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HART board members insist autonomous technology won’t cost bus operators their jobs

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A week ago, officials with the Hillsborough County Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) held a news conference unveiling four Tesla Model X electric SUV vehicles that became part of the agency’s HyperLink first-mile, last-mile service in the USF area. Advocates of autonomous technology say it will ultimately make America’s streets safer. But there is also a human factor involved. “Ninety percent of accident deaths are caused by human error. If you remove the human element, it can save lives,” St. Petersburg state Senator Jeff…

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