Would Trump make a good royal?

June 23, 2017

(CNN)The power of the British monarchy has been on display during recent tragedies. Leave it to Prince Harry to spoil it all. Who, after all, could survive the nonstop attention and demand for selfies? Who would thrive under such scrutiny, and do it all while wearing a gold crown weighing more than three pounds? It would take a certain type of person. The sort of person who fills his court with relatives, perhaps, who thinks the separation of powers is a foreign concept, and …


Injuries Reported After Vehicle Hits Pedestrians In London

June 19, 2017

… she heard the collision from her home and went to a window to see people desperately trying to make some signs to a police car. The gentleman went straight down this road, people were just conversing, talking, just doing what were doing. And he just came into all of us,a witness told the Press Association. There was confusion and dismay among witnesses and bystanders in the aftermath of the incident. Anxious crowds gathered at police cordons surrounding the area to wait for news. The …


Travis Kalanick, your Uber drivers don’t know you and they don’t really care

June 16, 2017

… However, Mohammed still prefers Uber because “rich people use Lyft.” Firas sticks with Uber because he can’t imagine having four phones in his car. He’s also not sweating the Uber mess because ride-sharing is not his future. “Hopefully, I’ll become a physical therapist and then I’ll treat Uber drivers,” he said. One other attribute all the drivers shared was their willingness to talk. Perhaps it was their desire to get a good Uber rating my drivers …


Grab joins Uber in making plans to offer helicopter rides in congested cities

June 15, 2017

Ride operator Grab, Uber’s biggest threat in Southeast Asia, just ran a limited helicopter-on-demand trial in Indonesia over the weekend. The service was free for the lucky few who got to try it, in Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta. SEE ALSO: An all-electric flying car just made its first flight and it’s as cool as it sounds This is the second time Grab’s trying out helicopters in the region, after a three-month trial in 2015 in the Philippines. One of the Indonesian …


Lyft teams up with another self-driving car partner to bring its first autonomous rides to Boston

June 8, 2017

… will be Renault Zoe electric cars like those used in the Singapore program, will be owned by nuTonomy, which has a separate partnership with Renault’s parent company, the PSA Group. The Lyft app will be tweaked for the self-driving pilot, and Green hinted that it will be extended into the car with a version of the app running on a console inside the vehicle. The program is headed to Boston largely due to nuTonomy’s ties to the city the startup spun out from MIT and still calls Boston …


After sexual harassment investigation, Uber fires more than 20 employees

June 7, 2017

Image: ap/rex/shutterstock Uber has made a big move in its efforts to improve its workplace culture. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing giant has fired more than 20 people following a sexual harassment investigation, Bloomberg reported, citing an anonymous source familiar with the matter. SEE ALSO: Uber’s self-driving car program just dodged a huge bullet but still lost a key member The firings stem from an investigation by Perkins Coie, an international law firm that often works …


Run, Hide, Tell? London Attack Response Likely Saved Lives

June 5, 2017

… began fighting and hit one of the attackers on the head with a crate before police told him to run. "There was a car with a loudspeaker saying 'go, go' and they (police) threw a grenade. … and then I ran," he said. He then let about 20 people hide in the bakery and closed the shutters. __ Forliti wrote from Minneapolis. Associated Press writers Raphael Satter in London and Elaine Ganley in Paris contributed to this report. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …


URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… know what to do. But then he went and hit one of the attackers on the head with a crate. "There was a car with a loudspeaker saying 'go, go' and they (police) threw a grenade…. and then I ran." He added that when he saw that "people were desperate," he let about 20 people into the bakery and pulled the shutters down. ___ 2:45 p.m. France's minister for Europe says that four French citizens are among the dozens of wounded in the London terror attack that …


Waymo is now working to add trucks to its self-driving fleet

June 3, 2017

Waymo's bringing it's autonomous platform to trucking.Image: Eric Risberg/AP/REX/Shutterstock Waymo is taking its self-driving tech to an entirely new class of vehicles. The autonomous car company, which famously spun off as an independent entity after years of development as the Google X self-driving car project, was recently spotted running tests on something other than its instantly recognizable fleet of Waymo-branded Chrysler Pacifica minivans: a truck. A photo recently obtained by …


7 traits of successful leaders who break barriers to create opportunity

June 2, 2017

… barriers, I’ve discovered some common traits. Here are the seven characteristics of people who expertly destroy trust barriers: 1. They are confident in their abilities. This might age me a bit, but I compare this characteristic to “The Dukes of Hazzard.” If Bo and Luke were constantly thinking they couldn’t make a big jump in their car, I’m certain they would have crashed a lot more. You have to believe you can make the big jump, too. Now, I don’t mean you …


Cadillac’s future cars could ‘chat’ with traffic lights

June 1, 2017

Cadillac's V2I system means your car will be able to anticipate the changing lights.Image: Cadillac Cadillac’s cars are getting even chattier. Now they can “talk” to traffic lights to let drivers know when the light is going to turn red, a feature meant to cut down on dangerous last-minute decisions. Cadillac announced this week that it successfully tested the technology, called vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication. The V2I test comes after the luxury automaker …


How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

May 29, 2017

Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable  Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, “Shame!” in unison. They didn’t stop shouting for eight minutes. They call themselves the Texas handmaids. You probably first saw them back in March, when images of their original protest in Austin went viral. That’s when they sat silently in the Texas senate gallery, watching as …


Lyft taps Delta as a new rewards program for riders

… car technology). “We care deeply about our passenger experience and this was a first of a kind partnership together. We both share a desire to really create these wow experiences and memorable experiences and really reward passengers for their travel,” said David Baga, Lyft’s chief business officer. Delta offers another SkyMiles rewards program with Airbnb, the home and apartment rental service, but this is it’s first and only ride-hailing partnership. Lyft has worked …

May 18, 2017