Monthly Archives: March 2016

Lyft to Launch Car-Rental Program, Aiming to Attract, Motivate Drivers

Lyft plans to start a new program in Chicago later this month aimed at expanding and motivating the ride-hailing service’s driver pool by offering the chance to rent GM cars for $99 a week, plus 20 cents a mile. Sourced … Continue reading

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Video shows Google self-driving car hit bus

Newly released video shows recorded by cameras on the bus show the moment a Google self-driving car learned the hard way not to tussle with a public bus. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk Google is doing the right thing in … Continue reading

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What are the UK’s top areas for running and cycling? – BBC News

Two legs and two wheels – data reveals the most active areas of Britain for runners and cyclists. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.bbc.co.uk This s another great example of how GPS and location based technologies can tell us what is … Continue reading

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Self-Driving Cars Might Make Traffic Worse : DNews

Self-driving cars could turn people off public transportation, increase cars on the road and waste fuel. Sourced through Scoop.it from: news.discovery.com So if you would normally fly to a place that takes 3-4 hours each way  to drive, which would … Continue reading

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Self-driving Fords are keeping their cool in the snow

Self-driving cars are ultimately expected to become safer than those driven by people, but first they will have to overcome their biggest nemesis: snow. It’s slippery, unpredictable and obscures road markings. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.gizmag.com Whilst I’m a little … Continue reading

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Google maps aims to let you walk the North Downs – without leaving your sofa

Some of the most beautiful walks in England and Wales will be appearing on Google Street View from 17 March Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.theguardian.com Imagine where new technology could take this. For example, imagine being in a gym on … Continue reading

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Facebook can map more of Earth in a week than we have in history

Facebook’s incredible mapping feat shows that neural networks are starting to do serious volumes of work seriously fast. Here’s why it matters Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.newscientist.com Facebook is changing how we live and relate. It’s power is immense and … Continue reading

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This Irish startup wants to be a Google Maps for people with disabilities

Two Irish university grads are on a mission to create a web platform that increases accessibility and awareness around the world. Sourced through Scoop.it from: mashable.com I had the privilege of working with some great people in developing New Zealand … Continue reading

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Google Wants Its Driverless Cars to Be Wireless Too

The budding carmaker is investigating technology for plugless recharging its EVs Sourced through Scoop.it from: spectrum.ieee.org When I first saw this headline a week or two ago, I didn’t even bother to read the story, I want wireless on the … Continue reading

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The world’s most powerful passports revealed

The UK lost its share of top spot and fell to third, while the US tumbled even further to fourth in global firm Henley & Partners’ ranking of the number of countries citizens can travel to without a visa. Sourced … Continue reading

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