Uber and Lyft offer people quick rides with a tap on a cell phone. In a short time, these companies have made huge changes to the way the world gets around. But are they making things better?
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Japanese car rental companies have learned something interesting about their customers - many people in Japan don't rent cars to drive somewhere, they rent because they're looking for a quiet, private space.
In today's news roundup, leaked texts lead to protests in Puerto Rico, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies, tapes of the 1969 moon landing are auctioned off, and four children take a 600 mile (1,000 kilometer) car drive.
One nice thing about electric cars is that they're quiet. But some people believe they're too quiet. To help keep walkers safe, all new models of electric cars in Europe must now make noise when they move.
On April 7, Wiebe Wakker made history by completing the longest trip ever recorded in an electric car. He drove from the Netherlands to Sydney, Australia. Mr. Wakker is now continuing his journey to New Zealand.
Volvo says that beginning in 2020, it will limit the speed of all of its cars to 112 miles per hour (180 kilometers per hour). The car maker hopes the move will lead to better safety.
Thailand's capitol, Bangkok, is struggling to deal with dangerous air pollution. On Wednesday, the city closed over 400 schools for the week and is spraying water to try to clear the air.
Grocery stores are testing different ways of delivering orders using self-driving cars. Companies are experimenting more as self-driving cars get better and the pressure from online stores like Amazon gets stronger.
Waymo, a company that is working to create self-driving cars, began an important new step last Wednesday - a self-driving taxi service. The service is very limited now, but could soon expand.
Workers at Lego have created a complete copy of the Bugatti Chiron sports car. It is made out of over 1 million Lego Technic pieces and can actually be driven.