StarNewsOnline.com: Detroit Fights California Bid to Open Car Pool Lanes to Fuel-Conscious Import: basically the idea is to open California's "car pool lanes" to fuel-efficient and alternative fuel vehicles - even if there is only one occupant. It's a fantastic idea, but in true American style the US manufacturers are fighting it. Why? Because the current hybrids are all created by Japanese manufacturers. Rather than get their shit together, the US manufacturers are trying to block the idea.
The American Way™: don't improve yourself, just sue the other guy so nobody can improve.