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Facial popularity tech spreads to automotive leases

Why take out your wallet and photo ID if a camera and software program can scan your face, verify your identity, and send you on your way in 30 seconds? That’s what Hertz rental cars is asking with its new partnership with Clear, the biometric face and fingerprint scanning company you’ve seen at airport security...CONTINUE READING
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In true Musk style, Dull Corporate take a look at tunnel opening driven again every week

Long criticized for his time management skills, billionaire inventor Elon Musk is once again behind schedule on a major project. This time it’s the underground Hawthorne test tunnel for The Boring Company’s high-speed transit system underneath Los Angeles. A big public opening experience was scheduled for Tuesday, but a company spokesperson emailed over a new...CONTINUE READING
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Waymo is duping us all with its new self-driving taxi service

Well, Waymo did it. It launched a self-driving taxi service before the end of 2018. This is, on the surface, exactly what it said it would do, and it didn’t even come down to the wire — it’s only Dec. 5.  But a closer examination shows this isn’t what Waymo once promised eager would-be riders....CONTINUE READING
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Russian ride-hailing app comes to America with set-your-own-price scheme

A record-breaking cold night in Siberia back in 2012 spurred the creation of a more reliable ride-hailing service that spread through Russia and now that company is making its way to the U.S. First stop: New York City. inDriver, a new Uber and Lyft ride-hailing app alternative arrives Tuesday, the same day as the New...CONTINUE READING
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In pouring rain, self-driving delivery vans show off autonomous skills

A little rain didn’t dampen ThorDrive, a self-driving car platform based in Seoul, from launching its self-driving delivery service.  Starting Thursday, driverless vans will drop off purchases from a hardware store in Silicon Valley — no human driver steering, accelerating, or braking required. In a demo ride Thursday in the pouring rain, a small Ford...CONTINUE READING
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Christmas ad pokes fun at Trump and kids on the naughty list

You’re either naughty or nice, and these holidays Air New Zealand is focusing on the kids sitting on the bad side of Santa’s list. The airline has released its 2018 Christmas ad, and instead of poking fun of itself like it did last year and the year before, it’s looking to make things much nicer...CONTINUE READING
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Elon Musk’s neighbors scuttled plans for his West LA tunnel

Elon Musk just witnessed the might of the Not In My Backyard empire firsthand. Musk’s Boring Company and West Los Angeles neighborhood associations have settled a lawsuit, brought by the groups, to prevent the Boring Company from digging a test tunnel for high speed transport without an environmental impact report, the Los Angeles Times reported...CONTINUE READING
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