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Why Self-Driving Trucks May Come Before Taxi Service

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan, equipped with Waymo's self-driving technology. Source: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles   Waymo CEO predicts Self-Driving Trucks May Come Before Taxi Service Alphabet arm exploring "goods transportation" and ride-hailing Krafcik says Ford and GM could still partner with Waymo   Bloomberg - Alphabet Inc.’s driverless vehicle technology may come to market first in

F.B.I. Investigateing Uber Software Used to Monitor Lyft Drivers

SAN FRANCISCO (NYT) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States attorney’s office in New York are looking into whether Uber used tactics and software to illegally interfere with Lyft, its largest American competitor. The investigation is focused on Uber’s use of a special program internally called “Hell,” said

Drones Play Increasing Role in Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

Unmanned aircraft are inspecting roadways, checking railroad tracks, assessing the condition of power lines.   Houston USA (WSJ) -For drone users, Hurricane Harvey is likely to be the event that propelled unmanned aircraft to become an integral part of the government and corporate disaster-recovery efforts. In the first six days after the storm

Nigerian Firm, Nigus, to assemble electric cars by 2020

Nigus, a Nigerian firm, has concluded plans to assemble electric vehicles in the country by 2020. Its Chairman, Prince Malik Ado Ibrahim, who made this known in Abuja at the weekend, said he was pushing this line of investment to save Nigeria from becoming a dumping ground for hydrocarbon vehicles in

Robot Ship Experimenting to Disrupt the Global Shipping Industry

Japanese container line to conduct trans-Pacific test in 2019 Japan is aiming to set global standards for automated ships   (Bloomberg) - Japan’s largest container line plans to test a remote-controlled vessel across the Pacific Ocean in 2019 as it pursues fully autonomous technology that could disrupt the global shipping industry. Nippon

Uber Racks Up Rides, Losses Amid Setbacks

San Francisco (Fox) - Uber Technologies' scandal-plagued year apparently hasn't deterred ridership, though the ride-hailing company is still reporting heavy financial losses. The San Francisco company reported a $645 million loss for the second quarter, narrowing from $708 million in the first quarter. Revenue, not including a one-time outlay for drivers in