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GM's Maven program will rent Teslas and Fords in 2019

Earlier this year, GM officially launched a program called Maven that gives people a way to earn extra money by renting out their cars. It's only open to Chevrolet-, Buick-, GMC- and Cadillac-branded vehicles, though — in other words, cars from GM's… Source: Engadget | GM's Maven program will rent Teslas and Fords in 2019

Volkswagen owners can use Siri Shortcuts to unlock their car

If you're a Volkswagen driver, you now have another way to lock and unlock your car, start and stop electric charging and check your remaining estimated mileage. That's because VW has added Siri integration to its Car-Net app. Source: Engadget | Volkswagen owners can use Siri Shortcuts to unlock their car

Toyota will use hydrogen burners to reduce factory emissions

As clean as fuel cell cars and EVs may be, they're still made using pollution-producing factories — and Toyota wants to help solve this. The company has introduced what it says is the first-ever general-purpose hydrogen burner built for use at fact… Source: Engadget | Toyota will use hydrogen burners to reduce factory emissions

Roborace won't use a fully driverless car for its first season

Roborace has long talked of completely driverless cars hitting the track when its first season gets underway, but the company has had a change of heart. CEO (and Formula E winner) Lucas di Grassi has revealed to Motorsport.com that Roborace's "Season… Source: Engadget | Roborace won't use a fully driverless car for its first season

Xiaomi's UK launch is an important step in going global

In some parts of the world, Xiaomi is a household name. And in others, it's almost unknown, discussed only in whispers amongst tech journalists and enthusiasts. The Chinese company launched its first smartphone seven years ago, and since then it's gr… Source: Engadget | Xiaomi's UK launch is an important step in going global

BMW’s i8 Roadster is a daily driver in supercar’s clothing

I'm a firm believer that cars can be art. Rolling pieces of design that are a snapshot of a point in time. Very few vehicles do that more right now than the BMW i8 Roadster. A supercar that's got one foot in the future and the other in the now. E… Source: Engadget | BMW’s …

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Tesla's Model 3 gets quicker cornering with 'Track Mode'

Tesla has just made your Model 3 Performance EV a helluva lot more fun with the launch of Track Mode. The software shuts down all the traction control protection that normally prevents wheel slip in order to keep your car between the scenery. With th… Source: Engadget | Tesla's Model 3 gets quicker cornering with …

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Tesla's Model 3 Key Fob arrives without 'passive entry' feature

We knew a Tesla Model 3 key fob was coming thanks to an FCC application, now it's available to buy via the EV-maker's website for $150. Or at least it was — the sleek, black clicker emblazoned with the Tesla logo has already sold out. But, as Electr… Source: Engadget | Tesla's Model 3 Key …

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Cadillac pauses its $1,800-per-month car subscription service

Just one year after launching it, Cadillac is temporarily ending its expensive car subscription service, the Wall Street Journal reported. Book by Cadillac, which charged drivers $1,800 to be behind the wheel of one of the company's cars, will be pau… Source: Engadget | Cadillac pauses its ,800-per-month car subscription service

GM is making e-bikes as it expands beyond cars

GM is keenly aware that it can't depend on car sales going forward, and that now includes venturing beyond cars. The company has revealed that it's working on two e-bikes, one compact and one folding, ahead of a launch sometime in 2019. It didn't say… Source: Engadget | GM is making e-bikes as it expands …

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Chevrolet's electric Camaro race car packs an 800-volt battery

Chevrolet has introduced a new concept car designed for drag racing, and it's not an entirely new model: it's an electrified version of the COPO Camaro. Aptly called the eCOPO Camaro, it's based on the 2019 version of the Chevy classic and has an ele… Source: Engadget | Chevrolet's electric Camaro race car packs an …

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Musk: Model Y prototype approved to go into production

On Tesla's earnings call after announcing its first quarterly profit, CEO Elon Musk chatted about the company's upcoming products. While claiming it has "the most exciting product roadmap of any company on Earth," Musk mentioned the Model Y crossover… Source: Engadget | Musk: Model Y prototype approved to go into production

Uber offers $10 off Election Day rides to polling stations

Uber is one of several tech companies trying to make sure you're doing your civic duty by getting out to the polls on November 6th, as it's offering a $10 discount on rides to polling stations. You'll need the latest version of the app to get the pro… Source: Engadget | Uber offers off Election …

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Cathay Pacific data breach affects up to 9.4 million customers

Cathay Pacific, the primary airline of Hong Kong known for its high-speed WiFi, was hit with a major data breach that affects up to 9.4 million passengers. The company said that personal information including passport numbers, identity card numbers,… Source: Engadget | Cathay Pacific data breach affects up to 9.4 million customers

Coord's new app will help catalog curb rules on city streets

How often have you stared at a curb, unable to decipher whether you're allowed to leave your car there or not because the parking signs seem completely contradictory? That's just the kind of problem Coord is looking to solve. The company announced th… Source: Engadget | Coord's new app will help catalog curb rules on …

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