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IKEA to use electric vehicles for home delivery in five global cities by 2020
IKEA to use electric vehicles for home delivery in five global cities by 2020

If you’re waiting for the IKEA delivery truck carrying your new Liatorp media storage set to roll up, you may need to listen listen closely. The vehicle it rolls up in will likely be silent. The Swedish furniture and home goods giant said last week that it plans to make all home deliveries in...Read More»

Volvo 360C concept
Volvo to test self-driving cars on Swedish roads before 2021 launch

Following the debut of its pod-like autonomous concept earlier this month, Volvo has been granted permission by the Swedish Transport Agency to start real-world testing of its self-driving technology, with the goal of launching a consumer-ready vehicle by 2021. According to The Local and documents...Read More»

2019 Nissan Rogue
2019 Nissan Rogue adds safety tech, costs $25,795

In the face of increased compact crossover SUV competition, the 2019 Nissan Rogue adds a few safety features but still costs the same as last year. A front-wheel drive Rogue S costs $25,795 including a mandatory $995 destination charge, and now includes a rear door alert system in addition to...Read More»

Uber driver (photo by Uber)
San Francisco warns Uber, Lyft passengers not to get into the wrong ride-share car

The city of San Francisco kicked off a public campaign on Tuesday to increase awareness around recent safety concerns involving passengers getting into the wrong Uber or Lyft vehicle. A number of recent assaults contributed to the need for a focused campaign, as San Francisco District Attorney...Read More»

Uber flying taxi prototype
Uber plans to make ride-sharing less than half of its business within 10 years

Think Uber is just another ride-sharing company? Think again, apparently. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has big plans to change the way we think about car ownership and transportation in general in the not-so-distant future. According to Market Watch, at an address to the crowd at the L’Attitude...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic
Mercedes-Benz’s van of the future is self-driving, modular, and crazy-looking

If Mercedes-Benz is to be believed, the urban van of the future will be modular, self-driving, and if we’re honest, pretty ugly. The German giant unveiled its new Vision Urbanetic concept on Monday from the van division, and it merges autonomy with the ability to haul plenty of people or...Read More»

Waymo Jaguar I-Pace
Few automakers reported on self-driving car safety to White House

Despite requests from the White House to voluntarily outline a strategy and provide data on self-driving car efforts on public roads, few automakers and tech companies have complied. As The Detroit News reported Monday, only General Motors, Ford, and Google-owned Waymo have submitted reports. The...Read More»

Apple headlight system patent to detect hazards
Apple files patent for hazard-highlighting headlights

Though we’re still not sure if Apple really plans to make a car, they’ve filed nearly enough patents to throw one together. The latest is an adaptive headlight system programmed to highlight road hazards and more. Dubbed the “System and Method for Light and Image...Read More»

Uber app
Uber’s app can report crashes to emergency services, order free new ride

In an attempt to make things safer for drivers and riders in the event of a collision or unexpected stop, Uber Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said Wednesday that the company would be instituting a new Ride Check system. The system uses a GPS-powered tool and smartphone sensors to detect...Read More»

2019 Ford Fusion
Ford cuts off national advertising for its sedans and hatchbacks

If there was still any of hope that Ford’s car models would somehow survive the commitment to turn exclusively to trucks, crossovers, and SUVs, that spark has been extinguished. The company confirmed Wednesday that it will be stopping national advertising for all its car models. Speaking to...Read More»

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