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Uber begins a push to get its drivers into electric cars

As Uber tries to build its reputation as a good citizen, it’s unveiling a new plan: get its drivers to adopt electric vehicles instead of driving cars that burn gasoline. On Tuesday, the ride-hailing giant announced a yearlong pilot program in which it will provide monetary subsidies to some drivers...

California Conversation: The Road Ahead

United Airlines offers wealthy fliers at LAX access to a private terminal to avoid the crowds

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  • Uber is adding safety features it resisted for years

    Uber is adding safety features it resisted for years

    After years of resisting major changes pushed by riders and government regulators, Uber announced upgrades this week that it said are aimed at keeping its U.S. ride-hailing customers safe. Uber will add an emergency 911 feature akin to a panic button — a type of enhanced 911 that connects passengers...

  • City Council approves long-awaited people mover to LAX

    City Council approves long-awaited people mover to LAX

    Travelers leaving Los Angeles International Airport by car, van, bus, shuttle or taxi have no choice but to wait at the chaotic curbside, often for more than half an hour, as drivers fight through crawling lanes of bumper-to-bumper traffic. But within five years, the defining experience of traveling...

  • LAX now leads nation in 'automated' lanes designed to speed bag screening

    LAX now leads nation in 'automated' lanes designed to speed bag screening

    Los Angeles International Airport is the nation’s second-busiest airport, but it is now No. 1 in the number of new “automated” lanes designed to speed security screenings. LAX last week added 14 lanes that use multiple conveyor belts to allow five passengers to simultaneously unload bags, shoes...

  • Self-driving car deaths raise the question: Is society ready for us to take our hands off the wheel?

    Self-driving car deaths raise the question: Is society ready for us to take our hands off the wheel?

    The self-driving car era, such as it is, has not gotten off to an auspicious start. Not long ago, technology and automobile companies were talking as though the time was just around the corner when human drivers would be sharing the road with cars and trucks barreling along the highways under machine...

  • California starts accepting applications for driverless car permits

    California starts accepting applications for driverless car permits

    California began accepting applications Monday for permits to deploy self-driving cars on public roads without a human backup driver at the wheel. Recent fatal crashes by a self-driving Uber car in Arizona and a Tesla car operating in semiautonomous Autopilot mode in California have put a spotlight...

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