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Thousands sign up for BMW new car-sharing service

BMW has added 40,000 drivers to ReachNow, the company’s car-sharing service currently available in Seattle, Portland, Oregon, and Brooklyn.<p>The platform is built for drivers in urban areas, where car prices and lack of parking space has made it difficult to own a car. The driver pays a small amount …

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Twelve things you need to know about driverless cars

By 2025 most of today’s drivers are unlikely to even want to own a car. But will we still have gridlock? Will you need to pass a test? We asked the experts<p>From forecourt to scrapyard, a new car in the UK lasts an average of 13.9 years, which is why if you got one today, it might very well be the …

Samsung EV battery offers 500km range with 20 minutes of charge

By the time 2021 rolls around, a number of major car makers will have a varied selection of electric cars available. Developments in battery technology will dictate the range and features that these cars can offer, but Samsung wants to give consumers a brief insight into what will be available at …

After Mastering Singapore’s Streets, NuTonomy’s Robo-taxis Are Poised to Take on New Cities

<b>Take a short walk through</b> Singapore’s city center and you’ll cross a helical bridge modeled on the structure of DNA, pass a science museum shaped …

Elon Musk Takes Customer Complaint on Twitter From Idea to Execution in 6 Days

Attention, business leaders: This is how it's done.<p>For business leaders, social media can be confusing (and sometimes dangerous) territory.<p>But last month, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk provided a master class in how to use social media effectively. When a Tesla owner complained about fellow …

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Uber and Lyft Carpooling Services Could Replace 75% of Vehicles

It’s not a shocker that carpooling apps could reduce traffic congestion. But now MIT researchers estimate that successful use of ride-share apps like …

You can now control your Hyundai through Google Home

‘OK Google, start up my car’<p>Hyundai’s Blue Link service, in addition to offering automatic emergency support, lets owners control various aspects of their cars remotely through a connected smartphone, Apple Watch, or Android Wear device. At CES 2017, the car company announced a new partnership with …

Smart Homes

US probes complaints of Hyundai Sonata seat belt failure

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that the front passenger seat belts can fail in about 313,000 Hyundai midsize cars.<p>The investigation posted Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers the Hyundai Sonata from the 2013 model year.<p>The agency says it has two …

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Two top executives just left secretive startup Faraday Future before its big car reveal

Two top executives have left the company before the startup's big car reveal at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January, the company confirmed to Business Insider.<p>Joerg Sommer, vice president of product marketing and growth, and Marco Mattiacci, global chief brand and commercial officer, are …

Electric Vehicles

Lucid Motors unveils Tesla-killer electric car that can drive 400 miles on a single charge

Automakers are starting to catch up to Tesla by launching longer-range electric vehicles – and Lucid Motors is one of the most promising start-ups to …

First Drive: 2017 Genesis G90

Hyundai goes big with its own luxury subbrand.<p><b>LUXURY GOODS</b> are inextricably tied to geography. You want a timepiece from Geneva, a suit from Naples, a pair of handmade brogues from London. And what do you want from Seoul, other than a Samsung refrigerator? Hyundai thinks you might want a luxury …

Salesforce LiveMessage brings messaging to Service Cloud

As more and more people use SMS and messaging apps like Facebook Messenger to interact with friends, it’s only logical that they want to interact with business that way too — and today Salesforce launched LiveMessage, a tool that helps customer service reps manage messaging traffic just like any …

Customer Experience

Here's How GM Describes Its Self-Driving Vehicle Plans

General Motors’s semi-autonomous “Super Cruise” system will allow drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel for extended periods, but will …

Hyundai Ioniq Electric car to get 200 miles of range 'soon'

Hyundai's product planners seem to have a bit of an issue on their hands.<p>The South Korean automaker is set to launch an all-electric version of its …