Elle Hutchinson

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Uber to Make Surge Pricing Less Obvious

This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Is Uber dropping the concept of surge pricing? Fat chance. However, Uber <i>is</i> taking steps to make surge pricing less glaring within its mobile apps.<p>You'll still be paying the same, high amount if you're trying to find an Uber during periods of high demand, but …

Transportation

$27 million Lyft drivers class-action lawsuit settlement approved by judge - San Francisco Business Times

San Francisco-based ride-hailing service Lyft has gotten preliminary approval for a $27 million class-action lawsuit settlement that will keep …

Class Action

Fit-to-drive-Bit? Ford app tells you how well you drive - ExtremeTech

By on June 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Ford wants to get into the business …

Brainwaves

Instacart expands service to more suburban areas around Houston

San Francisco-based Instacart, which entered the Houston market in mid-2014, continues to expand its coverage area in the Bayou City. Most recently, …

Codes

Uber legislation creates windfall for lobbyists

When legislation with dramatic implications for the state’s taxi and ride-for-hire industries hits the Senate floor Wednesday, it will have already …

Drivers are warming up to autonomous cars. Mostly.

The results of two new studies — one big, one really big — on what consumers want in autonomous cars have been released recently. The answer of both is, in a nutshell, we want to be able to let a car drive on its own when driving is monotonous or annoying, like during the daily commute. But we also …

Autonomous Cars

Pillo Robot Dispenses Your Medicine, Holds Your Life in Its Hands

With recent advancements in technology, robots and computer programs have become responsible for chores, errands, and security in your life. Whether …

Artificial Intelligence

Takeaway app Just Eat to test delivery robots

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1251000/1251151_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534694775_f8034667ec7f4963ff2437f995764149<p><b>Takeaway food ordering service Just Eat has announced it will trial delivery robots in London this year.</b><p>Currently, food ordered via the service is …

Robotics

With Brexit, APIs just got geopolitical

A critical mass of digital platform opportunities could create a new center of gravity for startups and alter the flow of fintech talent and funds.<p>For years, the United Kingdom has enjoyed the title of the fintech capital of the world.<p>While U.S. regulators have struggled to create a regulatory …

Elon Musk and Tesla really don't want you to be worried about self-driving car crashes | Recode Daily: July 7, 2016

The electric carmaker thinks a Fortune story has it all wrong.<p>Fortune wrote an article critical of Tesla's decision not to inform shareholders that a Tesla car was involved in an accident while its self-driving mode was activated, and the company condemned Fortune's report in an aggressive blog …

Autonomous Cars

Car wars: The battle for automotive tech

The communications capabilities of today’s cars are about to surpass those of any device we own.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>And so it has begun.<p>With the announcement late last …

I rode this cute self-driving bus that's coming to Japan next month

I briefly rode the Robot Shuttle bus at an event in Tokyo yesterday and, well, it didn't crash, but that's about all I can say based on the short, pre-programmed demo. The 12-seater EZ10 does have a cute, friendly design that could go some way to alleviating the inherent weirdness of a driverless …

Uber Raises $1.15 Billion From First Leveraged Loan

Ride-hailing company will pay a yield of about 5%, source says<p>Uber Technologies Inc. has raised $1.15 billion from a new high-yield loan, according to a person familiar with the matter, as the ride-hailing company stockpiles cash to ward off regulatory and competitive threats around the world.<p>The …