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Elon Musk just shared the first-look into Boring Company's tunnel under LA

Elon Musk just shared the first-look into Boring Company's tunnel under LA

Boring Company, founded by Elon Musk in 2016, has announced it has completed construction of its tunnel running between downtown Los Angeles and Torrance, with the aim being to demonstrate how by using a system of underground tunnels, the company can transport passengers at up to 150 mph. Starting construction in 2017, Elon announced in the middle of October that โ€œthe first tunnel is almost doneโ€ and that it would open to the public on 10 December. He has made proposals for other routes, including one to the Dodger Stadium and an express service between the Loop in downtown Chicago and Oโ€™Hare International Airport โ€” the latter of which has been approved by the city.

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Waymo is using to Phoenix to test if autonomous vehicles will improve public transit access

Waymo is using to Phoenix to test if autonomous vehicles will improve public transit access

Former Google division Waymo is launching a program in Phoenix this month to deliver people to bus stops, train and light rail stations, it announced last week in partnership with Valley Metro, the regional public transportation authority. Until now, Waymo has been focused on creating a ride-hailing service, building self-driving trucks and making deals to license its technology to automakers, but the fourth goal of the company โ€” connect people to public transportation stations โ€” was unrealized until now.

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Uber just fired everybody on its self-driving car team in Pittsburgh

Uber just fired everybody on its self-driving car team in Pittsburgh

Ride-sharing company Uber has laid off all 100 of its self-driving car safety operators in Pittsburgh as it begins to reevaluate its tests after a fatal crash in Tempe, AZ in March. Following the crash, the company also halted testing of its fleet in Phoenix, San Francisco, and Toronto in what it called a "standard procedure".

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Tesla's Autopilot feature might've saved Zedd's life

Tesla's Autopilot feature might've saved Zedd's life

There's been much news lately about crashes surrounding Tesla vehicles on Autopilot, including one from March 23 involving Wei Huang, a 38-year-old Apple software engineer who received visual and audio warnings before the crash, but took no action. However, music producer Anton Zaslavski, better known by his name Zedd, recently shared his story of using the automaker's feature with his followers on Twitter.

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In the northernmost United States city, the climate is warming so fast that algorithms thought the recorded temperature was an error

In the northernmost United States city, the climate is warming so fast that algorithms thought the recorded temperature was an error

Recently scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration were putting together a monthly report on the climate, but noticed one of their monitoring stations had completely fallen on off the map. In fact, all the data collected from the station in Barrow, Alaska, was missing. The northernmost city hadn't disappeared and the monitoring station was still operational, but the missing data was the result of rapid climate change.

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Technology will play a big part in the future of policing

Predictive policing is being rolled out in numerous cities throughout the world with the goal of catching more criminals without spending more money on personnel. It works by providing police officers with the right information, before the crime is committed, so they can arrive at the scene prior to it happening. It's the future of crime-solving, but it doesn't come without its flaws.

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