Although California bans hand-held cell phone use by drivers, and testers of Google self-driving vehicles are legally considered to be "drivers," one Google engineer is still illegally and dangerously reaching out to touch somebody.
Today in Google Street View crime: Cops say this brazen drug ring dealt heroin openly on the streets of Williamsburg. Police busted it after their surveillance cameras caught members stuffing heroin packages into a lock-box hidden behind a store's sign.
The Chevy Volt has been hailed as General Motors' electric savior. Now, as GM officially rolls out the Volt this week for public consumption, we're told the much-touted fuel economy was misstated and GM "lied" about the car being all-electric.
Tesla will announce a deal with Toyota to build electric cars at a press conference later this afternoon. Although it's not yet clear what the specifics of the deal will entail, we can speculate all sorts of fun things. UPDATE
Digg founder Kevin Rose is so rich he can have any vehicle he wants. He chose this chromed-out 1977 Puch Maxi moped, but he hasn't even seen it yet. So Kevin, here it is, your sweet new ride.
Go ahead: Search for "Asif Hussain Shah." Can't resist, can you? His plan is working, but that's nothing — wait 'til you see the interior. We're stone sober, and it freaked us the hell out.
A twin-engine Cessna piloted by a Tesla manager crashed into an East Palo Alto neighborhood today killing the pilot and two other Tesla employees on board.
News today Buick will kill the planned Saturn Vue-platformed plug-in-hybrid-electric crossover comes as no surprise to the consumers and journalists who saw it in person. The "Vue-ick" was horrifyingly atrocious. Now we've uncovered news GM killed it because of Twitter.
We always hear complaints about the new car buying process being antiquated and "old n' busted." GM's apparently seeking to change that as it emerges from bankruptcy by partnering with eBay for new car auctions.
After Tesla fan-boy Dave Letterman brought Tesla's Elon Musk on the Late Show and both of them ripped into GM, CBS called Letterman, saying, "Hey, jackass, don't you know GM advertises with us?" The result: outgoing product czar Bob Lutz brought the Chevy Volt to last night's show. Blow-by-blow below.