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It turns out Uber drivers are abused more often than passengers are

Uber drivers are more likely to be abused or attacked by passengers than the other way round, says the company. Riders can be banned due to driver ratings. Uber also works closely with police when incidents occur.
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Will Nissan’s variable compression tech be a game-changer for gasoline engines?

At the Paris Motor Show in September Nissan is going to debut a variable compression and displacement gasoline engine that could supplant diesels. The goal is to maximize power and efficiency while minimizing emissions.
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Tesla Model S spontaneously combusts during a test drive in France

A new Tesla Model S 90D caught fire during a promotional event in France. The couple test-driving the car and the saleswoman got out unharmed, and Tesla is still looking into the cause of the fire.
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We can’t stop staring at this sleek, mysterious Mercedes-Maybach teaser

Mercedes-Maybach has published a dark, enigmatic teaser image that previews a long coupe. The model is a concept, but we don't know if it's a one-off or a preview of a production model.
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Honda’s hatchback 2017 Civic keeps its concept look, gives a peek at the Type-R

The 2017 Honda Civic hatchback goes on sale in the U.S. this fall, virtually unchanged from the sleek Civic hatchback concept car that debuted at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.
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A new Ford Focus RS500 could be on the way with 400 horsepower

Ford is reportedly working on a new Focus RS500 with 400 horsepower. The RS500 would be the last “super-Focus” before the model exits production in summer 2017. It's not clear if the hot hatch will be sold in the U.S.
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Even in zero emissions mandate states car dealers make buying electric cars hard

Car dealers don't make it easy to buy EVs, concludes a Sierra Club survey. Shoppers found insufficiently charged cars for test drives, EVs not openly displayed, and sales staff who didn't provide information on rebates and tax credits.
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Tesla joins Volvo and Mercedes in walking back ‘self-driving’ terminology

Language that describes driver assist modes takes another turn when Tesla removes 'Autopilot' and 'self-driving' from Chinese website following crash. This change in terminology follows walk-backs by Mercedes-Benz and Volvo in the past few…
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The sequel to Porsche’s Mission E electric car could be an SUV

The Porsche Mission E electric car is on track to start production by 2020, but where will Porsche go from there? It may build an electric SUV, which could be previewed by a concept car in 2018.