For roughly 130 years humans have been in charge of the steering wheels, throttles, and brakes in our roadgoing vehicles; it’s all been up to us—for better and for worse. Today, though, the future envisioned as long ago as the 1939 World’s Fair is nearly here. Computers are poised to pilot us wherever we want to go with no human intervention necessary. In fact, in a few select areas they’re already doing just that. The implications are enormous. What does the arrival of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) mean for the future of transportation? And, crucially for driving enthusiasts like us, will the conventional human-driven automobile survive? The answers are as amazing as they are thought-provoking. The Promise. And the Pizza. “Safety is first and foremost,” says Lawrence D. Burns, Ph.D., former chief of R&D at General Motors, and a prime consultant on Google’s self-driving-car project (now dubbed Waymo, for “a new way forward … [Read more...] about Fully Automated Vehicles Are Likely Further Away than Some Would Have You Believe
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The 2019 Lexus UX 200 subcompact SUV arrives with some intrigue. It's the first Lexus vehicle using parent company Toyota's new Global Architecture Compact (GA-C) platform, shared with the Toyota Prius and Toyota C-HR, and has a few multimedia additions we've been clamoring for from Lexus, including Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa integration. Related: 2019 Lexus UX Undercuts Luxury Subcompact SUV Competitor Pricing At its introduction during the 2018 New York International Auto Show, the UX had a surprising amount of headroom, promising cabin materials and updates to Lexus' control scheme to make the system more manageable, even though the notorious touchpad was still involved. And then over the summer, we found out the UX undercuts much of its class on starting price, offering a comprehensive suite of standard safety features that competitors like the BMW X2 or the Audi Q3 don't. Many of these initial positives were born out in my testing of the 2019 UX 200 in Southern … [Read more...] about 2019 Lexus UX 200 First Drive: Missing a Solid User Experience
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Arts and Entertainment Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Sonia Rao by Sonia Rao Email the author May 16 at 3:13 PM Email the author Kim Kardashian West at the 2018 Met Gala. (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images) Another day, another Kardashian scandal. Kim Kardashian West was met with backlash when she posted an image of herself sucking on an “appetite suppressant lollipop” to Instagram on Tuesday. The sponsored post referred to the lollipops as “literally unreal” and … [Read more...] about It’s not just lollipops. The Kardashians have been selling and promoting questionable products for years.
The Hogan administration is asking the General Assembly for more power to attract companies to Maryland — and to keep those that are here from leaving.The push follows the revival of the state's largely dormant "Sunny Day" program to negotiate record-breaking packages for Northrop Grumman and Marriott. It comes as the administration steers more funding to its reorganized economic development arm, the rebranded Commerce Department.State spending on business incentives — through loans, grants and tax credits — is growing again.Some of that increase is a natural result of an improving economy, as property values rise and businesses invest — and then take advantage of tax credit programs. The state waived more than $106 million in sales tax in fiscal 2016, for example, linked solely to purchases of machinery used for production.Changes proposed by the administration would accelerate those trends, and give the administration more leeway to determine worthy … [Read more...] about Maryland looks to boost business incentives
11/21/2017 9:59 est Filed to: Gift Ideas By: Pepper Girl Comment As amazing as it seems to us, it's holiday shopping time again. In just a few short days the malls will be filled with overfed Thanksgiving revelers and those looking for the best possible deals. While we'll do our best to avoid the crowds, we can't help but give thought to what some of the more interesting Porsche related gift ideas are. You see, every year we receive email after email asking for our ideas. Sometimes the request comes from a loved one of a Porsche enthusiast and sometimes it's from the enthusiast themselves who needs to give a list to their family. It doesn't matter which category you fall into, we have you covered. On a personal note we want to thank all of you for reading and continuing to support FLATSIXES.com. This time of year, there are two very simple ways you can show your support for our site: 1. Visit our sponsors and do business with them! 2. Use the links in this paragraph, in the … [Read more...] about 10 Gift Ideas for the Porsche Lover