Triple Black Toyotas Takeover Culver City

The “triple black” look ( known more iniquitously as “murdered out”) remains popular across the entire demographic range here in L.A.  Cruising Culver City yesterday I spotted two Toyotas, on opposite ends of the brand’s lineup, sporting the ever-intimidating black paint/black rims/black interior formerly reserved for the only the most gangsta-asses of, well, another part…

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The Google Car… Dare I Make Fun of it?

The “self driving car” concept isn’t completely new- we’ve even explored it here on this site. But Google has made a new stride in the technology that’s worth mentioning- adaptive autopilot that actually lets cars drive themselves in traffic. Many previous systems depended upon either a magnetic trail to follow or a pre-programmed route.  This…

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The Hybrid Family Grows

The debate rages on about whether or not hybrid cars are “better” for the environment than, say, a 1984 Honda Civic (of course, the answer is that they are not). But the fact remains that some people would just rather have a new car- and can actually afford it. When first introduced in the 1990’s…

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Google’s RechargeIT Electric Car Program… What Can It Do For You

In the next stage of its world-takeover scheme, internet superbrand Google has set up “RechargeIT.org” an electric-car initiative that puts- you guessed it- electric cars in the hands of their employees to use as commuter vehicles. They’ve got a large garage of plug-in electric hybrids called the “GFleet” made up of Toyota Priui and Ford…