Gett buys Juno to expand ride-hailing business in United States

April 27, 2017

… with the acquisition and will be paid out, TechCrunch reported. That doesn’t mean Gett and Juno will go full on Uber. They are considering other options to better compensate drivers. WATCH: This Star Wars-like flying car is everyone’s dream come true More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsMay 2017 Special Data JEO Monthly Option Data JEO Monthly option. Providing live data analysis and advertising insights for online business. This will rebill at the same rate each …

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Inside the car design lab crafting pianos, bicycles and helicopters

April 20, 2017

(CNN)We’re all used to the familiar front grilles and badges of car brands like Audi, Porsche and BMW. But have you ever considered a Peugeot piano? Or an Aston Martin yacht? Perhaps a Bentley handbag? These days, ever-increasing numbers of car manufacturers are offering their design expertise as a resource to outside clients — either extending their own brand to something without four wheels and an engine, or consulting on projects that will ultimately exist in their own …

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Georgia student in police beating video says he feared for his life

April 18, 2017

(CNN)The 21-year-old Georgia college student seen on cell phone video being beaten by two Georgia police officers says he thought he was going to die during the traffic stop on April 12. Demetrius Hollins was pulled over on a busy suburban Atlanta road by Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni for not having a license plate, according to the police report. Hollins said the license plate was in the rear window. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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In pictures: Classic cars rebranded – BBC News

April 17, 2017

What started off as a small article in a specialist car magazine has now grown into a larger project for illustrator Helge Jepsen and writer Michael Kockritz. The pair have uncovered the nicknames of 99 classic and race cars, producing a comprehensive guide to the monikers of these famous motors. Here is a selection of the best, accompanied by a brief overview of each car’s history. McLaren M7A – Double Decker VW Beetle/Kafer – Herbie Image copyright Helge Jepsen …

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How the store of the future will work

April 16, 2017

… couldn’t eventually trickle down to more affordable brands. This futuristic vision isn’t that far away. Some of the technologies will be coming to British fashion chain Browns in August this year. While this is unaffordable for the vast majority of us, Farfetch is hoping for good publicity via word of mouth. After all, as Williams points out, a couple of years ago it would have seemed mad to get into a stranger’s car and rate them using an app. With Farfetch’s API, …

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Cadillac takes on Tesla with its own hands-free driving tech

April 11, 2017

… a standard feature in the 2017 CTS sedan. Super Cruise is just the first step in GM’s efforts to bring a self-driving system to the road the Big Three automaker, which was ranked second in a recent report on autonomous development, started testing autonomous Chevy Bolts in Michigan late last year following its acquisition of Cruise Automation and $500 million investment in Lyft. SEE ALSO: Tesla is the most valuable U.S. car company? You bet. Cadillac’s new platform depends on a …

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Steve McQueen’s Le Mans Porsche Electrified for $1.1 Million

April 9, 2017

Three Austrian brothers have reworked a limited-edition Porsche race car model in Steve McQueen’s EVEX 910e for 1 million euros ($1.1 million), according to an email on Thursday. The car has a range of 350 kilometers (218 miles) and accelerates from zero to 100 kilometers an hour in 2.5 seconds. The original model 910 race car that appeared in the film used gasoline. Source: Kreisel Electric GmbH “With the first purchasable electronic Kreisel car, our company is entering into …

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Swedish Police Confident They’ve Caught Terrorist Behind Rampage

April 9, 2017

… operandi” that this was terrorist crime. "There are circumstances that may indicate that there’s an explicit purpose to harm the population and incite fear,” Hans Ihrman, the prosecutor, said at the press conference. “That’s part of the investigation’s focus, and there’s a lot to indicate at this point that this is the case." It’s a scene that’s becoming familiar in Europe. Last month, a terrorist in London drove a car …

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Treating people like, well, people is key to leadership here’s how

April 9, 2017

… governance meeting starts with a Check-In, or rather (according to Holacracy literature) a space for every participant to call out any distraction and get present for the meeting.’” Intentionally limiting oversight can sound scary. But thats why easing into it with less meetings or your own adaptation of the Holacratic system works so well. Agility and the people closest to the problem Our final method comes from the unlikely worlds of car manufacturing and software development. The agile …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… photograph of the couple, as well as one that appears to show a Syrian woman wearing a short-sleeved T-shirt in a car emblazoned with Assads face. In the alt-rights telling, Assad is a defender standing between the masses of hyper-conservative Muslims and the rest of the world. To them, imagery suggesting that Assad is modern is essential its a way to contrast him with other Muslims, like the millions of the Syrians the Assad regime has targeted, who they argue want to force white women into …

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Is the humble Lada now a classic car? – BBC News

April 6, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Lada owner who’d turn down a Ferrari The classic car speeds through the English countrywide, a lovingly-maintained example of motoring heritage. It rounds a left-hand bend, negotiates a tight right corner, and gracefully dips out of view, a petrol-fuelled gazelle. This is a collectible automobile that has seen its value soar in recent years. Proud owner Ed Hughes is a very happy man. Yet the 45-year-old’s set of …

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Red Nose Day 2017 raises 71m for Comic Relief – BBC News

March 25, 2017

… sitcom car Share. Sir Lenny Henry, Graham Norton, Russell Brand, Emeli Sande, Romesh Ranganathan, Jonathan Ross and French & Saunders also put in appearances in an attempt to persuade BBC viewers to part with their cash. Image caption Sir Lenny Henry and Jonathan Ross were among the presenters of the fundraiser Comic Relief has raised more than 1bn since it launched in 1985. The first Red Nose Day took place three years later. The charity says it uses the money to “tackle the …

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More police to patrol London, which is still the ‘safest global city,’ mayor says

March 24, 2017

… emergency services and because we’ve practiced and prepared for events such as this,” Khan said. London ‘returning to normal’ Eight people have been arrested so far as police continue to investigate the deadliest terror attack in central London in 12 years. Police shot and killed the perpetrator, who Prime Minister Theresa May said was British-born and had been linked to violent extremism, after he plowed a car through crowds, then tried to storm Parliament. …

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YouTube finally pays the price for hosting hateful content

March 23, 2017

Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Some of America’s biggest advertisers are joining their British counterparts in boycotting Google. AT&T, car rental giant Enterprise, and pharmaceutical company GSK have each decided to suspend all YouTube ads after The Times of London reported that the brands had appeared alongside videos with hate speech and extremism. The companies are among the first in the United States to join what’s become a full-scale revolt among advertisers in the …

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Brexit vote: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’ – BBC News

March 23, 2017

… economics professor at Kings College London, said there was plenty of evidence to suggest that the single market had been good for the UK. “A lot of industries are dependent on the EU not just for zero tariffs, but also for regulation,” he said, pointing in particular to the car and pharmaceuticals sectors. After leaving, the two alternatives are either setting up the country’s own regulatory structure, which takes time and is complicated, or using the EU’s, in which case …

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A city stilled, shocked and then enraged by attack

March 23, 2017

… Meichan. A 20-year-old student from the town of Ormskirk, near Liverpool, he stands with four friends, his phone in hand. Meichan, along with 15 others, has just left the Houses of Parliament, a stop on his college trip’s itinerary. Now he’s searching for his missing friends. “[It] sounded like a car backfiring,” he says of the bloody end to the attack. “Police began shouting and they started cordoning off the area.” As he speaks, the words seem to tumble …

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Officer killed in London attack was father, 15-year veteran

March 23, 2017

(CNN)Keith Palmer left for work on Wednesday expecting to return home. The assailant was shot dead near London’s Houses of Parliament after the chaotic rampage. The man drove a car through crowds of people, injuring dozens before crashing into a fence outside the Parliament building. Witnesses said he got out of his car brandishing a knife that he used to fatally stab Palmer. …

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15 of the world’s best bungee jumps

March 22, 2017

… Factor” producers warn you never to try certain stunts at home — try the Nevis Highwire. Calm your nerves and hop onto a cable shuttle suspended 134 meters above the Nevis River. Once set, get your ankles harnessed and down you go to New Zealand’s scariest bungee jumping pod. To get to the jumping hole, jumpers ride in a six-person cable car then leap off the cage-like structure. 111 meters: Victoria Falls Bridge, Livingstone, Zambia/Zimbabwe Conquer your fears and jump over …

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SXSW 2017 didn’t have a darling app, just a constellation of ride-hailing madness

March 19, 2017

… downtown Austin, you have to either rent a car, hail a taxi, or download a new app. And yes, you read that right: Not even Lyft. In Austin, for almost the last year, the two biggest ride-hailing companies in the United States haven’t operated. It’s a complicated tale of citizens versus corporations, of distaste for a duopoly and annoyance for not complying to town rules, that’s left Austin as one of the few areas in the U.S. where “Let’s get an Uber” just …

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The Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

March 18, 2017

… the plane flew over Europe: Turkeys foreign minister had been in the Netherlands, the Turkish minister of families outside the door in the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam before reportedly being forced to spend about in her car, and others. This reminded me of how the Turk is a crucial character in the European psyche. While in Britain on my most recent trip, a local gentleman The Turk is a crucial character in the European psyche … the darkest fear of the European. Reading about how …

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