In this episode of Ride News Now with Alison Haislip, rideshare apps gets a safety upgrade, Honda rolls out the cutest electric car you’ve ever seen, and driverless semi trucks start to become a reality.
- Let’s start with rideshare safety, which is a serious point of discussion for both Uber and Lyft. The companies have each rolled out new features that aim to give riders more peace of mind. You can call 911 directly from the apps, and Uber even adds GPS location services should you wind up trapped in a trunk.
- Next up, Honda is taking deposits on its new electric vehicle. The delightfully cute Honda E has seen over 25,000 hand raisers express interest. Now it’s time for them to put down $1,000 as a deposit before the car arrives to select markets sometime in Spring 2020.
- Finally, we have autonomous trucks ready to sling your mail across state lines. TuSimple, a startup based in San Diego, California, is working with the US Postal Service to test driverless big rigs. Right now, the route runs from Arizona to Texas. If successful, this could lead to an autonomous trucking revolution for many industries. We’ll keep an eye on TuSimple and its testing.