Kevin Oliver, KCRA Published 12:18 pm PDT, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Now Playing: The California Department of Motor vehicles spent millions of dollars in overtime to keep up with regular transactions and lengthy encounters at offices statewide, a KCRA 3 investigation found. The DMV said it was spending millions on overtime to deal with the long lines at field offices across the state. KCRA requested overtime records from the DMV between June 2016 through June 2018. During that time period, the records indicate the DMV spent $22 million on overtime costs: $17 million was spent at field offices; about $5 million was spent at the DMV headquarters in Sacramento. Get the full story in the video above. Media: KCRA The California Department of Motor vehicles spent millions of dollars in overtime to keep up with regular transactions and lengthy encounters at offices statewide, a KCRA 3 investigation found. The DMV said it was spending millions on overtime to deal … [Read more...] about California DMV spent $22 million on overtime costs over 2 years, records show
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Updated 4:41 pm PDT, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, people line up outside the offices of California's Department of Motor Vehicles, DMV Van Nuys offices in Los Angeles. The California Department of Motor Vehicles says wait times improved by an average of 30 minutes statewide between July and August. less FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, people line up outside the offices of California's Department of Motor Vehicles, DMV Van Nuys offices in Los Angeles. The California Department of Motor ... more Photo: Richard Vogel, AP FILE-- Daniel Solis (top left) takes his picture taken by Kim Tompkins for Solis' new driver's license at the Department of Motor Vehicles on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 in Hayward, Calif. The California Department of Motor Vehicles says wait times improved by an average of 30 minutes statewide between July and August. less FILE-- … [Read more...] about California DMV says wait times have dropped 30 minutes
Mike Luery, KCRA Published 8:42 am PDT, Friday, August 10, 2018 Now Playing: California legislators voted not to audit the DMV, despite hourslong lines for customers, but instead, granted the department another $16 million to hire 200 more workers for its field offices. Watch the video above for more. Media: KCRA In California, long lines are a fact of life at Department of Motor Vehicles offices across the state, but for California lawmakers and their legislative staffers, there's an alternative. Hearst's Sacramento television station, KCRA, has learned of a DMV office that is not open to the public. It's located inside the Legislative Office Building on N Street, adjacent to the state Capitol. The office, inside Room 121, has no markings on the door and was locked when KCRA visited it on Thursday, but after knocking, a worker confirmed it was a DMV office and said it's set up to handle customer complaints that escalate to the legislative branch. However, … [Read more...] about ‘Secret’ DMV office serves California lawmakers, Capitol staffers
By Robert C. Yeager, New York Times Published 5:04 pm, Friday, June 15, 2018 Dave Marek knows exactly what he wants to hear from potential buyers. “It’s my 10 second rule,” said Marek, who as Acura’s executive creative director oversees the carmaker’s designs around the world. “I want them to walk around our car and say: ‘Wow! I want to ride in that!’” But what happens to that passion when the driver’s only role is to sit passively as an autonomous car glides through traffic and zips down highways? “Whether they’re autonomous or not, we will always want our creations to evoke emotion,” said Marek, also a part-time professor of transportation design at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Venezuela’s held three elections in just five months, which have left President Nicolas Maduro with almost absolute power. Predictable maybe, with … [Read more...] about When cars do the driving, who will feel the joy?
Keith Laing Detroit News Washington Bureau Published 1:04 p.m. UTC May 31, 2018 Washington — Tesla CEO Elon Musk complains that crashes of cars driven in semi-autonomous mode are given out-sized attention after a string of accidents involving his company's vehicles being operated on Autopilot. But publicity over similar incidents, including a self-driving Uber vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian, appears to be eroding consumer trust in the emerging technology, recent polling shows. It is leading to calls for Tesla to abandon the Autopilot name – and for all carmakers to adopt universal and clear names for various levels of autonomous vehicle technology. A Tesla sedan collided with a parked police car in Southern California on Tuesday. The driver, who walked away with minor injuries, told police the car was on Autopilot. Another Model S in Autopilot mode crashed into a fire truck in Utah on May 11. The car … [Read more...] about Tesla, Uber crashes prompt questions about robot cars