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Waze Carpool expands to the entire state of Washington

Google -owned Waze is growing the footprint of its Waze Carpool product with a market expansion today to cover all of Washington state. That means Carpool is now available in California, Texas, Washin

MIT study shows how much driving for Uber or Lyft sucks

Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft are delivering pitiful levels of take-home pay to the hundreds of thousands of US independent contractors providing their own vehicles and driving skills to deliver t

The dinner that destroyed Gawker

This is an excerpt from Ryan Holiday’s new book Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue, available now. Peter Thiel’s vague idea to do something about Gawker, the

BMW says in-car digital assistants have to go beyond being ‘Echo Dots in a cup holder’

BMW wants to bring personal assistants to the car, but it doesn’t want to build its own. Instead, it wants to work with Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others to bring the best features of their p

Ford cars are getting a new ‘voice-controlled co-driver’ thanks to Sygic

Ford vehicles equipped with the automaker’s SYNC 3 infotainment system will soon have access to a new voice-powered driving assistant behind the wheel – Sygic’s new aptly named “Dr

Congress should close the loophole allowing warrantless digital car searches

Daniel Castro Contributor Share on Twitter Daniel Castro is vice president at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and director of ITIF's Daniel Castro is vice president at the Informa

Uber to require a 6-hour break for every 12 hours of driving in the U.S.

Uber has added a feature that will force a six-hour offline break whenever a driver on its platform reaches 12 hours of driving time. The feature is similar to one that Uber has in place in a few mark

Lyft adds 24/7 live driver phone support

Lyft has added a few new driver-centric features to its app today, some of which are direct answers to things implemented by rival Uber as part of its ‘180 days of change’ campaign. Lyft&#

Uber rolls Driver Destinations back from six to two daily in four major cities

Uber has been steadily releasing a series of updates to its driver-side product as part of its ‘180 Days of Change’ campaign, which kicked off with the introduction of in-app tipping. One

Cadillac’s Super Cruise ‘autopilot’ is ready for the expressway

“Wait for the green light and let go,” the Cadillac engineer instructed. That’s it. The car was driving itself. I, the person behind the steering wheel, was no longer the driver. Cadilla

Uber adds post-request pickup fixes and more driver-side support

Uber talked about a few of the changes coming to help improve its relationship with drivers during a press call last week held to address a number of concerns, including regarding its leadership and c

Tesla’s 8.1 software update brings Autopilot 2.0 cars up to speed

Tesla is releasing new 8.1 software out to vehicles, which includes updates to Autopilot for hardware that supports version 2.0 of the advanced driver assistance features. These late model cars are ge

Volvo’s new XC60 will automatically steer as well as brake to avoid crashes

The new Volvo XC60 does more on behalf of the driver in order to prevent accidents, moving the SUV further along the continuum toward full autonomy. The new model of the car adds automated steering in

Tesla told to stop using “misleading term Autopilot” in Germany

Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has asked Tesla to stop using the term 'Autopilot' to refer to its driver assistance technology because of the risk of misleading consumers about the

RideGuru includes driver payouts in its price comparison service for ride hailing apps

When you hail a cab via an on-demand app there's more to consider than how much it's going to cost you. How much the driver is getting paid is something you might want to think about, given how conten

Gestigon and Renault know if you’re ready to take the wheel

Between the current advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and the future, the completely autonomous car rests in some potentially treacherous semi-autonomous territory. Renault has enlisted the he

Uber Drivers Plan Strike During Super Bowl Weekend

Uber has slashed driver wages in the last month, with some reportedly earning less than minimum wage. Now drivers are planning a protest in San Francisco right when they could be significantly increa

Startup Step-By-Step: Raising

I’m taking a last look around the room. It’s five in the morning and the black car is idling outside. The driver has already called me and I quietly whispered that I was coming down. My wife, my l

The Top Five Trends For The Connected Car In 2016  

Today, as modern automobiles have evolved to moving machines bristling with sensors, software, processors and networks, future predictions are all about technology.

The Fight Against Uber Is Getting Violent In Brazil

Uber has over 5,000 drivers and 500,000 users since launching in Brazil a year ago, and aggression by politicians and taxi drivers alike has been mounting in lockstep with its growth.
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