The greatest of those possibilities was the creation of artificial intelligence (AI), but as anyone who has read their books knows, these authors were not using the proposition of AI as a simple plotline in their stories. They really did attempt to bring to life the real-world impact the introduction of AI would have on a society. They hypothesised the socio-economic impact it would have. They looked hard at the ethical issues that would be thrown up by AI. The concept, and these questions, fascinated me. About two weeks ago, the pages of those books came to life when I sat behind the wheel of a Volvo self-driving vehicle in the courtyard of Dublin Castle. With its autonomous capabilities, I could drive from Dublin to Cork on the motorway and let the car do the driving for me. What was once the realm of science fiction is now a reality, but still a novelty for most. In the coming years, it's going to become an everyday certainty. I was in Dublin castle, by the way, because the … [Read more...] about Self-drive cars coming sooner than we think… are we ready?
Four wheel drive cars
Among Reykjavik Rent a Car’s fleet are fuel efficient two-seat Smart cars, but the Iceland hire car company really specialises in four wheel drive cars. Because Iceland’s roads can be so challenging and exciting to motor on, visiting drivers generally prefer the security of hiring a car designed to deal with the demanding terrain. Clichés about using the right tools for the job spring to mind. The low prices and excellent range of rental car options are supplemented by Reykjavik Rent a Car’s impressive 15 percent discount for anyone hiring their Iceland rental car for seven days or longer. Combined with the off peak discount and the low rate of the Icelandic krona, Iceland car rental has never been more affordable. Reykjavik Rent a Car vehicles are available for collection upon arrival at Keflavik International Airport, or they can be delivered to hotels and addresses in Reykjavik. Those wishing to pay the company’s headquarters a visit are also very … [Read more...] about Best rental car prices in Iceland from Reykjavik Rent a Car
The problem lies with the parameters of manual configuration of the system responsible for the logic of object recognition. Typically, the system is set up so that it is not "frightened" by unexpected objects, for example, parked cars near the road. However, in this case, the car did not stop even after the cyclist moved in front of the vehicle — the car simply ignored it. READ MORE: California Uber Alles: Golden State Now World's Fifth Largest Economy © REUTERS / General MotorsGeneral Motors Reveals Self-Driving Car Without Steering Wheel (VIDEO)Herzberg's death is the first to be caused by a self-driving car in the US. She was struck around 10:00 p.m. local time while crossing a four-lane road with her bicycle, without a crosswalk present. The family of Elaine Herzberg has reached a settlement with Uber just 10 days after the fatal accident. … [Read more...] about Uber’s Self-Driving Car Detects Woman But Stills Hits Her
cities. As growing populations place pressure on urban housing, infrastructure and transport systems, residents, planners and politicians are having to come up with clever solutions to make their cities decent places to live. Yet the quality of a city is not simply defined by the grandeur of its buildings, or the efficiency of its transport system. Here, four urban planners name their favourite cities, and explain what makes them special. Maputo, Mozambique Vanesa Castán Broto, University of Sheffield We do not see cities: we experience them through a multitude of encounters. Trying to explain why I like Maputo is like putting together all those encounters in a unique, yet partial, vision of the city. Not only have I had great times there, but Maputo has taught me most of what I know about the contemporary city. Read more How Texas is ‘building back better’ from Hurricane Harvey As my research became entangled with the future of this city, my own success … [Read more...] about Four urban planners explain the city of their dreams
Sam Sherwood 16:53, April 22 2018 ALDEN WILLIAMS/STUFF Mark Nicholl's Toyota Hilux came off second best with the Ashley River on Saturday night. Mark Nicholl thought he was "buggered". His four-wheel-drive was rapidly sinking in Canterbury's Ashley River, his daughter was in tears suffering a panic attack, and his son's 4WD was also submerged in water. Nicholl had been four-wheel-driving with six others during most of Saturday when he decided to cross the river again about 5pm, followed by his son who was also driving a 4WD. "It was starting to get a wee bit dark so I thought we could cross there, I couldn't really tell where I was going and we crossed the river in the wrong spot. READ MORE: Car submerged in Ashley River in CanterburySearch and rescue training kicks up a gear in wake of cyclones and flooding "We were floating, it got a bit deep and we couldn't get out the other side." Advertisement His vehicle was submerged within … [Read more...] about Firefighters, Coastguard rescue four-wheel-driving group from middle of Canterbury river