San Francisco warns Uber, Lyft riders about getting in the wrong car after safety concerns

A spate of assaults in rideshare cars results in a new safety campaign by San Francisco officials.Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Many of us have made the mistake of hopping into the wrong Uber or Lyft car, and San Francisco officials want you to be more aware of it. The city…

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This Week in the Future of Cars: Make It Work!

Building the future of transportation is, by definition, a ton of work. You can’t just start cranking out production cars in your backyard, or launching hyperloops, or digging holes. You need entire teams of engineers, reams of designers, visionaries and scientists and bureaucracy experts to boot. This week, we prepped…

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Waymo wants driverless taxis by 2018, but they reportedly have trouble crossing intersections

Waymo is dealing with road troubles for its self-driving cars.Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images It appears that Waymo’s “fully self-driving” taxi service was a bit too aggressive with its 2018 launch date. A report from The Information Tuesday paints a bleak picture out of Phoenix, Arizona, where Waymo seems to be…

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Fully autonomous cars are still years away, if these tests are any indication

Tesla's Autopilot and other driver assistance programs are far from flawless.Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Don’t start planning for your self-driving commute anytime soon. Human drivers are still very necessary as a recent road test for five cars’ driver-assistance features showed. The vehicles, 2017 BMW 5-series with “Driving Assistant Plus,” 2017…

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Most Rigorous Study Yet Concludes Abortion Practices In US Are Safe, Restrictions Are Riskier

A groundbreaking report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concludes – with no margin for rational disagreement – that the abortion procedures used in the United States are safe and effective. The 186-page review, available online in its entirety or as a tidy summary, is based on a review…

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