The high school seniors wore Tesla hats as they operated the various machines inside the Southeast Career Technical Academy’s advanced manufacturing lab in Las Vegas. Soon, they’ll be working full-time at the Tesla factory in Northern Nevada.
Ride-hailing service Lyft is partnering with an automotive technology company to deploy a fleet of 30 self-driving cars to the streets of Las Vegas this summer. Lyft and Aptiv will run the self-driving BMWs between the same predetermined sites that the companies used during a successful demonstration at the International Consumer Electronics Show in January.
Tech employment in the United States expanded by nearly 200,000 jobs in 2017 to 11.5 million workers, according to a recent report by technology industry association CompTIA. Thirty-eight states saw positive tech employment growth in 2017, including Nevada. The state added 1,419 net new tech jobs year-over-year, raising the estimated tech industry employment in the state to 31,393.
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Linda Honey offers her palms and shrugs. “It’s just a convoluted mess,” said Honey, co-owner of Timely Testing, a drug and alcohol testing company that started in Northern Nevada and later branched down to Las Vegas. Honey, sitting inside the Timely Testing headquarters in south Reno, is referring to two recent changes.
A new city of Las Vegas partnership with the Boston-based tech company Soofa is helping take the guesswork out of public transportation downtown, with a little help from the Southern Nevada sun. Solar panel-powered digital boards are going in at each of the city’s seven Downtown Loop stops, giving riders updates about when the next shuttle will arrive and other downtown-relevant content.
Nevada won’t be the first place to get a working version of Hyperloop One. But the futuristic mode of transportation could still be built in the Silver State at some point, Hyperloop One officials said. The company announced Sept. 14 that it had selected 10 routes worldwide, none in Nevada, that are viable for a working Hyperloop track. The company also announced it had begun a feasibility study on a route in Colorado.