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Uber plans rework of driver ratings
Uber has announced plans to change its driver ratings system to allow users to opt in to receive a “higher level of service”.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi stated that the ride-share company is considering allowing users to choose drivers based on their rating.
Customers currently have the ability to rate drivers out of 1-5 following a trip, but have little say in the driver they are initially connected with. However, users are able to opt into...Read full story
London Black Cabs launch new protests against Uber
This week, cabbies across London led by the Independent Taxi Alliance—‘to highlight corruption through legitimate protest’—will be staging a series of demonstrations against Uber’s continued operations in the city, despite TfL revoking their ride-hire license in September 2017.
From Monday afternoon and into early evening, hundreds of black cabs completely locked down the hectic Elephant and Castle roundabout, effecting traffic delays across the capital, seizing up busy bus routes a...Read full story
Nissan Delivers 300,000th LEAF
Nissan has announced record sales of its all Nissan LEAF vehicle, news that places the model as the world’s all time bestselling electric car.
The company revealed that it had sold and delivered its 300,000th Nissan LEAF vehicle in late 2017, a figure steadily built up since the vehicles’ global launch back in 2010.
Although upon launch reviews of the LEAF were somewhat tentative, the popularity of the vehicle has grown and grown in recent years, with consumers, drivers, and the automoti...Read full story
Hyundai and Volkswagen announce autonomous vehicle lines
In recent years, many of the world’s automobile leaders have invested huge amounts of time, effort and budget into exploring the potential of driverless cars, from household names like General Motors to newer entrants in the field like Uber and Tesla.
Last week, two new brands embarked on journeys of their own without a driver behind the wheel, with the Volkswagen Group and Hyundai both announcing partnerships with autonomous driving pioneers Aurora Innovations to produce their own lines of...Read full story