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    Singapore Becomes Autonomous Taxi Proving Ground

    Hear that? It’s the sound of the gig economy crumbling. U.S. startup nuTonomy has won the self-driving taxi fleet race, launching a program in Singapore that allows app users to hail autonomous cars on a 3.7 mile street network. Each electric car has a engineer inside until users get comfortable. Though Uber’s lagging behind — it’ll begin testing its own driverless fleet in Pittsburgh within weeks — it’s way ahead of nuTonomy when it comes to cash and name recognition. Meanwhile, some are asking: What happens to Uber’s drivers when the cars drive themselves? 

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