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News & Industry Trends handshake with robot Live and Let Die: When Driverless Cars Decide Your Fate by Bridget Clerkin on

It started out simply enough: crunching numbers with a few stones and some wooden spokes. Now, in every purse, pocket, or perhaps laying absentmindedly forgotten on a bedside table, there’s a cell phone more powerful than all the computing might needed to send mankind into space. In its path to preeminence, our technology has learned […]

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Insurance people on the move in Bourbon street at night Louisiana Police Will Have Instant Insurance Information by Bridget Clerkin on

Those who don’t pay for insurance are about to pay for their actions in Louisiana. The Pelican State has adopted a system that will allow its state police troopers to have real-time information on the car insurance of those they pull over in routine stops or otherwise. The Louisiana State Police kicked off the first […]

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Safety & Driving Man Teaching a Boy How to Drive “Teen Driver” Technology: A Parent’s Personal Private Eye by Bridget Clerkin on

Parents of teenagers may not yet have eyes in the back of their heads, like they’ve long promised, but a new technological boost has gotten them one step closer to having a broader view of what their children are up to, even when the kids leave the house. So-called “Teen Driver” technology has been fitted […]

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Tickets & Violations Smoking Computer with No Heartbeat Vermont DMV Hampered by Old Computers by Bridget Clerkin on

Up to 3,000 traffic cases in Vermont may be affected by the state Judicial Bureau’s outdated computer system, essentially causing the Green Mountain State to temporarily stop prosecuting one of its most common crimes. The antiquated system has muddled the lines of communication between the bureau and the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), therefore […]

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License & Endorsements Paper shredder in an office NM MVD on Verge of Destroying Thousands of Licenses by Bridget Clerkin on

Trouble finding your New Mexico driver’s license? You might want to check the Santa Fe Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) office before it’s too late Nearly 3,000 licenses have been returned to the state agency already this year, and with more and more filing cabinets being filled with the repossessed IDs, the MVD is getting ready […]

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Registration & Titling Car Emissions Measurement. Photo taken with SAMSUNG GALAXY K zoom Illinois Emissions Tests—And Reminders—Are Back Again by Bridget Clerkin on

Need to renew your registration in Illinois? You’ll have to get in line—and it may take a while. Illinois drivers are now required to have an emissions test performed on their vehicle before they can renew their registration. It sounds like a routine regulation, but it’s the second time this year the Prairie State has […]

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Moving & Traveling Business woman walking through airport with suitcase I-94 Forms and Arriving in the U.S. by Tina Chang on

Traveling to the United States can be fun and exciting, but it can also be stressful figuring out which visa and immigration documents you need. Most countries will allow you to travel to the U.S. for 90 days or less without a visa. For more information about the Visa Waiver Program, visit the U.S. Department […]

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Buying & Selling IMG_1861 2015 LA Auto Show: Debuts by Angelo Ilumba on

Being one of the marquee events in the auto show circuit, the Los Angeles Auto Show is not unfamiliar with hot World and U.S. debuts, as car manufacturers are eager to show off in front of one of the biggest auto buying markets in the world. From the flashy to the slick yet practical, this […]

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