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Passenger drones will start flying for real in summer 2017

Passenger drones will start flying for real in summer 2017 If you make it to Dubai this summer, you might have the chance to catch a brand new type of self-driving vehicle.At today's World Government Summit, the head of the city's Roads & Transportation Agency, Mattar al-Tayer, announced plans to introduce a passenger-carrying drone service.

Elon Musk: 'Getting in a car will be just like getting in an elevator' in 10 years

Elon Musk: 'Getting in a car will be just like getting in an elevator' in 10 years When it does, he believes the world economy needs to be prepared to adjust to a society that no longer needs human drivers as part of the workforce.Business Insider first posted the video of Musk's remarks.

Uber's refusal to treat its drivers as employees now receiving backlash in India

Uber's refusal to treat its drivers as employees now receiving backlash in India The strike could continue for another few days despite a court order that has asked the drivers to resume the services, according to two drivers.Several Uber drivers who spoke with Mashable India last month expressed their concerns over fluctuating earnings, adding that the number of rides (duties, they say) have dwindled in the recent months.

Driving in rain is no problem for this self-driving car

Driving in rain is no problem for this self-driving car If you've ever wondered how a self-driving car might handle bad weather, inconsistent traffic signals and unpredictable human drivers, you may have your answer.There's another car in the right lane and, even though the self-driving car has the right of way, the human-driven car cuts it off.

NBC's smooth-talking Keith Morrison is the new voice of Waze

NBC's smooth-talking Keith Morrison is the new voice of Waze Please welcome your new go-to direction giver, longtime correspondent of NBC's Dateline Keith Morrison.After Morrison's loyal social media followers continually suggested he voice the app, NBC suggested the cameo.

Guy sacrifices Tesla to save unconscious driver, Elon Musk offers to cover repair costs

Guy sacrifices Tesla to save unconscious driver, Elon Musk offers to cover repair costs It feels good to be the hero, and for the driver that exposed his Tesla (and himself) to danger in order to save another driver, it won't even be very costly.When Kick realized the man was unconscious, he pulled in front of the Volkswagen and slowly braked until both cars came to a stop.

An English version of China's biggest taxi app is coming, but there's a small problem

An English version of China's biggest taxi app is coming, but there's a small problem China's top (and pretty much monopolist) taxi app, Didi Chuxing, is quietly trialing an English version.The app, which doesn't even have an English listing in the App Store yet, started showing English translations to some users, according to Shanghai resident, Mathieu Bouchara.

Ofo, one of China's most aggressive bike-sharing firms, expands globally

Ofo, one of China's most aggressive bike-sharing firms, expands globally One of China's most aggressive bike-sharing companies, ofo, has launched 1,000 bikes in Singapore over the weekend, the Straits Times reported.Many of these providers, including Ofo, oBike and Mobike, are stationless, which means users don't need to return them to a designated station.

India is getting an undersea bullet train

India is getting an undersea bullet train Drills for India's first bullet train has begun, according to reports.3 miles) undersea rail corridor between Mumbai and Ahmadabad in western India is slated to begin in 2018.

The first manned hoverbike could finally fulfill your 'Star Wars' dreams

The first manned hoverbike could finally fulfill your 'Star Wars' dreams The team behind Hoversurf aimed to make operating the Scorpion-3 as simple as riding a bike by combining a motorcycle seat and frame with quadcopter drone tech.While it's steered by a human pilot, a built-in safety system keeps it from losing control—and going too fast or high.

The first ever self-driving car race ended in a crash

The first ever self-driving car race ended in a crash For the first time ever, self-driving race cars zoomed through a course in public, with impressive (well, for one of them, anyway) results.While the Devbot 1 handled the unexpected challenge of dodging a moving dog, driving through the course at full speed was too much to handle for Devbot 2.

Why sex harassment scandals like Uber's are bound to persist in tech

Why sex harassment scandals like Uber's are bound to persist in tech If you thought tech companies were succeeding, even incrementally, at creating more inclusive workplaces, it's not entirely your fault.Inviting scrutiny, though, is risky for tech companies.

Tesla is so sure its cars are safe that it now offers insurance for life

Tesla is so sure its cars are safe that it now offers insurance for life In the self-driving future envisioned by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, car owners might be saying "goodbye" to a whole lot more than steering wheels.The news was dropped Wednesday in an earnings call, reports The Next Web, and suggests that Tesla executives believe they are uniquely qualified to change the way new cars are priced and purchased.

Malaysia says it'll seize motorcycles being operated as ride-sharing vehicles

Malaysia says it'll seize motorcycles being operated as ride-sharing vehicles A hot fledgling motorcycle taxi hailing service has hit a wall in Malaysia before it's even gotten off the road properly.A director for the Road Transport Department said that over 6,000 motorcycle riders were registered with Dego Ride in the Klang Valley — an area surrounding Malaysia's capital of Kuala Lumpur.

Adding self-driving tech to your car is surprisingly cheap... and legal

Adding self-driving tech to your car is surprisingly cheap... and legal While Tesla rolls out updates to Autopilot incrementally and other automakers fine-tune their autonomous platforms after years of development, some ambitious drivers are tricking out their own, regular cars with self-driving systems.But safety concerns about DIY self-driving tech pushed the National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA) to get involved.

This self-driving semi company wants to make truckers' jobs easier

This self-driving semi company wants to make truckers' jobs easier If a new startup has its way, highways might soon be filled self-driving semi trucks.The company claims its semi trucks will be able to self-navigate freeway routes from exit to exit without any driver interaction.

Wireless Apple CarPlay will finally come to more cars

Wireless Apple CarPlay will finally come to more cars It's not for any lack of trying on Apple's part — the company announced an update for wireless CarPlay almost two years ago at the 2015 Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC).Problem is, the makers of the infotainment systems included in most new cars have been slow to integrate the wireless capability into their interfaces.

People want to #DeleteUber after its last tweet in the Philippines

People want to #DeleteUber after its last tweet in the Philippines In a miscalculated move, a promotional tweet from Uber on Sunday has gotten many in the Philippines shaking their fists at the ride-sharing company.The tweet has now been deleted, but Uber tweeted out a promotion on Sunday on the eve of a planned jeepney strike, offering free trips to users "affected by the activities tomorrow.