Volvo and Nvidia are adding another thread to the growing web of corporate self-driving car partnerships.Under a new arrangement, Nvidia will provide a computing platform for Volvo’s autonomous cars.Nvidia is basically joining an existing team consisting of Volvo, automotive supplier Autoliv, and Zenuity, a joint venture of Volvo and Autoliv created to develop software for self-driving cars.While those three partners have the software covered, Nvidia will provide the computers to run it on.The tech company’s contribution will likely take the form of its Drive PX 2 platform, a hardware set designed specifically for self-driving cars.Volvo already uses Drive PX 2 in the handful of prototype self-driving cars it’s testing in Gothenburg, Sweden, under the “Drive Me” program.
Alphabet/Google’s self-driving car division Waymo disclosed earlier this month that it is working on (semi-)autonomous trucks, and now we have our first look at the vehicles in question.Jalopnik published a number of photos of a Waymo branded truck kitted out with a radar, lidar and ultrasonic radars.The company took Uber to court over its employment of former Google self-driving car executive Antony Levandowski, who it alleged harbored company secrets that were used to start Otto, the self-driving truck startup that Uber acquired last year.Levandowski, who has since been fired by Uber, founded Otto alongside a number of former Googlers in 2016.Like Waymo, Otto’s focus is not to replace truck drivers altogether, but rather to automate much of their driving in the name of increased safety and efficiency.So that might mean that a truck drives itself on long stretches of highway, allowing the human driver to get to the final destination faster, focus on other things during the journey, and maybe even take a rest.
Back in the days of TV commercials, almost every video was a top-of-funnel asset.Commercials had 30 seconds to not only convince you to buy their product or service, but also hopefully entertain you, build credibility for their brand, and implore you to learn more.Those ads were hard working!With online video, and the rise of video for sales and account-based marketing, video is no longer a top-of-funnel asset.It’s having an impact at every funnel stage, from introducing prospects to your brand, to driving home your value drivers with targeted demos.Let’s take a quick look at where video fits in at each funnel stage, and share an infographic on the types of videos you need in your B2B marketing strategy to cover your entire funnel
The issue highlights the huge range of challenges engineers have to overcome before we can enjoy a ride in a truly driverless car.It’s vitally important that engineers developing autonomous-vehicle technology get to test it in a range of conditions.That’s why the likes of Waymo and Uber are trying out their self-driving kit in a number of states across the U.S., to learn about how it handles different weather conditions, landscapes, road systems, and the like.Ambitious companies as they are, no doubt they plan for their technology to one day go global, allowing drivers everywhere to hang up their car keys, sit back, and enjoy the ride.In that case, they’ll need to head Down Under at some point so they can work out how to get their cars to take evasive action when a kangaroo hops onto the road.It’s a challenge that has so far bamboozled Swedish automaker Volvo, whose engineers are apparently having some difficulties in getting their self-driving kit to recognize the unique creature.
After having made their entrance to the strains of Jimi Hendrix's ”Voodoo Child” said Jim McCarthy about how the Show wants to digitize the physical system of payments, boosting e-commerce by making the payment easier and allow the Uber-drivers and Airbnb-landlords get access to their money faster.Then they approached Jim McCarthy the next big challenge: create the next generation of betalningsupplevelse.When McCarthy shortly thereafter, during his keynote at Money 20/20 in Copenhagen, told me that the Show buy into Klarna it was appreciated by the audience.”We are investing in Klarna since we want to strengthen the ecosystem around the payment to make it as frictionless as possible,” said Jim McCarthy.Read more: the Show buy into Klarna – boost bankaffärenMichael Rouse, business manager at Klarna, took the stage to tell us about the investment.
One of the major drivers of successful and innovative companies is their experimentation culture.To build a culture of experimentation in your own company, follow these steps.In our years of experience, we continually find that companies that pursue a culture of experimentation will often have the best experience with conversion rate optimization.We’ve found time and time again that those who experiment the most, are able to innovate the best.Regardless of whether each experiment is successful, each lesson is helpful because it can provide insight...
Runners and cyclists are instantly more visible while wearing the LumiGlo Crossbelt thanks to its multicolored lights and eight unique moving patterns.Runners and cyclists are always on the lookout for new ways to stay more visible in low-light conditions, often using reflective clothing, helmets, and headlamps to help them be seen by passing motorists.But a new product from LumiGlo called the Crossbelt just might be the best option yet, improving visibility and safety dramatically without impeding motion in any way.Designed to be worn around the waist or over the shoulder like a sash, the Crossbelt features extremely bright multi-colored LED lights running along its entire length.Those lights can be activated in eight distinct moving patterns that help the wearer stand out both in complete darkness, as well as in contrast to overly bright background lights.Each of the patterns have been specifically chosen to help catch the eye of drivers, helping them to be more aware of pedestrians and creating a safer environment for the wearer, too.
If you're waiting patiently for AMD to release its Radeon Vega gaming GPUs, then you're likely to be well-rewarded.Gamers are anxiously awaiting more information on AMD’s upcoming Vega generation of GPUs.Nvidia has owned the market for a few years, particularly the high-end segment, and there are plenty of people who would love to see AMD return to the top as a more competitive option.While we wait for Vega’s consumer release and the benchmarks that will accompany it, AMD’s Radeon Vega Frontier Edition stands in as a sort of proxy for guessing how Vega might perform.PC World was able to put a Vega Frontier Edition card, currently priced at $1,200, through some paces to answer some of the burning questions, and the results were rather promising.First, it’s important to note that the Vega Frontier Edition cards are intended for workstations and not gaming machines, and for running high-end professional applications versus maximizing frame rates at reasonable prices.
If you're a good car owner and follow a reasonable maintenance schedule, you likely change your oil at least twice a year.Really scrupulous drivers do it more often, using the traditional "every 3,000 miles" rule.But a big question always comes up when undertaking this basic task, either yourself or at a professional garage or oil-change location: Traditional or synthetic oil.AAA decided to conduct an extensive scientific analysis to find out."[S]ynthetic oil outperformed conventional oil by an average of nearly 50 percent in its independent evaluation, offering vehicles significantly better engine protection for only $5 more per month when following a factory-recommended oil change schedule," the organization said in a statement.In the study, AAA found that "synthetic engine oils performed an average of 47 percent better than conventional oils in a variety of industry-standard tests,” the organization's managing director of Automotive Engineering and Repair, John Nielsen, said in a statement.
Apple fans have some new features coming to their iPhone and iPad as Apple announces the launch of its iOS 11 beta software.iOS 11 was announced earlier this month and brings a swathe of upgrages to Apple's smartphone and tablet including improved photography, Siri and Apple Pay.Apple Maps will also get a refresh and a new customisable Control Centre is also included in this blockbuster update.iPad owners are set for the biggest changes as iOS 11 brings a new dock feature which can be filled with your most recent and favourite apps plus iOS 11 helps improve multitasking on this popular tablet.The official update won't be released to the masses until September but Apple wants people to help test the software before it's launched across the globe.The public beta has just gone live on Apple's website and allows anyone who signs up, to try iOS 11.
Auto industry suppliers ZF and Hella are welcoming a third strategic partner to their effort to bring self-driving systems to market for OEM clients.Nvidia is joining the two to help incorporate its own in-car AI technology in a self-driving system that meets the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) certification for passenger vehicles, and to also address safety requirements for commercial and off-road vehicles.Hella builds camera systems, radar systems and other related software systems for ADAS-related tech, and ZF is one of the leading tier 1 suppliers in the car industry.Nvidia’s tech will be used to help bring systems to market that, starting with Level 3 autonomy (drivers can give over control but must be ready and able to resume manual driving at any moment) are properly certified according to the long-standing industry NCAP standards, which have governed consumer vehicles since their introduction in the 1970s.“We’re now delivering across the whole spectrum of autonomous driving features,” explained Nvidia Senior Director of Automotive Danny Shapiro on a call.“What we’re doing is working with both ZF and Hella to bring NCAP safety certification to vehicles along with Level 3 type of [autonomous] driving systems, where in some cases you can do hands-free or feet-free driving.”
Autotalks has been developing technologies that allow vehicles to talk to anything — V2X, to the nerds in the know.But where does that leave motorcycles, which will still have riders who rely on interactions with human drivers?That’s where B2V, or bike to vehicle, technology comes in.Autotalks has created a B2X chipset that allows motorcycles to communicate with other vehicles and infrastructure.As of this spring, Bosch is using the company’s B2V tech in particular to study its effects on motorcycle accidents.The B2V technology has been installed in Ducati motorcycles alongside software provided by Cohda Wireless.
Intel has fixed the bug in a microcode update, but until and unless you install the update, the recommendation is that hyperthreading be disabled in the system firmware.While the brand-new Skylake-X chips still contain the flaw, their Kaby Lake X counterparts are listed by Intel as being fixed and unaffected.This lack of publicity is in spite of all the bug reports pointing to the issue—albeit weird, hard-to-pin-down bug reports, with code that doesn't crash every single time.Microcode updates can be sourced in two ways.The system firmware can include new microcode that gets installed each time the system boots, and operating systems can also update processor microcode through use of special (proprietary) drivers.For Windows, this means letting Windows Update do its job; Windows contains drivers for both AMD and Intel microcode updates.
Lyft will offer pickup suggestions in the latest version of the Android or iOS app, making it easier for drivers to pick riders up without having to do traffic gymnastics, while also hopefully saving riders time.The pickup suggestions only trigger when it’ll actually save you time as a rider, Lyft says, and they’re only ever within short walking distance, plus you can opt to stick with your original pickup spot should you so choose.The pickup suggestions are available in every market where Lyft operates, and spell out explicitly how much time you’ll save by using them, accounting for walking time, and even factoring in stuff like time lost to crosswalks and traffic lights.Lyft rival Uber started testing suggested pickup points in 2015, and the app currently suggests those locations via green dots based on crowdsourced information about pickup history and other factors.Uber also allows users to decline pickup point suggestions.Pickup suggestions should eliminate confusion and difficulties on both the rider and driver side of the Lyft equation, so it’s good to see this product update being rolled out by the ride hailing company.
A collection of source code from Microsoft's internal Windows 10 versions to have leaked on the site BetaArchive, it reports The Register.Since the news came to light, Microsoft has confirmed the data and according to them, will the source come from the company's Shared Source Kit, which is sent out to Microsoft's partners.Exactly how large amount of data leaked is still unclear, as The Register claims that it is a great collection of 32 terabytes, while The Verge says that they received a confirmed from BetaArchive that it only moves about 1.2 gb of data.Since the discovery of the leaked information taken down from the site, but it should have been source relating to the Windows 10's device drivers for storage, usb handling, and wi-fi.the Data that could indicate a security concern, then the information can be used by hackers to find new vulnerabilities to exploit.Who leaked the data is still unclear, but according to The Verge can the leak be associated with the two men in the weekend were arrested in Britain, suspected of illegally taking into the Microsoft network.
After kick-starting the world's largest automotive recall, Takata has resigned to fate and filed for bankruptcy protection.Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in both Japan and the US.It will sell "substantially all" of its assets to Key Safety Systems, a supplier based out of Michigan.For the price of $1.588 billion, Key Safety Systems will assume all assets and operations not related to Takata's ammonium-nitrate airbag inflators, the components at the heart of its scandal.That part of Takata will eventually be wound down, according to a statement from Key Safety Systems."We are committed to ensuring that the restructuring process has as little impact as possible on our employees, customers and suppliers across the world, as well as on drivers whose safety is always our primary focus," said Shigehisa Takada, CEO of Takata, in a statement.
The downfall of Travis Kalanick should show the world of would-be tech entrepreneurs that they need better role models; that they need to stop looking up to the spoiled brats who lead some of Silicon Valley’s most hyped companies and the investors who fund their misbehavior.Kalanick’s ouster last week from Uber is a watershed for Silicon Valley, something capable of shaking up its entrepreneurs and venture capitalists alike.The cult of the entrepreneur idolized arrogant male founders who plundered and even sank companies; the more money they raised (and often lost), the higher the valuations their companies received and the more respect they gained.Then followed sexist “boober” comments by Kalanick; ads in France that pitched attractive female drivers; suggestions by an Uber executive that he would dig up dirt on a journalist; and then the rape of a woman passenger in New Delhi partly caused by a lax screening of drivers.Who cared that a top Uber executive had secured a copy of the medical report of the Delhi rape victim and shared it with other company executives, including Kalanick, in an attempt to discredit her?It took the allegations by a woman employee about rampant sexism at Uber headquarters for matters to reach a boiling point.
Motorcycles, any self-respecting parent will tell you, are dangerous.Per mile traveled, people on motorbikes are nearly 30 times more likely to die in a crash than people in motorcars.They lack the seat belts and airbags and crumple zones that have made cars so much safer in recent decades.Short of turning motorcycles into cars, the most logical way technology can minimize injuries and deaths is by keeping bikes and cars out of each other’s way.An Israeli company thinks the vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology it developed for larger vehicles can do just that.Autotalks has joined industry supplier Bosch to develop and test a Wi-Fi-based communication system that can track vehicles in the vicinity—regardless of whether they’re in view—and alert the rider to an imminent collision, possibly providing enough time to avert a crash.
Parts of the centre of London are full of new virtual/financial barriers to some car owners from today, as Westminster Council activates a separate and additional congestion charge element for people wanting to take diesel cars into some streets.An extra £2.45 per hour has been added to the extra cost of parking a diesel in some parts of the capital from today, with Westminster Council testing the "D-Charge" scheme in one of its parking zones.This sees a 50 per cent surcharge added to the cost of parking a pre-2015 diesel vehicle on some Marylebone streets, asking drivers to pay £7.35 to park for an hour instead of the usual £4.90, hence the £2.45 penalty.Although you'd think being able to find a parking space right in the middle of London ought to be rewarded.It's being done to help air quality in the area, as part of the Marylebone Low Emission Neighbourhood scheme.
Interview An NVME over fabrics controller-less array is not a SAN because it can’t share data.That was the essence of Datrium CTO Hugo Patterson’s view.Jeff Sosa, head of products at stealthy startup Pavilion Data Systems, has views on this topic and what to do about it.Jeff Sosa: I agree nearly 100 per cent with what he is saying.E8 (and Excelero when it is deployed with a disaggregated storage shelf) implement the JBOF (Just a Bunch Of Flash) architecture where they scale by remotely accessing NVMe drives directly and running software on the hosts/clients to manage it, but you can’t natively share block storage volumes across hosts as a result.It is kind of like the old days when vendors like Fusion-io and Virident (I worked at both) ran thick drivers for accessing direct-attached PCIe Flash Cards in servers.
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