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  • Budget 2017: From millennials to NHS workers, what does the Hammond's spending plans means for Surrey? 24 Nov 2017 14:42 Get Surrey Philip Hammond unveiled his first Autumn Budget on Wednesday (November 24) - the year's most important financial statement. The Chancellor, who is also MP for Runnymede and Weybridge constituency, took to the dispatch box to make what was a personal …
  • The reason not to yell at Siri and Alexa 24 Nov 2017 14:09 Marketplace  - David Becker/Getty Images Listen To The Story Marketplace Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2017/11/24/tech/artificial-intelligence-changing-way-our-children-interact/popout" frameborder …
  • Singapore's driverless buses to serve three towns by 2022 24 Nov 2017 13:24 Singapore has been at the forefront of driverless tech for years, which fits nicely with its mission to become the world's first smart city. This year alone it launched a robo-cop car, allowed Scania to trial autonomous trucks on its roads, and gave …
  • From millennials to NHS workers, what does the Hammond's spending plans means for Surrey? 24 Nov 2017 11:31 GetSurrey Philip Hammond unveiled his first Autumn Budget on Wednesday (November 24) - the year's most important financial statement. The Chancellor, who is also MP for Runnymede and Weybridge constituency, took to the dispatch box to make what was a personal …
  • Who decides who lives or dies? 24 Nov 2017 10:41 Ledger-Enquirer.com WASHINGTON – Consider this hypothetical: It's a bright, sunny day and you're alone in your spanking new self-driving vehicle. You're sitting back, enjoying the view, moving along at the 45 mph speed limit. As you approach a rise in the road, …
  • Autumn Budget 2017: Key points 24 Nov 2017 10:36 Machinery 24 November 2017 Education, Skills and Training: T Levels - The government announced T levels at Spring Budget 2017. As implementation gets underway, the government will invest up to £20 million to help teachers prepare for this change. Maths support - …
  • Morality, ethics of a self-driving car: Who decides who lives or dies? 24 Nov 2017 10:13 The Fresno Bee WASHINGTON – Consider this hypothetical: It's a bright, sunny day and you're alone in your spanking new self-driving vehicle. You're sitting back, enjoying the view, moving along at the 45 mph speed limit. As you approach a rise in the road, …
  • Spotting the disruptors which will only disrupt your wealth 24 Nov 2017 09:53 Citywire Recent examples include the music business, with digital replacing physical and now streaming replacing downloads. Similarly, smartphones replaced computers and the cloud is taking over from local servers. Disruption itself is not new, however there are …
  • Clifford Beaumont - UK to Spend Billions to Stave Off Brexit Effects 24 Nov 2017 08:47 24 7 Press Release     TAIPEI, TAIWAN, November 24, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Clifford Beaumont: This week, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that 4 billion pounds will be spent on regional growth strategies and research and development as she lays out …
  • Leonhardt: America is now an outlier on driving deaths 24 Nov 2017 08:30 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat This week, millions of Americans climbed into their cars to visit family. Unfortunately, they traveled on the most dangerous roads in the industrialized world. It didn’t used to be this way. A generation ago, driving in the United States was relatively …
  • What will innovation look like in 2018? 24 Nov 2017 08:24 City A.M. In a year when quantum computing made major leaps forward and using your face as a password became a reality, you’d be forgiven for being hard pushed to imagine just how much further technology can take us. But 2018 will certainly be a year for driving …
  • Brexit uncertainty will bring economy to standstill - but automation boom is light at the end of the tunnel 24 Nov 2017 06:52 Daily Record The big numbers in the budget were the negative ones. Economic growth is going to be anaemic as we go through Brexit. Some are already beginning to whisper the “r” word. After all, there has been a UK recession in every decade since the 1970s. Many …
  • Singapore opens test circuit for autonomous vehicles 24 Nov 2017 04:52 Bangkok Post A self-driving vehicle drives on a test circuit at the Centre of Excellence for Testing and Research of Autonomous Vehicles in Singapore on Wednesday. (Kyodo photo) Singapore has opened a test circuit for autonomous vehicles in a bid to play a role in …
  • Who dies in a crash? Self-driving cars to decide 24 Nov 2017 01:46 Ventura County Star See how self-driving cars prepare for the real world inside a private testing facility owned by Google's autonomous car company, Waymo. USA TODAY WASHINGTON — Consider this hypothetical: It’s a bright, sunny day and you’re alone in your spanking new …
  • Driverless cars could free millions of elderly and disabled who can’t leave home alone 24 Nov 2017 00:50 Bellingham Herald
  • Driverless cars could free millions of elderly and disabled who can’t leave home alone 24 Nov 2017 00:29 The Sacramento Bee They are too old to drive safely or cannot see well enough or otherwise have sound reason to fear climbing behind the wheel of a car. For them, a future when vehicles drive themselves promises unprecedented freedom. This is a good-news story, but one that …
  • Driverless cars promise far greater mobility for the elderly and people with ... 24 Nov 2017 00:00 Prince George Citizen They are too old to drive safely or cannot see well enough or otherwise have sound reason to fear climbing behind the wheel of a car. For them, a future when vehicles drive themselves promises unprecedented freedom. This is a good-news story, but one that …
  • Driverless cars promise far greater mobility for the elderly and people with disabilities 23 Nov 2017 23:18 Standard-Examiner (c) 2017, The Washington Post. They are too old to drive safely or cannot see well enough or otherwise have sound reason to fear climbing behind the wheel of a car. For them, a future when vehicles drive themselves promises unprecedented freedom. This is …
  • Autumn Budget 2017: UK gov pledges cash for 5G, AI and driverless cars 23 Nov 2017 22:34 The Inquirer MANBAG OWNER Philip Hammond on Wednesday delivered the government's Autumn Budget, and while there is a clear focus on Brexit, there are some interesting announcements around technology. Much of the Chancellor's announcements centred on emerging …
  • Singapore aims to drive up standards for autonomous vehicles with test centre 23 Nov 2017 16:54 PC Magazine A new test centre has opened up in Singapore to develop standards and ensure the safe deployment of autonomous vehicles on public roads. Spanning two hectares in Jurong Innovation District, the test site was jointly developed by the country's Land …
  • Philip Hammond pledges driverless cars by 2021 and warns people to retrain 23 Nov 2017 14:37 Guardian Weekly The chancellor has warned that a million British workers will need to retrain with the driverless cars set to revolutionise the workplace and people’s lives. Philip Hammond reaffirmed a budget pledge to ensure “genuine driverless vehicles” on Britain’s …
  • Lyft Permitted to Test Self-Driving Cars in Calif. 23 Nov 2017 14:21 Fleet Central Image courtesy of Ford. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has awarded ride-hailing firm Lyft a permit to test autonomous cars on the state’s public roads, according to the department’s website. Headquartered in San Francisco, Lyft in September …
  • Advent of driverless vehicles means a million people will have to be retrained, Philip Hammond says 23 Nov 2017 10:01 Telegraph.co.uk As part of the measures, red tape will be slashed to allow tech firms to test driverless vehicles on public roads by 2021. Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Hammond said: "The challenge for us is making sure that the million-odd …
  • Lyft Secures Permit to Test Self-Driving Cars 23 Nov 2017 08:59 News Max Ride-hailing service Lyft has entered the crowded self-driving cars market by securing a permit to test the vehicles in California. The company opened an autonomous cars division over the summer and, according to Reuters, has now cleared the necessary …
  • Apple Self-Driving Cars Are Back In The News 23 Nov 2017 07:16 CleanTechnica November 22nd, 2017 by Nicolas Zart Remember the days when Apple was designing a self-driving electric vehicle? And remember how we haven’t heard much from Apple in a while about this? Now, the company is back with an Apple self-driving car that includes …
  • Driverless Cars: Promising, But Bumps In The Road 23 Nov 2017 06:24 WBBM (CBS) — Sometime in the future, the cars we buy could be self-driving. I just returned from a unique research site where test vehicles are on the road. I found out what it’s like to ride around in a car with no human in control. It looks familiar, with …
  • What the Allstate CEO thinks about self-driving cars and a future of extreme weather 23 Nov 2017 06:00 Marketplace By Kai Ryssdal and Bridget BodnarNovember 22, 2017 | 2:46 PM Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2017/11/21/business/corner-office-marketplace/how-allstate-ceo-thinks-about-self-driving-cars-and/ …
  • Lyft obtains permit to test self-driving cars in California 23 Nov 2017 05:33 Hill Lyft has secured a permit to test its self-driving cars on public roads in California, according to California Department of Motor Vehicles records. It joins other companies like Uber and Google's sibling company Waymo, which also have permits to test …
  • Lyft now has permission to test self-driving cars on California's roads 22 Nov 2017 23:26 Mashable Lyft might be prepping its own self-driving tests for California's streets.Image: Getty Images for Lyft Lyft just took a small but essential step forward in the development of its own self-driving car project. The California DMV granted the rapidly …
  • Lyft gets approval to operate self-driving cars in California 22 Nov 2017 21:32 SiliconANGLE The self-driving cars currently being tested on public roads in the Bay Area may soon have some extra company. According to an update on the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ website that was spotted by Axios today, Lyft Inc. is now authorized to …
  • Budget 2017: £540m investment in electric, driverless cars 22 Nov 2017 20:59 Herald Scotland A HALF a billion pound down payment on electric and driverless cars has been announced as part of the Budget. Chancellor Philip Hammond insisted “our future vehicles will be driverless, but they will be electric first” as he laid out his spending plans. …
  • It's not just self-driving cars, it is a whole New Mobility Now 22 Nov 2017 20:01 Treehugger Writing in Citilab, Richard Florida writes that Driverless cars won't save us: The vision of millions of workers logging hours from their comfortable offices on wheels can be intoxicating. And, yes, it is true that the desire to avoid long commutes is …
  • Apple’s latest AI research explores the problem of mapping systems for self-driving cars 22 Nov 2017 18:55 The Verge Apple’s ambitions to build a self-driving car have reportedly shifted gears over the years, but we know the company is focusing on the software side of the equation. This June, CEO Tim Cook said the iPhone maker is building autonomous systems that could …
  • Are we ready for driverless cars? 22 Nov 2017 18:50 News One thing the government is promising in the Budget is a change to the law to allow more driverless cars to be tested on Britain's roads. But how can we ensure they are safe? The BBC's Richard Westcott investigates how experts are teaching cars to …
  • Lyft wins permit to test self-driving cars in California 22 Nov 2017 16:09 Reuters (Reuters) - U.S. ride-hailing firm Lyft has secured a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, taking it one step further in the race with several other companies to bring self-driving cars to the masses. An illuminated sign appears in a Lyft …
  • Autonomous vehicles to be piloted in three Singapore districts from 2022 22 Nov 2017 14:43 Malay Mail Self-driving shuttle buses are seen at Singapore’s first test centre for autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the Jurong Innovation District, November 22, 2017. — TODAY picSINGAPORE, Nov 22 — Residents of three new towns, Punggol, Tengah and the Jurong Innovation …
  • Full speed ahead: More cash for electric and driverless cars in Budget 22 Nov 2017 14:20 City A.M. Fresh cash has been promised to boost the uptake of electric cars on Britain's roads and to develop technology for driverless cars. There will be £400m for charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and another £140m for other projects related to …
  • Autumn budget 2017: Hammond announces support for driverless cars, and diesel tax hike - live 22 Nov 2017 13:14 The Guardian Hammond turns to driverless vehicles. He knows that Jeremy Clarkson does not like them. But there are other good reasons to pursue them too, he says. I’m sorry, Jeremy, but I know it’s not the first time you’ve been snubbed by Hammond and May. The law …
  • Heads Up: General Motors Is About to Do Something Big With Self-Driving Cars 22 Nov 2017 12:46 www.madison.com General Motors (NYSE: GM) said that it will host a webcast for investors on Nov. 30 in which the company will "share our vision for an autonomous future." Having watched GM for years, I think this is likely to be a significant event. I think GM …
  • Jeremy Clarkson says driverless cars are dangerous: Here’s why; the reason seems somewhat convincing 22 Nov 2017 11:04 FinancialExpress.com Jeremy Clarkson has had a history of making strong remarks, starting from his audition for Top Gear UK to his career with BBC coming to an end to him joining Amazon's Grand Tour. And now, Mr Clarkson has made a very to-the-point statement about using …
  • Volvo Will Supply Uber With Thousands of Self-Driving Cars 22 Nov 2017 10:10 ClaimsJournal.com Volvo Cars said Monday it will sell tens of thousands of self-driving cars to Uber, which is expanding to become an operator and owner of its own car fleet. Volvo said in a statement that it would provide the San Francisco-based ride-sharing company with …
  • China enacting law to facilitate development of self-driving cars (Sep 22) 22 Nov 2017 09:50 DigiTimes
  • Singapore tests driverless vehicles 22 Nov 2017 09:48 Singapore Business Review It’s part of the effort to transform Singapore into a smart city. The Land Transport Authority has launched pilot tests of driverless vehicles in Punggol, Tengah, and Jurong Innovation districts, according to a press release. The service, which can be …
  • Apple scientists' research shows how self-driving cars could better spot cyclists and pedestrians 22 Nov 2017 09:48 VentureBeat (Reuters) — Research by Apple computer scientists on how self-driving cars can better spot cyclists and pedestrians while using fewer sensors has been posted online, in what appears to be the company’s first publicly disclosed paper on autonomous vehicles …
  • Apple working on self-driving cars, discloses company research papers 22 Nov 2017 06:24 FinancialExpress.com Research by Apple Inc computer scientists on how self-driving cars can better spot cyclists and pedestrians while using fewer sensors has been posted online, in what appears to be the company's first publicly disclosed paper on autonomous vehicles. …
  • Truck Driver Ponders Future Of His Career After Self-Driving Trucks Take The Road 22 Nov 2017 03:09 KANZ In an opinion piece in The Guardian, truck driver Finn Murphy warns drivers will soon be replaced by automation and that the rest of us are next. Murphy argues that with tech giants investing billions into driverless vehicles, truck drivers will use their …
  • What Happens If Self-Driving Cars Make Ownership Obsolete? 22 Nov 2017 02:12 News Max Self-driving car technology continues to develop at an astonishing pace, and some experts forecast we could have fleets of personal autonomous vehicles on the road within the next decade. Some regulators and technological pessimists fear the day this …
  • Uber is working on tools to fight motion sickness in self-driving cars 22 Nov 2017 01:21 Yahoo! Voices Motion sickness is a real problem in self-driving cars. As you're not in control of where the car is going, you might feel queasy when the vehicle moves in ways you weren't anticipating. Uber clearly needs to minimize that urge to hurl if it's …
  • NRV leads way in driverless cars 21 Nov 2017 23:02 Southwest Times VTTI photo VTTI Smart Road at Blacksburg. By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com The future of driverless automobiles is largely taking shape right in the New River Valley. “The University of Michigan has something similar but, when it comes to size …
  • Uber, Transitioning to Fleet Operator, Orders 24,000 Driverless Cars from Volvo 21 Nov 2017 18:34 Insurancejournal Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the U.S. firm from an app used to summon a taxi to the owner and operator of a fleet of cars. The non-binding framework deal could offer San Francisco-based Uber a way …