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Uber will soon record audio on trips for safety purposes

Uber will soon record audio on trips for safety purposes

Uber may have helped start a new industry but it has quickly become the object of scorn over a multitude of issues and accusations. In addition to questionable business and labor practices, the ride-sharing company that started it all has come under fire for its failure to keep both passengers and even drivers safe, sometimes from each other. That is why it is testing a new safety feature that will provide needed evidence and safety incentives by potentially violating privacy in audio recording trips.

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Boeing 737 MAX return to service roadmap revealed

Boeing 737 MAX return to service roadmap revealed

Boeing aims to have the 737 MAX back in the air from January 2020, with the troubled jet expected to resume deliveries from December of this year. The 737 MAX was grounded earlier in 2019 after two separate crashes, one in October 2018 and another in March 2019, which together caused a total of 346 deaths.

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NASA’s X-57 electric plane is one big step closer to takeoff

NASA’s X-57 electric plane is one big step closer to takeoff

NASA has shown off its first all-electric plane prototype, with the X-57 Maxwell previewing a commuter aircraft that could one day be quieter, more efficient, and greener to operate than existing planes. It's the US space agency's first crewed X-plane in two decades, and its first all-electric aircraft, and though it's not intended to go into space the longer-term implications of the X-57 could be just as significant.

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Lyft is offering perks to riders who get rid of their cars

Lyft is offering perks to riders who get rid of their cars

Ridesharing company Lyft is trying to get riders to permanently ditch their cars by offering them various perks through a new Carvana partnership. Assuming customers go through the program to 'ditch' their car, they'll receive multiple free months of the Lyft Pink subscription service, as well as Lyft credit for rides and more. This is a revival of the program first launched in 2018.

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Pigeon is a crowdsourced transit app experiment from Google Area 120

Pigeon is a crowdsourced transit app experiment from Google Area 120

If Google Maps is for locating places, Waze is for navigating the roads and highways to get there. Not everyone, however, drives or even use ride-hailing services like Uber or Lyft. While trains and buses are unlikely to stray off the beaten path, they are at the mercy of delays and incidents that could catch riders unawares. That's where the Pigeon app comes in to alert riders of any problem and maybe even prevent them from losing their cool, too. All with a little help from other riders.

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Moovit public transit app taps Waze to add carpool trip option

Moovit public transit app taps Waze to add carpool trip option

Public transportation app Moovit has announced a new pilot program that integrates the Waze Carpool service with its own mobile app. Moovit is designed to generate routes involving public transportation options; Waze, of course, is a navigation app that helps drivers get where they're going with alerts about related things like law enforcement checkpoints and accidents.

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Cheaper Lyft Pink monthly plan revealed with scooter and ride perks

Cheaper Lyft Pink monthly plan revealed with scooter and ride perks

Ridesharing company Lyft has unveiled a new, and much cheaper, monthly subscription plan called Lyft Pink that includes various perks like limited free scooter rides. The new plan differs from the previous All-Access plan, which was priced at a huge $299/month. With Lyft Pink, regular users will get discounts on car rides, some 'surprise offers,' and more.

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Airstream reveals Astrovan II shuttle made for Boeing astronauts

Airstream reveals Astrovan II shuttle made for Boeing astronauts

Airstream, the American company best known for its iconic silver bullet-shaped travel trailer, has unveiled its new Astrovan II, a shuttle that will be used to transport Boeing astronauts. The shuttle is a modified version of the company's Atlas Touring Coach, offering a range of around 400 miles alongside the tagline, 'Your ride is here.'

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Watch Lilium’s all-electric jet ace the complex move it’ll use as an “air taxi”

Watch Lilium’s all-electric jet ace the complex move it’ll use as an “air taxi”

Lilium's all-electric air taxi has proved it can fly, with the startup going where many of its rivals are yet to venture and demonstrating that its VTOL jet is ready for the air. The German company showed its five-seater vertical take-off and landing jet could get off the ground earlier this year, and now it has released video showing it acing its first phase of flight testing.

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Lyft rolls out free rides to help job seekers get their first paycheck

Lyft rolls out free rides to help job seekers get their first paycheck

Ridesharing company Lyft has introduced a new program in partnership with the Goodwill, USO, and the United Way to help people get to their job interviews. Called the Jobs Access Program, the new perk will give free and discounted rides to people who are going to a job interview, as well as rides to work in the weeks until their first paycheck is available.

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Lyft partners with security company ADT for new safety features

Lyft partners with security company ADT for new safety features

Ridesharing company Lyft has announced a new partnership with the security company ADT to offer new features on its platform. Under the partnership, Lyft will launch a pilot early next year that'll allow customers in select markets to directly contact ADT if there's a security issue. The ADT-powered feature will be available in Lyft's mobile app; the company indicates it will be the first of multiple new features.

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Uber Pet will make it easier to ride with animals starting October 16

Uber Pet will make it easier to ride with animals starting October 16

Uber is testing a new feature that'll make it easier for riders to summon pet-friendly cars in the US, the company has announced. Called Uber Pet, this feature has already been deployed in select international markets, making it easy for customers to indicate that they plan to bring a pet with them on the trip. The feature will go live later this month in a number of US cities, including Tampa Bay, Phoenix, Denver, and more.

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