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The rise of the internet has given way to some of the most rapid technological advancements in human history.
Jon McNeill, Lyft's chief operating officer, speaks on stage at the Smart Cities New York Conference

Lyft executive suggests drivers become mechanics after they’re replaced by self-driving robo-taxis

Lyft COO Jon McNeill said that self-driving cars will require 20 times more maintenance than traditional vehicles, so demand for mechanics will go up.
Close-up of self driving minivan, with LIDAR and other sensor units and logo visible, part of Google parent company Alphabet Inc, driving past historic railroad station with sign reading Mountain View, in the Silicon Valley town of Mountain View, California, with safety driver visible, October 28, 2018

Lyft is partnering with Waymo to launch robo-taxis in Arizona

Over the next months, Lyft customers in Phoenix will have the option to request a Waymo self-driving car.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Elon Musk’s prediction that it will have a robo-taxi service ready by the end of 2020 is a ‘publicity stunt,’ an expert says

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Monday that the company's cars will be ready to take part in an autonomous taxi service by the end of 2020.
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang shows the company's old (R) and new computers for autonomous vehicles in 2018.

Nvidia fires back at Tesla’s claim that it created the world’s best chip for self-driving cars

Nvidia said on Tuesday that Tesla made an inaccurate comparison between the companies' technologies.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk settle charge with the Securities and Exchange Commission last year over his "funding secured" tweets.

Elon Musk thinks it’s ‘financially insane’ to buy a car that isn’t a Tesla — but Tesla wouldn’t be able to make en...

The more Tesla struggles to be a major automaker, the more Musk is working the brand the company as a Silicon Valley tech firm.
Tesla's Autopilot has been attracting attention for the wrong reasons in recent months.

Elon Musk says it’s ‘basically crazy to buy any other car but a Tesla’

The Tesla CEO said that other vehicles will soon be so far behind Teslas in self-driving technology, owning another car will be like owning a horse.

Uber has raised $1 billion for its self-driving unit, which is now valued at more than $7 billion

Japan's Softbank fund, Toyota, and DENSO Corporation are investing in Uber's Advanced Technologies Group, the company said Thursday.
Uber's self-driving car.

Uber’s self-driving car unit may be worth $7.25 billion alone

Uber is on track to close a deal that could value its self-driving car unit at $7.25 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Elon Musk said Tesla cars will probably be better than humans at driving by the end of 2019

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made the prediction in an interview with MIT research scientist Lex Fridman.