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Waymo now offering free rides in self-driving cars for Phoenix residents

Waymo now offering free rides in self-driving cars for Phoenix residents These vehicles have been cruising around the streets of Phoenix for the better part of a year, and now locals can request rides in the Waymo cars.There’s no cost for the program, but Waymo wants all the consumer feedback it can get.

Uber plans to have its flying car ready by 2020

Uber plans to have its flying car ready by 2020 The company's aspiration to build an urban air transportation network took a major leap on Tuesday with its Elevate Summit event in Dallas.The company also hired veteran NASA engineer Mark Moore back in February to help spearhead the project's development.

Another day, another Google co-founder building a secret flying craft

Another day, another Google co-founder building a secret flying craft The Google co-founders just love to work on secret futuristic transportation projects.The new project's metal frame has been built by engineers and takes up most of the space inside the hangar.

Gett buys Juno, making your ride-hailing app choices a little less difficult

Gett buys Juno, making your ride-hailing app choices a little less difficult There soon will be one less ride-hailing app to choose from for those still boycotting Uber.Both Gett and Juno only operated in New York, for the U.

United Airlines seriously still thinks it's the passenger's fault for getting violently dragged off their plane

United Airlines seriously still thinks it's the passenger's fault for getting violently dragged off their plane Yet, even as they roll out new policies to make things seem better, they're still playing a dirty game in blaming the passenger for that infamous removal incident.It's all part of a big press push by United to make them seem not so terrible, even after dragging Dr.

Behold, the boring machine for Elon Musk's Boring Company

Behold, the boring machine for Elon Musk's Boring Company There will be a time in the future when everyone will be sick of "boring" puns in relation to Elon Musk's new Boring Company.And how can you blame us, when what appears to be a huge boring machine just appeared in SpaceX's back yard with a big "The Boring Company" sign on it?

Uber finally lets you delete Uber without having to beg

Uber finally lets you delete Uber without having to beg Or are you just now realizing that Uber is a company full of many damning problems?Prior to this update, Uber users had to contact Uber and customer service representatives had to deal with each request individually.

Apple's self-driving car reportedly spotted on the streets in California

Apple's self-driving car reportedly spotted on the streets in California That means that at this stage in the game, Apple isn't working on the hardware for its self-driving system, like Google X-spinoff Waymo.But Apple is reportedly focused on developing the software behind an autonomous platform before shifting gears to other aspects of the platform, so that should come as no surprise.

Richard Branson's supersonic jets could find a landing spot in Dubai

Richard Branson's supersonic jets could find a landing spot in Dubai The leaders of Boom, the supersonic jet startup backed by Richard Branson, gave a pitch presentation to the Dubai Future Foundation earlier this week, according to the UAE publication The National.The group had a hand in similar new-age transportation deals that brought Tesla and Hyperloop One to the city.

Damn, Elon Musk's underground tunnels look slick in new video

Damn, Elon Musk's underground tunnels look slick in new video You'll never want to drive on regular roads again after you watch Elon Musk's slick video of his futuristic underground transportation tunnel.The tech mogul revealed the video at the TED conference in Vancouver as he delved deeper into his latest project, The Boring Company.

Elon Musk says we're only 2 years from being able to nap in self-driving cars

Elon Musk says we're only 2 years from being able to nap in self-driving cars Multi-company tech mogul Elon Musk recently laid out plans for his traffic-defeating Boring company during a talk at the TED conference, but now, we finally have the full video of his appearance.Answering a question regarding how long it will be before we can hop in our self-driving car, give it directions, and then take a nap until we've reached out destination, Musk says he thinks we're about two years away.

Traffic signals could be screwing you over because even stoplights can't do math

Traffic signals could be screwing you over because even stoplights can't do math It's not the cameras themselves, it's the math controlling the timing of stoplight signals that's the alleged root of the problem, forcing drivers to make a split-second decision when caught in a yellow light.Mats Järlström started his fight against traffic signals after his wife Laurie was slapped with a ticket for turning right through a red stoplight back in 2013.

India is too excited about its first high-tech train

India is too excited about its first high-tech train India's first high-tech train is here.The country that boasts of Asia's largest rail network and possibly the world's highest passenger traffic, will soon roll out a premier train service between Mumbai and Goa — popular destinations on the west coast.

Sorry, bus drivers: Self-driving mass transit is on the way

Sorry, bus drivers: Self-driving mass transit is on the way The company says the move to autonomy should make mass transit safer and more efficient than ever before.The company is partnering with the University of Nevada, Reno's Intelligent Mobility program to make it happen.

Singapore's going to see self-driving Peugeot SUVs on its roads

Singapore's going to see self-driving Peugeot SUVs on its roads People in Singapore are going to start seeing this Peugeot SUV driving itself on (a couple of) roads soon.Europe's fifth largest carmaker has partnered with MIT self-driving spin-out Nutonomy, to test the Peugeot 3008 model in the island.

Nissan has an interesting idea to stop you from texting while driving

Nissan has an interesting idea to stop you from texting while driving In fact, doing anything on your phone while driving — except perhaps answering the phone in handsfree mode — is dumb and dangerous.And there you suddenly are, replying to a totally irrelevant text message while putting your life, and lives of others, in jeopardy.

One airline is cutting back legroom because flying hasn't become terrible enough

One airline is cutting back legroom because flying hasn't become terrible enough According to CNN, American Airlines is taking away some legroom in its new forthcoming 737 Max jetliners.The legroom for three economy rows will be shrunk to 29 inches, just one inch more than the industry minimum.

Tesla is about to make it way easier to fix your fancy cars

Tesla is about to make it way easier to fix your fancy cars said it plans to open a line of company-owned body shops for Tesla owners in need of out-of-warranty repairs in its Q1 2017 quarterly earnings letter.To give customers even more places to have their cars serviced, Tesla says it will also expand the existing network of third-party certified body shops.

UberPOOL just got way safer and less stressful

UberPOOL just got way safer and less stressful Instead of just telling your driver you can get out a block before the traffic hell-hole in front of your destination, the app will offer up that option and notify you and your driver.The suggested drop-off feature pops up on your phone if Uber finds a spot near your destination that is quicker and safer for you to get out.