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Seattle just became the first city to allow Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize

Six years later, Uber drivers are finally getting rights. In a landmark unanimous decision on Monday, the Seattle City Council voted to allow Uber, Lyft, taxi, and other for-hire drivers the right to unionize.
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Kia will test self-driving cars on Nevada's roads

Kia's autonomous Soul EV prototypes recently received their licenses from the state of Nevada. This will allow Kia to test them on the state's roads, as the firm works to put an autonomous car on sale.
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Brain-controlled car can drive you in a straight line

Chinese researchers are one-upping the work on driverless cars being done by Google with an automobile that is controlled using only your thoughts. Two years in the making, the brain-controlled car was recently demonstrated at…
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Claws out: Jaguar joins Formula E

Jaguar will enter the Formula E electric-car race series when the third series kicks off next fall. Jag hopes to use the experience to develop technologies for future electric cars.
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India’s Mahindra buys storied Italian design house Pininfarina to embellish its SUVs

Indian car maker Mahindra has purchased Italian design house Pininfarina for $28 million. Mahindra will pay Pininfarina's creditors $125 million and invest $20 additional million into the company, but the firm will continue to operate…
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Jay Leno channels the Dark Side, takes Darth Vader’s car out for a spin

On a recent episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, the former Tonight Show host took the Hot Wheels Darth Vader Car out for a drive. The fully operational vehicle is powered by a 526-horsepower, Chevrolet LS3 small-block V8.
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GMC’s boss wants a subcompact crossover added to the ranks ASAP

GMC's boss suggests a subcompact crossover would slot nicely into its range despite other GM brands producing similar models. The production model would likely share design cues with the Granite concept.
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Get more range from your Rover in the diesel-powered Td6

Diesel has a huge black eye right now but Range Rover is betting that American buyers won’t judge all diesels unfairly.
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Lamborghini won't make a rear-wheel drive Aventador

The Lamborghini Aventador won't get a rear-wheel drive variant like the smaller Huracán. The carmaker's R&D chief says all-wheel drive is necessary to handle the Aventador's substantial power.
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Self-driving buses are next on the docket for Baidu

Self-driving cars are so 2015. According to a Reuters report, Baidu plans to have self-driving buses on the road in the next three years, and hopes to be mass producing them within five years.