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How To Drive 755 Kilometers On One Charge In An Opel Ampera-e

<b>Published on</b> September 16th, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>September 16th, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p><i>This story about the Opel Ampera-e was first published on …

Electric Vehicles

Didi adds Apple Pay support across core mobility services

China’s ride-hailing giant Didi is this week adding support for Apple Pay to its core personal mobility services — including Didi Premier, Didi Express, Didi Luxe and ofo, a partner station-less bike-rental service also powered by an app.<p>Apple Pay is the mobile payment system baked into iOS, which …

Apple Pay

GM and Cruise announce first mass-production self-driving car

Kyle Vogt, CEO and founder of Cruise Automation revealed very big news for his company and its owner GM, which acquired the startup last year. The news is that they’re ready to mass produce a vehicle ready for self-driving, with everything on board they need to become fully autonomous vehicles once …

Transportation

Uber announces plans to electrify its London fleet by 2025

The company is adding a surcharge of 35p ($0.46) to trips to help meet its green ambitions<p>Uber’s UK operation has announced a new goal to electrify its entire London fleet by 2025. The company also says by 2019 it wants all vehicles on its uberX service (the cheapest and most popular tier) to be …

Uber

Volvo acquires car valet startup Luxe to boost its digital services business

After a pivot and months of speculation about the future of car valet and concierge startup Luxe, the company has finally found a home. Today, automaker Volvo Cars announced that it is acquiring the startup’s platform, technology, key staff and other assets for an undisclosed sum, which it will use …

Startups

Brief: Ninja Van reportedly eyes $60m series C to reach remote communities

<b>The news (extracted from</b> <b>Reuters</b><b>)</b>:<p>Singaporean last-mile logistics provider Ninja Van is said to be raising up to US$60 million in its latest funding …

Startups

Postmates expands Unlimited, a Prime-style subscription service, to 250k merchants

Postmates, the $600 million 35-minute delivery startup that lets you purchase restaurant food and other items from merchants through its app, today makes more than three million deliveries each month across its footprint in the U.S., according to the company. Now, as it looks to hit $1 billion in …

Amazon

Uber pilots a new premier service

Uber is piloting a new “premier service,” which offers select riders an enhanced experience at UberX fares, says a statement from the company. It …

Uber

Waze Carpool goes live in states hit by Hurricane Harvey

Texans and Louisiana hit by Hurricane Harvey can now help each other get around for free with the Waze Carpool app.<p>Waze announced its carpool app, which usually connects commuters heading to work with a ride, will be available in parts of Texas and Louisana that were affected by Hurricane Harvey. …

Hurricane Harvey

Via gets investment from Daimler for European expansion

New $50-million deal with automaker set to grow ride-share service’s reach<p>Large vans may not be the staples of suburban family garages, but the are experiencing a resurgence thanks to new ride-sharing platforms.<p>Via announced Monday a $50 million investment and joint-venture agreement with Daimler …

Uber

New Tesla Autopilot Software Update Increase Shadow Mode Data Collection

<b>Published on</b> September 1st, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>September 1st, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p><i>This article on Tesla Autopilot was first published on Gas2.</i><p>Elon …

Models

The Navdy Intelligent Heads Up Display Makes In

<b>Published on</b> September 1st, 2017 | <i>by Kyle Field</i><p>0<p>September 1st, 2017 by <b>Kyle Field</b><p>We all know texting while driving is terrible and unsafe, and yet we …

Gear & Gadgets

The Nissan Switch Scheme Is A Sublime Offer, & An Affordable One

<b>Published on</b> September 1st, 2017 | <i>by Cynthia Shahan</i><p>0<p>September 1st, 2017 by <b>Cynthia Shahan</b><p>It is always time to stop air pollution. It is always time to …

Nissan Leaf

Jaguar-Backed Blockchain Startup Wants to Trade Tokens for Transport Data

A UK-based blockchain startup backed by Jaguar Land Rover's venture arm is moving to build a platform for collecting transport data.

Bitcoin

Magna pitches new self-driving vehicle system

DETROIT (Reuters) - Auto supplier Magna International Inc on Thursday said it is developing a system automakers can use to enable vehicles to drive themselves without requiring bulky rooftop sensors or other compromises to vehicle styling.<p>Magna is one of several major automotive technology …

Transportation

Here's how Daimler is evolving its tiny Smart car for self-driving

Concept embraces sharing, self-driving and electric drive<p>There is a lot of the future packed into the tiny footprint of the Smart Vision EQ fortwo Concept.<p>First, consider it as an evolution of the recognizable Smart-car shape that is a fixture of crowded European cities, or as a white and blue …

Transportation

Ford looks at self-driving systems for commercial trucks: executive

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N) is considering deploying self-driving vehicle technology in larger commercial vehicles and is working with multiple partners to put its autonomous vehicles on the road, a senior Ford executive told Reuters on Tuesday.<p>"We've been talking with different …

Transportation

Jaguar Land Rover is backing DOVU to bring the Blockchain to the mobile future

The Blockchain was created as an open-source, free, decentralized accounting system where transactions are recorded across multiple computers. Its first use was for tracking the first genuine crypto-currency, Bitcoin, but it could be could be adapted to track anything, including, for instance, …

Jaguar Land Rover

Tesla Crushes Ferrari 458 Italia For “Ultimate Street Car” Win (Videos)

<b>Published on</b> August 29th, 2017 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>0<p>August 29th, 2017 by <b>Zachary Shahan</b><p>Afeez Damilola Alade-Kolawole, founder of Tesla Rentals and …

Electric Vehicles

Could Tesla be angling to launch its own music-streaming service?

Why it matters to you<p>If you're in the market for a Tesla, more choice for in-car entertainment can't be a bad thing.<p>It’s a brave outfit that dives …

Car Tech

Google Built a Fake City for Its Self-Driving Cars

Waymo's self-driving minivans are logging miles in a fake California city.Waymo A handful of the world’s most powerful companies are in a race to …

Transportation

'THE CAR OF THE FUTURE' — We spent 7 days driving a Tesla across America

Tesla

British Airways Is Launching VIP Jaguar Transfers At London Heathrow...

Without a doubt, one of the coolest experiences you can ever have at an airport is bypassing the terminal – and being privately transferred from …

Airlines

Safer Cars Help Keep Older Drivers on the Road

More than three decades ago, I fell in love with the first minivan I spotted parked in my Brooklyn neighborhood. Though I was never a “soccer mom,” I travel as if there were no stores at my destination, and here was a car that could carry half a household. And I loved sitting up high, able to see …

Transportation

Here's a Tesla inside Elon Musk's LA tunnel

The proverbial canary in a coal mine<p>Well look at that, a car in a tunnel. Not just any car, but a Tesla Model S inside a tunnel being dug beneath Los Angeles by Elon Musk's Boring Company. Proof once and for all that a car can, uh, fit inside of a tunnel.<p>Oh, right, you're not supposed to drive …

Elon Musk

Toyota, Intel, others to form auto big data consortium

(Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T), chipmaker Intel Corp (INTC.O) and other technology and auto companies are forming a consortium to create an ecosystem for big data used in connected cars, the Japanese automaker said on Thursday.<p>Swiss telecom equipment maker Ericsson (ERICb.ST), Japanese auto …

Big Data

Electric Truck Company Chanje Has A Plan To Clean Up Urban Freight

The company’s new electric delivery vans should hit city streets this fall.<p>While Tesla develops an electric semi-truck–which may be in production by 2019 or 2020–a startup has designed another type of electric delivery truck for city use, and it’s ready now. By this fall, you might see one of its …

Transportation

Tesla Developing Self-driving Semi-truck, Wants to Test in Nevada

Tesla Inc. is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle.

Transportation

Indian startup Flux Auto wants to democratize self-driving tech for trucks

A young startup in India wants to makes autonomous driving technology more widely available for truck operators, especially those outside of the U.S., by lower the cost significantly.<p>The concept of self-driving trucks sat in the background for some time as the vision of autonomous cars ferrying …

Transportation

Roads could be covered with 'tunnels' to absorb pollution

Highways Agency studies Dutch scheme using ‘cantilevered canopies’ covered with pollution-absorbing material in effort to improve air quality<p>Major roads could be turned into tunnels covered with pollution-absorbing material in an effort to cut emission fumes and improve air quality.<p>Highways Agency …

Pollution