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UBER x Volvo self-driving cars begin real-world tests this month

Taking cues from Ford, Uber riders in Pittsburgh may have something to look forward to this month, as a new report  claims the company will begin testing its fleet of self-driving cars in the city. The test is scheduled to begin later this month, and at first will feature a handful of Volvo XC90 SUVs,…

Ford plans 2021 debut for fully-autonomous ride sharing car

Hot on the heels of its big investment into self-driving car sensors, Ford has today committed to having its first high-volume, fully autonomous vehicle on the road by 2021. Intended for ride-sharing, Uber-style on-demand transportation, and other commercial mobility applications, the vehicle will lack a steering wheel, acceleration-, or brake pedal. Unlike Ford’s current autonomous…

Uber signs (one more) deal with Tomtom

Hot off the wheels of its WesBank deal, and after losing out to a consortium of Germany’s biggest car makers over the purchase of Nokia’s HERE Maps, Uber has set about building its own mapping and navigation services. They’re not quite ready for prime time, so the company has had to rely upon a number…

Here’s how to get on a Uber Yacht with Martin Garrix in Cape Town

Uber, the controversially innovative app that connects riders with drivers, is giving a few Uber users the chance to attend a free party on the UberYACHT with Martin Garrix and Oliver Heldens, in Cape Town this Thursday. Uber is giving an exclusive opportunity to a handful of lucky music lovers and three friends each to…

Uber now (back) on Windows Phone

If you’ve recently hailed an Uber ride on a Windows Phone handset, you must’ve been aware that you were beamed to the service’s mobile site rather via a full-fledged app. That all changed today, as the taxi outfit returns to Microsoft’s mobile OS with proper software. This means users can lock in location, call for…

Uber drivers can rate you too

Uber’s car service lets you rate your drivers, but it also lets them rate you. The customer might always be right, but some customers are simply jerks — and the system lets drivers know what they might be in for. Until now, there’s been no way to draw out your customer rating from the app,…

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