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Self-driving Ubers are now arriving in Pittsburgh

Uber has begun offering customers the chance to ride in one of its autonomous car prototypes. The new service has launched in Pittsburgh, where Uber carries out its high-tech research, and is a sign of confidence by the company in its self-driving car technology.

Your next Uber could be self driving

Self-driving Ubers are now arriving in Pittsburgh as the company tests out its autonomous car development

Chevy's all-electric Bolt has a Tesla-busting range

The new electric car from Chevrolet has a range of 238 miles, beyond that of the Tesla Model 3.

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Automatic Pro review: Be a better driver with this driving data tracker in your car

The car plug-in device adds 3G cellular for ubiquitous tracking of mileage, performance, and crashes.

This Dutch 'Flying Car' can be yours in 2018

The PAL-V One is a combination car and gyroplane and can transform from land to air vehicle in about 10 minutes.

15-second flash charging comes to Swiss buses

It takes these electric buses less time to recharge than it does to pick up passengers thanks to flash charging technology developed by ABB.

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33% off Energizer Ultra Compact DC to AC 100W Vehicle Power Inverter - Deal Alert

This gadget plugs into your car and provides 130 Watt of continuous power to your notebook, fan, DVD, GPS, lamp, musical instrument, video games, portable CD players, and more. Includes dual USB charging ports. Currently discounted 48%.

Mingis on Tech: Cars and autonomous driving don't always mix

As automakers follow the direction Tesla pioneered with autonomous driving, a question arises: Is this really a good thing? Senior Writer Lucas Mearian gets into gear with Executive News Editor Ken Mingis about what's going on.

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Best Deals of the Week, August 15-19 - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of August 15th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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50% off Anker Compact Car Jump Starter with USB Power Bank - Deal Alert

Small enough to store in your glovebox, but able to jump start your 3L gas or 2.5L diesel, 12V engines around 15 times with 400A peak current. 2 USB ports for mobile device charging as well.

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21% off Innova 3100i Vehicle Engine & ABS Diagnostic Code Reader - Deal Alert

The perfect entry-level tool that empowers consumers and technicians to read and erase check engine light & ABS codes, check battery/alternator performance and more. Currently discounted 21% on Amazon.

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Uber's self-driving cars will start picking up passengers this month

Uber wants to be first to market with driverless cars and replace its human-powered fleet of drivers with robots.

Audi tells you when to put the pedal to the metal with stoplight info

Audi is equipping some of its new model cars with traffic technology information to tell drivers how long it will take for the light to change from red to green.

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36% off KDLINKS X1 Full-HD 1920x1080 Wide Angle Car Dashboard Cam with GPS - Deal Alert

The X1 records wide-angle Full HD (1920x1080p) at 30 fps with H.264, producing video that is detailed and smooth, even at night. A built-in GPS module records GPS data into your video, allowing you to view location, speed, and route information as well.

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47% off CARCHET Wireless Tire Pressure Monitoring System - Deal Alert

The TPMS dynamically monitors tire pressure, which can prevent puncture and damage of car parts caused by flat tire. Improve fuel efficiency, prolong tire life, increase traffic safety and avoid abnormal wear of vehicle parts.

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Appleā€™s latest car hire could steer the company toward autonomous driving

Apple isn't giving up on a car, but the company is now diving into software that could power the next generation of cars.

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Podcast 518: Zany Bob Mansfield's Apple Car Emporium

Glenn and Susie discuss most promising Apple Car rumor yet, how the Apple Watch helped save our friend's life, how to protect yourself from ransomware, and more.

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Report: Apple special projects guru Bob Mansfield takes the wheel on Apple Car

Project Titan has a new leader: the Apple exec who developed the iMac, iPad, and MacBook Air.

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Report: Apple Car launch date slips back a year to 2021

New rumors suggest Apple's forthcoming iCar will hit the road a year later than originally anticipated.

PCWorld Show Episode 22: Tesla crashes, Surface rumors and AMD RX 480 power problems

PCWorld editors Jon Phillips, Melissa Riofrio and Gordon Mah Ung talk about a fatal Tesla car crash and ponder a Surface desktop rumor. BlackBerry kills the reason people bought BlackBerry, and exactly how busted is the Radeon RX 480?

Mingis on Tech: The ethics of self-driving cars -- and killer robots

If your autonomous car has to decide who lives -- you or the people it's heading for on the highway -- who should it save? Executive Editor Ken Mingis, Senior Writer Lucas Mearian and Multimedia Editor Keith Shaw drive the conversation.

NASCAR is digitizing race day

NASCAR is bringing modern technology to race day, using a new system to tie together data on each race so officials can make decisions fast. We got to see it in action at the Sonoma Raceway in California.

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55% off Rugged Geek Portable Power Supply and Vehicle Jump Starter - Deal Alert

Father's day alert? This gadget has enough power to boost most passenger vehicles on the road today, as well as mobile devices and laptops.

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BMW will finally integrate CarPlay later this year

BMW X5 M and X6 M models to come with CarPlay support by the end of 2016.