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for now. We will happen more in the next hour. Thank you, Holly.


Headlines at the hour. Next up, Click.


With hardly any rail alternative, the traffic here drives


It's led some of the bigger thinkers to suggest radical alternatives.


Electric car and space travel guru Elon Musk has even


He envisions an Asimovian network of car and passenger carrying tubes


Meanwhile back in the almost real world of Marina del Rey,


Two electric cars that belong to a whole apartment block.


Envoy operates a closed car share system.


The vehicles can be booked out by residents only and used for up


Now this is not a car that you would use to drive to work


and back because you'd end up paying for and hogging it


This is much more a car that you would use for convenience,


popping out for the occasional errand.


We believe that if it's a two car household we can


Experts say that for every shared car it takes 11 off the road.


So we are working with developers on communicating that


with policymakers in the city, saying if we include car sharing


within communities, we should be able to reduce our parking


Envoy is just starting out and hopes to roll out into new areas


in Southern California and then new cities across the US


And further into the future, Aric would like to see shared


vehicles available wherever there are large groups of people.


Now for some, this kind of thing is going to be an interim stop


before we get to fleets of self-driving vehicles


cruising the streets, picking us up whenever we want


Ride sharing company Uber has been in the news recently -


Its founder and boss Travis Kalanick has resigned after coming under


pressure from investors following a flurry of public


controversies including complaints of sexual harassment and bullying


Kalanick's departure comes after the dismissal of 20 staff


who've been fired as a result of the scandals


Whilst Uber's corporate culture may be in disarray,


it is pressing ahead with an ambitious tech project.


If you've used a ride sharing app before you know the drill.


You have an app on your smartphone, you push a button and a car arrives,


and it behaves very much like a taxi.


But, here in Arizona, if you push that button there's


a good chance the car that will arrive will be


The sunny university city of Tempe, Arizona is one of two locations


including Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania that Uber is testing a fleet


A host of sensors including lidar and cameras have been fitted


The sensors become the cars eyes on the road, informing systems that


drive the car as well as trying to predict the actions of other road


All things which humans take for granted but are difficult


I'm taking a ride in a self-driving car.


There are however two guys in the front seat.


So in the driver's seat here I am monitoring


I am still technically a driver, being that this vehicle has to be


In event that the car does not know how to react to,


So you are the safety driver if you like?


Now you are the safety laptop operator?


So what are you doing here with a laptop?


From the laptop I can monitor a lot of the prediction software so I can


see where the car is going, where the car wants to go,


so this is all feedback which goes directly to all the engineers


and they are able to interpret what's going on and improve


So what you're hearing, the car is determining it


wants to change lanes, but other vehicles around us


are too close so it decides against it and stays in lane.


Now you see it just change lanes there.


Over the course of our ride, the driver does take


control for a short time, but the majority of the ride


Uber doesn't publicise how often the human drivers takeover however.


It's not been plain sailing for this project.


In January, one of the autonomous cars here in Phoenix


Nobody was injured but a self-driving car was left


And a pilot testing programme in San Francisco was called


to a halt after a row with the California Department


of Motor Vehicles over permits for autonomous cars.


On top of all that, Waymo, the self-driving car company owned


by Google's parent firm Alphabet, has accused Uber of


Uber denies using or receiving stolen technology.


Thankfully back in Arizona, my ride continues without incident.


I'm in a robot car essentially, that's like something


Because the car is driving itself without any hassles.


And Uber isn't alone when it comes to self driving testing.


The state of Arizona is very accommodating,


allowing self-driving cars from Waymo, Ford, General Motors


We're several years away from fully autonomous cars taking


to the highways yet, and it seems that the road to fully


self driving vehicles is still a bumpy one.


Some American freeways have carpool lanes which you can only use


if you are carrying more than one person in the car.


The idea is those lanes at least are travelling at a decent speed.


Well now they are also planning similar lanes for autonomous


vehicles and they are calling them hyper lanes.


This system will be controlled by a central computer and will whizz


self-driving cars along at speeds of over 100 miles an hour.


You would use access stations in your local


neighbourhoods and once you enter the station your car will start


driving itself and they will launch them onto a hyper lane.


After that point the car would be able to drive itself and you can


just sit back and sip your coffee and check your phone.


The plan is to use existing highways to create these hyper lanes.


Customers would pay surge pricing in order to ease congestion


and arrive at their destinations as quickly as possible.


There are also plans to use the service for parcel delivery


However, to put even a test version of this in place


is going to cost $12 million - per mile.


So from the time being it looks like autonomous cars


are going to be stuck in traffic with the rest of us.


It's time for this week's tech news and boy, what a week.


You thought Google Glass was dead, but it's not.


It released its first update for three years.


A US official from the Department for Homeland Security said this week


that Russian Hackers targeted election systems in 21 states


And Netflix has announced two interactive TV shows


They said it was designed for kids but come on, that looks fun.


And could we soon be seeing the Queen in a G-Whiz?


But the Queen's Speech outlined plans for petrol stations around


It's part of a government plan to push more electric


And more news from the UK's roads this week.


Driverless cars are being given the green light to begin


A collaboration between Jaguar Land Rover, Ford


and Tata Motors has been showing off how autonomous cars can talk


together to provide real-time traffic information.


And what if you could tackle a Mario level while out and about?


One man has done just that, creating a Super Mario Brothers


level in an augmented New York Central Park.


He created the whole thing for the Microsoft HoloLens,


which unfortunately isn't yet available for the general consumer.


The abundance of everything here in the US is evident,


and it's thanks in no small part to having one of the best


educated and most skilled workforces in the world.


And it is from right here that the XPRIZE


Now this is a competition that encourages entrepreneurs


Now the finalists have been announced in London this week


and Dan will take a look at some of them in a minute.


But first he travels to Tanzania to see what's in store for those


hoping to offer something new to the next generation.


We are travelling a long way from any town or city to visit some


of the 200 children in a village in northern Tanzania.


We are putting up a tablet, the first one.


The interesting thing here is that most of these children,


about all of them, have not seen a tablet before.


But not only that, a lot of them wouldn't have gone


to school even before, so the learning process


The whole programme is in Swahili so the local


I think they are going to need more tablets!


This is one of about 150 villages in Tanzania chosen as the test-bed


Within a few months, 4000 tablets will be given out.


The challenge, to teach a 7-11-year-olds to read,


write and do maths over the next year.


The most effective app will win $10 million.


The prize here though will be much more valuable.


Older children can walk up to four hours to get to and from school.


For younger ones like seven-year-old Amina, that's simply too far.


She's been lucky, she is one of those that's been chosen to take


At the start she has not seen a tablet before, so she's not used


And when it comes to reading she does not know more than one


But John, who is with the project, thinks the tablet will help her


Back in the capital Dar es Salaam, the World Food Programme is testing


solar panel stations that will monitor the progress of each


That way if a tablet breaks, the youngster can get a new one


without having to start lessons from the beginning again.


In London, this week 11 semifinalists from seven


were chosen from the nearly 200 teams that entered.


They will refine their software before the final five are chosen


to go to Tanzania to start the year-long project


So the problem is that there are about 60-100 million kids


who have no access to school because school is too far.


Then you have 250 million more who go to school and leave


without ever having learned to read or write a word.


And these are kids in Botswana, Boston, Brighton -


Kids go to school all over the world and they go,


That's the question we are trying to address.


In our greatest desire, every single child on planet Earth


has access to a world-class education in the palm of their hand.


Every single child has his or her potential fulfilled.


That's the dream and it's not a far-fetched dream.


We are hoping to be back next year to see how the teams get along


but for now it's time to say goodbye.


We brought some biscuits to say thank you and suddenly


the difficulties the team will face when they arrive become clear.


With just 20 or so tablets per village there simply won't be


To reduce potential jealousy, the tablets will be locked to only


A village mama has been chosen to settle any disputes,


and the schemes partners UNESCO will be asking some other important


We are doing an assessment of the social and emotional


Because we expect quite some criticism from that side.


We are engaging with the psychologists, anthropologists,


educationalists, to try to understand what does


Because children go to school, they are socialised also,


it's not only the learning, it's learning much more,


Now they've got tablets they are not really talking to anybody.


This is my first time to see people learning by using tablets.


So the scene is set, there are about six or seven


children around each individual tablet and we've seen more.


The Education Department from Tanzania is here too looking


at this project so there's a lot at stake.


It's not just $10 million, it could be the answer to the whole


Virtual reality is no longer in its infancy.


So here at this years Sheffield Doc Fest, content


makers are trying new ways of grabbing our attention.


This is First Impressions, were I can see the world


through the eyes of a baby over its first few days of life.


Why is someone putting a toy in front of my face?


The trend may seem to be moving towards how far we can go


with the medium to make the virtual world feel realistic.


In My Shoes aims to create a sense of intimacy.


I've been to some amazing places in VR, I've even had some


But one thing I haven't tried yet, which I'm about to, is the idea


of it trying to create some sort of emotional engagement.


Now this is going to require a second player, here I've got Ollie


First of all we are going to pretend to be strangers,


which isn't entirely true, we've met a couple of times.


Then we're going to pretend we are in a long-term relationship -


And thirdly we're going to be on a Tinder date.


I can hear what he's thinking, who wants that on a date?


The situation is feeling a bit intense.


You can meet people online and they can turn


This date is terrible, why are we holding hands?


Goodness, goodness no, this date is going really badly.


It was really, really good fun, the experience.


And I can see that it is possible to engage you in an emotional way


and I think the fact that I could feel that uncomfortable


I wanted to get up and leave the date when it got awkward


and when you tried to hold my hand, we are acting, I was just like no,


Meanwhile here's something else to stir up the senses.


With your help to share our story, we can finally have our lands


legally recognised as ours and we can continue


Commissioned by Greenpeace, Munduruku is the story


of the indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest.


And to help make it feel real, a humidifier, heaters,


fans and Grace the sensory technician with some fragrances


OK, that really smells like a forest, that's amazing, that


I don't know why the chair's vibrating, I don't


This project is part of our Amazon rainforest campaign and we've been


working with the Munduruku to try and build solidarity


between urban and indigenous populations in Brazil,


to protect that land where they are facing huge


threats from logging, from hydroelectric


What we wanted to do with the multisensory side


of it is really emphasise that sense of presence that you get


It's very difficult sometimes when you can just see something


We wanted to make it as vivid and immersive as possible.


Elsewhere companies are working on the next generation


This software is developed by a company whose audio


optimisation is already used in over 150 million smartphones.


The sound is great, no questions about that and I could certainly


feel like something was coming from a speaker over there.


Now this head tracking device which is attached to the top means


that if I was wearing a virtual reality headset, then


when I turned my head backwards or around,


if there was a sound overhead, say it should sound like it's


Obviously I couldn't test that element but long term


that is certainly the plan this software hopes to be


Whilst the experiences are becoming more real,


the kit is still pretty bulky so you are unlikely to forget


Although maybe some sort of reminder of reality


Right, what should we play, what's your favourite game?


We should do flags and I'll take you both on.


That was Lara, and now time for some fun and games with these two clowns.


Not being rude, they are actually trained circus clowns.


But they're also the bosses of a company called two Bit Circus,


and they want to build an enormous high-tech fun house


So we are building what we call a micro amusement park.


It's a 50,000 square feet entertainment complex dedicated


There is this period of time when kit comes out of the lab,


before it's ready for the home, that it's perfect for out-of-home.


You know, you can do some VR in your home right now,


but it is so much cooler if it's social like this and has


Motion platforms, your friends can play with you.


Brent and Eric have been making high-tech games and showpieces


for corporate events for a few years.


Their planned amusement complex will be a permanent home to some


Along with new experimental experiential oddities


being developed by their team of computer scientists,


We've got machines that can cut metal and cut wood,


we can prototype our circuit boards here, we have people


And the beautiful thing about this place is that at the end


of almost every day, there is something new to play with.


The philosophy here seems to be tinker first, think later.


I don't actually know the point of this game.


This is the ultimate play space and a great


coming together of people with many different skills.


We are drawing on multiple industries.


So we have a lot of people from the games industry here.


So all of the development that's gone into sophisticated 3-D game


engines like Unity and Unreal, we can put that to work building


My background and the background of some others here is in


And we bring, we come with a completely different toolkit.


But the combination of those two things makes programming around


But there is still one big build remaining.


We are standing right in the middle of our micro amusement park.


Most of it is going to be a big open space.


A 100 seat interactive supper club is going to be over there.


With $15 million backing from companies including Intel


and Japanese ventures, Brent hopes that this 50,000 square


feet space in downtown LA will become the first of many two


OK, I think you've got a bit of work to do.


We've got some work to do, it's a little empty, you can see,


it will be a lot more fun when we are done.


But, yeah, from the moment we break ground to the moment


we are ready to open, it's four, five months.


Well, if they can pull it off this is going to be an incredible space


and a perfect excuse for us to come back here in January


OK, that's it for this week, follow us on Twitter and Facebook


for loads more stuff throughout this and every week.


Thanks for watching and we'll see you soon.


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