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CA tech doubles down on driverless cars

Despite a spate of media attention surrounding a narrowly missed collision between two self-driving prototype vehicles, California companies fielding driverless cars forged ahead, insisting that the developing technology was safe and getting safer. An unexpected trial Both cars in the incident “were equipped with similar

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Mercedes also flees to lower-tax state, shuns CA

Toyota’s HQ last year fled high-tax California for low-tax Texas. In 2005, Nissan split the Golden State for the Volunteer State, Tennessee, for the same reason. Now Mercedes is moving its HQ from high-tax New Jersey — basically, California with

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Tesla facing tough competition

No question that Tesla, in addition to getting a lot of public subsidies and tax breaks, has come with some great cars based on incredible technology. But does that justify its $27 billion market capitalization? Now the Big Boys are getting

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Chameleon Arnold now says ‘simple ways’ of Austria made him a green fanatic

Feb. 2, 2013 By John Seiler Ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger used to give an inspiring stock speech about how he grew up loving America’s freedom, and longed to live here. He contrasted that with the stultifying ways of Austria, where he

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California Budget Project analysis of Prop. 30 slights slam to business, jobs 25

Sept. 12, 2012 By John Seiler Sometimes the left-leaning California Budget Project produces worthy studies. Its new analysis of Proposition 30 isn’t one of them. Being pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown and the state’s powerful government-worker unions, Prop. 30 would

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Arnold’s Bentley Sales Up 37%

John Seiler: I’ve been keeping tabs here on the hypocrisy of ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s love of gigantic, gas-guzzling dinosaurs. Since leaving office, he’s been photographed tooling around in a Mercedes G-Wagon SUV, so big it needs an entire Persian Gulf

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Hypocrite Arnold's Gas Guzzler 0

John Seiler: A day after his seven-year tenure wrecking California, Arnold got a parking ticket. The link has pictures. Guess what he was driving? Surely it must be a Tesla electric car, which he touted earlier this year when it

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Arnold's gas-guzzlers 0

John Seiler: Did you know there’s a museum in das Vaterland that boasts Arnold’s gas-guzzling Mercedes S600? That’s the huge, 12-cylinder job that drinks gas like a boozer guzzles cheap vodka and drives faster than one of Werner von Braun’s

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