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Aurora cofounder and CEO Chris Urmson on the company’s new investor, Amazon, and much more You might not think of self-driving technologies and politics having much in common, but at least in one way, they overlap meaningfully: yesterday’s enemy can be tomorrow’s ally. Such was the message we gleaned Thursday night, at a small industry event in San Francisco, where we had the chance to s… Asked about the company’s costly self-driving efforts, whose scale has been drastically downsized in the eleven months since one of its vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, Urmson noted again that Aurora is in the business of delivering the driver, and Uber needs a lot of drivers, so we think it would be wonder to partner with them, to partner with Lyft, to partner [with companies with similar ambitions] globally
A self-driving car expert describes the biggest problem with semi-autonomous driving systems like Tesla's Autopilot and Cadillac's Super Cruise Semi-autonomous driving systems like Tesla's Autopilot rely on unrealistic expectations about human behavior, said Duke professor Mary Cummings. Expecting the human to be able to just step in when we know they haven't been paying attention is a huge problem Read more: Tesla rival Byton wants to 'disrupt the automotive world' with an enormous, 48-inch dashboard screen An Amazon auto exec explains why Silicon Valley won't destroy traditional automakers One of Tesla's early rivals reveals the fastest way to get self-driving vehicles on the road safely Tesla, Uber, Waymo, and Cruise are facing a major reality check as problems mount for their self-driving car tech
Why This New Trend In Mobile Apps Could Change Your Life See why this new trend can help you find that elusive work-life balance right at your fingertips! From Fitness to Wellness, There's An App For That Now However, Moaz Hamid, Managing Director for REME, a mobile app that provides mindful health & wellness services and education, gives additional insight into the growing trend in this particular category of apps
Loading up your work vehicle with tools puts you at higher risk of an accident - as stopping distances increase by 35 per cent VAN drivers could be at risk of an accident if they don’t take heavy loads into account when braking. The added weight carried in the average work vehicle can increase stopping distances by a… Volkswagen is currently the only manufacturer to offer AEB as standard across its range This follows 2017’s announcement that all of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ new vans will come with standard-fit Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), a first for a van maker A survey last year found Brits rely heavily on van drivers, with almost half of consumers using van services daily
Deadly Takata airbag recall adds 1.7M more vehicles - Roadshow Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Daimler Vans, Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari models are among those impacted. As you've undoubtedly heard by now, these faulty Takata airbag inflators are being blamed for at least 23 deaths and hundreds of injuries Even without an accident to trigger their deployment, the inflators can fracture, spraying shrapnel into drivers and passengers Japan's Takata Corp. has sought bankruptcy protection in the wake of the largest auto safety recall in history
PUBG Takes Home Game of the Year at 2018 Steam Awards | Digital Trends PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds took home Game of the Year at the 2018 Steam Awards, beating the likes of Monster Hunter: World, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Hitman 2, and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. The other awards handed out include Labor of Love, Better with Friends, and Most Fun with a Machine. The results are now in, with Valve revealing the winner through a ceremony broadcast via However, things have definitely changed since it first gripped the gaming world by launching the battle royale genre, as it has since been overshadowed by Fortnite
Mercedes-Benz Designer Gorden Wagener Interview on Tech | Digital Trends Mercedes-Benz lead designer Gorden Wagener needs to push the company's design language further without diluting it. He also wants to use the growing amount of tech packed into modern-day cars to his advantage. Digital Trends sat down with Wagener to gain insight into how Mercedes-Benz design will evolve. Concept cars like the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow shed fascinating insight into the future of an automaker, and they give us a glimpse at what’s going on inside the minds of the people who design them We are seeing Sensual Purity 1.0, 1.5, etc.; it’s like an operating system
Fintech start-up wants to let you own shares of cars like Ferraris and Porsches—but there's a catch The average Rally Rd investor can "enjoy the ownership effect," the co-founder said. Still, the market for collectible cars isn't less than liquid and requires lots of disposable income to participate It raises the question of why anyone would want to buy a piece of an asset it can't physically own As Bruno put it: The only thing that's asymmetrical is access Disclosure: NBCUniversal and Comcast are investors in Acorns
Inside an indie: Making a film from scratch without a Hollywood budget "Go to the networking event. Show up." A look at what it's like to make a movie without the resources of a big studio. And this was in the cold of a polar vortex, so the trucks did not always behave the way you'd hope Part of the reason to work with a distributor is so that doesn't happen The way that we're approaching this is very much grassroots Movie Magic: The secrets behind the scenes of your favorite films and filmmakers
Extreme weather is sucking the life from your electric car Last month’s polar vortex was especially rough for EV owners. The problem is that, unlike a car with an internal combustion engine that can warm the cabin with waste heat, EVs have to tap into their batteries to power the climate control system And plan ahead for frequent stops to charge if you’re going on a longer trip, so you don’t get caught on the side of the road with a dead battery
What’s going on with high-speed rail in the US? Is true high-speed rail finally happening in the US? Maybe. The answer to this question isn't as obvious as it seems They use Siemens Chargers, which we checked out extensively when they were unveiled for the Pacific Surfliner route in Los Angeles You can follow his exploits on Twitter, Instagram and on his travel blog BaldNomad
SsangYong Motor rises at expense of GM Korea, Renault Samsung General Motors' Traverse While SsangYong is seeing a rosy outlook, GM Korea and Renault Samsung are seeing their sales mired in a bottomless pit amid a string of unfavorable factors If the union continues to strike, the productivity of the Korean unit will decline and consequently it will have difficulties in winning production contracts for new vehicles, one official said