Monthly Archives: January 2018
In December, Uber deployed its self-driving cars in San Francisco but California regulators didn’t feel it was such a good idea. In Florida, state Senator Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, saw this as an opening for their state. He tweeted to Uber that unlike California, Florida welcomes driverless cars and no permit is needed. Florida continues […]
Apple holds the title as the most valuable firm in the world with a market cap of over $625 billion and profits surpassing $50 billion in any given year. Yet, Apple is a company at a crossroads. The outlook of its moneymaker, the iPhone, looks gloomy after 15 months of weakened sales and no breakthrough […]
California has shut down Uber’s short trial of self-driving cars on the streets of San Francisco a week after the first of those vehicles blew through a red light. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles yanked the registration of all 16 cars in the program on Wednesday. State officials and Uber executives had been wrangling over […]
New York Times In a Retreat, Uber Ends Its Self-Driving Car Experiment in San FranciscoNew York TimesA self-driving Uber car in a garage in San Francisco last week. Credit Eric Risberg/Associated Press. Uber’s grand experiment of a self-driving car service in its hometown officially lasted only a week. On Wednesday, Uber ended the autonomous car […]
Uber, which defied state regulators who said the service was illegal, stopped the autonomous car program after only a week.
Business Insider Uber caves after DMV gives its self-driving cars the death blow in CaliforniaBusiness InsiderUber self-driving Volvo XC90 San Francisco In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, an Uber driverless car is displayed in a garage in San Francisco. AP Photo/Eric Risberg. The California DMV has revoked the registration of Uber’s 16 autonomous …Uber […]
MIT studies whether autonomous truck convoys are more efficient being dispatched at regular times, or waiting until, say, five or 10 trucks are ready to go. Fuel savings of 20% are possible when platooning. The post MIT study: Driverless truck platoons will save fuel and money, especially if they tailgate appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Rumors about the iPhone 8 continue to fly fast and furiously, and unfortunately we’re stuck with this until at least next year. This time we’re hearing that Apple might try to make the speakers on the phone even smaller so that it can be even thinner than the iPhone 7. This would be in line […]
Worker Productivity Growth Hits New Low – What Can Be Done? FORECASTS & TRENDS E-LETTER by Gary D. Halbert December 20, 2016 Worker Productivity Growth Weakest in Over 50 Years How to Reverse the Trend of Falling Productivity Growth What President Trump & Congress Should Consider Conclusions – We Can’t Let This Trend Continue Keep […]
Either driverless cars replicate humans a bit too well or they need more tweaking before they’re ready for prime time. Just hours after Uber proudly rolled out a fleet of sleek self-driving Volvos in San Francisco on Wednesday morning, one of them barreled through a red light. All of Uber’s self-driving cars in both San Francisco and Pittsburgh, […]