Gig Work Relief, Auto Care, and More Car News This Week

WIRED is usually all about solutions, which has been hard in the past few weeks as Covid-19 continued its deadly trek across the world. For a while there, it felt like the biggest questions were: What is going on? And when will it end? This week, the tech and science folk we usually lean on for ideas started to roll out some big ones. Researchers looked at whether it’s possible to prevent more coronavirus outbreaks by using mobile location data to track the whole country’s movements—without putting every bit of our lives on view. Google and Apple said yeah, sure, we can help with that.

Meanwhile, gig workers for companies like Uber and Lyft aren’t having an easy time getting their hands on federal pandemic relief funds. It’s been another week; let’s get you caught up.

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Innovation of the Week

Sometimes, terrible things have a thin but shiny silver lining. This week, that’s Delta Airlines’ new social distancing policy, which—blessedly!—does away with the middle seat. The policy follows a similar one by American Airlines, which blocks half of the middle seats on each flight. Unfortunately, it’s not clear the middle seats are needed right now: Air travel is way, way down globally, and US airlines are still pushing for a comprehensive federal bailout.

Stat of the Week: 104,090

The almost-too-terrible-to-believe number of passengers moving through US Transportation Safety Administration checkpoints on Friday. Compare that to the same day one year ago: 2,487,398. In fact, this week the number of daily travelers who enjoyed the song and dance of airport security fell below 100,000—not once, but twice.

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