Uber riders who take 10 or more trips each month may benefit from Uber's flat fare pilot programs in four cities. Each location has different up-front fees, per trip UberPool and UberX flat fares, and designated areas.
The FTC has approved the Tesla SolarCity Acquisition. There are more steps to go in the process, but the FTC has ruled out antitrust concerns. The SEC still has to review the transaction and shareholders still have to vote.
Volkswagen and its U.S. dealers reached a proposed settlement over grievances related to the carmaker's diesel emissions scandal. Under the plan, dealers will get cash payments and other compensation in return for not suing VW.
Uber still considers drivers independent contractors, but will offer app-driven retirement savings account as a benefit. The company promises no related fees for the first year and stresses the convenience of deposits by app.
Volvo Trucks has designed and built a one-off big rig called the Iron Knight for the sole purpose of setting speed records. The Iron Knight boasts an upgraded turbo diesel engine, and a lightweight cab.
From all the vehicle models in the world, why did the Google Self-Driving Car Project choose the Fiat Chrysler Pacifica as the perfect self-driving taxi? It's not because FCA wants to partner with a big player for autonomous car…
General Motors' Germany-based Opel division has announced plans to launch a re-badged Chevrolet Bolt called Ampera-e. Like the Bolt, the Ampera-e will be capable of driving for over 200 miles on a single charge.
Uber is planning to launch a self-driving taxi service in a few weeks but NuTonomy has beaten the ride-hailing company to it. Claiming to be the first service of its kind in the world, NuTonomy has six autonomous cabs tootling…