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Waymo now offers free rides in its self-driving minivans across Phoenix

Waymo now offers free rides in its self-driving minivans across Phoenix

Having driven nearly three million miles in trials, Google spin-off Waymo is ready to begin real-world tests of its autonomous vehicle tech with members of the public; the company is now offering free rides to people in Phoenix, Arizona who want to participate in its Early Rider program.

If you’re in the city and travel around the Phoenix metropolitan area – including the towns of Chandler, Tempe, Mesa and Gilbert – you can sign up by filling out a form on Waymo’s site. Participants will be able to use the self-driving Continue reading Waymo now offers free rides in its self-driving minivans across Phoenix

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How to get a job as an Uber driver

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Uber has opened up the private hire industry to thousands of drivers. We signed up to see what’s involved… and if it pays

Whatever you think about Uber, you can’t say it’s short on ambition. Founded in 2006, the San Francisco-based technology company is now worth £45billion, operates from over 500 cities worldwide and paints itself as trendy, convenient and sleek. At the heart of its business is a smartphone app which has revolutionised the private hire industry and driven down fare pricing. It acts as a link between self-employed minicab drivers and their passengers. Continue reading How to get a job as an Uber driver

Uber boss quits Trump advisory board

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Mr Kalanick said his decision to join Mr Trump’s economic advisory group was “misinterpreted”

Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of ride-sharing service Uber, has stepped down from President Donald Trump’s economic advisory group after strong criticism from staff and the public.

The board, which also counts Tesla chief executive Elon Musk as a member, is due to meet the president on Friday. Continue reading Uber boss quits Trump advisory board