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

Apple patent for haptic seats
Apple files patents for haptic car seats, trick sunroof

It’s still unlikely that Apple, the world’s largest technology company, will come out with a full-fledged car, but recent patent-filing history has some scratching their heads regardless. iDrop News reported last week that Apple was awarded two car-related patents from the U.S. Patent...Read More»

A Honda dealership in Erie, Penn.
Countdown to zero: Automakers dial back 0 percent interest loans after almost two decades

If you’ve been counting on a zero percent interest rate to help finance your next new car, it may be time to lock in the deal before it’s too late. According to a report by Automotive News, rising benchmark rates from the Federal Reserve and a drop in customer adoption may cause...Read More»

2019 Honda Insight
App all-stars: The 10 best vehicles for Uber and Lyft drivers

If you're in New York and you hail an Uber or Lyft, chances are you’ll be picked up in a black Toyota Camry. In California, your driver will likely arrive in a Prius (or at leastsome sort of hybrid). While there are certainly some vehicles that make for more popular choices among Uber and...Read More»

AutoX self-driving grocery delivery
AutoX brings self-driving grocery delivery to Silicon Valley, first outside of Arizona

Autonomous grocery delivery is not just for a few lucky Arizonans anymore. Self-driving startup AutoX is introducing the service to customers in San Jose, California, the company announced Monday. Partnering with GrubMarket.com, which sources organic foods directly from the source and supplies to...Read More»

Uber app
Hold your hailing: AAA study finds using ride-sharing apps over twice the annual cost of car ownership

Thinking of ditching your car to save money now that you live in an urban area? Think again. A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety published Tuesday found that using ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft instead of owning a car would cost over twice as much annually on average. The...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T
Not so sporty: 2019 Hyundai Sonata Sport drops turbo

What’s in a name? Everything but a turbocharged engine, according to Hyundai. The 2019 Hyundai Sonata Sport+ will unfortunately no longer be offered with a turbo, according to a report by CarsDirect. The 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine fitted to the 2018 Sonata Sport, rated at 245 horsepower, will...Read More»

Aptiv self-driving car prototype
Lyft, Aptiv reach 5,000 paid ride milestone in self-driving BMWs

The race to the autonomous ride-sharing finish line just got a little bit tighter, as Lyft and self-driving tech company Aptiv said Tuesday that their Las Vegas-based taxis have completed 5,000 paid rides. Lyft and Aptiv's trial is the first commercial, for-profit self-driving ride-share, although...Read More»

2019 Audi A6
2019 Audi A6 priced at $59,895, higher than BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class

With its totally redesigned A6 sedan, it’s clear Audi is attempting to move the model upmarket in the face of the competition. The 2019 Audi A6 starts at $59,895 including a mandatory $995 destination charge, over $5,000 more its chief rivals, the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class...Read More»

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