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Problem robotaxis face: cleaning up customers' mess

The bill to sanitise filth deposited by passengers could be in the tens of millions of dollars annually

Uber's Ford Fusion self-driving cars during a demonstration in Pittsburgh. The arrival of the robotaxi, without any human to compensate for navigating traffic, could be one of those big economy altering events.

New York

IT DIDN'T take long for Pritam Singh to learn a key lesson about working for Lyft. People are disgusting. They have a nasty habit of throwing up in moving vehicles.

Rideshare drivers are acutely aware that customers tend to do that, along with slightly less annoying things...

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