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Lyft wants you to hail rides through Facebook Messenger

Published: March 7, 2016

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Filed under: Green , Transportation Alternatives , Driving , Smartphone , Technology ‚ÄčIf you happen to live in one of 11 launch cities, you can now use Facebook Messenger to ask for a ride. Continue reading Lyft wants you to hail rides through Facebook Messenger Lyft wants you to hail rides through Facebook Messenger originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 07 Mar 2016 14:25:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .


Watch Stanford’s self-driving Audi hit the track

Published: March 2, 2016

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Filed under: Green , Videos , Audi , Technology , Coupe , Autonomous , Performance , Racing The students performing research with Stanford University’s Audi TTS test rig “Shelley” (not to be confused with Audi’s own self-driving race cars) are getting a kick out of the numbers generated by the machine. Continue reading Watch Stanford’s self-driving Audi hit the track Watch Stanford’s self-driving Audi hit the track originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 17:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .


EVs will cost the same as gas-powered cars by 2025

Published: February 27, 2016

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Filed under: Green , Technology , Electric If the price of EVs is what’s keeping you from giving up your gas guzzler, you may not have to wait long for the prices to come down.


Uber is using smartphone data to alert it to bad drivers

Published: January 26, 2016

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Filed under: Green , Transportation Alternatives , Smartphone , Technology Using gyroscopes and GPS chips built into driver and passenger smartphones, the company’s new scheme will log when a driver is (or isn’t) driving dangerously. Continue reading Uber is using smartphone data to alert it to bad drivers Uber is using smartphone data to alert it to bad drivers originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .


Elon Musk backs future OpenAI initiative

Published: December 14, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Tesla , Emerging Technologies Elon Musk joins with others in the tech community to donate $1B to create an open source AI project. Continue reading Elon Musk backs future OpenAI initiative Elon Musk backs future OpenAI initiative originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:57:00 EST.


Uber forms safety board, hopes to restore faith in its drivers

Published: November 25, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Transportation Alternatives Uber’s new safety board includes a representative from the National Network to End Domestic Violence, among others.


Tesla’s Autopilot approved for international use

Published: October 24, 2015

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Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Tesla , Technology , Sedan , Autonomous , Electric Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the company’s self-driving Autopilot technology has gotten regulatory approval in a bunch more countries. Continue reading Tesla’s Autopilot approved for international use Tesla’s Autopilot approved for international use originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 15:00:00 EST.


Lyft partners with Hertz to offer its drivers affordable rental rates

Published: October 12, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Transportation Alternatives If you drive for Lyft, you can get “affordable” car rentals at Hertz now.


UberCommute is the company’s new carpooling service for drivers

Published: September 23, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Transportation Alternatives , China , Smartphone , Technology Uber has released yet another product called “UberCommute,” which is specifically geared for drivers going to certain locations who want to split the cost of the trip.


Ford’s smartwatch apps let drivers unlock its EVs

Published: September 17, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Ford , Gadgets , Infotainment , Technology , Electric Ford’s new app update lets EV drivers unlock and monitor vehicles right from their wrists. Continue reading Ford’s smartwatch apps let drivers unlock its EVs Ford’s smartwatch apps let drivers unlock its EVs originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 15:30:00 EST


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