Transportation

  • Uber adds live location sharing and more for easier pickups

    Uber adds live location sharing and more for easier pickups

    Uber has added some updates to its rider app designed to make the pickup process easier in time for the busy holiday travel season. The biggest change is probably that you can now do live location sharing within the app, letting you temporarily share with your driver exactly where you are – all within your control from the main Uber screen. This should help avoid those moments when… Read More

  • Uber orders 24,000 Volvo XC90s for driverless fleet

    Uber orders 24,000 Volvo XC90s for driverless fleet

    Uber has entered into an agreement with carmaker Volvo to purchase 24,000 of its XC90 SUVs between 2019 and 2021 to form a fleet of autonomous vehicles, according to Bloomberg News. The XC90 is the base of Uber’s latest-generation self-driving test car, which features sensors and autonomous driving computing capability installed by Uber after purchase on the XC90 vehicle. The deal is said… Read More

  • Canadian grocery chain orders 25 Tesla electric Semi trucks

    Canadian grocery chain orders 25 Tesla electric Semi trucks

    Tesla’s Semi is off to a promising start, despite there being no official pricing information available yet: In addition to a Walmart pilot, Canadian grocery giant Loblaw is purchasing 25 of the heavy duty all-electric transport trucks (via Canadian Press), with a $5,000 deposit for each upfront even though pricing is TBD for the vehicle, which is supposed to start shipping in… Read More

  • Walmart plans to pilot test the new Tesla Semi

    Walmart plans to pilot test the new Tesla Semi

    Walmart says that it intends to be among the first companies to pilot Tesla’s new all-electric Semi heavy-duty truck. The retailer told CNBC that it’s “excited to be among the first” to test the new vehicle, and to see how it might help them achieve “long-term sustainability goals” including decreasing their overall emissions footprint. The retailer will… Read More

  • Watch Tesla’s new Roadster show off its record-breaking speed

    Watch Tesla’s new Roadster show off its record-breaking speed

    Tesla has delivered the ultimate fan car – a revamped version of its original Roadster, with crazy fast acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, 0 to 100 mph times of only 4.2 seconds, a top speed north of 250 mph and 621 miles of estimated range on a single charge. There’s nothing quite like seeing the car peel out in person, which I got a chance to do at the Tesla… Read More

  • Tesla Semi has the technical capability to convoy today

    Tesla Semi has the technical capability to convoy today

    Tesla founder Elon Musk revealed at the Tesla Semi unveil that the truck can work in a convoy mode, with a three-truck convoy beating not only traditional diesel trucking, but also rail transport in terms of a cost per mile price. It can do $0.85 per mile, with diesel only able to do around $1.25 per mile at today’s gas prices. Convoying involves using a lead car to provide guidance… Read More

  • The Tesla Semi tackles this classic truck safety problem using tech

    The Tesla Semi tackles this classic truck safety problem using tech

    Tesla’s Semi is an all-electric semi truck, which itself is a major feat, but its powertrain isn’t the only technological innovation that the automaker is applying to trucking. One other key element of the new Semi is that it will automatically avoid one of the most notorious, and dangerous potential safety issues faced by big rigs with trailers: jackknifing. Even the name is… Read More

  • Here’s what it’s like to sit in the new Tesla Semi

    Here’s what it’s like to sit in the new Tesla Semi

    Tesla’s truck is a departure from more traditional diesel-powered equivalents in a number of ways, but it might be most starkly different when it comes to the cabin. I got the chance to spend some time in and around the Tesla Semi, and it’s going to offer up a dramatically different experience for drivers once they get the chance to hit the road. The truck cab itself is obviously… Read More

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