Uber has spent the last five years connecting drivers with passengers. Now it's connecting drivers with car leases.
Fix all the things with this electronics repair kit. Includes 15 precision drivers designed to open some of the most challenging gadgets out there – even ones from Apple. Also includes the
A crowd near Mexico City attacked Uber drivers and their cars yesterday. At the same time, taxi drivers protested for a total ban on the ridehailing app. Continue reading Uber cars bashed in Mexico, cabbies protest rideshare apps Uber...Show More Summary
Hacker Samy Kamkar unveiled his latest triumph this morning: OwnStar, a tiny box that acts as a Wi-Fi hotspot and intercepts commands sent from a driver's OnStar RemoteLink app, allowing an unauthorized user to locate, unlock or start the vehicle. Show More Summary
Some guys will never ask for directions, and some guys just shouldn't. An example of the latter: The driver of an out-of-state pickup pulled over his truck in Washington, DC, about 2:30am Tuesday and approached a police officer to ask, "Where's the White House," reports the Washington Post. The...
BMW claims to be the first carmaker to integrate a new app designed to help urban drivers anticipate traffic signals. Created by a company called Connected Signals, the EnLighten app shows the current state of a traffic light in front of the car, including a countdown showing the time until the signal changes. It analyzes vehicle speed and...
Gran Turismo, Forza Motorsport, Project Cars and other racing games offer a surprisingly realistic depiction of motorsport. It should come as no surprise then to hear that professional drivers are starting to use these virtual depictions as training tools. Show More Summary
Uber is denying research which asserts the number of available drivers you see on the in-app map view is padded. According to the company, it always reports the accurate number of cars available in an area, but there are instances where it may be a touch off. Show More Summary
The driver who allegedly ran over a renowned jeweler in Forest Hills, Queens has been arrested. The NYPD says that MTA train operator Charles Jordan has been charged with murder and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. [ more › ]
A mob of irate cab drivers calling for a total halt to app-based car services throughout Mexico City assaulted several Uber cars with metal bars and rocks earlier this week to protest the company's presence. Footage of the protest on...Show More Summary
The ride-sharing service makes it easier for prospective UberX drivers to lease cars for short stints. Uber has all but cornered the ride-hailing business, clocking 1 million rides a day in some markets. The demand is clear, and theShow More Summary
Lawrence Schall is not your typical Uber driver, given that he's also president of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. But as Schall explains in the Washington Post, he got behind the wheel this summer to educate himself about the burgeoning sharing economy. One thing he's learned is that he'd better keep...
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk told press Wednesday that people who refer 10 people to buy the company’s new Model X would get one for free, Mashable is reporting (via Car and Driver). The caveats: You need to be the first in your region...Show More Summary
Not content with scaring the bejesus out of Chrysler owners, Wired has uncovered a hacker who says he can open a GM car with OnStar, start it or track it remotely. The only thing he can’t do is put the car in gear or steer it, which still requires a key. Show More Summary
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Rush to judgment: Samuel DuBose shot dead and the state says it was not justified, but that doesn't make Dubose any less dead. On the video, Officer Tensing repeatedly asks Mr. DuBose to produce a driver’s license. Mr. Dubose says several times that he has one, before acknowledging that it is not with him. Show More Summary
"How's your drive? Drivin' a lot? What's the drive like? Can you describe your day-to-day drive philosophy? How did you become an Uber driver?" Surely if you've taken an Uber more than zero times, you'll relate to this video produced by Whelmed Productions. Show More Summary
The Decatur Police Department sent out this announcement… City Schools of Decatur students are headed back to school next Monday, August 3, 2015. We will have more traffic to include vehicles, buses and big & little pedestrians and cyclists on main roads and neighborhood streets. Please plan on allowing more time for your commute and […]
Another hit and run on Dexter Avenue N, this one thankfully with minor injuries. After turning himself in later in the day, the cellphone-staring driver was cited for failure to yield, but not charged. All that bluster about allowing cottages and townhomes in the 65% of Seattle zoned for single family homes? Nevermind. Hoping to bring […]
Yonkers fire engine 313, responding to a fire, struck the driver's side of an Empire City Casino bus at Kimball and Yonkers avenues around 6 p.m., the Journal News reported.