• I tried the first self-driving public transit in the United States - and now I'm excited for the future of travel

    7 days ago - By Chron

    Matt Weinberger/Business Insider
    I may have come to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, but there was one other thing I knew I had to do while I was there - I needed to ride the downtown Las Vegas shuttle, the first-ever driverless public transit test program in the country.
    Since its launch in November 2017, the shuttle has given 10,000 riders a free lift around a little, 0.6-mile stretch of downtown Las Vegas. The program was co-created by AAA and a French transportation company called Keolis, with the actual shuttle built by a self-driving car startup called Navya ARMA.
    On my...
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  • I tried the first self-driving public transit in the United States - and now I'm excited for the future of travel

    I tried the first self-driving public transit in the United States - and now I'm excited for the future of travel

    7 days ago - By Business Insider

    I may have come to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, but there was one other thing I knew I had to do while I was there - I needed to ride the downtown Las Vegas shuttle, the first-ever driverless public transit test program in the country .
    Since its launch in November 2017, the shuttle has given 10,000 riders a free lift around a little, 0.6-mile stretch of downtown Las Vegas. The program was co-created by AAA and a French transportation company called Keolis, with the actual shuttle built by a self-driving car startup called Navya ARMA.
    On my last day in Las Vegas, I trekked...
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  • I tried to buy $1 of bitcoin from a Las Vegas ATM - and it just proves how far bitcoin is from replacing regular money

    I tried to buy $1 of bitcoin from a Las Vegas ATM - and it just proves how far bitcoin is from replacing regular money

    7 days ago - By Business Insider

    Some Las Vegas restaurants accept payment in bitcoin, so I decided to try to buy bitcoin from a casino's bitcoin ATM.
    I lost all my money.
    Considering the exorbitant bitcoin ATM fee, I have real doubts as to whether or not bitcoin has a real future as a currency.
    LAS VEGAS - I've been in Las Vegas for a whole week, but I've only gambled twice: when I played $1 on The Simpsons slot machine in my hotel, and when I tried to buy $1 of bitcoin from a casino ATM.
    Both times, I lost it all.
    I had heard that the D, a casino and hotel in downtown Las Vegas, had a bitcoin ATM that made it easy to...
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