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Do Bike Helmets Save Lives? Or Do They Hurt Cycling?

First of all, I should get it out of the way and say that I always wear a helmet. Learn more about bike helmets.


When a Town Pays for Uber Rides Rather Than Creating a Bus System

A small Canadian town found out it would be cheaper to subsidize Uber rides than to supply its own bus system. Is this a view of what's to come? See more »

Uber's Newest Flying Car Expert Comes From NASA

The rideshare giant envisions a flying vehicle future, hiring a pioneer who helped develop electric-powered, vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft. What's next? See more »

What's Going on With the Apple Car?

The tech giant has designed and sold billions of iPods, iPads, iPhones and laptops, but developing an Apple car has proven rather tricky. Will we ever see one? See more »

Car Sensors Are Getting Pretty Darned Advanced

They could prevent you from crashing into a deer or a pedestrian, and they don’t have to rely on visual identification to do it either. See more »

Do Uber Drivers Discriminate Racially? A Study Says Yes

Do ridesharing apps offer a less-discriminatory way to get a ride than hailing a taxi? A recent study says they can be just as difficult. See more »

How Uber's Dream of Self-flying Drone Taxis Becomes Reality

Companies like Uber, Google, Ehang and Terrafugia are at work on innovative autonomous flying vehicles. See more »

Is Uber Ditching Google to Develop Its Own Roadmaps?

Who needs Google Maps? The ride-sharing behemoth is dipping its toes into developing its own web-based mapping system. See more »

Bus That Drives Over Traffic to Hit Chinese Roads This Summer

Mind the gap! A prototype Transit Elevated Bus will glide over traffic in an effort to reduce China's notoriously bad road congestion. See more »

You Might Never Own an Autonomous Car

Driverless cars on the road are a sure thing of the near future — but that doesn't mean you'll have the key to one. See more »

Reflecting on Mirrorless Cars at CES

The technology is there to make your car's mirrors obsolete, but the regulations aren't. Yet. See more »