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Lyft may soon let you book rides up to 24 hours in advance

Lyft is testing a feature that could finally let customers book rides in advance. The feature is currently only being tested by Lyft employees, but could be opened up to customers in the near future.
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GM to compensate SUV buyers up to $100M total for fuel economy discrepancies

As a result of misstated fuel economy on the window stickers of about 60,000 midsize SUVs, General Motors is going to compensate previous buyers with debit cards or extended warranties.
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The cream of the four-door crop: 10 best sedans on the market

Sedans are one of the most popular ways to get you and your family from A to B, but not all four-doors are created equal. Here are our picks for the best sedans of 2016, whether you're looking for a budget automobile or your dream machine.
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A modified Tesla Model S will take on the Pikes Peak Hill Climb next month

A Tesla Model S will race in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb June 26. It will be entered by Go Puck CEO Blake Fuller, who plans to make some modifications to the electric car, including a lighter battery pack.
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Uber riders are more likely to pay surge pricing when their phones are dying

Weirdly enough, if your phone's battery is nearing death, you're much more likely to be OK with Uber's surge pricing than when the battery is just fine. That's according to Uber's own stats collected from its users' smartphones.
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Remember the iBot? The stair-climbing wheelchair may make a comeback

Remember the iBot? No, it wasn't a posterior-based Apple gadget that failed to take off. It was actually a motorized wheelchair with several tricks up its sleeve. High costs ended production in 2009, but a recent deal means it…
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Now you can tool around on a 3D printed electric motorbike

With a proprietary aluminum alloy, Airbus subsidiary APWorks created the first 3D printed electric motorbike, the 77 pound, 37-mile range Light Rider. APWorks focus is specialized metal parts, but it will create a limited run of 50 Light…
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Mercedes-Benz hitting EV stride in 2020 with four models

Mercedes-Benz will have electric versions of four car lines by 2020, two sedans and two SUVs. Look for C class and S class EVs and electric GLAs and GLCs. The electric versions will have distinctive styling to differentiate from non-EVs.
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By the numbers: Pew Research profiles ride-hailing customers

A Pew study of the digital economy shows that age, education, income, and geography all impact ride-hailing service usage. Younger adults located in urban areas are more likely to use the services.
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Flightcar emerges from shake-up ready to provide better service

Airport car-sharing service FlightCar started well, but car owners and customers alike reported customer services issues. With new management, better training, and improved paperwork and apps, the company is rebooting with a new emphasis on…
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Safety measure: A former chief of Secret Service just joined Uber advisory board

Former U.S. Secret Service director Mark Sullivan is the latest big name to join Uber's board, and the company hopes he'll use his decades of experience in protecting America's leaders to help keep Uber drivers and passengers safe.