You know a topic is trending when the likes of Tesla’s Elon Musk and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg publicly bicker about its potential risks and rewards.
In this case, Musk says he fears artificial intelligence will lead to World War III because nations will compete for A.I. superiority. Zuckerberg, meanwhile, has called such doomsday scenarios “irresponsible” and says he is optimistic about A.I.
But another tech visionary sees the future as more nuanced. Ray Kurzweil, an author and director of engineering at Google, thinks, in the long run, that A.I. will do far more good than harm.
NAFA’s Sustainable Fleet Accreditation Program - created in conjunction with CALSTART - provides an official standard for sustainability that all fleets can be judged by.
Volkswagen is trying to push past the dieselgate scandal and polish its brand in America around a fresh set of high-tech autos.
Just before heading to a major auto show in Frankfurt, VW brand chief Herbert Diess told an in-house Volkswagen publication the automaker’s future compass will point directly to the new technology –- electric cars powered entirely by batteries.
“In the old world, it is Toyota, Hyundai, and the French carmakers. In the new world it is Tesla,” Diess said, referring to a nimble California manufacturing startup influencing Detroit, Shanghai, Stuttgart and Tokyo with its electric-car ambitions.
Study shows unbelted occupants account for half of deaths.
While seat belt usage rates in the United States are – and have been – above 90% for more than a decade, there is still a “problem” area: rural America.
According to a new study from Centers for Disease Control, America’s most rural counties had motor-vehicle death rates 3 to 10 times higher than those in the most urban counties, largely due to a lack of seatbelt use.
Becky Langmandel has been appointed to lead LeasePlan USA’s analytics, consulting and transformation team.
LeasePlan USA has promoted Becky Langmandel to vice president of analytics, consulting and transformation (ACT). In this role, she leads a team of consultants that support client success by identifying actions that lead to cost savings.
“Becky is a true asset to the team – and to our clients,” said LeasePlan USA chief commercial officer, Ricardo Fonzaghi. “Her ability to turn over every rock to identify savings for clients is remarkable. Recently, Becky and her team recommended efficiencies where one client could save more than $2.7 million over three years – just impressive.”
The Driving Dynamics Safety Team
One-third of all crashes involving two or more vehicles, almost two million annually, are rear-end collisions.
When you’re driving, the one space you can completely control is the distance from your vehicle to the vehicle in front of you. This distance is known as your safety zone. It can give you a One Second Advantage™, not only in reacting to situations that arise in front of you, but around and behind you. Awareness of the vehicles in front of you and those behind you is critical in managing your safety zone to prevent rear-end collisions.
By Wendy Eichenbaum
Remember the last time you participated in a product brainstorming session.
You sat with your colleagues in a meeting room, and came up with as many ideas as possible. At the end, everyone organized the ideas into logical groups. The moderator recorded all of the ideas. You went off to your next meeting.
A few months later you heard about the new features for the product. But these were the same ideas that management had discussed all year. What happened to all of those innovative ideas you came up with during the brainstorm?
Brainstorming is a spontaneous method to compile ideas. It allows team members to consider new and better ways to delight the customers. But too often, the effort ends there. Exciting ideas are forgotten in meeting notes. Team members never see their own ideas considered. They feel no sense of ownership, and lose interest in participating. Brainstorming it a great generation tool, but alone it’s not sufficient to generate new designs.
It’s been 10 years since Apple Inc unleashed a surge of innovation that upended the mobile phone industry.
Electric cars, with a little help from ride-hailing and self-driving technology, could be about to pull the same trick on Big Oil.
The rise of Tesla Inc and its rivals could be turbo charged by complementary services from Uber Technologies Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit, just as the iPhone rode the app economy and fast mobile internet to decimate mobile phone giants like Nokia Oyj.