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Apple Maps adds electric car charging routes
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23rd Jun 2020
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Apple Maps adds electric car charging routes

The latest version of Apple's iOS operating system will offer electric vehicle owners the ability to plan their route based on charger locations. Apple says the new feature aims to eliminate range anxiety, ensuring the car can make it to the next electric vehicle charging station, and take into account road elevation, weather, and other elements that sap power.
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Ben Zachariah
Ride-share services like Uber produce more carbon emissions than private cars, study finds
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26th Feb 2020
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Ride-share services like Uber produce more carbon emissions than private cars, study finds

Ride-sharing or ride-hailing services like Uber contribute more CO2 emissions to the atmosphere than their private car counterparts, according to a new scientific report. In the paper Ride-Hailing’s Climate Risks: Steering a Growing Industry Toward a Clean Transportation Future, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) found the use of these services in the United States creates an estimated 69 per cent more pollution than the trips they displace.
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Susannah Guthrie
Uber: Five-star ANCAP requirement comes into force
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1st Oct 2019
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Uber: Five-star ANCAP requirement comes into force

Every new Uber will need to be a five-star ANCAP car, with new rules about what the ride-sharing giant's drivers can use today coming into force. Announced in April this year, the policy means new Uber X drivers won't be accepted unless their car is less than 10 years old with the maximum possible safety rating. Uber Black, Lux and SUV cars must be less than seven years old. Drivers adhering to the current standards will have two years to get themselves a five-star vehicle.
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Scott Collie
Ride-sharing rivals face off - drag race
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1st Oct 2018
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Ride-sharing rivals face off - drag race

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Scott Collie
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1st Oct 2018
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Ride-sharing rivals face off - drag race

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Scott Collie
Uber ends self-driving truck development - report
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31st Jul 2018
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Uber ends self-driving truck development - report

Uber has decided to close its self-driving truck department, and concentrate its autonomous vehicle efforts in passenger car sphere. "We recently took the important step of returning to public roads in Pittsburgh, and as we look to continue that momentum, we believe having our entire team’s energy and expertise focused on this effort is the best path forward,” Eric Meyhofer, head of Uber Advanced Technologies Group, said in an internal email sent to employees and seen by Techcrunch.
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Derek Fung
Uber ends self-driving tests in Arizona after fatal crash
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23rd May 2018
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Uber ends self-driving tests in Arizona after fatal crash

Uber has decided to end tests of its autonomous vehicles in Arizona, after one of its test mules struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe this March. In an internal email written by Uber executive Eric Meyhofer, and published by Ars Technica, the company announced it will "wind down [autonomous vehicle] operations in Phoenix", and "refocus the bulk of our efforts in our engineering hubs in San Francisco and Pittsburgh".
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Derek Fung