The No-Tech Safety Solution For Driverless Cars: People

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The No-Tech Safety Solution For Driverless Cars: People

Humans have always played an important role in the safety of the nation’s roads and they will continue to for many years, even during the transition to fully autonomous vehicles (AVs). States, too, can do their part to prepare as driverless car technology is developed and deployed. Those are the highlights of a new report that encourages […]

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Smart tech takes on the liquid-steel manufacturing challenge

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Smart tech takes on the liquid-steel manufacturing challenge

Steel-making is a science but still relies on experienced human operators at key stages of production. But what if “smart” technology replaced manual tasks with digital sensors that consistently update information and reveal insights impossible to detect with the trained eye – or brain? Answering the “what if” question is a top priority for Canadian […]

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U.S. lagging behind in race for tech supremacy

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U.S. lagging behind in race for tech supremacy

There’s a worldwide race for tech dominance, a race that ranges from nanotechnology to quantum computing. China has an explicit policy to be the world’s leader in artificial intelligence, while Israel spends more of its GDP on research and development than any other country. Where does the United States fit into all this? According to […]

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Safety and inspection bot startup Gecko Robotics adds $7 million to the coffers

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Safety and inspection bot startup Gecko Robotics adds $7 million to the coffers

Gecko Robotics aims to save human lives at our nation’s power plants with its wall-climbing robots. To continue doing so, the startup tells TechCrunch it has just secured $7 million from a cadre of high-profile sources, including Founders Fund, Mark Cuban, The Westly Group, Justin Kan and Y Combinator. We first reported on the Pittsburgh-based company when co-founder Jake Loosararian came […]

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Research links air quality, air safety

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Research links air quality, air safety

Harvard Chan School investigators see dip in pilot performance when carbon dioxide levels rise On Jan. 15, 2009, Capt. Chesley Sullenberger carefully glided his US Airways Airbus A320 onto the Hudson River minutes after the plane lost both its engines. The miraculous touchdown saved all 155 passengers and crew. On the tape of his exchange […]

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Ford Publishes Its Automated Driving Safety Report

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Ford Publishes Its Automated Driving Safety Report

Back in 2016, when the Obama-era Department of Transportation issued its original automated vehicle safety guidance, part of the voluntary framework was the publication of safety reports by the companies developing these systems. In October 2017, Waymowas the first company to publish its report, followed by General Motors in early 2018. The latest company to publish its […]

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