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Car park app offers users £10 reward to snitch on people parking illegally

The Independent - Tech

A private parking firm has created an app that promises to pay users to report illegally parked cars. UK Car Park Management's (UK CPM) i-Ticket app, which is available for free on Google Play and the App Store, pays a £10 commission to users who upload a picture of the vehicle and its registration number. The company then uses DVLA data to send a £60 fine to the vehicle owner, a fee that rises to £100 if it isn't paid within two weeks. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art Corp's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' performs during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan Singulato Motors co-founder and CEO Shen Haiyin poses in his company's concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China A picture shows Singulato Motors' concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China Connected company president Shigeki Tomoyama addresses a press briefing as he elaborates on Toyota's "connected strategy" in Tokyo.


Traffic lights built into pavement for smartphone-using pedestrians in Netherlands

The Independent - Tech

A town in the Netherlands is trialling special pavement lights designed to help smartphone users cross the road safely. The LED strips have been embedded into the ground at a pedestrian crossing in Bodegraven, close to three schools. The hope is that they'll catch the eye of pedestrians who are too distracted by their smartphones to bother looking at the road, telling them when to cross and when not to cross by either glowing green or red, depending on the traffic light signals. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art Corp's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' performs during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan Singulato Motors co-founder and CEO Shen Haiyin poses in his company's concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China A picture shows Singulato Motors' concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China Connected company president Shigeki Tomoyama addresses a press briefing as he elaborates on Toyota's "connected strategy" in Tokyo.


Briefing – AI, machine learning and cars

#artificialintelligence

Not so long ago, the consumer electronics show (CES) was the place to exhibit the latest in computers, mobile devices and other electronic gadgets. It still is although the accent is changing. Every year, this Las Vegas tech fest attracts a rising tide of automotive suppliers taking space both inside and outside the convention centre halls. This month's management briefing turns the spotlight on some of those exhibitors operating in the brave new auto world of voice control, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Among those unveiling autonomous driving concepts at CES included Chrysler, Toyota, Honda and Faraday Future.


Musk sees Tesla as an energy company - plus cars

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at the Model X launch event in Fremont, Calif. SAN FRANCISCO – Tesla is known for making an elite 100,000 electric sedan. Well watch out automakers, Elon Musk just announced his company will be pursuing small SUVs, a pickup truck and even larger scale commercial trucks in a bid to revolutionize transportation as we know it. That bombshell was just part of Musk's long-touted Tesla "Master Plan: Part Deux," which outlined a strategy that pivots the company from a builder of niche automobiles to a producer of a broad range of passenger and commercial vehicles that eschew fossil fuel. Also noted in the plan, which Musk published on the company's website late Wednesday, is the company's more well-known pursuit of the consumer solar business through its planned acquisition of SolarCity.


Tesla Motors To Impose Safety Restrictions For Autopilot Users After Model S, Model X Accidents And Amid Elon Musk's Plan Of Educating Car Owners

International Business Times

Tesla is preparing to introduce safety regulations for Autopilot users amid the increasing number of accidents involving the carmaker's Model S and Model X vehicles. Electrek reports that the Palo Alto company is introducing and imposing these safety regulations with the ultimate goal of preventing accidents involving Tesla cars on Autopilot mode from happening again. The site emphasized that the restrictions will not affect Tesla car owners who are using Autopilot properly. The decision to introduce Autopilot safety restrictions may possibly be part of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's plan to educate car owners on how the Autopilot feature should be properly used. In July, Musk revealed that he is set to publish a blog post highlighting "how Autopilot works as a safety system and what drivers are expected to do after they activate it."