Let’s take a particular example of a terrible and tragic road death. In March, Arizona resident Elaine Herzberg died when she was struck by a self-driving Uber on a wide, multilane road in Tempe, Arizona. The crash made clear the fallibility not just of robots—we don't know why the Uber didn’t hit the brakes or swerve—but of humans. The Uber employee sitting behind the wheel, charged with grabbing the wheel to prevent crashes, was looking away from the road when the SUV hit Herzberg. … [Read more...] about Save Lives With Smarter, Slower Streets—Not Self-Driving Cars
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There’s also the proxy statement released yesterday. In it, James Danforth, who owns 850 shares of Tesla stock, suggests spending $50 per car on paid advertising. “Its [sic] self-evident that advertising can increase brand value, product awareness, and interest,” Danforth’s statement says — the “[sic]” apppears in the filing and is not my addition. Advertising may also allow Tesla to respond to “misinformation campaigns sponsored by competitors and detractors worldwide, and steer the narrative more favorably.” … [Read more...] about What does Tesla slashing car prices really mean for the company?
The pizza delivery chain reported a surge in sales over the last month as food takeout remains a key option for people stuck at home. … [Read more...] about AT&T, Walt Disney rise; Twitter, Amazon fall
He said: "In light of Covid-19 it makes sense for customers not to be able to try on clothes and pick up portable electrical items, but likewise the government should extend consumer rights legislation, so that for instance the right we already have to return goods (and services) purchased online within 14 days should also apply to goods bought in person in retail outlets. … [Read more...] about Rules shoppers will have to follow when stores reopen on June 15, including one-way systems and no changing rooms
But dear Mr Clarkson, despite how much we love you three and your tomfoolery -- and, as you claim is the case with Lamborghinis, we do so despite having outgrown you -- the world isn't quite the same as before you spent a decade comparing cars to various famous bottoms. … [Read more...] about Tip Gear: Some advice for Jeremy Clarkson and the boys
The optional Audi connect Navigation & Infotainment plus add-on package also features other innovative services, including Google Earth. Using high-resolution satellite images it provides a more lifelike display, making it easier for drivers to find their way around. The same applies to the new, detailed 3D models of many major European cities. The hybrid radio is also included in the specification. Depending on a station’s signal strength it automatically switches between FM, DAB and the online stream to ensure optimum reception at all times. In conjunction with the optional Audi connect Navigation & Infotainment plus package, the natural voice control responds to inquiries not just with information stored onboard, but also with the detailed knowledge from the cloud – the same feature already premiered in the Audi A8. The online cross-referencing improves both the detection rate as well as the results. That way it is easy for the Audi Q3 to find special … [Read more...] about 2019 Audi Q3 Gets Athletic New Look And Even More Tech