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California DMV draws up some pretty harsh self-driving-car regulations

As autonomous cars graduate from testing to actual deployment, the Department of Motor Vehicles is drawing up regulations that err heavily on the side of caution.

By December 17, 2015


How to prepare for the CA DMV written exam with your iPad

If you're about to take the DMV written exam in California and have an iPad, you can prepare for it with the interactive driver handbook.

By November 15, 2013


Banned license plates: DMV is hip to your txtspeak

Many state motor vehicle departments are keeping up with txtspeak and banning vulgar acronyms from appearing in personalized plates on the road.

By January 29, 2013


Google's self-driving cars will need steering wheels, at least for now

Rules issued by the California DMV say the search giant's software-powered car prototypes still need physical controls during testing.

By August 22, 2014


Uber, Lyft hit with cease and desist orders in Virginia

State DMV orders the ride-for-hire services to stop operating within the state or face fines.

By June 5, 2014


Guess who doesn't get radar tickets in Colorado? Politicians

State senators and representatives in Colorado have special license plates that just happen not to be in the DMV database. So, if they speed, they never receive a citation.

By July 14, 2013


Router glitch cripples California DMV network

California workers resort to pen and paper during two-hour network outage at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

By January 21, 2010


Cowon A3

At CES 2007, we look at the Cowon A3, a portable video player available in 30GB and 60GB versions. The A3, which serves as an update to the A2, also includes a built-in DMV television receiver, can view Microsoft Office documents, and has TV in and out.

May 22, 2008


Real ID worries domestic violence groups

A Homeland Security plan to link up state DMV databases and share information--with few clear privacy protections--is worrying domestic violence groups.

By February 8, 2008


Officials say PR campaign may boost Real ID popularity

DMV officials tell colleagues that now's the time to start plotting ways to counteract negative messages about the forthcoming ID cards.

By September 24, 2007