American Business

This electric highway for trucks has its origins in the past

August 16, 2017

Why it matters to you Siemens says its eHighway is a significant step toward reducing the reliance on fossil fuels for truck transport. Trains and trams have been powered by electricity for more than a hundred years, but only recently have serious moves been made to use the same technology for trucks on regular...
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Audi S1 on tracks is the surprisingly cool answer to the question no one asked

August 14, 2017

Why it matters to you Consider this epic conversion if you still don’t have the traction you need after installing snow tires and chains. The Audi S1 is one of the smallest hot hatches in the world, so it’s not unusual to see one driving flat-out on the track. A YouTube video shot on...
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Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick may looking to regain the helm

August 12, 2017

Why it matters to you In the wake of founder Travis Kalanick’s resignation, the company will be intent on steering a steadier course free of controversy, or he could regain control and set that course himself. Travis Kalanick decided to step down as CEO of Uber back in June following intense pressure from five major investors,...
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Don’t like sharing your number with your Uber driver? In-app messaging can help

August 10, 2017

Why it matters to you If exchanging numbers with your Uber driver makes you uncomfortable, this new in-app messaging feature will help assuage your concerns. Your Uber driver may be your ride home, but that does not mean he or she is your best friend. So naturally, you should not be clogging up your...
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Intel completes its acquisition of Mobileye, enters the autonomous car game

August 8, 2017

Why it matters to you Intel is making a $ 15.3 billion investment in Mobileye to accelerate its efforts in the autonomous driving industry. Intel is revving up its efforts in the autonomous driving industry with the acquisition of Mobileye for $ 15.3 billion. Mobileye is best known for its collision avoidance technology in...
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