What impact could 5G - the new high-speed mobile technology being trialled around the world - have on the way we work and play?Swedish transport company Scania believes lorries could use far less fuel if they drove much closer together, controlled by wirelessly communicating onboard computers.But to prevent these "platooning" lorries crashing into each other, you'd better be sure your communications are fast and reliable.So Scania is working with Ericsson on trials of the new 5G (fifth generation) wireless broadband technology, due to be rolled out globally in 2020.It promises much faster data transfer speeds, greater coverage and more efficient use of the spectrum bandwidth."Platooning works very well with wi-fi, but in dense traffic situations with many vehicles communicating, 5G is designed to offer more reliable communication," says Andreas Hoglund, Scania's senior engineer for intelligent transport systems. This is because 5G direct communication is designed to handle fast moving … [Read more...] about What will stop these self-driving lorries colliding?
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Little Alfie Lamb was just three-years-old when he was crushed to death by his car seat. Today, Stephen Waterson has been jailed for seven years and six months after he had earlier admitted to killing his girlfriend Adrian Hoare's son. Alfie died an agonising death as he was crushed after he was placed in the rear footwell of Waterson's Audi convertible. He collapsed before the car reached Croydon and bravely clung onto life for three days in hospital, when he tragically died. Afterwards, Waterson, adopted son of former Tory minister Nigel Waterson, orchestrated a cover-up to avoid being implicated in the death. But police saw through his lies and in March Hoare was cleared of manslaughter but found guilty of child cruelty and assaulting another witness 19-year-old Emilie Williams. And in September, Waterson admitted killing the tragic little boy. Jurors had been shown heartbreaking footage of Alfie running to keep up with his mum while they were on a shopping trip in Sutton just … [Read more...] about Tragic Alfie Lamb’s heartbreaking final months ‘with no love’ before he was crushed to death in car
A Holocaust-denying former bishop from an ultratraditionalist Catholic splinter group on Thursday lost a European rights case against a conviction in Germany. Richard Williamson had been fined €1,800 ($2,066) for denying there were gas chambers in Nazi Germany's death camps in a 2008 interview with Swedish television carried out in Germany. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg rejected Williamson's rights case as "manifestly ill-founded," describing the sentence imposed on him as "very lenient." Originally, Williamson had been fined €12,000, but the amount was lowered following an appeal. Watch video 03:13 Share Germans visit Shoah survivors Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3CTpQ Germans visit Holocaust survivors in volunteer program Williamson claims free speech Williamson, who is British, argued that the 2013 … [Read more...] about Holocaust-denying bishop loses case against German conviction
They strike glamorous poses in posters in shopping malls and on the sides of buses. But they are not movie stars or supermodels: they are Hong Kong's A-list "tutor kings" and "tutor queens", offering pupils a chance to improve mediocre grades. In Hong Kong's consumer culture, looks sell. Celebrity tutors in their sophisticated hair-dos and designer trappings are treated like idols by their young fans who flock to their classes. And they have earnings to match - some have become millionaires and appear regularly on television shows. "If you want to be a top tutor, it definitely helps if you are young and attractive. Students look at your appearance," said Kelly Mok, 26, a "tutor queen" at King's Glory, one of Hong Kong's largest tutorial establishments.Her designer clothes and accessories are not just for the billboards; it's how she likes to dress outside classes. But she is also careful to add that she wouldn't be in such high demand if she could not deliver top grades in her … [Read more...] about Meet the ‘tutor kings and queens’
Her female-led action series has just been renewed for a second season. And Jessica Alba ensured she looked radiant as she attended the photocall for her latest TV show, L.A.'s Finest, during the 59th Monte Carlo TV Festival in Monaco on Saturday as she was joined by her leggy co-star Gabrielle Union. The actress, 38, slipped into a full-length strapless black dress that cinched in at her waist as she posed for the cameras on the second day of the event. Stunning: Jessica Alba ensured she looked radiant as she attended the photocall for her latest TV show, L.A.'s Finest, during the 59th Monte Carlo TV Festival in Monaco on Saturday Jessica oozed elegance and glamour as she graced the annual film festival in the flowing gown. Letting her brunette locks cascade down her shoulders, the actress paired her dress with a pair of black and white flat shoes embellished with a bow along the side. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Jessica Alba dresses for chilly … [Read more...] about Jessica Alba exudes elegance in a strapless black dress as she joins co-star Gabrielle Union at photocall for L.A.’s Finest at the 59th Monte Carlo TV Festival in Monaco