Can You Sue a Robot? The Legal Implications of Driverless Cars

It wasn’t so long ago that the idea of a self-driving car would have elicited nothing but wide eyes and references to Back to the Future.The thought of automobiles driving themselves through city traffic was merely the stuff of science fiction and the pipe dreams of people who hate driving.  But as Google forges ahead in developing the technology and performing real-life testing, it’s clear that autonomous vehicles will soon be a reality on American roads. ...more

Vehicle Safety Items Make Perfect Holiday Gifts

It’s crunch time and if you’re still struggling with what to give a loved one, family member or friend this holiday season, the perfect gift can be an item related to vehicle safety....more

The Los Angeles Auto Show: For Women Too

My girlfriends express surprise when I tell them that one of our favorite annual family outings each November is a visit to the Los Angeles Auto Show.I know where they're coming from. For years, I dismissed this kind of event as a macho affair, where overgrown boys can play out their Hot Wheels fantasies by ogling scantily-clad models draped across shiny muscle cars. I changed my mind half a dozen years ago, when we needed to replace my husband's aging SUV. An auto show is the perfect place to research a vehicle purchase, as you can scope out every model offered by every car company, without driving from lot to lot or enduring a hard sales pitch. And while the show still is still mostly a bastion of men, powerful vehicles and pretty models, it's actually FUN  -- even for women. This is why I keep going back, even when we're NOT actively shopping for a car. Auto makers now know that women make 60% of all auto buying decisions, and they are designing their products accordingly. This was apparent during press preview days at the LA Auto Show, running now through November 28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center....more
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10 Ways to Get Out of a Speeding Ticket

Ladies, I’ll admit I have a traffic ticket or two on my driving record. But I’ve weaseled my way out of a dozen more using these crafty tips! 1. Make it Look Like You had an "Accident"If you have a bottle of water in your car, or if you're really desperate and only have a soda, pouring a bit “down there” to make it look like you didn't make it to the bathroom in time might make the officer feel bad enough that they will let you off with a warning.2. CryIf you get pulled over, turn on the water works. Cops are human beings too, and they hate to see women cry—especially male cops. Bawl your eyes out and work on getting a sympathy warning. If you’ve ever been accused of being a “drama queen,” this tip is right up your alley....more


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Tips to Help You Save Money on Spring Road Trips

Gas prices are creeping up again as we head toward spring break. Here are some tips to help you save some money below under four categories — Engine Warm-Up, How to Buy Gasoline, How to Drive Economically, and General Advice — are some effective methods for saving money at the fuel pump — and overall wear and tear on your car.   ...more

Changing and Recycling Your Own Used Oil Filter

Are you a wannabe do-it-yourselfer who has been afraid to try to change your own oil? While this task can seem daunting, if done carefully, it doesn't have to be messy or complicated. We've broken the process down into three simple and eco-friendly steps, so be sure to read the entire series: Changing Your Own Motor Oil (Wednesday, December 30); Changing and Recycling Your Own Used Oil Filter  (Tuesday, January 5), and Recycling Your Used Oil (Wednesday, January 6)....more

What Would Santa Drive?

What would Santa drive if you were creating the ultimate toy delivery vehicle, and could rely on more than reindeer power to propel it? ...more

Holiday Gifts for Car-Loving Pets

Well, folks, here is the last in our series of automotive-themed holiday guides! Looking for a special gift for the car-crazed pet lover in your life? Are YOU the car-crazed pet lover looking for something for your traveling animal? Will you be traveling during the holidays with your pet? Then we're sure we've got something in here for you. We were given guidance the Pet Safety Lady by Christina Selter; her website is full of great safety and travel tips for those of us who take our pets along for the ride....more

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