The small shuttle is off-putting at first, with no steering wheel or gas pedal in sight as it ambles along two-lane streets at 12 mph. But the driverless vehicle, which debuted to the public Tuesday as part of a free circulator route on the sparsely populated plains of far-northeast Denver, may hold the key to the future of public transportation in the metro area. It’s set to become the highest-profile demonstration of autonomous vehicle technology in a state that’s quietly laying the groundwork for the predicted proliferation of self-driving cars, trucks and buses in coming decades. Colorado hasn’t yet hosted public road testing of fully self-driving passenger cars of the kind under development by Uber, Tesla, Waymo (a sister company to Google) and other AV industry entrants. But the Regional Transportation District’s new shuttle marks the first time a U.S. transit agency has used an autonomous vehicle for a regular bus route. At the ribbon-cutting for … [Read more...] about Self-driving shuttle offers Denver a glimpse of its future — but will riders jump on board?
Cartoon predicts future
NEW YORK , NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Dov Bechhofer is a computer engineer with an eye for trending tech topics and predictions on how technology can improve or impair our future. Here, he helps explain the rise in popularity of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), and their place in society’s future. Screens have revolutionized our lives. First, there were television and theater screens that entertained the masses. Next came computers, which revolutionized every aspect of human life, from work to play and everything in between. Desktops gave way to laptops and tablets all before the smartphone took over in the early 2000s. Dov Bechhofer acknowledges that the first successful AR/VR technology in widespread use came about only because of advancements in smartphone technology. “Manufacturing AR and VR components that perform as consumers expect them to is way more expensive than people realize, which is why it took so long … [Read more...] about Dov Bechhofer Explains the Rise of AR/VR and the Potential These Technologies Have for Our Future
Weekend winners (college football version) SEC in general, Georgia in particular. The Bulldogs handled their BID-ness and completely whipped Georgia Tech in a manner that does not happen often. The final was 45-21 and the game was not that close. It was a powerful season-ending run, that as TFP ace sports columnist Mark Wiedmer points out here, has Georgia looking to topple mighty Alabama. And buckets if that happens, well, the college football playoff committee has some serious thinking to do. If UGA beats Alabama in a one-score game, I see the SEC getting two spots friends. Tua. Man, that dude is amazing. And know this: In any other year over the last decade, with the possible Kyler Murray would be walking away with the Heisman Trophy. But Tua has been so good all season, there's no way it's anyone but him? And how about this stat from Ryan Brown of WJOX in Birmingham: Tua attempted 10 fourth-quarter passes against Georgia in the title game last January. He's attempted three … [Read more...] about 5-at-10: College football winners and losers, Pay-per-view for golf and more, Rushmore of cartoon character’s catch phrases
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During my first semester working at The Sun Star, a cartoon surfaced in the newsroom. It was deposited in the Editor-in-Chief’s inbox and made light of The Sun Star’s financial situation, with less budgeting allowance allocated to the paper than to other governance groups. However, despite asking around the office, nobody could claim they put the cartoon in the mail basket. No one asked me if I knew anything about the picture, but at the time I was a bit preoccupied at my work station. I joined the conversation later, while the staff were discussing the precarious budget situation university-wide. If anyone asked me about it now, I’d say that it was strange how a cartoon that cropped up three years ago left such an impact on me in the present day. It seemed like a prediction of the semesters that followed; The Sun Star’s budget has dwindled with the university’s budget, with student enrollment, and with decreasing interest in print advertisements. As I … [Read more...] about Letters from the Editor: One small step