Tag Archives: transportation

Uber lost over $1 billion in Q3 as it closes in on an IPO

Uber, according to its self-reported financials, said it lost (on a GAAP basis) $1.07 billion as it continues to invest in new areas, such as bicycles, scooters and freight shipments. The company is still growing however, as revenue rose 38 percent f...

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Uber Rewards program spreads big perks across four loyalty tiers

Uber has launched a new rewards program called Uber Rewards. The program is designed to reward customers for using the ride-sharing service and comes only days after Lyft unveiled its own similar plan

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Volkswagen owners can use Siri Shortcuts to unlock their car

If you're a Volkswagen driver, you now have another way to lock and unlock your car, start and stop electric charging and check your remaining estimated mileage. That's because VW has added Siri integration to its Car-Net app.

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Google Maps gets collision and speed trap reports in latest test

When Google bought Waze back in 2013 it was widely assumed it would only be a matter of time before some of the traffic app's more popular features made their way onto Maps.

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SEC subpoenas Tesla over Model 3 production claims

The investigation into Tesla's Model 3 production forecasts appears to be intensifying. Tesla has confirmed receiving an SEC subpoena requesting data for "certain projections" the automaker made for Model 3 manufacturing in 2017, as well as addition...

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Uber applies for permission to test self-driving cars again

Uber has published a Voluntary Safety Self-Assessment report in a bid to convince authorities to give it the go-ahead to test its self-driving vehicles on public roads again. The ride-hailing firm suspended all self-driving trials in March after a fa...

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General Motors eBike naming contest offers $10,000 award

General Motors has announced plans to create its own electric bicycle, one that will be offered in two portability options: folding and compact. The company doesn’t have a name for the eBike yet, and for good reason — it’s asking the public to help it name the new model. The chosen winner will receive a $10,000 award and nine finalists … Continue reading

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Hyundai and Kia will outfit their cars with solar panels

Solar panels on cars aren't just reserved for luxury brands or experimental vehicles. Hyundai and Kia have laid out plans to equip "selected" cars with solar panels on their roofs or hoods. They'll help charge batteries for electric vehicles and hy...

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Chevrolet’s electric Camaro race car packs an 800-volt battery

Chevrolet has introduced a new concept car designed for drag racing, and it's not an entirely new model: it's an electrified version of the COPO Camaro.

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Tesla faces intensifying FBI investigation over Model 3 production

Tesla's legal headaches aren't over just because of its settlement with the SEC. The Wall Street Journal has learned that the FBI is stepping up an criminal investigation into whether or not Tesla "misstated" its Model 3 production capabilities and...

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