Sunday, June 25, 2017

A University of Michigan public-private partnership is testing vehicle to vehicle communication, finding that it makes autonomous prototypes even safer. V2V works by wirelessly sharing data such as location, speed and direction. Using DSRC, or Dedicated Short Range Communication, V2V can send up to 10 messages per second. This communication allows cars to see beyond what is immediately in front of them -- sensing a red light around a curve, or automatically braking for a car that runs a stop sign... One drawback is that the technology has to be installed in the majority of cars and infrastructure (such as traffic lights) to function adequately.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Universal basic income -- Another Supporting Study

The Green Institute has released a new paper, Views of a UBI: Perspectives from Across Australia, that records the views of different Australians on universal basic income (UBI), a contentious policy idea that is slowly gaining international currency.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Apple's Autonomous Aspirations

Apple's secret self-driving car may be inching towards a reveal. For example, Apple was among a list of manufacturers and tech companies, granted permission in California, to test its autonomous fleet, along with Volkswagen, Tesla, Google, Mercedes, and others.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Drones for Personal Transportation

While the FAA has change the rules ...

Soon personal drone use