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J.D. Power: Self-Driving Cars Concern Consumers by Bridget Clerkin on

How do you feel about robots? And, more specifically, would you trust one? It may sound crazy, but to some extent, these questions can help pinpoint how old you are—or at least, give a good idea of the generation you belong in. Distrust in the idea of a fully self-driving car—essentially a vehicle-shaped robot to […]

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Apple Takes a Bite Out of the Self-Driving Game by Bridget Clerkin on

With a simple announcement, everything changed. Proving once again that its influence should never be discounted, Apple has officially stepped into the driverless car game, receiving permission from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to test several autonomous cars on the state’s roads. Specifically, the permit allows Apple to experiment with three 2015 Lexus […]

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Undocumented drivers are making California's roads safer--but they're under attack elsewhere.
Illegal & Behind the Wheel: How Undocumented Drivers Treat Our Roads—And How They’re Treated for It by Bridget Clerkin on

California is not exactly known for its breezy highway driving. The state’s roads snake their way through its highly populated areas, gaining lanes and traffic as they go, until eventually—inevitably—they get absorbed by a freeway, like tributaries depositing into a river. And in 2015, California added more than 605,000 drivers to that flow—all of whom […]

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Heads Up, Tar Heel State: The DMV May Have Accidentally Leaked Your Personal Info by Bridget Clerkin on

As many as 24,000 North Carolina residents may have had their personal information improperly disposed of by the state Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), leaving the customers potentially susceptible to identity theft, the state agency warned. The accidental misstep, which occurred earlier this week, involved the forms and records collected by the Raleigh DMV office […]

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