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Uber Buys San Jose-Based deCarta Navigation Technology

Uber Technologies is buying digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal that may help the rapidly growing ride-hailing service lessen its dependence on navigation services supplied by Google and Apple.

03/04/2015

An Uber car.

Uber Database Breach Leaks 50,000 Drivers’ Names, License Numbers

Uber says a database containing the names and drivers’ license numbers of 50,000 of its drivers was breached in May.

02/27/2015

Red light camera on the Millbrae Avenue / Highway 101 off-ramp in Millbrae. (CBS)

Number Of Red Light Camera Tickets Issued At Millbrae Intersection Jumps From 40 Per Month To 600

There’s nothing like a red light camera ticket that makes drivers angry.

02/09/2015

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San Francisco Considers Lowering Speed Limit To 20 Miles Per Hour In Some Areas

A new report by the Budget Analyst’s Office found that lower speed limits in London and New York City resulted in a corresponding reduction in collisions.

02/05/2015

Picture taken on February 15, 2012 shows an employee of German luxury car maker Audi working on an Audi A4 car on the assembly line at the Audi plant in Neckarsulm, southwestern Germany. Audi is re-calling 850,000 A4s worldwide due to problems with the airbags is was learned on October 23, 2014. (THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Safest Cars Ever? Not A Single Driver Died In These 9 Vehicle Models

Vehicles have never been this safe, so safe in fact that 9 types of vehicles including some SUVs had zero driver deaths during the years studied.

01/29/2015

Lyft Rideshare Service

Face Lyft: App-Based Ride Company Ditching The Pink Mustache

Lyft is getting rid of the pink-fur mustache as we’ve come to know it. In a re-branding move, the easy to spot symbol, from the app-based service is getting scaled down to the new, “glowstache”.

01/26/2015

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Fill Up The Tank Now? Wholesale Gas Price Hikes Likely To Be Passed To Drivers

Falling gas prices have offered relief for consumers, but those costs could be heading back up again.

01/25/2015

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California State Senator Introduces Law That Would Require Ignition Locks For Drivers Convicted Of DUI

State Sen. Jerry Hill along with members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving introduced legislation at a news conference Monday that would require all drivers convicted of DUI to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicles.

12/29/2014

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Uber Pledges To Improve Driver Screenings In 2015 After Growing Safety Concerns

Taxi alternative Uber is responding to public concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions by promising to focus on rider safety.

12/17/2014

Taxicab drivers in San Francisco have been voicing their frustration with rideshare services like Uber, Lyft and sidecar with these bumper stickers. (CBS)

Anti-Rideshare Bumper Stickers Help San Francisco Taxi Drivers Voice Frustration

The decision to suspend pickup privileges of two drivers involved in last month’s taxi demonstration that blocked airport traffic isn’t improving the moods of cabbies as a holiday truce takes effect.

12/01/2014

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