Motional, the autonomous-driving joint venture between Hyundai and Aptiv, will put Hyundai Ioniq robotaxis with Level 4 self-driving capability into service in 2023.
Uber Copter to launch in NYC and fly passengers from Manhattan to airport
High-level Uber uses will soon be able to hail a helicopter to get to JFK airport, cutting commute times to 30 minutes.Sean Szymkowski
Get a Lyft in a covered wagon to celebrate the Oregon Trail
Lyft is no stranger to fun promotional tie-ins, and the latest celebrates 175 years of the Oregon Trail. This week, Lyft will offer covered wagon rides in downtown Portland, Oregon, free of charge to commemorate the historic route. Fifteen-minute rides will be given in the covered wagon with...Sean Szymkowski
Uber files patent for controversial tech to avoid unsafe areas, older cars
Uber may be gearing up for a new round of controversy due to a pending patent filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The ride-sharing company has filed a patent for a controversial new technology that could route riders out of unsafe areas, and even discriminate against drivers...Sean Szymkowski
GM to test AirBnB-style program for cars
General Motors is positioning itself for a subscription-based future with its Maven personal mobility and car-sharing service, and its next step may set its sights on the Turo service, which is an AirBnB for cars. The automaker will reportedly launch a pilot peer-to-peer car rental service this...Sean Szymkowski
Uber partners with NASA on flying car management
With the rise of a new way to transport human beings, potentially through self-operating flying cars, the industry will need new regulations to ensure safe operation. On Wednesday, Bloomberg reported Uber took a step to realize a streamlined future where flying cars operate in sync with other air...Sean Szymkowski
To say it's been a rocky time for Uber recently is an understatement. Former president Jeff Jones quit the company after working there for just six months. Waymo is suing Uber over alleged theft of technology. CEO Travis Kalanick was caught berating one of his drivers. A female employee wrote a blog post that exposed a culture of sexual harassment. And there's the matter of a $708 million loss in the first quarter of 2017. Now we have word, according to The New York Times, that Kalanick is taking a leave of absence. The announcement came in an email to employees before a company meeting...