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OK Google, where’s the nearest gas station? Maps gets hands-free voice input

September 29, 2016

Google Maps is getting a new feature that should keep your hands off your phone and on the wheel. The latest version of Maps adds extra support for hands-free voice commands, essentially allowing you to ask Google to do things like find nearby gas stations or reroute to avoid highways. The feature is long...
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Uber partnering with health care transport firm for non-emergency medical rides

September 27, 2016

Uber is getting into the health care transport business. The ridesharing giant is partnering with health care system-integrated, non-emergency medical transport company Circulation. The two companies are launching pilot programs in several East Coast hospitals to help lower health care transportation costs while removing barriers that have hindered patients from keeping appointments, according to a Circulation press...
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Toyota announces 2017 Mirai pricing and a range of incentives

September 25, 2016

The Toyota Mirai returns for its second year, as 2017 prices are announced. The zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, which emits only water vapor, struggled in its first year, with sales in the U.S. lower than expected. The 2017 Mirai retains its $ 57,500 MSRP plus an $ 865 destination fee, though customers...
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2016 Nissan Altima SL review

September 24, 2016

When the mid-cycle refresh of the Nissan Altima debuted last year, we wrote a first drive impression of the new car. Now almost a year onwards, it’s time for a closer look with the benefit of direct comparison with the competition. In the world of the mid-size family sedan, the Toyota Camry is still...
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Apple reportedly in talks with self-balancing motorcycle startup Lit Motors

September 22, 2016

For nearly two years, hype surrounding Apple’s clandestine “Project Titan” has bubbled to the top of the automotive charts. The tech giant’s debut in the car world would have serious ramifications inside the transportation industry as well as outside it, but that anticipation was hushed slightly when the brand reportedly laid off dozens of...
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