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Why we'll have to keep waiting for them to finally take off

Everybody's building one, so why aren't we soaring over traffic already?

Partiers using Uber or Lyft — and with far fewer DUIs, it's saving lives

For better or worse, transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft have transformed how people get around in urban areas in the U.S. The worse portion comes mostly from Uber's near-constant controversy and the way TNCs have decimated the livelihood of taxi and limo drivers — and even driven some to suicide. The better part is they give people a better and cheaper option than taxis. Now there's evidence that TNCs are putting a dent in drunk driving, thanks to people using Uber

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First-of-its kind facility for FCA will also test advanced safety tech

It's the first facility — or major investment — of its kind for the automaker.

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Overseen by Jump, a bike-sharing firm Uber acquired for $200 million

Overseen by Jump, a bike-sharing firm Uber acquired for $200 million.

Opinion

Quiet on the car front, cash-flush — and the market's ripe for disruption

Quiet on the car front, cash-flush — and the market's ripe for disruption

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Ride-sharing service's self-driving tech will go in Toyota cars

Ride-sharing service's self-driving tech will go in Toyota cars

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Country wants to lead the way in flying car regulation and legislation

Country wants to lead the way in flying car regulation and legislation.

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The position had been vacant since 2015

The position had been vacant since 2015.

Study

For most, full-time Uber, Lyft use is more than twice the cost of owning

For most, full-time ride hailing is more than twice as expensive as owning a car.

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Lops off some costly operations, but expert says, 'I remain unimpressed'

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Why would you ever hail a cab when you can hail a horse?

Why would you ever hail a cab when you can hail a horse?

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It has already been hauling freight, but will focus on autonomous cars only

It has already been hauling freight, but will focus on autonomous cars only.

Report

Company has been trying to repair its image under CEO Khosrowshahi

Company has been trying to repair its image under CEO Khosrowshahi.

Report

Her account was streaming 'The Voice'

Her account was streaming "The Voice."

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Targeting 5 million rides in electric vehicles over the next 12 months

Targeting 5 million rides in electric vehicles over the next 12 months.

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Safety board's preliminary report describes two levels of failure

WASHINGTON — Uber had disabled an emergency braking system in a self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March after failing to identify the pedestrian, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released on Thursday. The report said the modified 2017 Volvo XC90's radar systems observed the pedestrian six seconds before impact but "the self-driving system software classified the pedestrian as an unknown object, as a vehicle, and then as

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300 employees get axed, too

Uber has shut down its self-driving car operation in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, the company said on Wednesday.

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Your UberAIR taxi ride of the future needs a place to land

Uber's flying taxi service – that glorious sci-fi dream – still plans to launch its first takeoffs by 2023. One major caveat, however, is that unlike regular taxis which can freely zip about the streets, UberAIR taxis need access to the sky and a place to land. That's where "Skyports" come in: special areas localized specifically for launching, landing, and customer pickup, and they're looking appropriately futuristic.

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Reveals aircraft designs and passenger cost

Uber Technologies said on Tuesday it would work with the U.S. Army to advance research on a novel, quiet aircraft rotor technology that could be used in future flying cars, or military aircraft. Uber also revealed passenger costs for its air taxi service.

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