Robotaxi fleets 10 years away, Lucid CEO says: ‘a mountain to climb’

SAN FRANCISCO — It is likely to take a decade before self-driving taxis will be deployed on roads, the chief executive of electric car startup Lucid Group Inc, Peter Rawlinson, said on Thursday. “I think we’re 10 years out before we see fleets of robotaxis. They ain’t coming anytime soon even with the most advanced sensing systems in the world,” Rawlinson, a former chief engineer at Tesla Inc, said at the Reuters Events Automotive Summit. “There is a mountain to climb — an intellectual mountain to climb in terms of software,” he said, without elaborating. Tesla Inc’s…

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‘Each mountain in the Dolomites is like a piece of art’: Reinhold Messner on Tyrol highs

The revered climber on how his mountain home shaped his life and still surprises him with its ever-changing views Messner Mountain Museum, Kronplatz, Italy. Photograph: George Mirecourt/Corbis All climbers come to the Dolomites – just as they go to Yosemite – at least once in their life. They come here to express themselves, and to follow their predecessors on the most difficult routes. I still climb a bit but I’m not at the level I was at 25. [Messner is now 71.] Recently, I climbed to 2,700 metres on quite…

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Skiers rescued after tram stops midway up New Hampshire mountain

More than 40 people had to be rescued after a tram got stuck on a New Hampshire mountain. The tram was halfway up Cannon Mountain in Franconia when it got stuck Sunday afternoon. A young couple from Connecticut and their 8-month-old baby were amongst those rescued following the “mechanical engine failure”. “It was kind of scary,” George Lewis, who was trapped with wife Sabrina and baby Remy, told CBS Boston. CBS   The tram was suspended about 40 feet off the ground above the parking lot. “We started going for…

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