automation

GM's Cruise to Launch Robotaxis in Austin and Phoenix by End of 2022

GM’s Cruise to Launch Robotaxis in Austin and Phoenix by End of 2022

Kyle Vogt, speaks near the new Cruise Origin, at the unveiling of the new, fully autonomous passenger vehicle in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The San Francisco Chronicle (Getty Images) Cruise will launch its autonomous taxi service in Phoenix and Austin before the end of 2022, according to Kyle Vogt, …

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Behind the automation boom coming to the hotel industry, from 24-hour check-in to texting for towels

Behind the automation boom coming to the hotel industry, from 24-hour check-in to texting for towels

Mathisworks | Digitalvision Vectors | Getty Images For years, hotel operators have under-invested in technology, but persistent labor challenges are forcing a reckoning in the industry. “The labor issue is a big driver for investments in technology,” said Mark Haley, a partner at Prism Hospitality Consulting, which specializes in hospitality technology and marketing. “You can’t …

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