Author: Brett Tingley

BMW Discovers Their Vehicles Are Vulnerable to Hackers

Integrating cutting-edge computer systems into cars was inevitable. Since their conception, automobiles have been at the forefront of technological innovation and change. Over the last few decades, the ever-shrinking size of microprocessors has enabled automakers to integrate computers into many different automobile systems, allowing a new level of diagnostic ability and control over cars’ various features. However, all of that added functionality comes at a cost. We all know how unpredictable and finicky software can be, and adding computers to cars simply adds another component which can break. To make matters worse, a recent analysis by a leading cybersecurity...

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Memorial Day Kicks Off “100 Deadliest Days” for Teens

For teenagers who recently got their driver’s licenses, summers can mean seemingly-endless months of newfound freedom. However, all of that new independence comes at a cost – a sometimes deadly cost. Teen drivers are more inexperienced than adult drivers, making them much more likely to cause or be involved in serious accidents. That increased likelihood comes to a head each summer when teens get out of school and hit the road. The result? A deadly period of time each year known as the 100 Deadliest Days when crashes involving teen drivers suddenly spikes. What can be done about this spike...

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AAA Survey Reveals Drivers Are Losing Trust in Self-Driving Vehicles

It’s no stretch to say that self-driving vehicles are still in their infancy. While it’s true that several of the leading developers have tested autonomous vehicles on public roads for tens of thousands of miles without major incident, there have been several high-profile accidents involving self-driving cars recently which have caught the public’s attention. A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian earlier this year without even slowing down, while several Tesla drivers have been killed in accidents involving the car’s Autopilot systems. With so much bad news, it’s no wonder that Americans are quickly losing trust in...

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Uber Offers Parental Leave, Sick Pay, Health Insurance for Drivers – in Europe

It’s been a bad year for Uber. The ride-hailing giant suffered a series of PR blows last year thanks to the boorish behavior of CEO bro Travis Kalanick. Things got worse from there as a self-driving Uber car struck and killed a pedestrian in March 2018, followed by a recent economic study which shined light on just how little Uber drivers make. Can Uber recover? In a move to help retain drivers and appear like its CEOs actually have human souls, Uber announced some good news: drivers will now enjoy a host of benefits usually only available to full-time...

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Lyft is Spending $100 Million on New Driver Support Hubs

Lyft has become the personable, cuddly alternative to the soul-crushing, person crushing, employee-exploiting somehow-still-king of ride-hailing, Uber. Uber remains the top dog, but has recently been losing significant portions of its market share to Lyft thanks to Lyft’s friendlier, seemingly fairer approach towards drivers. Lyft is so popular that its new subscription service has a waitlist several million users long. In yet another move that signals Lyft might actually care about the human faces it sends out into the streets to do its bidding each day, the company is investing $100 million into new “hubs” meant to make Lyft...

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