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Uber: You Can Tip Your Driver But You Really Shouldn't

After settling two big lawsuits where drivers claimed Uber did not allow them to accept tips, Uber agreed to not get in the way of the practice any more. There was even speculation that Uber might start encouraging the act. Today, the on-demand ride app has answered that speculation with an unequivocal middle finger to its drivers: “Tips are not included nor are they expected on Uber.”


'Textalyser' Wants To Be A Breathalyser For Your Mobile Phone

Distracted driving is a hazard up there with drinking and driving, but presents a problem for cops: Snapchat scores can’t be determined by smelling someone’s breath. A solution proposed in draft New York legislation would solve that, using a roadside phone analyser.


Toyota's 'Guardian Angel' Would Grab The Steering Wheel From Humans To Prevent A Crash

Self-driving cars, as popularised by the likes of Google and Tesla, are meant to be transportation bubbles that operate free of any human interference. But full autonomy isn’t the only option, and Toyota is investing in a system that would use computers as an aid to human drivers, not a replacement.


Volvo Is Taking Its Self-Driving Cars To China

Volvo has big plans for its fleet of autonomous cars — and it’s about to put them through a rather big test, too. The car manufacturer has announced that it’s taking 100 cars to China, where “local drivers will test autonomous driving cars on public roads in everyday driving conditions.”


Google's Self-Driving Cars Will Explore The Desert Roads Of Arizona

Google has announced that its expanding its self-driving car tests to Phoenix, Arizona, in order to test how the cars handle high temperatures and desert dust.


Toyota And Microsoft Want To Free You From In-Car 'Tyranny Of Technology'

The boundaries between technology and automotive sectors continue to blur, and now Toyota and Microsoft have announced that they will be working together to imbue cars with artificial intelligence that will, they promise, humanise the driving experience.


China Will Have Self-Driving Cars Before The US, Which Should Surprise No One

While the US is making slow but steady progress toward an autonomous future, China is fast-tracking plans to get self-driving vehicles on the road. And one of the chief forces behind this revolution is an engineer who recently worked at Google competitor Intel.


Formula E Is Even More Captivating In 360 Degrees

Formula E isn’t just different from its conventional sibling in what’s under the hood. Up top, there’s power boost activated by tweets, a gentle whine instead of the iconic roar, and now 360-degree cameras riding on top.


Uber's Using Smartphone Sensors To Check That Its Drivers Don't Speed

If you get an Uber and your driver speeds, it isn’t your word against theirs if you want to complain. That’s because Uber has announced that it’s started to use gyrometer and GPS data to keep an eye on the behaviour of its drivers.


Why We Become Such Arseholes When We're Behind The Wheel

We all like to criticise the driving habits of others, but let’s face it — we’re all guilty of doing some pretty stupid and selfish things on the road from time to time. Here’s why it happens and what you need to do to keep your cool.


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