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Toyota pours $500M into self-driving cars tieup with Uber

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber is teaming up with Toyota to build self-driving cars for its ride-hailing service after its efforts to do it alone were derailed by a fatal collision and allegations of high-tech theft Toyota, based in Japan, is also investing $500 million in Uber as part of the alliance announced Monday. The deal […]

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China’s Didi suspends ride-sharing service after murder

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing said Sunday it would suspend its ride-sharing Hitch service after the rape and murder of a passenger, the second such killing this year. Police have arrested a 27-year-old man who worked as a driver in the eastern city of Wenzhou on suspicion of raping and killing a female passenger who […]

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Uber hits brakes on self-driving trucks

SAN FRANCISCO, United States – Uber on Monday said it is hitting the brakes on self-driving trucks, shifting gears to focus just on autonomous cars. Uber is among a number of technology and car companies racing toward what some contend is an inevitable future in which vehicles drive themselves. Uber’s aspirations had included self-driving trucks, […]

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LTFRB: Hype overcharging, too; P2/minute rate unauthorized

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has ordered another transport network company (TNC) to explain why it was overcharging passengers. In a show-cause order issued on July 13, the LTFRB questioned why Hype Transport Inc. was charging passengers a P2-per-minute travel rate without the board’s approval. Hype was one of the five TNCs […]

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Uber shows off its vision for future ‘flying taxi’

LOS ANGELES, United States — It’s not a bird, nor a plane. But Uber’s new prototype vehicle unveiled Tuesday shows off its vision of the future of transportation — a “flying taxi” that aims to alleviate urban congestion. A model of Uber’s electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle concept (eVTOL) — a cross between a […]

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Indonesia’s Go-Jek wants to operate in PH – LTFRB exec

Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek has expressed its interest in joining the country’s transport network vehicle service (TNVS) industry, an official from the Land Transportation Franchise and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said on Monday. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada welcomed the move but said that Go-Jek’s entry would still have to undergo strict deliberation. “Go-Jek is interested […]

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Uber car drives down flight of stairs in US because app said so

An Uber driver decided to take a shortcut, but got stuck for nearly two hours trying to go down a flight of stairs. The white Toyota Camry was found on the stairs of a pedestrian walkway at around 1:23 p.m. local time, outside a Safeway store on Market Street in San Francisco, USA. The San […]

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As Uber exits, Grab hit by complaints about high rates

On the day Grab became the dominant player in the ride-hailing industry with Uber’s exit from the country, commuters complained about its exorbitant fares. The transport network company (TNC), however, stressed that it was not taking advantage of the situation, explaining that its rates were still within the bounds approved by the government. Still, Grab’s […]

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Grab testing ‘auto-accept’ feature in mobile app

Grab Philippines is considering to introduce an auto-accept feature in its mobile app amid numerous consumer complaints about Grab drivers’ tendency to cancel bookings if the destinations are far or where traffic congestion is bad. In a public hearing last week, Grab country head Brian Cu said the feature was first being tested with 5,000 […]

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Solon wants Indonesian ride-hailing app to compete with Grab PH

House Deputy Minority Leader Luis Campos Jr. on Saturday said an Indonesian ride-hailing app should compete with transport network company Grab in the Philippines following the latter’s acquisition of Uber. Campos, Makati City’s 2nd district representative, said the Jakarta-based “Go-Jek” has more than 400,000 motor vehicles and drivers. He also said it is the “most popular ride-hailing […]

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Sep 19, 2018

The race for the championship will go all the way until the checkered flag drops in the last lap

Sep 19, 2018

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Sep 19, 2018

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Sep 12, 2018

The new Jaguar E-Pace is a rather bold attempt at a vehicle by a company known mainly for beautifully

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