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California DMV accuses Tesla of making false claims about Autopilot and Full-Self Driving

California DMV accuses Tesla of making false claims about Autopilot and Full-Self Driving

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has accused Tesla of falsely advertising its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) features, as reported earlier by the Los Angeles Times (via CNBC). The agency filed two separate complaints with the state’s Office of Administrative Hearings on July 28th, alleging Tesla made “untrue or misleading” claims about its vehicles’ …

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California DMV accuses Tesla of deceptive practices in marketing Autopilot and Full Self-Driving options

California DMV accuses Tesla of deceptive practices in marketing Autopilot and Full Self-Driving options

Brand new Tesla cars sit in a parking lot at a Tesla showroom on June 27, 2022 in Corte Madera, California.  Justin Sullivan | Getty Images News | Getty Images The California Department of Motor Vehicles has accused Tesla of engaging in deceptive practices around the marketing of its driver assistance systems, which are branded …

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California DMV accuses Tesla of falsely advertising Autopilot and Full Self-Driving features

California DMV accuses Tesla of falsely advertising Autopilot and Full Self-Driving features

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has accused Tesla of false advertising in its promotion of the company’s signature Autopilot and Full Self-Driving technologies. The agency alleges the electric-car maker misled customers with advertising language on its website describing Autopilot and Full Self-Driving technologies as more capable than they actually are. The company “made or …

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Skittles 'unfit for human consumption,' California lawsuit claims

Skittles ‘unfit for human consumption,’ California lawsuit claims

Skittles, the colorful, fruit-flavored candy, are coming under fire after a lawsuit filed in Northern California says people are tasting more than the rainbow. Although most people can identify Skittles flavors like lemon, strawberry and orange, few can probably name titanium dioxide, a coloring additive that helps give the candies their bright hue. That ingredient …

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Vegas home builder bets $32.5 million spec mansion will smash a local record in Southern California

Vegas home builder bets $32.5 million spec mansion will smash a local record in Southern California

Blue Heron’s cliffside spec house spans four levels in San Diego’s La Jolla neighborhood. Blue Heron This newly built cliff-side mansion overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Southern California comes with an ambitious $32.5 million asking price. It’s one of the most expensive homes for sale in San Diego County, and that price tag puts it …

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'The honeymoon is over': Sacramento ranks 2nd in nation for fastest-cooling housing market

‘The honeymoon is over’: Sacramento ranks 2nd in nation for fastest-cooling housing market

It may not feel like it outside, but the housing heat wave is cooling off in parts of California.”I think it’s ironic because a few years ago Sacramento was the hottest market ever and now we’re making the opposite side of the list,” said housing analyst Ryan Lundquist.On that list compiled by Redfin, Sacramento is …

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California cities ban new gas stations in battle to combat climate change

California cities ban new gas stations in battle to combat climate change

Without realizing they were starting a movement in green energy policy, leaders of a small Sonoma County city seem to have done just that when they questioned the approval process for a new gas station — eventually halting its development and others in the future. “We didn’t know what we were doing, actually,” said Petaluma …

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Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed lithium-ion batteries that perform well at freezing cold and scorching hot temperatures. Such batteries could allow electric vehicles in cold climates to travel farther on a single charge. They could also reduce the need for cooling systems to keep the vehicles’ battery packs from overheating in hot climates (stock image)

Scientists create temperature-resilient batteries for electric cars

New temperature-resilient batteries could mean electric vehicles will be better able to withstand extreme cold and heat – and ultimately travel longer on a single charge. Researchers at the University of California San Diego have created lithium-ion batteries that perform well at freezing cold and scorching hot temperatures.  They used a special temperature-proof electrolyte – the substance in …

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California trucking prepares for shake-up under independent contractor law AB5

It is going to be a radically new world in California’s trucking sector with the imposition of AB5, and it isn’t clear what parts of the industry — if any — are ready for it. “Most immediately, motor carriers must evaluate and adopt alternative operating models to mitigate risk if they intend to continue to …

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Southern California housing prices will fall, some experts say. The question is how much

Southern California housing prices will fall, some experts say. The question is how much

Rising mortgage rates have slowed the housing market across the nation and Southern California. Sales are down, inventory is rising and many prospective buyers and sellers have a simple question: Will home prices fall? According to some analysts, the prospect is growing more likely as the slowdown deepens, with some now adjusting their forecasts to …

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