Uber uses machine learning for business and personal rides
It's not surprising that business travelers sometimes forget to switch their payment method from personal to business when riding with Uber. These innocent mistakes are common with the rise of 'bleisure' trips that mix business and leisure - and they not only hinder productivity for the employee that needs to figure out how to fix the error, but also add extra steps for the travel manager or account administrator.
Ecology and AI
It's poised to transform fields from earthquake prediction to cancer detection to self-driving cars, and now scientists are unleashing the power of deep learning on a new field - ecology.
Uber urges drivers to go electric
Studies have found that when shared and electric mobility are properly combined, along with automation, we can shrink the number of vehicles on the road and reduce transportation's climate footprint. That's why Uber has launched the EV Champions Initiative, a pilot program for driver-partners to deliver at least 5 million EV rides over the next year.
Autonomous vehicles: researchers make advances with new algorithm
A self-driving vehicle has to detect objects, track them over time, and predict where they will be in the future in order to plan a safe manoeuvre. These tasks are typically trained independently from one another, which could result in disasters should any one task fail.
AI to identify, count, describe wild animals
Deep learning can automatically identify, count and describe animals in their natural habitats.
Self-driving cars for country roads
Uber's recent self-driving car fatality underscores the fact that the technology is still not ready for widespread adoption. One reason is that there aren't many places where self-driving cars can actually drive.
After Uber, Tesla incidents, can artificial intelligence be trusted?
Considering last month's fatal crash of a self-driving Uber that took the life of a woman in Tempe, Arizona, and the recent death of a test-driver of a semi-autonomous vehicle being developed by Tesla, peoples' trust in the technology behind autonomous vehicles may also have taken a hit.
A rollercoaster which charges your phone
Kinetic energy includes everything from the g-force and vibrations of the ride to the screams of the users. The devices fitted on to the train's carriages capture this energy before converting into electrical energy, which is stored in a power management unit throughout the day. This unit is then removed from the carriages by staff and deposited into the on-site mobile charging point, allowing guests to charge their mobile phone.
Driverless buses arriving at Gatwick Airport
Gatwick to be first airport in the world to trial autonomous vehicles to shuttle staff across the airfield. A trial of electric-powered autonomous vehicles will soon see workers shuttled between popular locations on the airfield when it starts later this summer as reported in Electric Vehicles Research.
How do Carmakers Deal With Less Cars?
From London to Sydney, one-bedroom apartments with a car space attached are becoming a rarity as planners impose tight controls on the provision of parking in new blocks, slashing costs and gridlock.
Deep learning may help predict when people need rides
Computers may better predict taxi and ride sharing service demand, paving the way toward smarter, safer and more sustainable cities, according to an international team of researchers.
Southern hemisphere's largest electric car sharing scheme launches
The largest 100 per cent electric car-sharing scheme in the Southern Hemisphere has been launched in New Zealand.
Trucking: a large attractive business to autonomize?
Trucking is a big business. In this article we will demonstrate how and why trucking driving is going autonomous.
Good and Bad EV and Off Grid Forecasting
Analysts IDTechEx find that there are several indicators of dramatic change in the land, water and air vehicles increasingly made and operated by the same companies. The Chinese are clearer about this than most. This article explains this stance.
NEVS AB and DiDi Chuxing form strategic partnership
NEVS AB and DiDi Chuxing, the world's leading mobile transportation platform, have now formed strategic partnership and finalized a number of steps towards an extensive cooperation.