Ride-Sharing App Lyft to Help Riders Donate to Charity

The company announed in a blog post that it will allow users to opt into the "Round Up & Donate" selection, which will be located on the app's Settings page. When users choose to opt in, their ride will be rounded up to the nearest whole dollar, and that extra change will be distributed across causes that include environmental and veteran care and LGBTQ equality.

Lyft Vice President of Marketing Melissa Waters talked about the latest feature in a statement: "Lyft is a values driven company and we deeply believe in participation. Round Up and Donate is a program that makes it easy to participate in a meaningful way by allowing people to give back to the causes they care about within our communities."

Ride-Sharing App Lyft to Help Riders Donate to Charity

The company announed in a blog post that it will allow users to opt into the "Round Up & Donate" selection, which will be located on the app's Settings page. When users choose to opt in, their ride will be rounded up to the nearest whole dollar, and that extra change will be distributed across causes that include environmental and veteran care and LGBTQ equality.

Lyft Vice President of Marketing Melissa Waters talked about the latest feature in a statement: "Lyft is a values driven company and we deeply believe in participation. Round Up and Donate is a program that makes it easy to participate in a meaningful way by allowing people to give back to the causes they care about within our communities."

Waymo’s Self-Driving Van Heads to Tahoe for Some Time in the Snow

Waymo CEO John Krafcik posted a tweet with an image of the Waymo Chrysler Pacifica minivan, kitted out with its in-house self-driving sensor technology, in a snowy setting at South Lake Tahoe in California. The Lake Tahoe location keeps Waymo within the domain of its license to test autonomous systems on state roads, but also provides snowy environs to test more extreme conditions and help it build out its flexibility in terms of weather conditions.

Waymo’s Self-Driving Van Heads to Tahoe for Some Time in the Snow

Waymo CEO John Krafcik posted a tweet with an image of the Waymo Chrysler Pacifica minivan, kitted out with its in-house self-driving sensor technology, in a snowy setting at South Lake Tahoe in California. The Lake Tahoe location keeps Waymo within the domain of its license to test autonomous systems on state roads, but also provides snowy environs to test more extreme conditions and help it build out its flexibility in terms of weather conditions.

A Model For Resolving Self-Driving Litigation: Vaccine courts could provide framework

As the automotive industry attempts to address this regulatory snarl, the liability issue for vaccines shows that it's possible to find a workable solution to protect a lifesaving technology.

With the development of the vaccine court, pharmaceutical companies no longer were liable for the vaccines they produced. Instead, claims could be filed against the Department of Health and Human Services, and a panel of three -- later to be expanded to eight -- judges, referred to as "special masters," would decide the legitimacy of the case.

An excise tax on vaccines provides the money for damages and legal fees, which the government pays regardless of the case's outcome. Awards are capped at $250,000.

A Model For Resolving Self-Driving Litigation: Vaccine courts could provide framework

As the automotive industry attempts to address this regulatory snarl, the liability issue for vaccines shows that it's possible to find a workable solution to protect a lifesaving technology.

With the development of the vaccine court, pharmaceutical companies no longer were liable for the vaccines they produced. Instead, claims could be filed against the Department of Health and Human Services, and a panel of three -- later to be expanded to eight -- judges, referred to as "special masters," would decide the legitimacy of the case.

An excise tax on vaccines provides the money for damages and legal fees, which the government pays regardless of the case's outcome. Awards are capped at $250,000.

Tesla Files for Patent for New, Safer Charging Technology 

US-based electric vehicle maker Tesla has filed an application to patent a new technology for safer charging, reports news website Electrek.

Tesla Files for Patent for New, Safer Charging Technology 

US-based electric vehicle maker Tesla has filed an application to patent a new technology for safer charging, reports news website Electrek.

Israeli Startup Gets $30 Million to Build Connected Car Chips as Microsoft and Intel Battle for Dominance

“The selection process of chipsets for vehicles is a lengthy process in which we interact and work with both Tier-1s and car makers to embed our solution in new card models,” Autotalks CEO Hagai Zyss told Geektime by email. “The fact we provide a ‘pre-integrated’ solution makes the design process for car makers / Tier-1s a much easier task, allowing them to focus on their ‘added-value’ functionality.”

Israeli Startup Gets $30 Million to Build Connected Car Chips as Microsoft and Intel Battle for Dominance

“The selection process of chipsets for vehicles is a lengthy process in which we interact and work with both Tier-1s and car makers to embed our solution in new card models,” Autotalks CEO Hagai Zyss told Geektime by email. “The fact we provide a ‘pre-integrated’ solution makes the design process for car makers / Tier-1s a much easier task, allowing them to focus on their ‘added-value’ functionality.”