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Uber settles by offering driver status to independent contractors

Uber settles by offering driver status to independent contractors

There had been a legal battle going on between Uber and drivers’ group to classify the drivers either as employees or as independent contractors. Uber on Thursday agreed to pay $100m to settle the dispute over status.

Uber’s drivers will be given a status of independent contractors. However, the drivers argued saying that they should be given the status of employees and at the same time should also be entitled to claim expanses and other rights.

Mitsubishi Motors accepts employees falsified mileage data

Mitsubishi Motors accepts employees falsified mileage data

Fifteen years ago, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation was found responsible for an auto defects scandal. For years, the car manufacturer has struggled to win customers’ trust back. However, the company amidst another scandal and this time, the company admitted that its employees have intentionally falsified mileage data for several vehicle models produced for itself and for Japanese automaker Nissan. The company opened up to public on the request of Nissan. Mitsubishi management has apologized for the issue.

Tesla Could Soon Offer Free Autopilot Trials

Tesla Could Soon Offer Free Autopilot Trials

Tesla Motors and its semi-autonomous features have been considerable noticed by customers and automobile experts as we progress towards an advanced and high-tech society. However, the features introduced by Tesla come with additional cost for Tesla fans. However, according to some latest posts at Tesla forum, the automaker seems to be offering its car owners, free trial for a new autopilot feature.

2017 edition of Audi R8 V10 Plus is Volkswagen’s most expensive auto

2017 edition of Audi R8 V10 Plus is Volkswagen’s most expensive auto

Reviews for the 2017 Audi R8 have been very positive. Officially, the latest R8 V10 Plus is the most expensive vehicle manufactured by Volkswagen with a starting price of $190,000. For additional features, you need to spend another $10,000 or so. 2017 Audi R8 is expensive but it has a lot to offer to car lovers. Audi R8 2017 offers strong performance, style, comfortable ride and impressive power to driver.

Tesla Model 3 pre-orders in launch week surpass 325,000

Tesla Model 3 pre-orders in launch week surpass 325,000

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has received more than 325,000 pre-orders for its mass-market Model 3 electric sedan within a week of its official unveiling. The Model 3 pre-orders involve a deposit of $1,000 by prospective buyers of the vehicle which is expected to cost $35,000.

The surprisingly high launch-week preorder numbers for Tesla Model 3 underscore an unparalleled consumer response to a new vehicle, even despite the fact that consumers are aware of a potential wait of at least around two years – or even more - before the vehicle is delivered to them.

BMW launches car sharing service ReachNow in Seattle

BMW launches car sharing service ReachNow in Seattle

German automobile giant BMW has launched car sharing service under brand name ReachNow in Seattle. BMW’s ReachNow will offer short term, long term and group rental options and the company is testing waters in Seattle. ReachNow Seattle project currently has 370 BMW and Mini vehicles in its fleet and the company will add more in near future.

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Toyota Boosts Self Driving Vehicle Division by Hiring Two Experts from University of Michigan

Toyota Boosts Self Driving Vehicle Division by Hiring Two Experts from Universit

Japanese automaker Toyota has roped in two robotics experts from the University of Michigan to its team working on self-driving vehicles. Toyota has earmarked a billion dollars on its Toyota Research Institute, the entity setup by the company to develop autonomous vehicles. Many automobile and technology companies are working on self-driving cars as they feel that in future autonomous vehicles would change the way people move.

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