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Uber bows out of Hungary, blames new law blocking internet access to dispatchers

Uber announced it suspended services in Hungary over a measure that will block Internet access to its ride-hailing service. The measure, which was passed by Hungary's parliament in June, goes into effect this month.
Health & Fitness

Uber, Relatient team to get you to your doc via Ride to Health program

Rideshare giant Uber is teaming with Relatient medical patient relationship service to provide convenient transportation to medical appointments. During Ride to Health week, August 22-26, patients will get discounted Uber rides.
Cars

Fiat Chrysler is calling on hackers to improve the software in its cars

Fiat Chrysler is inviting ethical hackers and security researchers to its bug bounty program on Bugcrowd to find security flaws and vulnerabilities in its vehicle software, with cash prizes of up to $1,500.
Mobile

Can't promise bells, but Uber will deliver free ice cream on demand this Friday

Even if Uber ride-sharing isn't in your city you might want to check, because for four hours on Friday the 15th you can hail free ice cream on demand with the Uber app. This year will be Uber's fifth annual ice cream day.
Cars

Tesla won't disable Autopilot, will work on education instead, Musk says

Tesla won't disable its Autopilot system in the face of an NHTSA investigation into a fatal crash, CEO Elon Musk said this week. Instead, it will try to educate drivers about the system's limitations.
Cars

In a price-reducing move, Tesla announces the 60kWh Model X 60D

In a slightly down-market targeting move, Tesla has launched $74,000 Model X 60D with a 6 kWh battery, software upgradable to 75kWh for $9,000. With the upgrade the 60D would be the equivalent of a 75D.
Cars

24 Hours of Le Mans isn’t just a race, it’s a ruthless car-tech proving ground

Hybrids, windshield wipers, and even headlights. All the tech that end up in your car must first prove its worth at the world’s most celebrated endurance race.
Cars

Small SUVs do poorly in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety headlight test

The IIHS recently conducted another group headlight tests, this time with small SUVs. None of the models tested managed to get the top "good" rating, and most got the worst "poor" rating.
Mobile

The iconic yellow taxi is still twice as popular as Uber in the Big Apple

In April 2016, taxis registered 11.1 million trips in New York City, which works out to about 400,000 trips a day. That's more than double the number of trips Uber, the closest competitor, managed to log.
Cars

Why Bentley could turn the Mulsanne into an all-electric vehicle

Bentley is looking at the possibility of offering the next-gen Mulsanne with an all-electric drivetrain. The push comes from China, where strict emissions norms are forcing carmakers to re-think how they design cars.