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Autonomous vehicles are just around the corner

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EVERY DAY AROUND 10m people take an Uber. The company has made ride-hailing commonplace in more than 600 cities in 82 countries. But the Volvo XC90 picking its way through traffic on a wintry morning in Pittsburgh is no ordinary Uber. Climb into the back, and you will see a screen mounted between the front seats, showing a digital representation of the world around the car, with other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists highlighted as clusters of blue dots. Tap the screen to say you are ready to leave, and the car starts to move.


Autonomous vehicles are just around the corner

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EVERY DAY AROUND 10m people take an Uber. The company has made ride-hailing commonplace in more than 600 cities in 82 countries. But the Volvo XC90 picking its way through traffic on a wintry morning in Pittsburgh is no ordinary Uber. Climb into the back, and you will see a screen mounted between the front seats, showing a digital representation of the world around the car, with other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists highlighted as clusters of blue dots. Tap the screen to say you are ready to leave, and the car starts to move.


How Self-Driving Cars Will Reshape Cities

WIRED

You don't look for the essence of a city in its monuments or its museums. You look for it in its streets, where the covenant at the core of urban life--the sharing of space--plays out. For the past century, the personal car has dominated that arena, shaping the streets and environments around it. Roads are straight and wide for faster travel; intersections are regulated to protect distracted humans; businesses are located near open spaces for better parking. But as cars start to drive themselves, we have some ideas for how urban planners of the future might reimagine those outdated layouts--and transform the city into a joyful mess of throughways and byways optimized not for cars but for people.


Enabling the Software-Defined Branch with NSX

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While the importance of the cloud is obvious to anyone, the increasing importance of the edge is often overlooked. As digitization and the Internet of Things are leading to an exponential growth in the number of devices, the amount of data that is being generated by sensors in devices such as self-driving-cars, mobile endpoints and people tracking systems for retail is astronomical. Analyzing and turning that data into immediate actions is key to success in the era of digitization. The cloud enables massive data storage and processing, but it does not always lend itself to real time processing and immediate actions. Latency and the sheer amount of data to be transmitted are much less of a factor for the edge compared to the data center.


Gauging the disruptive power of robo-taxis in autonomous driving

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The self-driving taxi could ultimately take the global auto industry on a wild ride. Our use-case approach reveals why. Personal mobility could change profoundly in the next two decades. Consumers, who increasingly view mobility as a service, want more choices for traveling between points A and B, including ride hailing, car sharing, and perhaps even self-driving "robo-taxis." For automakers, the proposed changes could replace the industry's traditional emphasis on "moving metal" with new schemes to capture greater profits per mile or per trip.


Toyota takes a winding road to autonomous vehicles

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UBER's fleet of autonomous vehicles has been parked up since one of its self-driving cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona in March. That death highlighted once again the industry's rush to develop self-driving cars. Waymo, a sister company of Google, plans to launch a robotaxi service in Arizona this year. General Motors says it will launch a fully autonomous taxi service, using cars with no steering wheel or pedals, in an American city in 2019. Volkswagen will make autonomous vehicles available through its new ride-hailing service, Moia, in 2021.


Elon Musk's ultra-high-speed hyperloop will cost just $1 to ride

Mashable

The Boring Company, Tesla and SpaceX CEO said he was late to his own tunnel company's information session at a synagogue in Los Angeles on Thursday night because of traffic on a major freeway. He called the congested highway "the seventh or eighth level" of hell. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk's Boring Company is'a few months' from offering free rides beneath L.A. To tackle "soul-destroying traffic" plaguing most major U.S. cities, Musk said, "There's a few ways to skin this cat." Instead of building more roads and highways or heading into the sky, as Uber envisions with its flying cars, Musk wants to go below ground -- like 30 to 100 feet below ground -- with an autonomous highway-like high-speed tunnel hyperloop system. Best bit? Musk says city hyperloop trips will only cost $1.


It Takes a Single Autonomous Car to Prevent Phantom Traffic Jams

WIRED

Honk if you've heard this one before: Autonomous and connected cars will make driving less of a drudge by handling the stop-n-go mundanity of your commute for you. Even driver assistance tools that require human oversight, like Tesla's Autopilot, Cadillac's Super Cruise, and Audi's Traffic Jam Pilot, make driving easier, maybe even safer. Too bad the cars equipped with these features are expensive and therefore exclusive. It'll take years for this tech to filter down to cheaper cars and the used market, and decades to find its way onto all of the 260 million vehicles already on US roads. But don't be too envious of your wealthy fellow drivers.


Meet DEEP AERO – the Blockchain-Oriented Company Providing Drone Technology - Global Coin Report

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DEEP AERO is releasing DRONE tokens during its initial coin offering (ICO) that started on May 1, 2018. As a potential investor, you would probably be interested to know more about the company's vision and values. In the following lines, you'll get relevant insights about the people behind DEEP AERO and the company's initiatives, which will help you rely your investment decision on strong fundamentals. DEEP AERO is a company focused on drone technology innovations. It is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technologies to create game-changing solutions for the drone economy.


DEEP AERO to Transform the Drone Industry With Its New Blockchain Platform – CoinSpeaker

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DEEP AERO is a forward-looking company that will revolutionize the sale and management of drones using blockchain, AI and machine learning technology. Drones are not commonplace today but are set to change the way we travel, deliver items and grow food. DEEP AERO is preparing for the near future where drones will need their own air management systems to avoid collisions, where the purchases of drones will be made regularly and where drone services will be needed for consumer transport. When the number of drones increases, the main problem that arises is how to provide safety and ensure they don't crash into each other. Drones need a special traffic management system, a similar to the one currently used for planes, which will connect them on a global scale.