American Business

The Carbon SUV e-bike is basically a powered mountain bike on steroids

May 28, 2016

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: humanity is living in the golden age of rideable technology right now. In the past few years, electric motors have become smaller and more powerful, and batteries have become more capacitous and long-lasting — two trends that have coalesced and kicked off a renaissance in...
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Hyundai goes DIY: Brand adds smartphone integration to several existing models

May 27, 2016

The convenience of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto has been delighting smartphone-carrying drivers for the last 18 months so, but if you don’t want to buy a new car or throw down for an aftermarket head unit, you’re still pretty much out of luck. Thankfully, Hyundai has you covered … if you own a...
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Uber drives off with Toyota in latest ride-hailing partnership

May 25, 2016

Toyota has just announced a major partnership with Uber, the latest in a growing list of similar deals between traditional car makers and ride-hailing outfits. The tie-up includes a “strategic investment” by the Japanese car giant in Uber, though the financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Similar to GM’s deal with Uber rival Lyft, Toyota will...
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Flightcar emerges from shake-up ready to provide better service

May 21, 2016

Airport car-sharing service FlightCar wants everyone to give them another chance, according to VentureBeat. FlightCar launched in 2013 and was going great guns by 2015, but customer service was an issue. There were many unhappy and disappointed customers and car owners. So it’s starting over with a new focus on customer service and the improved experience...
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High-tech MTA buses with Wi-Fi are now rolling around New York City

May 19, 2016

We may have to wait several more years for high-tech renovations to come to the subways of New York City, but the bus of the future is here already. On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Transit Authority officially debuted its new line of tech-forward buses, featuring Wi-Fi and USB ports along with its blue-and-yellow color scheme. The new fleet...
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