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Thinking of buying a new car? Consider doing it from your smartphone

Looking to avoid car salesmen at all costs? You might consider turning to your smartphone instead. At least, that appears to be the modus operandi for a surprising proportion of respondents in a recent study by Roadster.
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Got $9 billion? Lyft would like to talk to you about buying it

As per a report from the New York Times, the transportation giant has been relatively open to the notion of selling itself to a larger company, having faced numerous challenges like regulation, competition, and more.
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If Uber and Lyft switch to self-driving cars, what about the drivers?

Uber and Lyft are in the news with experiments with self-driving cars. What happens to ridesharing service drivers if autonomous cars take over? The short term answer is "nothing," but in the longer term, there's reason for concern.
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Carpooling with strangers didn't work for Lyft

Lyft's Carpool concept sounded good -- Silicon Valley commuters make a few bucks driving others to work and get to use the HOV lanes. But it didn't work. Not enough drivers signed up for the program since March, so now it's on "pause."
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Let the battle begin: Uber and Lyft both motivated to win market share

Uber isn't competing with Didi and Lyft isn't going to be bought out, so the two companies now can focus on building their respective market shares. Both are developing self-driving tech, because that's where the big money will be.
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Tesla may be able to sell directly to Alabama consumers

Alabama law currently restricts vehicle sales to dealerships. A bill introduced in the state senate allows direct sales of alternative fuel vehicles. The bill has been assigned to a committee.
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Uber and Lyft to tip Massachusetts taxi drivers a nickel per trip

A new Massachusetts law requires that Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing companies in the state pay 5-cents per trip to taxi companies. The 20-cent overall law that also pays 5-cents to a state fund and 10-cents to cities and towns.
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Keep your ear to the streets with the best police scanner apps

Police scanners are an interesting way to keep up with the daily grind of law enforcement, and thanks to smartphones, you no longer need a bulky radio to listen in. Here are the best police scanner apps available right now.
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Ford plans to introduce all-electric Model E with 200-mile range in spring 2019

Ford Motors is rebirthing a venerated naming convention with Model E, due in the spring of 2019. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid Model E's are planned, but attention will be on the electric-only version with a planned 200-mile range per charge.