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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The first quarter of 2020 was “pacing to be the strongest quarter of deliveries until our operations were interrupted in March,” the company said in its quarterly results. Price cuts will lower Tesla’s profit margin, but if the goal is demonstrating that Tesla can meet its goals for deliveries, that may not matter. Historically, Tesla investors don’t seem to care much about profits — the first quarter profit in 2020 was just its fifth in the last three years. It’s also possible that Model Y sales are strong enough that they’ll make up for whatever money is lost on the older cars. … [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 Audi Q3 makes maneuvering easier thanks to functions such as the park assist. It steers the SUV automatically into and out of parking spaces. The driver only has to accelerate, brake and shift gears. If the driver wants to reverse out of a parallel parking space or a tight entrance, cross traffic assist is activated. The system monitors the area behind the vehicle using two radar sensors and alerts the driver in critical situations. The four 360 degree cameras provide another useful function. They show on the large infotainment screen the immediate surroundings of the Audi Q3 when moving at speeds up to 10 km/h (6.2 mph). Touch operation allows the driver to switch between various views. In addition to the virtual bird’s eye view, the reversing camera view and the front and rear 180° panoramic view, there is a detailed view of the front and rear wheels. This enables the driver to maneuver precisely up to the curb. … [Read more...] about 2019 Audi Q3 Gets Athletic New Look And Even More Tech