Hyperloop technology is speeding towards becoming a reality. On Wednesday, Hyperloop One will reportedly conduct the first major test of the propulsion system, the Propulsion Open Air Test or POAT, required for the high-speed transportation on the Hyperloop track in the desert north of Las Vegas.
Austin voted out network transportation providers Uber and Lyft, as the companies resisted a move for mandatory fingerprint check for drivers. Those who were supporting fingerprint proposition have been arguing that the check would help screen out potential criminals. Both the companies paused their operations in Austin since Monday morning.
Google will collaborate with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. to integrate Google's self-driving technology into the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. The collaboration will expand Google's existing self-driving test program and also marks the first time that Google will be working directly with an automaker to integrate its self-driving system.