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Driverless Electric Shuttle Being Tested in Downtown Vegas

By Ken Ritter LAS VEGAS (AP) — There’s a new thrill on the streets of downtown Las Vegas, where high- and low-rollers alike are climbing aboard what officials call the first driverless electric shuttle operating on a public U.S. street. The oval-shaped shuttle began running Jan. 10 as part of a 10-day pilot program, carrying […]

Tracking Snow: Springfield Testing Road-Condition Software

By Mary Hansen | The (Springfield) State Journal-Register SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Phil Jones, a snow inspector for the city of Springfield, drove a public works pickup down Laurel Street Thursday morning, Jan. 5. After a few blocks, he pulled over and grabbed the laptop off the mount on the dashboard. Jones clicked the stretch […]

IU Students Still Figuring Out New Engineering Major

By Michael Reschke | The (Bloomington) Herald-Times BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — If you don’t understand exactly what Indiana University’s new intelligent systems engineering major is all about, you’re not alone. “At this point, a lot of us aren’t sure,” said Anthony Tugman, a freshman from Schererville, Ind. He and his peers have just completed their […]

Apps for Haggard Parents With a Wailing Child on a Flight

By Barbara Ortutay ABOARD JETBLUE FLIGHT 669 (AP) — There are few things worse than getting on a plane and discovering a wailing child and a haggard parent sitting next to you. Few things, that is, except being that haggard parent of the wailing child. As a parent who flies alone with a baby regularly, […]

Google’s Self-Driving Car Project Gets a New Name: Waymo

By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The self-driving car project that Google started seven years ago has grown into a company called Waymo, signaling its confidence that it will be able to bring robot-controlled vehicles to the masses within the next few years. “We are getting close and we are getting ready,” Waymo CEO […]