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Uber and Volvo jointly working on autonomous taxis, as test fleet arrives in Pittsburgh

Uber and Volvo jointly working on autonomous taxis, as test fleet arrives in Pittsburgh

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Uber and Volvo have signed an agreement that will lead to a jointly-developed autonomous vehicle, Volvo has announced. The new vehicle will meet the demands of both companies to develop fully-autonomous driverless cars, the next generation of such vehicles... >>

UberEats hits UK, food delivered in 30-minutes or you get £20

UberEats hits UK, food delivered in 30-minutes or you get £20

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Uber is no longer just a taxi company, it delivers food now too. That service has just arrived in the UK as UberEats. The simply named UberEats was already up and running in the US but has now arrived in London, following a launch in the only other European... >>

It's official: This is what Uber's first self-driving car looks like

It's official: This is what Uber's first self-driving car looks like

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Uber has confirmed it made a self-driving car, with an official photo and more. Exactly one year ago, a different photo surfaced showing what looks like an early prototype of the self-driving vehicle Uber has just confirmed. The ride-sharing company... >>

Uber apparently wants to buy a fleet of autonomous cars in Germany

Uber apparently wants to buy a fleet of autonomous cars in Germany

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Uber is looking for a way to cut one of its biggest costs: drivers. According to Reuters, the ride-hailing app is shopping around Germany for a fleet of autonomous vehicles. We don't know how many cars it wants to purchase, but it seems to be doing a... >>

Lyft now lets you hail a car from within FB Messenger, Slack, and more

Lyft now lets you hail a car from within FB Messenger, Slack, and more

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Not to be outdone by Uber, Lyft has announced that Facebook Messenger users can now hail a car from them instead of Uber. Since December, anyone has been able to hail an Uber car from within the Messenger app. We explained here how exactly that works,... >>

Best Apple Watch apps: 31 apps to download that actually do something

Best Apple Watch apps: 31 apps to download that actually do something

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The Apple Watch is no longer the new kid on the smartwatch block. It's been kicking around for nearly a year now and in that time, the apps available for it reach over 10,000. Of course, not all these apps are great, useful or even suited to the Apple... >>

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

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Stop thinking about self-driving cars as something far-off or futuristic. They're here. They're now. They're being made and tested and shown off by companies like Google, BMW, and Tesla - the latter of which has already released self-driving features... >>

Facebook Messenger now lets you hail an Uber: Here's how it works

Facebook Messenger now lets you hail an Uber: Here's how it works

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Facebook and Uber have just teamed up to integrate the ride-hailing service into the Facebook Messenger app. While at first you might think "whatever", it's actually a neat setup. For instance, say you're using Messenger to chat with a friend who is about... >>

Apps to help get you home during the party season

Apps to help get you home during the party season

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It's December and with December comes late nights and lots of parties, whether it is meeting friends to swap presents, or Christmas lunches that go on a little later than you intended. Unfortunately trains don't exactly win a gold medal for being great... >>

Uber will deliver ice cream to you for free today: This is how to get it

Uber will deliver ice cream to you for free today: This is how to get it

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It's summertime, and it's hot out (well, supposed to be anyway). The Uber team knows this and believes the best way to cool off (and to get you to use its app) is to offer a global promotion on 24 July. Called Uber Ice Cream, it's all about delivering... >>

Uber loses bid to take over Here Maps, BMW, Audi and Mercedes nab it instead

Uber loses bid to take over Here Maps, BMW, Audi and Mercedes nab it instead

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It is no secret that Nokia has been looking to offload its Here Maps service for a while, hoping to use the cash from the sale to further its communication network plans, but it looks like the most expected suitor has failed in its bid to take it over.... >>

Uber continues plans to take over the world by buying part of Microsoft's Bing Maps

Uber continues plans to take over the world by buying part of Microsoft's Bing Maps

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Uber, the global taxi service that has recently been outlawed in France, is continuing with its plans to take over the world. Well, maps of the world that is. The company has confirmed that it has agreed to acquire part of Microsoft's Bing Maps arm,... >>

Uber self-driving cars hit the roads, Johnny Cabs may one day be a thing

Uber self-driving cars hit the roads, Johnny Cabs may one day be a thing

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Uber had previously stated its intention to develop autonomous vehicles, basing itself in Pittsburgh. Those cars are now hitting the roads. Uber located its Uber Advanced Technologies Center in the Pennsylvania city, with the aim of one day of having... >>

Will Uber's $3 billion bid for Here Maps get you home faster?

Will Uber's $3 billion bid for Here Maps get you home faster?

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Uber has allegedly made a $3 billion (£1.9 billion) bid for Nokia's digital mapping service, Here, which could not only aid its drivers in future but expand the global taxi and delivery company into new areas. Nokia previously confirmed that a sale... >>

Idea Bank is the Uber of cash machines, delivers deposit ATM to you

Idea Bank is the Uber of cash machines, delivers deposit ATM to you

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Idea Bank is the Uber of cash, sending an ATM deposit machine to you, built into the back of a BMW i3. The thinking behind Idea Bank is to offer cash deposits, on call, anywhere a person needs it. This could be great for pop-up restaurants and bars or... >>

Is Uber buying a mapping company to beat Google's self-driving cars?

Is Uber buying a mapping company to beat Google's self-driving cars?

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Cab giant Uber is apparently near to closing a deal with mapping company deCarta. While it claims this will help it to fine tune its mapping tech for driver positioning there could be a lot more to it. Uber has reportedly opened a robotics facility in... >>

Uber partners with Breathometer's breathalyser app to put an end to drunk driving

Uber partners with Breathometer's breathalyser app to put an end to drunk driving

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Partnerships between companies aren't always the most interesting news, but when the partnership involves two companies that can help prevent instances of drunk driving, it's a different matter altogether. Ride-hailing mobile app Uber has become a feature... >>

Uber announces self-driving car project, as Google prepares to launch Uber-like app

Uber announces self-driving car project, as Google prepares to launch Uber-like app

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It looks like Google and Uber are about to become rivals in more ways than one. Google wants to take on Uber by developing its own ride-hailing app, according to Bloomberg News. It's a surprising turn of events, considering Google Ventures invested $258... >>

Uber partners with Spotify to let you choose your cab ride music

Uber partners with Spotify to let you choose your cab ride music

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In a world first the on-demand taxi app company Uber has teamed up with music streaming service Spotify. The result is a personalised cab ride like never before, with your music playing in the car. How does it work? Once you've paired your Spotify Premium... >>

Uber has landed in India and it's bringing car financing to sweeten its arrival

Uber has landed in India and it's bringing car financing to sweeten its arrival

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So far Uber has only been running in the US and Europe, but now its arrived in India to take on the local company Ola. Uber has not only set up in India with its taxi service but has also brought a car financing scheme to make setting up as a driver easier... >>

Uber goes big with UberXL large cars on call now

Uber goes big with UberXL large cars on call now

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Uber has announced the UK will now be able to use its UberXL service which has already launched in the US. UberXL offers cars via the Uber app for those looking for a bit more room. It works the same as usual but with a slider on the app that goes to... >>

Addison Lee puts 4G in all London cabs, offers free internet to customers during ride

Addison Lee puts 4G in all London cabs, offers free internet to customers during ride

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London-based private hire company Addison Lee has announced it will offer high-speed broadband in vehicles - at no extra cost to you. In-car 4G service will roll out to all 4,800 Addison Lee vehicles, though the VIP and Ford Galaxy fleet will get access... >>

Uber lowers UberX prices in London, starting today

Uber lowers UberX prices in London, starting today

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For those of you in London who still haven't cared enough to try Uber, a new price change might finally pique your interest. The Uber London team has announced that it will cut UberX prices in the city by 15 per cent. The cheaper pricing will go into... >>

Uber kicks off Uber Fresh, a lunch-delivery service in US for limited time

Uber kicks off Uber Fresh, a lunch-delivery service in US for limited time

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Uber now offers a meal-delivery service of sorts in the US. But it's only available at lunch time in one city during a limited run. Starting today, Uber is testing something called Uber Fresh (stylised uberFRESH) in Santa Monica. That means only people... >>

Uber now has a delivery service, but only in DC area for a limited-time run

Uber now has a delivery service, but only in DC area for a limited-time run

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Uber has announced a limited-time-only experiment. It's a delivery service in the US, called Corner Store. Uber is a mobile app that connects passengers with screened drivers of vehicles for hire. You don't have to make a reservation or wait in a taxi... >>