Cars

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

Delphi self-driving car. (Delphi)

Self-Driving Car To Begin Coast-To-Coast Road Trip From San Francisco To New York On Sunday

As tech companies and automakers experiment with self-driving vehicles, an autonomous car is set to embark on a first-of-its-kind coast-to-coast road trip.

03/20/2015

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New SF Bicycle Coalition Director Says Transit Options Are Key; Wouldn’t Want Car-Less Future

The new executive director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, thinks San Francisco, with it’s year-round mild weather, is the perfect place to ride, but he doesn’t foresee the perfect transit conditions being completely car-less.

03/16/2015

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What Caused NorCal Gas Prices To Rise 75 Cents Last Month?

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Northern California rose by 75 cents in the last month.

03/11/2015

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Lyft Apologizes For Backpedaling On $1,000 Bonuses For New Drivers

Lyft is digging itself out of a public relations mess after angry drivers claim the ride-sharing company failed to deliver a $1,000 bonus advertised to new recruits and those referring them.

03/06/2015

Nissan's autonomous automobile. (CBS)

How Will Insurance Companies Handle Driverless Cars?

As auto makers and Silicon Valley companies continue to develop driverless cars, insurance companies are already warning about how they could affect their business practices.

03/04/2015

A view of the dashboard in a new Tesla Model S car at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Analyst Predicts Apple To Buy Tesla For $75 Billion

Apple may be in the market to buy Tesla, according to the rumor mill.

02/17/2015

Ford Mustang Driver

Vroom, Vroom? Some Cars Hitting Bay Area Streets Have Fake Engine Sounds Piped In

More and more cars hitting Bay Area roadways have something most drivers aren’t aware of. Car manufacturers from BMW to Ford have started faking it, faking the sound of power. The new engines are a lot more efficient and quieter, but drivers are none the wiser.

02/12/2015

2015 Nissan Leaf (Nissan)

PG&E Looks To Build 25,000 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Over 5 Years

PG&E filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission on Monday to build roughly 25,000 new electric vehicle charging stations across Northern and Central California over a five-year period.

02/10/2015

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