Google Is Now Testing Its Autonomous Cars In Austin, Texas

Until now, Google has largely tested its cars on real roads around around Mountain View. But its autonomous Lexus SUVs are now also cruising the roads of Austin, Texas.


Why My Car Costs More Than Taking Uber Everywhere

Two weeks ago, I sold my car. It was a great car: a 2002 Subaru WRX with 36,700 miles. It did 0-60 in 5.9 seconds (and I’d tested it out enough times to appreciate that). Super fun. Carried groceries and anything I needed. Good for city, good for climbing and camping trips. Worked well. Nothing wrong with it.

Good riddance.


The 10 Most Pedestrian-Friendly Cities In America

For many of us, cities that are easier to traverse on foot are better places to live. If you’re one of those people, you might be curious to know which of America’s cities actually are the most walkable. A new study by the real estate and brokerage website Redfin breaks it down.


Uber's Suspending Operations In France

Following protests and police raids, Uber has announced that it’s shutting down operations of UberPop in France as of 8pm local time this evening.


Chevrolet Made An Air Conditioner Just For Your Smartphone

Who doesn’t love having an ultra-thin smartphone you can slip into your pocket? But during hot summer days with little room to breathe, that collection of plastic, metal and silicon can get a pretty heated — especially when charging. That’s why Chevrolet is introducing a smartphone air conditioner as a thing we need.


How To Drive On Snow And Ice

There’s an awful lot of bad information floating around about driving in winter weather. In fact, you’re probably doing it wrong. Here’s how to drive on snow or ice without crashing your car or wasting money on unnecessary stuff.


The Wheels On Your Car Could One Day Recharge It As They Roll

Regenerative braking systems are already used in electric cars to help recapture energy that’s wasted while the vehicle is stopping. But researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have also found a way to generate power while a vehicle is actually driving.


An Electric Highway Will Soon Connect Perth And South-West WA

If you own an electric car and live in Western Australia, travelling from town to town just got a lot easier. Teslas, Nissan’s Leaf and other electric vehicles will be able to use the RAC’s new Electric Highway network, free, until the end of the year.


Nissan's Next-Gen Leaf Has 550km Of All-Electric Range

Nissan’s Leaf city car is a great, affordable alternative to the Tesla Motors Model S and other high-end electric cars. It doesn’t have a huge range in its current iteration, though, but that’s about to change — there’s a range-boosting update on the way, and the next Leaf could have over five hundred kilometres of all-electric power.


UberBoat Quietly Launches In Instanbul

While Parisian cab drivers took to the streets to pillage and burn Uber vehicles last week, the ever-contentious ridesharing company was quietly rolling out UberBoat across the continent in Istanbul.


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