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|Tesla has claimed the top spot in the annual Consumer Reports owner satisfaction survey,|
Pokémon Go for the Apple watch launched! It can integrate its step counts into Apple fitness apps. Guys?… Guys?
And now here are some more top stories
|t||The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced it has ported the PIXEL desktop environment to run on x86 machines, meaning it runs on Macs and PCs. The foundation thinks it will help students who work on Raspberry Pi at school but need to continue their work at home on PCs and Macs. The system image will include all software found on the ARM version, with the exception of Minecraft and Wolfram Mathematica, which is only licensed to run on Raspberry Pi machines.||http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38403423|
|j||Canada’s CRTC has categorized broadband as a “basic telecommunications service.” All citizens should have access to unlimited data at speeds of at least 50 Mbps down and 10 up as well as access to the latest mobile wireless technology. The government has committed $750 million to expand connectivity in areas that do not meet the new minimum standards. Wireless service providers must also address needs of people with hearing or speech difficulties within six months.||http://www.theverge.com/2016/12/22/14052368/canada-broadband-internet-essential-service|
|t||Google product manager Jeff Chang told the Verge Google will launch two new flagship Android Wear watches in Q1 2017 along with Android Wear 2.0. The watches will be branded by the manufacturer not Google, similar to the Nexus devices. Android Wear 2.0 brings standalone apps, Android Pay, Google’s voice assistant and more. The next developer preview of Android Wear 2.0 is expected in January. Announcements on other Android Wear watches are expected at CES and the Baselworld watch and jewelry trade show March 23-30 in Switzerland.||http://www.theverge.com/2016/12/22/14057656/google-smartwatch-android-wear-2-0-launch|
|j||City regulators in Beijing and Shanghai have adopted new rules requiring drivers in ride-sharing services like Didi Chuxing to be registered to live in the city in which they drive. The New York Times estimates only 10,000 of Didi’s 410,000 active drivers in Shanghai have permanent residency papers. The new rules also lifted restrictions on prices and vehicle types. The rules do not go into effect immediately and may be subject to amendment.||https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/21/new-regulations-could-limit-didis-taxi-on-demand-service-in-chinas-top-cities/|
|t||India also set out new rules for ride hailing services like Ola and Uber. The Ministry of Road, Transport, and Highways recommended that surge or “dynamic” pricing within a certain range to match supply and demand should be allowed. The services can now charge up to four times the minimum price between midnight and 5 AM. The new rules also allows private bicycles to be used as taxis. Ola and Uber both launched bike taxis in India then had to stop.||https://www.techinasia.com/india-rules-for-ola-uber|
|j||Honda announced it is in talks about an autnonomous car research partnership with Alphabet's Waymo. The partnership would see Waymo technology used in Honda cars. Honda had previously committed to developing vehicles that could drive autonomously on the highway by 2020, but had maintained these would always need a driver. Waymo has a similar partnership with FiatChrysler.||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-google-autonomous-honda-idUSKBN14A2DO|
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|Uber announced Wednesday it stopped its autonomous car pilot program in Califronia, after the state DMV revoked registration for 16 test vehicles. Uber said it will redeploy the modified Volvo XC90s elsewhere, but remains "100 percent committed to California" and will work "to develop workable statewide rules.” Meanwhile San Jose Mercury News reporter Marisa Kendall wrote on Twitter that Uber is "moving its self-driving cars to Arizona, will begin testing there in next few weeks."||https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/21/uber-stops-san-francisco-self-driving-pilot-as-dmv-revoked-registrations/|
|December 14 Uber response||http://arstechnica.com/cars/2016/12/uber-tests-self-driving-on-san-francisco-roads-avoids-dmv-autonomy-definition/|
|Uber moves cars to Arizona||https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/22/uber-self-driving-tests-california-to-arizona/|
|"We’re now looking at where we can redeploy these cars but remain 100 percent committed to California and will be redoubling our efforts to develop workable statewide rules."||But there is a more fundamental point—how and when companies should be able to engineer and operate self-driving technology. We have seen different approaches to this question. Most states see the potential benefits, especially when it comes to road safety. And several cities and states have recognized that complex rules and requirements could have the unintended consequence of slowing innovation. Pittsburgh, Arizona, Nevada, and Florida in particular have been leaders in this way, and by doing so have made clear that they are pro technology. Our hope is that California, our home state and a leader in much of the world’s dynamism, will take a similar view.||http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/12/22/uber-ships-self-driving-cars-to-arizona-after-failed-san-francisco-pilot/|
|Bill Text - SB-1298 Vehicles: autonomous vehicles: safety and performance requirements.||https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120SB1298|
|California’s New Self-Driving Car Rules Are Great for Texas | WIRED||https://www.wired.com/2015/12/californias-new-self-driving-car-rules-are-great-for-texas/|
|Google, Automakers Object to California Rules for Self-Driving Cars | Fortune.com||http://fortune.com/2016/10/19/google-california-object-self-driving-cars-2/|
|Testing of Autonomous Vehicles||https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/vr/autonomous/testing|
|Deployment of Autonomous Vehicles for Public Operation||https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/vr/autonomous/auto|
|federal autonomous car rules november - Google Search||https://www.google.com/search?q=federal+autonomous+car+rules&oq=federal+autonomous+car+rules&aqs=chrome..69i57.3636j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=federal+autonomous+car+rules+november|
|New rules of the road for self-driving cars have just been released - The Verge||http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/19/12981448/self-driving-car-guidelines-obama-foxx-dot-nhtsa|
|Federal Automated Vehicles Policy | Department of Transportation||https://www.transportation.gov/AV|
September 25, 2012 - Senate Bill 1298 defines: “Autonomous technology” means technology that has the capability to drive a vehicle without the active physical control or monitoring by a human operator”
Excludes driver assist systems if they are not capable of “driving the vehicle without the active control or monitoring of a human operator.”
September 16 2014 -California Autonomous vehicle testing regulations went into effect
- Requires paperwork and $150 annual fee.
- 20 companies have received permits
December 16, 2015 - Issued Draft Deployment regulations(post-testing)
- testing by third party
- customer training
- data recorder
- human on boardliability
- $33,000 to $50,000 processing fee
- bans cars without a human driver as well as commercial use, thus preventing Uber driver replacement
|September 19, 2016 - US Department of Transportation voluntary guidelines on autonomous cars|
- 15 point safety assessment - including ethical situations
- Provide lots of data on operation
- Pre-market approval
- post-sale regulation of software updates
- Will be updated regularly
September 30, 2016 - Issued Revised deployment regulations
- Compliance with voluntary federal guidelines
- 12 month period required between testing a vehicle and deploying it on public roads (VW, Honda Google and Ford objected)
- WOULD allow cars without human driver or steering wheel
October 19, 2016 - Conducted workshop on revised deployment regs.
- Alphabet and automakers raise objections
- Why a new vehicle data recorder?
- Why police can get data within 24 hours without warrant or subpoena
December 14, 2016 - Uber begins testing cars in San Francisco without a permit.
December 21, 2016 - California threatens to revoke car registrations if Uber does not stop testing without permits.
No timetable for finalized rules.
|Pick of the day:|
|Glenn Bock has written a script that generates PDFs that will help you find a star who’s light has been traveling to Earth since a certain date. So for instance tell it your birthday and it will tell you which star’s light hitting Earth now left the star around the time you were born. He also tied it into my Chronology of Tech History so you can find out which star’s light hitting Earth now left the day Queen Anne’s first proclamation on copyright law was made. You can find all the details at goo.gl/yH1VEa||http://goo.gl/yH1VEa|
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|Messages of the day (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Katie wrote in with three examples where a friend sharing location was super helpful:|
1. We met a friend downtown in a city where neither of us lived and neither of us were familiar with local businesses. We used location sharing to find each other.
2. I had overlapping soccer practices for two of my children. A fellow parent generously offered to give child A a ride to soccer practice B so I could be in two places at once. She knew the school to go to - I used location sharing so she knew exactly where to find me so she didn't have to drive around the school looking for us.
3. On an extended vacation with one car, my husband stayed at the vacation rental with the kids while I went out for a quiet lunch by myself using public transportation. He then decided to bring the kids out to do stuff after I was done with lunch. We used location sharing to find each other.
So, I have most definitely found it useful. Generally in situations where there is a broad meeting location (like a downtown area, or a mall, or a school) but not a specific point we have agreed to meet.
|Regarding 3D printers for the consumer Roberti writes "it occurred to me that people with specific hobbies will always find a need to prefab parts for mods. I frequent a subreddit forum for Gunpla builders (Gundam models produced mainly by Bandai) and quite a few builders that are heavy into kit bashing (modding the kits with either parts from other kits, or, in the case of 3D printing machines, creating custom parts from plaplate, basically wide strips of plastic) find that having a 3D printer invaluable to the process of bringing their ideas to reality."||And Komei adds: "I don't own a 3D printer myself but I use online 3D printing services like Shapeways and 3D Hubs. So 3D printing is pretty much in my life.|
As you know, http://shapeways.com lets you upload your model and have the 3D print sent to you ...and...
On http://3dhubs.com, the owners of 3D printers can register themselves as a "hub". Other users can upload a 3D model, find a hub near you, order a print and pick it up in person (or have it shipped if it's not close).
|Dan writes "One of the problems I've encountered personally and professionally is ...people not taking the time to understand the underlying 'how & why' to a system and, as a result, be unable to either troubleshoot and/or QA the results a system gives them.|
[[talks about how he doesn't edit the windows registry anymore]].
I've also seen this with new Sailors who come in and don't understand the old way of doing things like contact tracking (bearing and range a two different times and then do some calculations from there) thus they aren't able to recognize when the system gives them a bad calculation (which could result in a closer quarters situation with two ships than is ideal). This isn't to say that progress shouldn't be made (I'm no old man who yells at clouds), but we need to take the time to understand what the building blocks of a system are, how they actually work, and have an understanding of what we expect to have happen based on a given input in order to ensure our devices and systems are running the way they should be and are making out lives easier and better."
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