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Slaying puts focus on ride-hailing safety and fake drivers

Business Apr 8, 2019

Slaying puts focus on ride-hailing safety and fake drivers

Whenever Rachel Orden calls for an Uber, the 20-year-old Michigan State University sophomore immediately walks to the back of the vehicle to check the license plate number, then opens the door and waits for the driver to say her name before getting in. Even then, ...

Boeing 'flying car' prototype completes first test flight

Business / Tech Jan 24, 2019

Boeing 'flying car' prototype completes first test flight

Boeing said Wednesday its prototype "flying car" — part of a project aimed at "on-demand autonomous air transportation" — has completed its first successful test flight. The test of the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft was carried out Tuesday outside Washington, the company ...

Spanish taxi strike against app services spreads to Madrid

Business Jan 22, 2019

Spanish taxi strike against app services spreads to Madrid

Madrid taxi drivers began an open-ended strike Monday against online ride-hailing services like Uber, joining their counterparts in Barcelona who walked off the job three days ago. Barcelona's striking taxi drivers, many wearing yellow vests like protesters against the government in neighboring France, blocked central ...