Similarly, in the B2B world, artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive technologies represent a disruptive shift that’s forcing companies to reimagine how they operate.With that in mind, here are eight questions everyone is asking about self-driving cars, each of which has an important parallel that helps frame AI’s impact on business and society at large.Google’s self-driving cars have already driven 1,210,676 miles yet, as of July this year, there had only been 14 accidents — all caused by human error, not by the software.Given the fact that around 33,000 people die in traffic accidents in the U.S. every year, and much of blame falls to distracted drivers, there is a huge opportunity to make our roads safer.In the B2B world, very few of our decisions are life or death, but there is still important revenue at stake.When the models are live, someone needs to monitor the impact of any changes and watch for drift in performance to ensure continued accuracy.
Battery technology has evolved to the point where drivers no longer need to recharge their vehicles after short journeys.What's more, the government will give buyers up to £4,500 towards a new electric vehicle.The only differences drivers will notice are the “voltaic clicks and hums” when the vehicle starts up.Deliveries are expected to take place early next year for those who pre-ordered the car shortly after it was revealed last May.This gets buyers a 220-mile-per-charge battery pack and a 0-60mph time of 5.6secs, says Top Gear.Underneath the sleek skin of the I-Pace sit two electric motors perched on the front and rear axles.
Battery technology has evolved to the point where drivers no longer need to recharge their vehicles after short journeys.What's more, the government will give buyers up to £4,500 towards a new electric vehicle.Deliveries are expected to take place early next year for those who pre-ordered the car shortly after it was revealed last May.It’s the cheapest car in the company’s line-up, with the entry-level version costing around $35,000 (£27,000).This gets buyers a 220-mile-per-charge battery pack and a 0-60mph time of 5.6secs, says Top Gear.The range-topping variant comes with a 310-mile-per-charge battery and goes from 0-60mph in 5.1secs.
More than 1,500 pedestrians landed in emergency rooms in 2010 because of accidents sustained while texting and walking at the same time — up nearly 500% since 2005, according to an Ohio State University study.Other researchers say phones account for 10% of pedestrian injuries, and a half-dozen deaths a year.A handful of brilliant minds have formed ideas to tackle this worldwide epidemic, including texter-only lanes and signs that discourage checking Facebook.Signs that warn drivers of texting pedestrians...Swedish designers Jacob Sempler and Emil Tiismann created these traffic signs for Stockholm.They were installed in three different locations in November 2015.
A heads-up display, which projects information such as the car's speed and battery life in front of the driver, could prevent drivers from looking at the 15ins display while driving and therefore help them focus on the road.Despite its focus on autonomous technology, the driving experience in the Model 3 “remains enjoyably analogue”, says Car magazine, while the vehicle's acceleration performance easily matches its more expensive sibling, the Model S.Drivers may find themselves using only their right foot to drive the Model 3, thanks to its regenerative braking system, which automatically applies the brakes when coasting in order to charge battery.The batteries themselves come in two different options, says Top Gear - offering a 220-mile-per-charge range or 310 miles per charge.As there are no dials behind the steering wheel to show your road speed, Mashable says you need to focus on the touchscreen in the centre console to see how fast you're going.TechCrunch concludes that the Model 3 "is a well-designed, mid-sized sedan that managed to simplify the Tesla design ethos with luxury in mind and without making it feel any less a part of the Tesla family."
ride sharing service uber's public image has never been particularly clean, but this spring its activities is felt to find new the dirty secrets of this here.The Information according to the Uber used in 2014-2016 secret Hell-spyware in the united states the worst rival Lyftin action observation.the thing of news also, inter alia, The Verge.the Software claimed showed, inter alia, Lyft-car locations in the city.Uber drivers seek information on the basis of spread out so that were able to provide competitors with shorter waiting times for prospective customers.in Addition, Uber was able to find out the kind of drivers who worked for both Uber and rival Lyftin.
Researchers from Risk Based Security have Shodanned up a Cabcharge database that was running without security.The taxi fee monopoly has lurched into damage control, telling the Sydney Morning Herald it's contacting the 3,400 Cabcharge Fastcard holders whose details were left lying around in public.RBS's post says the database exposed sensitive information of both customers and drivers.While only the last four digits of credit cards were held, the customer's name, pickup, and dropoff locations and times were all in the database.Driver information included name, ABN, taxi ID, terminal ID, and trip logs.The company sent a statement over to the SMH to the effect that the old information didn't put customer payment information at risk, and claiming that the information hadn't been misused.
In an update coming soon, drivers will be able to access all of Android Auto s functions straight from their cellphone in any car.That means people who can t afford a brand new ride or an aftermarket head unit will still be able to use Google Maps, voice controls, and messaging simply by mounting their mobile on the dashboard.Better yet, the system can be managed with OK Google commands, a process known as hotwording.Using Android Auto in a 20-year-old hooptie sounds pretty great, but the app itself is set to acquire a few new features including Waze.Read more: MyHyundai could be the first carmaker-specific Android Auto appFinally, as we reported earlier today, automaker-specific apps are coming to Android Auto.The first of the batch is called MyHyundai you won t believe who makes it , and it adds exclusive functions like Roadside Assistance, monthly vehicle reports, maintenance alerts, and even a Valet Mode.
Our primary family digital photo library now at 50,000 photos , for example, still lives on our desktop as well as in the cloud , as do our Quicken finances, TurboTax taxes, and other critical files.Throw in innovative new small form factor desktops like Intel s Skull Canyon NUC and you have people who may not have considered desktops giving them a serious second look.That number is expected to eventually fall below half, but in many business environments, a fixed, large computing device is still very much an asset.The most compelling and newest demand for desktop PCs, however, is being driven by virtual reality.They still provide the best experience for a wide variety of consumer and business computing applications, and for that reason, will continue to hold an important place among technology solutions for some time to come.Bob O Donnell is the founder and chief analyst of TECHnalysis Research, LLC a technology consulting and market research firm.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in the UK has already stopped paper licences and moved them online and is now trying to make them more digital.Photo: Getty ImagesImagine being pulled over by the cops while driving, being asked for your licence, and you pull out your … smartphone.For British motorists, this could soon happen following a sneak preview a new prototype for a mobile licence from the head of the country's driving authority.In a tweet last week, Oliver Morely, chief executive of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency DVLA tweeted a picture of an iPhone with a U.K. driving licence in Apple's Wallet app.1 prototype no timeline yet2 not replacement for photocard, an add-on3 security our priority4 possible because nomorecounterpartThe DVLA is trying to make driving licence more digital.And other pieces of identification are also looking to go digital.
The AK T1's inputs include microSD, USB, optical and auxiliary, plus streaming over Ethernet, Wi-Fi and BluetoothThis article was first published in the June 2016 issue of WIRED magazine.Its first all-in-one home media system now lets you share the sound by integrating its 24-bit/8-192kHz audiophile-quality sample rate into a 100cm-tall speaker tower.The six speakers are driven by a hybrid amplifier system.An analogue amp delivers crisp highs to the tweeters; a rich midrange and deep bass for the subwoofers comes courtesy of a digital system.£2,499The 6.2kg bar is 100 x 13.1 x 12.5cm, and was created by Torsten Valeur, who has been designing Bang and Olufsen products since 1997A pair of centrally placed four-inch bass drivers coupled with a three-quarter-inch tweeter on either end give this characteristically stylish Bang & Olufsen all-in-one system a balanced but room-filling sound.Integrated streaming services including Spotify, Deezer and TuneIn can be controlled from the device's touchscreen, the remote or the BeoMusic app.
Executives at restaurant food delivery startup Deliveroo may have felt a chill down their spine on Tuesday as Amazon announced tentative steps to move in on their territory by launching a restaurant food delivery service over the pond in Manhattan, New York.Deliveroo is arguably the best-known restaurant food delivery company in the UK but one of the startup's early employees is aware that there are other companies eyeing up the space it operates in.Last Wednesday, before Amazon announced it was going to deliver food from 350 eateries across Manhattan, Dan Warne, Deliveroo's managing director for the UK and Ireland, told Business Insider: "I m sure there will be some much bigger fish who consider entering the market at some point.But we feel we re in a very good position."Deliveroo, founded by former investment banker Will Shu and Greg Orlowski in 2012, pays a fleet of riders to pick up food from restaurants and deliver it to customers at their homes and offices."Restaurants don t necessarily have a back entrance to handle drivers or a second kitchen to handle deliveries," explained Warne.Warne said Deliveroo plans to put the RooBoxes in areas where there isn t necessarily high footfall.Tommi's first started using the RooBox in February.Tommi's manager Robert Magnusson told Business Insider that the RooBox has allowed Tommi's to test new markets and expand with low financial risk and overheads.The results of the test will be based around how drivers feedback on it.
One of the world renowned intelligent camera makers, the chinese Yi Technology are making yet another step towards being the global player by officially entering the important European market.The official distribution will be available first for the Central Europe region with Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania, but that s just beggining of the expansion plans.The Yi brand belongs for some time already under the Xiaomi consortium and their products found the way to over 3.5 million customers worldwide.With the Central European cooperation with the Lion Mobile company they are planning to offer to the european customer the local service, support and warranty, but also the full localisation of their products including the voice control apps.Their most important product is currently probably the Yi Action cam with features like 2K resolution recording, 240 fps slow motion and vast array of optional accessories for all the possible action usage – sport, underwater, skiing, motobike etc.Similar sale success is expected from the upcoming Yi Car Das camera meant for the drivers and offering stable performance in any weather and condition along the bonus ADAS function Advanced driver assistance systems for better safety.Another product to look forward to is the Yi IP Cam for securing your homes and potentially also used as a nany cam to watch over the children.
Fossil fuels are choking the atmosphere, and their supplies are dwindling - which means the combustion engine is on a limited lifespan.The market then, is crying out for more alternatives to come to the fore, and currently second place in the renewable, eco-friendly race is hydrogen.In the UK, for example, there are only four publicly accessible Hydrogen refueling points - all of which are based in and around London.Hydrogen is an exciting new technology, but it's currently crippled by lack of infrastructure.Early verdictI managed to clock up some decent mileage during my weekend with the ix35 Fuel Cell and it was an enjoyable one.Normal drivers aren't Hyundai's main focus though.
Transport ministry official Nunthapong Cherdchoo told Reuters that the services conflict with existing motorbike taxi services in the Thai capital.UberMoto, which has since launched in India and Indonesia after Bangkok, takes the company s on-demand taxi concept to two wheels.Motorbike taxis are a popular form on transport in many cities in Southeast Asia since drivers can weave the traffic-clogged roads faster than four-wheeled vehicles.This despite UberMoto debuting with the endorsement of the Thai transport police who were represent at the launch event in February.And this is Uber s full statement:Earlier this year Thailand helped Uber achieve a world-first with the launch of uberMOTO, a global pilot and our first two-wheeled ridesharing service.And we re grateful for their support when it comes to using motorbikes as couriers and to deliver food.
Initially, a small percentage of Bay Area drivers will be included in the trial, with the trial eventually spreading throughout the San Francisco area and lasting two months.Sitting in the Uber app s Help section, the calling function is represented by a phone icon.Currently, the Uber app offers self-service options, such as frequently asked questions, though there is a way to contact representatives.Since then I have been emailing support to get my account active again and every time I get a canned reply from different reps, Uber driver Garen Karanyan told The Verge.I would email Adrian and will get a reply from Eugene saying that he stepped in for Adrian.The ride-sharing service agreed to settlements, scheduled for review on June 2, totaling $100 million, though drivers will still be considered contractors.
It stores data on every ride you take using the service, as well as the ratings that drivers give their passengers.UK residents can file something called a "subject access request" with a company to find out what data is held about them.Please give me details of the source of this data if available.If you need any more information from me, or a fee, please let me know as soon as possible.It may be helpful for you to know that a request for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 should be responded to within 40 days.If you do not normally deal with these requests, please pass this letter to your Data Protection Officer.Here's what I found:Uber knows where I've beenThe document Uber sent me included the precise locations of where I had requested rides, where each ride began, and where it ended.Five is the best, meaning they were a great driver, and one star means you had a really bad experience.But what you might not realise is that drivers are also encouraged to rate their passengers.I'm not doing that again.Uber stores every email you send itIncluded in the data Uber sent back to me was a record of every support email I've sent the company.Feedback I sent about driversEmails about my request for the dataI've spent over £750 on Uber in less than two yearsThe PDF file that Uber sent me meant that many of the figures weren't readable.
Google's attempt to colonize the dashboard through plugging in Android phones is set to receive a number of convenience features in the coming months, including the ability to hook up your smartphone via WiFi rather than plugging in a USB cable.In practice, though, being able to leave the phone in your pocket or bag means it's more likely that you'll boot Android Auto up, which Google is undoubtedly hoping will increase use and, as a result, keep more drivers' eyes on the road.As for hot-word triggering, it's Google's familiar "Ok Google" command which has already been used on Android Wear and Android smartphones and tablets.Finally - and excellent news for anyone reliant on its speed camera warnings and accident alerts - Waze is coming to Android Auto.Meanwhile Android has been making some headway in factory-fit infotainment systems, and while not generally identifiable thanks to OEM customization, an increasing number of cars use the platform.Honda's upcoming Ridgeline truck, for instance, uses Android, as does the company's popular Civic.
But that didn't stop some homeowners and business owners telling the BBC this month that the lycra-clad groups, typically made up of males in their twenties and thirties, are becoming a bit of a nuisance.Stephen Foster, a bookseller from Chiswick, told the BBC that he calls the gathering close to his shop "the Deliveroost.We're a retail business and what you want is people to feel comfortable walking past your shop and going into it.Otherwise that customer gets exceptionally upset about that inability to order and the restaurant likewise if they cook food and there isn t a driver to pick it up.As order volumes get much larger, they become more predictable and less volatile, allowing us to staff drivers at more of an exact level vs. that order volume.We work with our consumer base themselves to give us feedback on where they see things like that.They represent our brand, they go into the restaurants.Its really important they re the right type of person so consequently, while there may have been an article about riders congregating together, you ll see in the article there is nothing that stipulates they have done anything wrong, which is why it s quite interesting that it was a BBC News at 10 article.We re going to act on it and take it seriously but it s going to happen, it s human nature.NOW WATCH: Bumble founder: Men should stop putting these 4 things in their profilesLoading video...
On Tuesday, Uber launched a new feature called Trip Tracker, enabling users to track their family members' rides with the service.The Trip Tracker is part of another Uber feature called Family Profiles, which lets you add other riders to a joint family profile, with rides billed to the profile organizer.The idea behind the feature is to track your family members in real time.Then, you'll be able to follow the ride's progress on the map inside the Uber app see below .The Trip Tracker is a welcome safety-related feature from Uber, which has often been under fire for not doing enough to make sure its customers are safe.In April, Uber agreed to pay $10 million to settle California prosecutors' allegations it misled customers about the background checks it performs on drivers.