(Reuters) — U.S. ride-hailing app Uber told Europe’s top court on Monday that it was a digital service, not a transport service, and that a French law clearly targeted online taxi services, in its latest European legal battle with the taxi industry. Uber expanded into Europe five years ago and has come under attack from taxi […]
GUEST: It is a warm autumn morning, and I am walking through downtown Mountain View, California, when I see it. A small vehicle that looks like a cross between a golf cart and a Jetson-esque, bubble-topped spaceship glides to a stop at an intersection. Someone is sitting in the passenger seat, but no one seems to […]
Tesla is getting ready to produce the Model 3 at volumes unprecedented for the company, but it hasn’t forgotten about that other key ingredient in the electric vehicle mix – charging infrastructure. The automaker announced today that while it began 2017 with over 5,000 Superchargers installed globally, it will end the year with double that, offering 10,000 Supercharger… Read More
The fledgling “flying car” industry just received a major boost as Google cofounder Larry Page officially launched his new startup out of stealth. Founded in 2015, Kitty Hawk has been known to exist for some time already, but we’ve hitherto had no real idea about what it was all about — beyond it having something to do […]
The Clarity comes with years of fuel on the house, fancy features, and good lease rates. The post Honda Will Do Nearly Anything to Get You in a Hydrogen Car appeared first on WIRED.
(Reuters) — Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk took many risks with the technology in his company’s cars on the way to surpassing Ford Motor Co’s market value. Now Musk is pushing boundaries in the factory that makes them. Most automakers test a new model’s production line by building vehicles with relatively cheap, prototype tools […]
A chatbot would never lie to you, right? That’s what I wanted to find out when I tested a Facebook Messenger chatbot for the 2017 Kia Niro crossover, which recently won the Guinness Book of World Records for the lowest fuel consumption for a hybrid vehicle. (It was an interesting competition, because two people drove across […]
GUEST: Walk into any airport bar in the world and you’ll hear stories of business trips gone awry. According to the Global Business Travel Association, roughly 488 million business trips are taken each year. Inevitably, time on these trips is spent waiting for delayed flights and standing in long lines at check-ins and rental car kiosks. […]
Now that the Trump Administration is working to shred those environmentally-focused rules, the auto industry seems to be swinging its attention east. The post In the Age of Trump, China Eyes Electric Car Dominance appeared first on WIRED.
The 2017 Audi A4 Allroad talks to you. And it has something important to say. During my recent test, the car sensed when my iPhone was still connected to the USB port. A voice reminded me to take my phone with me. Admittedly, it’s a minor feature on a car that is equipped with multiple […]