New regulations say driverless cars need a driver capable of taking control

A human driver had to take over for Google's driverless car 341 times in the past 15 months, according to reports logged with the California DMV.

Sacramento, California — January 31, 2016 — California is the epicentre of autonomous vehicle development. In addition to numerous companies located in Silicon Valley, Google is headquartered in California, and much of the testing of the company’s vehicles have taken place there. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has recently released draft regulations for autonomous vehicles […]

GM creates team to speed development of autonomous and electric vehicles

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Detroit, Michigan — January 31, 2016 — General Motors has announced it will create a team dedicated to speeding up development of self-driving and electric cars. Long-time GM employee Doug Parks has been named Vice President for Autonomous Technology and Vehicle Executive and will lead the team. He was previously GM’s VP for Global Product […]

CARSTAR Victoria (Pre-Tech Collision) opens in British Columbia

Tina and Stan Van Basten, owners of CARSTAR Victoria (Pre-Tech Collision).

Victoria, British Columbia — January 31, 2016 — CARSTAR Canada has announced the addition of CARSTAR Victoria (Pre-Tech Collision) located at 548 Alpha Street in Victoria. CARSTAR Victoria (Pre-Tech Collision) is owned by Stan and Tina Van Basten, who have been in the auto collision repair business together for 27 years. Stan has worked directly as a bodyman for the […]