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Ride-Sharing Lowers DUI Arrests in California's Big Cities

Drunk and drugged driving arrests have dropped by 32% in San Diego, 28% in San Jose, 26% in Sacramento and 14% in both Los Angeles and the San Francisco-Oakland area since 2011 due to the popularity of ride-hailing services, reports the Mercury News.

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Apple Wants Bigger Bite of Autonomous Vehicle Market

Apple recently expanded its fleet of self-driving cars for testing on public roads in California to 55, which is up from 27 in January.

California Gives Didi Chuxing Self-Driving Test Permit

The state's DMV updated its list of 53 companies that have received permits to test self-driving technology in California on May 10.

Video: Catalytic Converter Theft on the Rise

Police have seen a spike in thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles in recent years, especially in California, according to a new video report based on data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).

Verizon Connect Identifies Top Pest Control States

Warm-weather states such as Florida, California, and Arizona are providing the most activity for Verizon Connect's pest control fleets, according to an infographic from the telematics provider.

Waymo Applies to Test Driverless Cars on California Roads

If Waymo receives the new permit, it plans to begin testing near its Mountain View headquarters — the same place it has been testing its fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans with backup drivers.

Calif. May Put Passengers in Autonomous Cars

California state regulators recently proposed a pilot program that would allow passengers to ride in driverless vehicles, even without a safety driver present.

Uber Ends Autonomous Car Testing in California

Uber will not renew its current permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, which ends testing in the state for the foreseeable future, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

Driverless Cars Hit California Roads in April

Driverless cars without a human operator will begin rolling out on California city streets in April, following legal approval by the Department of Motor Vehicles to institute ground rules and issue permits to auto manufacturers and tech companies that want to test their autonomous cars.

VW's New California Port Should Lower Order-to-Delivery Times

Volkswagen Group of America has begun delivering vehicles through a port of entry in northern California that's expected to improve vehicle delivery times in the area, the company announced.