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First Autonomous Test Vehicle Developed Entirely By Toyota Research Institute Displayed At Prius Challenge Event At Sonoma Raceway

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"This new advanced safety research vehicle is the first autonomous testing platform developed entirely by TRI, and reflects the rapid progress of our autonomous driving program," said TRI CEO Gill Pratt. The platform is the second generation of the advanced safety research vehicle revealed to the public by Toyota at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. "It will learn individual driver habits and abilities and will benefit from shared intelligence from other cars as data gathering, sharing and connectivity technologies advance.-- We believe Guardian can probably be deployed sooner and more widely than Chauffeur, providing high-level driver-assist features capable of helping mitigate collisions and save lives, sooner rather than later." Taking place on March 3, the Prius Challenge brings together a select group of entrepreneurs, technologists and Silicon Valley automotive enthusiasts to engage with the Toyota Research Institute while having some fun at the Sonoma Raceway.-- The goal: to increase dialogue and build a community around the topics of mobility, data science, artificial intelligence and robotics.


Two bodies found in Orange County home of former NASCAR driver Robby Gordon

Los Angeles Times

The bodies of a man and woman were found Wednesday in the Orange home of former NASCAR driver Robby Gordon. Bayer buying Monsanto, Uber's self-driving cars, a Navy commander faces attempted rape charges, and Hesperia's halfway houses might be closed. Bayer buying Monsanto, Uber's self-driving cars, a Navy commander faces attempted rape charges, and Hesperia's halfway houses might be closed. Shirley Teeter was punched while attending a Donald Trump rally on Sept. 13 in Asheville, N.C. Shirley Teeter was punched while attending a Donald Trump rally on Sept. 13 in Asheville, N.C. For breaking news in California, follow VeronicaRochaLA on Twitter.


This is the Microsoft tech that's fueling NASCAR

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In addition to ensuring an even playing field, the Mobile Inspection app helps NASCAR officials verify decal and paint scheme information, cutting 10 hours from each race weekend. Microsoft's apps integrate with NASCAR's other data gathering technologies, like pit lane cameras. In addition to the Mobile Inspection app, Microsoft worked with NASCAR to develop the Race Management application, which brings live data across six different screens into a single app. By digitizing the video feeds we're able to analyze calls and send data to the pit box in real-time.The Race Management app allows us to make calls more quickly and confidently."


DraftKings NASCAR Talladega Picks and Projections

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Because of the nature of Talladega, it's very hard to give accurate picks and projections (the best statistical models can only give a prediction accuracy in the 0.15 R-squared range for finishing position), so I'm introducing a new feature that uses logistic regression to model the probability that a driver ends up with a top six and a top 10 score for this weekend's DraftKings NASCAR Talladega slate. Be sure to read all the way to the end of this article, as On the Daily DFS is running a FREE DraftKings contest to win some swag from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Landon Cassill (@landoncassill). Now let's get to my cash and GPP picks, along with my fades and machine learning model projections and my new logistic regression projections for this weekend's DraftKings NASCAR Talladega contests. On the Daily DFS co-hosts Nick and Matt will be hosting a FREE DraftKings contest during the All-Star Race DraftKings slate on Saturday, May 21st, where they will be giving away some swag from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, and podcast guest, Landon Cassill (@landoncassill) to the top finishers in the contest.


Forget NASCAR, professional drone racing takes flight and it's incredible to watch

Mashable

The Drone Racing League is a professional drone racing circuit with a series of global events culminating in a world championship game. What's it like to fly a drone competitively? With drones going 80 mph, it's pretty fast. The competition is also pretty fierce.