. (Source: Google)

Google Building Cars Without Steering Wheels

Sergey Brin, co-founder of the technology titan, told a Southern California tech conference Tuesday evening that Google will make 100 prototype cars that drive themselves—and therefore do not need a wheel. Or brake and gas pedals.

05/27/2014

The Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla CEO Says Sacramento A ‘Long-Shot’ For Gigafactory Expansion

It may be a long-shot, but Palo Alto-based, electric-car maker, Tesla Motors Inc. is looking to expand with a new battery factory and is considering setting up shop in Sacramento.

05/23/2014

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San Jose Car Torching Caught On Camera

An East San Jose family woke up in fear early Tuesday morning as both of their cars burst into flames in their driveway. Police suspect it was the work of arsonists after viewing the surveillance video system installed at the home.

05/20/2014

Lombard Street

San Francisco Officials May Close ‘World’s Crookedest Street’ To Cars

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is now considering shutting down Lombard Street between Larkin and Leavenworth Streets on weekends to improve general safety in the area known to attract tourists on foot and in cars.

05/19/2014

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Ultimate Guide To Your Summer Road Trip

Make the most of your summer with this ultimate guide to road trips.

05/09/2014

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