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Uber drivers can charge you more for long pickup and wait times

Uber drivers can charge you more for long pickup and wait times

Uber is giving its drivers new ways to earn a little bit more money, and one of those ways is enabling them to charge more for longer pickups. The move will benefit riders as well as drivers, reducing the odds of a driver cancelling on them because the pickup location is farther away than others. The long pickup times aren't reserved for just long distances, though.

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Ford Chariot commuter shuttle service temporarily suspended in San Francisco

Ford Chariot commuter shuttle service temporarily suspended in San Francisco

Around this time last year, Ford Smart Mobility announced the acquisition of Chariot, a transportation company based out of San Francisco. Chariot offers shuttle buses that give commuters another option for getting around while helping alleviate road congestion. News coming out of San Francisco reveals that Chariot operations have been temporarily suspended in the city due to inspection failures.

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Virgin Hyperloop One sees billionaire Branson back Elon Musk’s tech

Virgin Hyperloop One sees billionaire Branson back Elon Musk’s tech

There are some big changes going on with Hyperloop One today. Hyperloop and Virgin have announced a new partnership that will see Virgin Group founder Richard Branson joining Hyperloop One's board. Not only that, but a new investment from Branson and Virgin Group are bringing about a bit of a name change at the offices of Hyperloop.

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California is removing its most controversial driverless car rule

California is removing its most controversial driverless car rule

Autonomous cars in California may do away with the human backup driver behind the wheel, with newly proposed regulations amending one of the most controversial aspects of the current rules. The California DMV had opened up its regulations for driverless testing and deployment regulations earlier this year for public input, releasing a new version today that includes significant changes to what companies working on self-driving cars are required to do should human intervention be demanded.

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BMW designed a special saddle just for e-bikes

BMW designed a special saddle just for e-bikes

BMW may be best known for its four-wheeled vehicles, but the company has been pushing a different kind of hybrid in recent years: e-bikes. The latest addition to the BMW Lifestyle brand is the BMW Active Hybrid e-bike, a new version of the electrically-assisted bicycle that adds power and finesses the design.

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Porsche’s $2k car subscription launches for the rich & indecisive

Porsche’s $2k car subscription launches for the rich & indecisive

Want to drive a Porsche but can't bring yourself to settle on just one model? The German automaker has joined the short list of companies offering subscription-based access to its line-up, with the debut of Porsche Passport. Dubbed a sports car and SUV subscription program, with Passport you pay for the privilege of not having to make a long-term decision.

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Uber sign language tips help riders communicate with deaf drivers

Uber sign language tips help riders communicate with deaf drivers

Uber has expanded its support for drivers who are deaf or hard of hearing, making it easier for riders to communicate with them. The company has announced a new tool that helps riders learn some basic American Sign Language including how to say 'hello' and 'thank you' using your hands. These lessons take place directly within the Uber app, and they serve as a nice way to wrap up National Deaf Awareness Month.

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Gogoro reveals four-wheel EV plan for Japan expansion

Gogoro reveals four-wheel EV plan for Japan expansion

Gogoro has announced its next Smartscooter sharing service location, tapping new investor Sumitomo Corporation to send electric vehicles to Japan. The deal will see Gogoro's EVs offered on a rental basis under the brand name GoShare. Arguably most exciting, however, is the type of vehicles Gogoro and Sumitomo will be using.

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Uber loses London license

Uber loses London license

In an unexpected blow to Uber, the city of London has refused to reissue its license to operate, over concerns that its ride-sharing service "is not fit and proper." The decision will mean that, after Uber's current license expires on September 30, 2017, Uber will not be able to run its business in the UK's capital city. At its heart, the decision comes down to ongoing controversies about driver background disclosures and how Uber has used tools to make regulatory monitoring more difficult.

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Lyft and Budweiser will give 150k free rides to promote safe drinking

Lyft and Budweiser will give 150k free rides to promote safe drinking

Lyft and Budweiser have teamed up to offer free rides as part of a larger promotion that draws attention to the need for safe drinking. Drunk driving costs lives, and the growing number of on-demand ride services offer a great alternative to getting behind the wheel after a night of partying. Lyft is one such company, and it is going to give imbibers up to 150,000 rides in coming days in conjunction with Budweiser.

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Gogoro just picked up $300m in funding: Here’s what they’ll spend it on

Gogoro just picked up $300m in funding: Here’s what they’ll spend it on

Gogoro's electric ambitions just got $300m in new funding, with the tech company announcing the completion of its Series C investment round. Opening their collective wallets are Singapore investment fund Temasek, Al Gore's Generation Investment Management, Japanese heavyweight Sumitomo Corporation, and French energy company ENGIE. Together, they'll be handing over $300m to Gogoro. I caught up with founder and CEO Horace Luke ahead of today's announcement to find out what that might get spent on.

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Uber Movement’s traffic data just went public for everyone to view

Uber Movement’s traffic data just went public for everyone to view

Uber Movement, the initiative the company launched in the recent past that gives city planners and other related organizations/professionals access to the company's traffic data, has just opened its doors for everyone. Now anyone who creates an account can log into Uber Movements and view the traffic data, doing so for personal projects, academic work, or maybe even just idle curiosity.

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