Last year was the first year since 2009 that I didn’t attend the Washington Auto Show; ironic because I skipped it to go out and actually buy a new car (the most valid reason you could give, if you ask me). Needless to say, even though I was content to fall absent last year given my reason, I was excited to explore…
Driverless cars are designed to cut down on traffic accidents, but that hasn’t stopped human-driven cars from crashing into them anyways.
The Department of Motor Vehicles is one of the most efficient and pleasant places on Earth and any adult should be honored to spend any time inside its luxurious accommodations. If you can already sense the sarcasm in that sentence, my point is made. Here are the worst DMV stories, submitted by our readers. Their…
Waiting at the Department of Motor Vehicles has to be one of the most hateful and mind-numbing wastes of precious time anyone can ever endure, and the faith lost in humanity can only multiply when you talk to a person working there. What are your worst DMV stories?
Today, we're going to discuss the art of registering an imported car with your local department of motor vehicles. I call it an "art" because, like any good art, there's a fair amount of agony, and pain, and suffering, and at some point you get really close to clawing out your own eyes.
Governments aren't particularly adept at grasping new technology, and Google made that point crystal clear at a meeting this week in California where the safety and regulation of self-driving cars were debated.
Call it a hunch.
We've moved beyond the geewhizOMG phase of autonomous cars and into the dirty, nasty, contentious world of legislation and regulation. The California DMV has issued its rules that Google (and others) have to abide by, and with that fight over, now we know what the crew from Mountain View wanted to hide.
The headline feature of Google's latest self-driving prototype is its lack of a steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedal. It's what Google envisions for the future of transportation, and it also runs afoul of California's autonomous vehicle testing laws.
Driving isn't rocket science, but these ten test questions suggest the intelligence level of dead sheep.
I wish I could remember more about my written exam, but I think I blocked it out of my memory trying to forget the stupid.
A transgender teen was told he couldn't have his driver's license photo taken while wearing makeup at a South Carolina DMV. They said he couldn't wear a "disguise."
Autonomous cars are coming soon, people, maybe as soon as 2015 if you live in California. And with them will be a whole set of new rules and regulations when it comes to driving. Or, ahem, not driving.
In 1979, two artists covered a Southern California building with futuristic murals. They painted moon motorcycles, high-tech highways, and spaceships that would look right at home in Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. But as delightfully retro-futuristic as the building is on the outside, what happens inside may…
I debated not going to Katie's this morning since the turnout has dwindled due to the cold weather, however I knew Volkswagen HQ had both a Veyron and an XL1 on hand this week. I decided to come on the chance an XL1 did appear, despite my being told that it almost certainly would not come. Much to my delight, VW…
The DMV used to be the worst place in the world, but a lot of them are trying to get better, including Delaware. Nevertheless, the Delaware DMV has made it clear that they will not suck their customers' dicks in the greatest DMV Tweet ever Twitted.
Indiana, like many states, lets you pick from a variety of specialized license plates that highlight some personal interest of yours, like a noted vampire hunter or your love of driving tiny cars. Indiana Youth Group, an LGBT support organization, wanted to offer a plate as well, but their efforts were repeatedly…
We're no strangers to motor vehicle departments restricting certain words from personalized license plates. Typically, genitalia, other sex themes, and things related to fecal matter and racism (same thing, really) are verboten. But what about words like PITA, SCOTCH, and RAIN?
Kansas released their 1800-combination list of banned personalized license plates, and it makes for a surprisingly fascinating read. It sort of like what you might get if you locked your prudish grandmother in a room with Tosh.0 playing for 12 hours. Lots of indignant rage, but not a whole lot of understanding. How…