In response to questions from The Washington Post about the scooters breaking apart under normal riding conditions, Lime said it was looking into reports and would work with government agencies "to get to the bottom of this.”

The $40 million purchase means the legacy automaker has joined companies such as Uber and Alphabet in investing in the latest transportation trend.

Elon Musk offered a peek on Twitter of a new tunnel being built beneath Hawthorne, Calif.

Lime recalled about 2,000 devices from three California cities this summer, blaming a manufacturing issue for faulty batteries. Segway claims its manufacturing is not the problem.

The newest service from Starship Technologies delivers packages by robot and is coming to the Bay Area in the next few months.

The electric scooter company Lime pulled several thousands devices off California streets due to concerns about rider safety and the threat of fire. The effort coincided with a blaze in a company warehouse involving a faulty battery.

Waymo has released a guide that explains how its driverless vehicles will respond after they've been pulled over by police. A debate about whether police should be able to disable driverless vehicle is beginning to emerge.

Two of the country’s largest e-scooter companies have been accused of gross negligence and a series of assaults stemming from hit-and-run incidents involving pedestrians, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

A self-driving ride-hailing company has launched in Arlington, Tex., where a fleet of robot-driven vans ferry people between downtown landmarks, restaurants and sporting events.

The app launched last week and already has thousands of downloads, its founder says.

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