• Driverless vehicle testing begins in San Jose

    The California Department of Motor Vehicles issued a permit April 12 to WeRide Corp., authorizing the company to test driverless vehicles on public roads in San Jose. While WeRide has had a permit from DMV to test autonomous vehicles with safety drivers since 2017, the new permit allows the company to test two autonomous vehicles […]

  • DMV Opening More Offices Earlier

    The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open 53 more field offices across the state an hour earlier beginning Monday, July 1, offering the public 69 early-hour offices. Starting next week, the following field offices will open at 7 a.m. every weekday except Wednesday to help ease customer wait times. The offices will continue […]

  • San Francisco May Ban Police, City Use of Facial Recognition

    San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that’s creeping into airports, motor vehicle departments, stores, stadiums and home security cameras. Government agencies around the U.S. have used the technology for more […]

  • Palm Springs DMV Field Office Closing for Renovations

    The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting customers that the Palm Springs field office at 950 N. Farrell Drive will be closing for renovations beginning Friday, April 5, at 5 p.m. The construction project consists of a number of major improvements, including replacing the parking lot, making ADA accessibility upgrades and creating a […]

  • New DMV Glitch Seems to Penalize People Who Renewed Their License: Report

    Residents who renewed their California drivers license and haven’t gotten them in the mail yet may be part of the latest tech glitch at the embattled state agency. The Department of Motor Vehicles tried to get ahead, sending out renewal notices five to 35 days earlier than usual. The problem was that the system only […]

  • DMV Receives Extension To comply With REAL IDs

    The Department of Homeland Security has given the Department of Motor Vehicles a three-month extension in order to comply with changing requirements for so-called REAL California IDs. According to the Department of Homeland Security website, the deadline for the state of California to comply with federal guidelines for REAL IDs is today. But that’s not […]

  • Gov. Newsom Deploys ‘DMV Strike Team’ to Modernize Troubled Agency

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom is launching an effort to modernize the state’s embattled Department of Motor Vehicles. Newsom on Wednesday appointed Marybel Batjer to lead a “strike team” focused on finding new DMV leadership and recommending reforms to improve service. Batjer is the secretary of the state government operations agency and will retain that job […]

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