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Las Vegas Tunnels To Have Autonomous Teslas

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority expects to have autonomous Teslas driving through its quicker-than-driving tunnels (see Asimov and Musk - Boring Company Tunnel vs. Street Race.

"Until the end of 2021, the Teslas will be operated with drivers. At the end of the year, the LVCVA [Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority] expects the system to run autonomously and at that time, the LVCVA would renegotiate the terms of the operations deal with Boring."

Isaac Asimov describes this idea in his 1988 novel Prelude to Foundation, an elaboration of the single vehicle tunnels he wrote about in his 1951 classic Foundation:

What appeared before them now looked like a cliff patterned with cave openings, much like a checkerboard. Hummin maneuvered toward the D-7 opening, avoiding other air-taxis that were heading for other tunnels.
"You could crash easily," said Seldon, clearing his throat.
"So I probably would if everything depended on my senses and reactions, but this taxi is computerized and the computer can overrule me without trouble. The same is true for the other taxis. --Here we go."

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