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Travel and Public transit

Lyft’s Bid to Rule the Streets Now Includes Public Transit

September 13, 2018

Via: Wired

In today’s transportation landscape, opening the Lyft app on your phone is a sing of intent. It means that wherever you’re going, you’ve decided you won’t biking, or walking, or taking the bus. Maybe you’ll share the ride with a […]


Vehicles

Toyota Joins Uber on Its Tortuous Journey to Self-Driving Cars

August 29, 2018

Via: Wired

Uber didn’t necessarily get into self-driving cars to make friends. It launched its program in Pittsburgh by gutting the robotics program at Carnegie Mellon University, after all. But in the three years since – as the company has struggled with […]


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Self-Driving Cars Should Look Down, Not Just Ahead

August 20, 2018

Via: Wired

SELF-DRIVING CARS ARE like snowbird retirees. Given the freedom to live, or operate, anywhere in the country, they turn their backs on wintry states and flock to the sun. There’s a reason Waymo, Uber, and even grocery story giant, Kroger, […]


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As Uber Gives up on Self-Driving Trucks, Kodiak Jumps In

August 7, 2018

Via: Wired

FOR THE DEVELOPERS of self-driving vehicles, semi-trucks are a potential low-hanging fruit. Although big rigs are imposingly, intimidatingly huge, they also predominantly run on freeways and other fixed routes that are simpler to automate. Fleet managers are easier to convince […]


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BMW’s Launching an Uber Competitor in Seattle

July 17, 2018

Via: Wired

IN THIS WACKY new world of bike shares, electric scooters, OneWheels, and transit apps, automotive companies aren’t quite famous for their inspired, innovative business moves. But today, BMW is sending up the industry’s latest trial balloon. And it’s headed straight […]


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Home From the Honeymoon, the Self-Driving Car Industry Faces Reality

July 13, 2018

Via: Wired

AT THE BLOCKBUSTER plenary sessions, the chairs stretched so far back that even the most youthful Silicon Valley college dropouts-turned VC hoovers had to squint to see the action up in front. A handful of large projection screens hung between […]


Travel and Public transit, Vehicles

Uber and Lyft’s Never-Ending Quest to Crush Price Comparison Apps

July 11, 2018

Via: Wired

FOR NEARLY AS long as there have been ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, there have been apps that help riders compare fares and travel times. These aggregator apps allow riders to survey all the services in an area and […]


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Four Reasons We Don’t Have Flying Cars—Yet

June 15, 2018

Via: Wired

ELECTRIC, VERTICAL-LIFT AIR-TAXIS may someday criss-cross the skies, but the timelines their advocates are proposing are ambitious, to say the least. Uber, for example, predicted at its Elevate conference last month that it would begin deploying its system, UberAIR, in […]


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Self-Driving Cars and the Agony of Knowing What Matters

May 29, 2018

Via: Wired

In medicine, false positives are expensive, scary, and even painful. Yes, the doctor eventually tells you that the follow-up biopsy after that bloop on the mammogram puts you in the clear. But the intervening weeks are excruciating. A false negative […]


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Uber Unveils the Flying Taxi It Wants to Rule the Skies

May 8, 2018

Via: Wired

IF YOU TRUST the folks with their eyes tilted upward and their hands waving in the air, flying taxis could be a traffic panacea, leveraging the third dimension to make room for everyone. Uber is among the most fervent believers, […]