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To achieve the Full Self Driving goal, Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) developed its own computer chip in house. The Hardware 3 or Full Self Driving computer is much more powerful than anything else on the market designed for self driving.

To ensure as many customers as possible have the latest hardware, Tesla will retrofit any vehicles for owners that purchased the Full Self Driving software and have older hardware 2.0 or 2.5.

While retrofits have been going on in the U.S. for a while, Europeans are still waiting. But now Elon Musk says Europeans hopefully won’t have to wait much longer.

Most U.S. owners are up to date and all cars sold today have the Full Self Driving computer already installed, whether the owner purchases the software option or not.

Benzinga’s Take: Part of the wait is probably due to the fact that HW3 doesn’t do much for Europeans yet. Due to regulations, Tesla Autopilot in Europe isn’t as capable and feature-rich as other parts of the world. As regulators allow, Tesla will be able to roll out more Full Self Driving software features to Tesla owners.

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Salt Lake City airport just opened a massive new terminal with canyon-themed art as Delta relies on the hub as a gateway to the west – see inside

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

  • Salt Lake City International Airport just debuted the first milestone of its reconstruction with a new terminal headhouse and concourse. 

  • Utah-inspired artwork lines the terminal with passengers walking through a red rock canyon to get to their gate.

  • Delta Air Lines passengers are the first to use the new space with the airline also opening its largest SkyClub lounge to mark the occasion.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Salt Lake City International Airport is in the midst of a $4.1 billion reconstruction that will radically change the airport with a brand-new terminal and two new concourses. Six years following its 2014 groundbreaking, the airport just opened the first part of the new terminal to the public on September 15.

Delta Air Lines passengers were among the first to use the new facility – complete with a new SkyClub – as the carrier is the largest at the airport. With Delta accounting for around 70% of the airport’s daily departures, it’s no surprise that the new terminal layout resembles that of other Delta hubs in Detroit and Atlanta.

Two parallel east-west concourses aim to replace the airport’s current pier layout where concourses radiate from a central terminal, allowing for more gates and less congestion in between concourses. 

The pandemic has been kinder to Salt Lake City as Delta’s gateway to the mountainous region where social distancing is more easily achieved. In October, Salt Lake City International will only see its year-on-year flying reduced by 15%, Travel Weekly reported, while other hubs elsewhere are seeing reductions of nearly 50%.

 Take a closer look at the first phase of the new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Salt Lake City International first announced plans for an overhaul in 2014, replacing its 1950s-era terminal with a new clean-sheet design adjacent to the existing terminal.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Source: Salt Lake City International Airport

Delta Air Lines is the leading carrier in Salt Lake City, having acquired the hub in its 1980s merger with Western Airlines.

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Delta Airlines planes are loaded and unloaded at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City

Source: LA Times

The hub has grown under Delta with regular non-stop flights to Europe and Asia, while also acting as a gateway to the mountain destinations of the region.

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Newly-popular vacation spots including Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Bozeman, Montana; and Yellowstone National Park are easily accessible with a connection in Salt Lake City.

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And come winter, the slopes of nearby Park City, Utah will be filled with skiers and snowboarders, out-of-state visitors to which will likely pass through the new airport.

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People ski on the slopes of Kanin after the Slovenian government called an official end to the country’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Kanin

The new design calls for completely new structures and the demolition of the previous terminal.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Two parallel concourses will sit opposite each other separated by a large ramp area for taxiing aircraft.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

It’s quite similar to the layout of other Delta hubs in Atlanta and Detroit, with two taxiways located in between the concourses reducing the opportunity for congestion.

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Passengers will arrive and depart from a new 908,000-square-foot headhouse costing $485.8 million.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Source: Salt Lake City International Airport

Departing passengers enter on the building’s top floor where airline check-in counters are located.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

The linear design of the new headhouse replaces its predecessor’s curved design.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Delta is in the launch tenant with American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Frontier Airlines, and Southwest Airlines all moving in when the terminal’s second concourse opens on October 27.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Source: The Points Guy

After checking in, passengers then descend one level into “The Canyon,” an art installation surrounding the central thoroughfare.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Gordon Huether is the artist behind the installation, representing the natural wonders of Utah.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Source: Salt Lake City International Airport

All departing passengers will see the installation as they head towards the security checkpoint while arriving passengers will walk through the center of the canyon en route to the arrivals hall.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Source: Salt Lake City International Airport

It’s the size of a football field spanning nearly the width of the headhouse.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Three lighting schemes also represent different aspects of Utah’s outdoor environment.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

This one represents Utah’s red rocks while others represent alpine peaks and moving water.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

“The Canyon” is just one of many art installations in the airport that give it a local feel.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

The “Column Plates” installation in the arrivals area turns structural infrastructure into art.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Source: Salt Lake City International Airport

They’re also intended to highlight Utah’s outdoor space and the activities that can be found in the state.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

The bases of each are also benches for travelers to rest.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Just beyond the columns is the fireplace-equipped Greeting Room, an arrivals space for visitors to wait for arriving passengers.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Source: The Points Guy

Departing passengers, however, will traverse “The Canyon” until arriving at the state-of-the-art security checkpoint with 16 automated screening lanes.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

The automated system allows for multiple passengers to access bins at once and then returns the bins to the front of the conveyor belt at the end of the process.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

The Canyon then culminates in a large atrium flanked by retail shops and eateries with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the nearby mountain ranges that surround Salt Lake City.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Concourse A opened first with 25 gates debuting on September 15. The remaining 27 gates will open as the old terminal is demolished and space becomes available.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Source: Salt Lake City International Airport

Once complete, the concourse will span 3,700 feet, making it over half a mile long with moving walkways helping passengers get to their gate.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Source: Salt Lake City International Airport

Each gate will have digital signage to assist with way finding, indicating the airline, flight number, and destination.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Social distancing measures come standard in the new terminal including plexiglass partitions at gates and ticket counters.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Seats in the concourse will also come with cupholders, USB charging ports, and 110v AC power outlets.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Source: The Points Guy

Every other seat will also be blocked off for social distancing purposes.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Source: The Points Guy

The artwork also continues into the terminal with additional pieces hovering over the wide walkways found in the concourse.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Even bathrooms have their own unique designs.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

The last piece of art that arriving passengers will likely see is “The Falls,” which spans the length of an escalator shaft in the headhouse.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

The three-story feature uses dichroic glass and natural to create visual effects for the viewer.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Source: Salt Lake City International Airport

As the largest occupant, Delta also built a new SkyClub lounge for the terminal to entertain premium passengers.

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The Delta Sky Club at the new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Source: Delta Air Lines

It’s the largest SkyClub in Delta’s network boasting over 28,000 square feet of space with two full-service bars.

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The Delta Sky Club at the new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Source: Delta Air Lines

Much like the terminal below, the lounge’s Utah-inspired design and artwork also evoke a sense of place, even if just passing through on a layover.

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The Delta Sky Club at the new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Source: Delta Air Lines

And a 360-degree fireplace also keeps them warm.

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The Delta Sky Club at the new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Source: Delta Air Lines

The completed terminal will be able to house 34 million passengers and span 2.6 million square feet.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Source: Salt Lake City International Airport

Joining the two concourses will be a 990-foot connector tunnel below the tarmac and also fitted with art installations, similar to ones in Detroit and Chicago.

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The new Salt Lake City International Airport.

Source: Salt Lake City International Airport

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South African defence minister’s pay docked over use of air force plane

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Ms Mapisa-Nqakula’s salary will be put into a fund to help fight coronavirus

South Africa’s president has docked three months of the defence minister’s pay after she allowed governing party officials to fly on an air force plane to Zimbabwe with her on 9 September.

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula was accused of misusing state resources for party political business.

The defence force had argued she was on official business and had simply given the other passengers a lift.

But President Cyril Ramaphosa called it an “error of judgement”.

Ms Mapisa-Nqakula had been travelling to Zimbabwe’s capital Harare for a scheduled meeting to discuss regional issues.

The delegation from South Africa’s governing party – the African National Congress (ANC) – was meanwhile going there for crisis talks with Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party aimed at helping tackle the country’s political and economic woes.

But opposition politicians were extremely critical of the fact that she let the ANC delegation hitch a lift with her.

Mr Ramaphosa, who in coming to power had pledged to clean up the ANC’s reputation after a decade of corruption scandals, said that by giving the ANC delegates a lift on the plane, she had not acted “in the best interest of good governance”.

As a result, he said he had decided to dock Ms Mapisa-Nqakula’s pay, with the money going to a fund to help fight coronavirus.

In response, the opposition Democratic Alliance party said Mr Ramaphosa had not gone far enough, characterising the punishment as a slap on the wrist.

The issue could be discussed further in parliament amid some calls for her to be sacked.

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‘Tenet’ Crosses $280 Million Worldwide, Leads Mild U.S. Box Office With $3.4 Million

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‘Tenet’ Crosses $280 Million Worldwide, Leads Mild U.S. Box Office With $3.4 Million

Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” has topped $280 million worldwide, dominating a mild U.S. box office with $3.4 million at 2,850 locations in its fourth weekend to go past $41 million domestically in four weeks.

The Warner Bros. tentpole, which carries a hefty $200 million price tag, took in a weekend total of $19.2 million worldwide in 58 markets. The U.S. posted the top number with a 26% decline, followed by Japan with $3 million in its second weekend and a 30% decline.

“Tenet” is the first major studio release to launch during the pandemic, and its small-ish numbers underline the industry’s challenge of attracting customers amid a worldwide health crisis and social distancing restrictions. Disney’s “Mulan”– which isn’t getting a theatrical release in the U.S. — grossed $3.4 million in 20 markets to lift it to $64 million world wide. Its fifth weekend of “The New Mutants” took in $2.5 million worldwide, including $1.1 million at 2,305 domestic sites.

The seventh weekend of Solstice Studios’ “Unhinged” took the third spot with $1 million at 2,182 locations, declining only 22%. The Russell Crowe thriller was the first wide release during the pandemic and has topped $17 million.

Solstice said it plans to keep promoting “Unhinged”: “In the wake of studios moving their major releases out of fall, many theatres are reducing schedules and/or re-closing theatres to save money until more studio product becomes available. We are making every effort to counter balance this with a promotion that will run for the month of October for independent theatres and drive-ins to help incentivize them to keep their doors open and find other companies in their area to partner with to help promote the film.”

Disney also grossed $908,000 at 2,097 U.S. sites for the 40th anniversary re-release of “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” for a fourth place finish, followed by Clouburst’s second weekend of espionage thriller “Infidel” with $745,000 at 1,885 U.S. locations. Sony’s third weekend of romantic comedy “The Broken Hearts Gallery” followed in sixth with $470,000 at 2,141 sites, declining 41%. Sony’s launch of Andrew Cohen’s comedy “The Last Shift” came in seventh with $235,000 at 871 sites followed by Focus Features’ debut of Miranda July’s comedy “Kajillionaire” with $215,000 at 539 locations.

The estimates were released three days after Disney postponed the release of a trio of fall blockbusters — Marvel’s “Black Widow,” Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” and Kenneth Branagh’s “Death on the Nile” — by several months. Those delays were the latest in a long line of high-profile titles pushed out of the summer and fall due to coronavirus.

Disney is releasing “The Empty Man,” a horror film with James Badge Dale, on Oct. 23 and its Pixar comedy “Soul” on Nov. 20. Universal-MGM’s James Bond movie, “No Time to Die,” is also slotted for Nov. 20.

Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at Box Office Pro, said it’s no surprise that the U.S. moviegoing business is subdued amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This weekend is continuing what’s now expected to become a trend of quieter weekends at the domestic box office in the early autumn weeks following numerous release delays since ‘Tenet’ opened,” he added. “It’s another good news, bad news scenario as ‘Tenet’ itself and other films are displaying stronger legs than typically seen in pre-pandemic times, but the volume of total business in the market is lacking due to modest consumer awareness, the absence of four-quad films, and no promotional engine usually driven by the Los Angeles and New York markets.”

Currently, about 75% of U.S. markets are open but the key Los Angeles and New York markets remain closed along with most of the rest of California, North Carolina, Michigan, New Mexico, Seattle-Tacoma and Portland, except for driveins. Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst with Comscore, estimated that only 58% of theaters are currently open in North America.

“The marketplace is as expected sleepy and uncertain,” he added. “However, there is at least some encouraging news in the fact that where people have the option, film fans are heading to the movie theater while others are seeking out the big screen experience even in neighboring cities if their local multiplex is unavailable.”

Warner Bros. noted that the top six “Tenet” locations were in California, led by the Paramount Drive-In in Los Angeles County, the Capitol 6 Drive-In (San Francisco area), Solano Twin Drive-In (San Francisco area), Regal Irvine Spectrum IMAX, AMC Block Orange with IMAX and Cinemark Redwood 20 (San Francisco area).

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