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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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The Lexus ES 300h is a chill luxury sedan

There's something to be said about comfy. Your favorite pillow or blanket might not be the best on the market, but they make you feel better. Even if it has a pizza stain that's shaped like Ohio. The Lexus ES 300h (starting at $41,410) is like a comf… Source: Engadget | The Lexus ES 300h …

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People want self-driving cars to prioritize young lives over the elderly

Today, MIT released the results of a global survey on the moral and ethical decisions that autonomous vehicles should be programmed to make. The survey reveals that general preferences include prioritizing human lives over animals, younger and health… Source: Engadget | People want self-driving cars to prioritize young lives over the elderly

GM's self-driving car reportedly has trouble recognizing pedestrians

It seems that General Motors' self-driving car unit, Cruise, is running into major difficulties, and will likely not be able to hit its late 2019 launch target. Sources close to the project have told Reuters that engineers have been hitting unexpecte… Source: Engadget | GM's self-driving car reportedly has trouble recognizing pedestrians

Jarvish’s carbon fiber smart helmets put Alexa on your head

The history of smart motorcycle helmets is a mixed bag, from clip-on heads-up displays to the Skully debacle that ended with a great piece of hardware being cratered by financially irresponsible founders. But technology moves on, and next year a new… Source: Engadget | Jarvish’s carbon fiber smart helmets put Alexa on your head

VanMoof's Electrified S2 is a seriously smart commuter bike

VanMoof is almost ready to ship its next generation of electric bicycles. The Electrified S2 and X2 are vast improvements over their predecessors, with bigger batteries, nippier motors and smarter locking mechanisms. If you live in a city and fancy c… Source: Engadget | VanMoof's Electrified S2 is a seriously smart commuter bike

Google Assistant now helps you book taxis

Google's rolled out a bunch of new features for Assistant this week, and it's not finished yet. Now, you'll be able to use it to easily book ride services. So with your Android, iPhone, Google Home or any smart speaker with the Assistant, you just ne… Source: Engadget | Google Assistant now helps you book …

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Uber launches its first electric scooter service in Santa Monica

Uber is ready to fulfill its promise of launching its own electric scooter service. As of October 3rd, commuters in Santa Monica can use the Uber app to reserve Jump scooters for quick jaunts across town. Like some of the competition, you unlock your… Source: Engadget | Uber launches its first electric scooter service in …

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Lucid Motors will give owners access to VW's charging network

Lucid Motors' first electric car won't roll out of the factory until 2020, but you'll at least know where to charge it when it does arrive. The company has signed a preliminary deal that will give Lucid Air drivers access to VW's Electrify America c… Source: Engadget | Lucid Motors will give owners access to …

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