I ve never been one for hi-vis.It is not merely vanity, though I admit luminous yellow is just not my colour.It s that too many cyclists see it as a panacea, a fluorescent force-field that will protect them from the dangers of the road, whereas the truth is you can be done up head-to-toe as a highlighter pen and it ll not help you at all if you re always cowering in a driver s blind spot.I don t wear proper cycling gear to ride two miles to the Guardian s Manchester office each day.If it s raining, I ll don a waterproof jacket or, more honestly, take the car .But generally I m in my civvies and so am arguably the prime market for Volvo s new LifePaint, a water-based reflective safety spray , which promises to turn ordinary clothes into beacons when in direct glare of headlights.
the car unions fear the government's new climate and energy strategy, to raise their own car use costs and the movement of the price in the first place.automobile association welcomes the government a new energy and climate strategy aims to reduce particular emissions from road traffic.at the Same time, however, it is afraid of reform to raise their own car use price.the strategy, the goal is to get to transport at least 250 000 electric cars and 50 000 gas cars by 2030"When taking into account the climate impact, undertaken by the government of fuel and vehicle tax increases, planned toll and now used energy price level, so the horizon is all movement, and in particular private car use cost increases", the automobile association to write a newsletter.It is concerned about how this will affect the household activity-and corporate activity, as well as through Finnish livelihood and standard of living.
Israeli startup Electroad has launched an experiment, where the road mounted electromagnetic induction coils to charge electric cars the car is in motion.the basic principle of the system is the same as, say, the smartphone wireless charging and electric toothbrushes, writes the Inhabitat.Electroadin model has already been tried successfully.Now it is becoming even wider test bus route in Tel Aviv.If such technologies become more common, electric cars will no longer need to download separately.Electroad promise more cost-effective, more efficient and cleaner ways to move.
the true finns mps, transport and communications committee chairman, Ari Jalonen said in his opening speech to the Caravan Show-trade fair in Turku today, that motorhomes and caravans is not coming from the tax."This is circulating untrue rumors.Motorhomes and trailers will not become a tax," Jalonen said in the announcement.at the Same time Jalonen fretted motorcycle to the planned tax.Jalonen also stressed that this government will make significant additional investments in road maintenance."Road repair debt is huge, and the government has increased road maintenance funding, so that more of you will be in better shape."
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."
While previous spy shots of the entry-level electric car "appeared to be flat, spartan, and lifeless", the website says the production version feels "refreshing" and "expansive" because of the lack of dials and buttons.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."Prices are expected to start at around £30,000 "after government grants", says the Daily Mail, although UK deliveries are not expected until next year.The cheaper model comes with a battery range of 220 miles.Tesla Model 3: Performance version to arrive 'next year'
employee organisations SAK's industrial policy expert Sauli Hievanen told me he was worried about Finland and the rest of Europe between the relative distance.Hievanen tells about his views on SAK's website."Finland needs a number of electoral-scale infrastructure program, which will improve with our accessibility", Hievanen to write.Finland's relative distance to the rest of Europe growing according to him, neighbouring countries with large investments in fast and the remote connections."even Though Sweden, Denmark and Norway are practically closed to the European continent, they are investing heavily in international train connections to accelerate", Hievanen said.SAK was involved in the infrastructure survey, which survey the various industries of the future needs of the transport corridors.
It has also become an important market for example, a Machine and Wärtsilä like, China manufacturers of mechanical engineeringChina-the phenomenon of a new stage means new growth opportunities.Both are examples of Kemi and Kemijärvi planned bioproduct mill, where the background is chinese money.Last winter was a breakthrough in China-tourism and flights to asia from Finland are increasing.Last winter, Ivalo and Rovaniemi rose finnair's network in popular destination for chinese tourists.So popular wide acceptance as Paris and Rome, which is amazing.
It has also become an important market for example, a Machine and Wärtsilä like, China manufacturers of mechanical engineeringChina-the phenomenon of a new stage means new growth opportunities.Both are examples of Kemi and Kemijärvi planned bioproduct mill, where the background is chinese money.Last winter was a breakthrough in China-tourism and flights to asia from Finland are increasing.Last winter, Ivalo and Rovaniemi rose finnair's network in popular destination for chinese tourists.So popular wide acceptance as Paris and Rome, which is amazing.
It doesn't seem like there are any other cars on the market right now that have as many easter eggs as Tesla's cars do.Most of them are even hidden directly in front of the driver, but chances are you haven't even seen them.If you press button on your Tesla's charge handle, the light around the charge port flashes rainbow colors.Something to keep you entertained while you wait for your car to charge.If you've purchased Tesla's Autopilot software, turn it on four times quickly to display a Mario Kart-like rainbow road on your gauge cluster screen.Elon Musk referred to this rainbow Easter egg as a "psychedelic cowbell road."
U.S. Patent Office Today, when a car runs into a pedestrian, it often carries the person along until the driver brakes, throwing the victim from the vehicle, possibly leading to further injury as they hit the road or some other hard surface, or get hit by another car, the patent said."An eggshell-like layer covering the adhesive would protect the sticky surface during everyday driving, but shatter in an accident to reveal the glue.The Google patent comes at a time of rising pedestrian traffic fatalities, with preliminary data suggesting a 10 percent increase nationally last year from 4,884 deaths in 2014, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association."Manufacturers have gotten remarkably good at protecting the occupants of the vehicle, but there's been much less attention to protecting the people outside.But, Smith said, Google's patent highlights a problem central to safety engineering: solutions create their own concerns.Contact Ethan Baron at 408-920-5011 or follow him at Twitter.com/ethanbaron
The shipping company Viking Line will publish its first quarter results at 9 o'clock. Beginning of the year is traditionally the company's weakest and often at a loss. Oil prices by lower prices benefit the company, but the increase in other expenses is hampered results. Also, the growth has been the stumbling. Statistics on Wednesday, says the number of bankruptcies in April and road freight transport volumes last year. On Wednesday, the Japanese are also obtained preliminary gross domestic product figures for the euro area consumer price index for April.
The system can process 90 million instructions per second at less than 40 watts.That means the system uses less power than Nvidia s competing Drive PX2 computer, which consumes nearly 250 watts, according to CNET s Road Show blog.The system first started shipping in September of last year, and is now widely available to the whole automotive industry.Next level computers like the BlueBox and Nvidia s Drive PX2 provide far more computing power than ADAS processors, so they can process mountains of data from a large number of sensors in real time for instant decision-making.The introduction of this computer is a major step on the road to getting self-driving cars all over the road, which could happen sooner rather than later.John Greenough, senior research analyst for BI Intelligence, has compiled a detailed report on self-driving cars that examines the major strides automakers and tech companies have made to overcome the barriers currently preventing fully autonomous cars from hitting the market.Further, the report examines global survey results showing where fully autonomous cars are highly desired.Here are some key takeaways from the report:Three barriers have been preventing fully autonomous cars from hitting the road: 1 high technological component prices; 2 varying degrees of consumer trust in the technology; and 3 relatively nonexistent regulations.California's regulations stipulate that a fully autonomous car must have a driver behind the wheel at all times, discouraging Google's and Uber's idea of a driverless taxi system.In full, the report:Examines consumer trust in fully autonomous vehiclesIdentifies technological advancements that have been made in the industryAnalyzes the cost of fully autonomous technology and identifies how cost is being reducedExplains the current regulations surrounding fully autonomous carsTo get your copy of this invaluable guide, choose one of these options:Subscribe to an ALL-ACCESS Membership with BI Intelligence and gain immediate access to this report AND over 100 other expertly researched deep-dive reports, subscriptions to all of our daily newsletters, and much more.But however you decide to acquire this report, you ve given yourself a powerful advantage in your understanding of the emerging world of self-driving cars.
If the funds in the account go below an agreed limit, the band kicks in.It can also work with smart meter Nest to turn down the heating and save energy bills if funds are low.Chief executive David Webber told the BBC the idea was about consumer choice.He dismissed the idea that the concept is too controlling.The Pavlok wristband "shock" function can also be deactivated, Mr Webber added.'Road to hell'However Prof Alan Woodward, a cybersecurity expert from Surrey University, said the more connections which are made between devices, the greater the risk of a security weakness.
apartment building log dam road in Helsinki, Oulu, on the roof of the village is one of Finland's first self-investment in housing corporation for photovoltaic systems. - If the panels produce more electricity than what is used, it can be sold back to the national grid, Chairman Roger Santala explains. Housing cooperatives are not used to invest in productive investments Energy expert and tietokirjaiija Janne Käpylehdon, Finland has some 80 000 summer cottages, which is independent from the power supply a solar power system. network-connected systems is currently a little less than 2 000. - Plumbing renovations are accustomed to do, but an investment in photovoltaics is very different. Energy expert Janne Käpylehdon According to the Finnish Housing Company cooking slowly in position to take advantage of the enormous potential of solar energy economically viable.
Credit: Derek WalterIf you re not one of the lucky few who gets to attend Google I/O this week, don't despair.The keynote will be streamed live, and we were kind enough to embed the video stream below.If you want to really get crazy, you can slap on a pair of Cardboard goggles as the event will be shot in 360-degree video.Many of the other events and developer sessions will be live streamed from the official I/O site.Sessions include What s New in Android, Introducing Project Tango Area Learning, and Android Auto: The Road Ahead.Better yet, Greenbot is on the ground here at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, so follow us here and on Twitter to get live updates throughout Google I/O.
Residents must sell their car to get $100 each month to spend on Uber and public transport.The incentive is geared towards reducing the number of cars on the road, and instead encourage property owners and tenants to either use Uber and other taxi companies, or local public transport systems.Uber also promises to cap shared UberPool journeys between the housing development, called Parkmerced, and nearby transport hubs at $5 per journey.Rob Rosania, founder of Maximus Real Estate Partners, which owns the 8,900-apartment development, said: "The immediate benefit to residents will be to decrease or eliminate the need for private car ownership, facilitate a more efficient commute, reduce transportation costs, and minimise the need for parking."The rest can be spent on regular taxis, public transport and other ride-sharing schemes.The move comes just days after IBTimes UK spoke with a Finnish startup called MaaS mobility as a service , which wants to offer a complete transportation service which replaces car ownership with a subscription service for car hire, Uber, ridesharing, public transport and more.
The factory images should arrive shortly for the supported devices: Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus 9 LTE, Nexus Player, General Mobile 4G, and Pixel C.Google launched the first Android N developer preview in March and the second preview in April.In past years, Google has unveiled the next Android version and released the accompanying developer preview at its I/O developer conference, but with Android N, the company is starting much earlier — we re at I/O 2016 and the company is already on the third preview.There are two big features the Android team is highlighting in the third preview: seamless updates like in Chrome OS!The third preview naturally includes everything that inside the first two previews, but these features are being shared for the first time today.Google says that seamless updates are inspired by how Chromebooks apply updates.The next time you restart your Android phone or tablet, it will boot up using the updated system image.Seamless updates are a huge addition that will have massive implications on the Android ecosystem years down the road.Developers will be happy to know that VR mode brings performance enhancements, including single buffer rendering and access to an exclusive CPU core.VR mode lets apps take advantage of smooth head-tracking, stereo notifications, and low latency graphics.Of course, we knew that was the case thanks to Google Cardboard s success, but now the company is baking support and improvements right into its mobile operating system.As you might expect, the new preview also includes a few API changes check out the diff reports and a slew of bug fixes.
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.
Click to Open Overlay GalleryGoma Santa Barbara ZooGoma is a stud.Fresh from his road trip, Goma will now spend at least a month in quarantine, until his veterinarians and keepers decide he s healthy and ready to play nice with his new troop.They are typical males, sleep and eat all day, says Michele Green, Santa Barbara Zoo s curator of mammals.The Matchmaker CallsIn December of last year, Green got a phone call from Lukas, asking if she would consider the boys for transfer.From inside the gorilla yard, you would have seen these massive, Jurassic Park looking doors open, then a giant forklift drives through with a huge gorilla carrier on the front, says Erica Meyer, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo s public relations manager.On the way across the outdoor enclosure, Goma let out a roar, alerting the six members of his new troop that their lives were going to be different from here on out.
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