Armin Samii had been biking for UberEats for a few weeks last July when he accepted a delivery he estimated would take 20 minutes, tops. But the app led him up one of the steepest hills in Pittsburgh, a 4-mile one-way trip that clocked in at an hour. Then he noticed that Uber had only […]
Toyota is building a 175-acre smart city in Japan where residents will test out tech like AI, robotics, and smart homes. Here’s what the ‘city of the future’ will look like.
Toyota The “Woven City” will be populated by 2,000 Toyota employees and their families, retired couples, retailers, and scientists to start. Toyota is building a 175-acre smart city at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji, about 62 miles from Tokyo, the company announced earlier this month at CES, the biggest tech trade show of the […]
It feels like a nightmare scenario for airplane passengers: You take a look out the window in between mini-pretzel bites to see an engine cloaked in flames, shedding pieces of metal mid-flight from 10,000 feet in the air. That’s exactly the sight that greeted passengers of United Flight 328 on Saturday not long after departing […]
FAA orders inspections on Boeing 777 airplanes after one experienced engine failure and dropped debris over Colorado
A Boeing 777 operated by United Airlines experienced engine failure Saturday, dropping debris over Colorado. The FAA is now requiring inspections of all Boeing 777 jets with a particular engine model. United also announced they would be grounding 24 active aircraft as they conduct a review. The head of the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday […]
Harrowing video from inside United flight 328 shows the engine on fire as plane spews debris across Colorado neighborhoods
Though it landed safely, videos from the ground and sky show United flight 328’s engine in flames. A passenger on the plane took a video of the engine on fire and rattling in the air. Authorities said no one on the plane or on the ground was injured in the event. Several videos posted on […]
For four years, the employment status of Uber drivers in the United Kingdom has been like a colorful beach ball: insubstantial, batted from court to court, appearing different depending on where you stand. On Friday, the highest court in the country decided: A group of 25 Uber drivers who brought a case against the company […]
Ford is recalling 1,666 2021 Bronco Sport models over improperly attached rear suspension parts. Loose or missing bolts mean that the rear suspension on some vehicles isn’t secured to the frame. Ford botched the launch of the Explorer in 2019, when thousands of vehicles had to be sent to another factory to be reworked. The […]
Amazon’s legal battle with New York heats up as AG Letitia James sues the company over COVID-19 safety measures
New York attorney general Letitia James sued Amazon on Tuesday over the company’s COVID-19 response. She said in a filing that Amazon “repeatedly and persistently failed” to implement reasonable measures. Amazon tried to preempt the lawsuit last week in an unusual move by suing the state. New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit […]
A year into the pandemic, Uber and Lyft drivers say gig companies are still failing them. They blame Prop 22.
Uber and Lyft rideshare and food delivery drivers plan to protest Wednesday at Uber’s headquarters. They say the companies won’t provide PPE or pay them for the time it takes to clean their vehicles. San Francisco supervisor Matt Haney plans to propose a law that would require companies to do both. Rideshare and food delivery […]
Chevrolet just debuted its cheapest 2 EVs yet as part of its massive electric car push – check out the 2022 Bolt EUV and Bolt EV
Chevrolet on Sunday took the wraps off of two of its lowest-priced EVs yet. The new Bolt EUV crossover will start at $33,995, while the Bolt EV hatchback retails for $31,995. Both vehicles promise a range of at least 250 miles. The benefits of electric vehicles are numerous: they’re better for the environment, need less […]