New internal Uber documents leaked to Recode detail the company’s progress toward realizing its dream of a fleet of vehicles entirely devoid of pesky human drivers.
As those files reveal, Uber’s month-over-month metrics aren’t exactly a steady line of progress, more a jerky sort of stumbling toward its goal of self-driving reliability. And as Uber’s court battle with Google over autonomous car tech begins, that visual is a particularly apt metaphor.
Uber’s self driving fleet, spread across Pennsylvania, California and Arizona, is driving more miles than ever, but its vehicles aren’t improving in a steady way on measurements of rider experience.
Autonomous vehicles are already a common sight on the streets of Silicon Valley, an international hub for self-driving technology.
But this month, California set the stage for the next phase of innovation that could dramatically alter transportation and mobility across the globe.
The state has proposed regulations to allow fully autonomous vehicles to drive on public roads – meaning empty cars with no steering wheels and no backup driver inside.
Abraham Lincoln famously said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening my ax.”
By Laura Jozwiak, Senior Vice President of Sales and Client Relations, Wheels, Inc.
This quote helps to set the stage for three strategies that I feel are critical in order to achieve and deliver results: Preparation, effort, focus. We achieve our results when we are prepared, put forth the effort and focus on our vision. Allow me to explain…
In my opinion, J.J. Watt is a great example of someone who achieved great results by being prepared. If you are not familiar with J.J. Watt he is an NFL defensive end for the Houston Texans. He has a reputation for being a bit of a maniac regarding his game-day preparations; and he has produced results because of it. He received the Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award three times in his first five seasons. In 2014, he became the first player in NFL history to record two 20+ sack seasons in a career.
Watt once said, “Someone has to be the best, it might as well be me.” But in order to be the best, he knew he had to prepare.
Nissan is making a big push into the commercial vehicle space - and they’re hoping to entice fleet managers and FMCs with a full lineup of trucks and vans offering a 5-year 100,000-mile warranty.
When: March 29, 2017 2:00
Join WIFM and Cynthia Thurlow for this one hour webinar focused on quality of life issues facing professional women today. All are welcomed to join.
Are you a successful woman who is tired of being tired? Are you overwhelmed with responsibilities to family and work and don't have sufficient time to take care of yourself, or even sleep well? Are you frustrated with weight gain and food cravings that you have not dealt with before?
It can be confusing to make sense of all the conflicting advice you hear from well-meaning family and friends on the internet or in magazine articles.
By Mike Cieri, MSIR, Vice President of Mardac Consultants
Many organizational conflicts revolve around the differences that we see in the facts
Disagreements between people on what the facts are, are inevitable. Nevertheless, there is a common belief that “facts are facts.” When a dispute occurs, it should be simple to identify the “real” facts, accept them, act accordingly, and thus settle any differences. Yet the “facts” are not always that simple.
Many organizational conflicts revolve around the differences that we see in the facts. What lens are we looking through? What's our perception?
Our perception is formed through basic characteristics that are inborn and/or that greatly affect how we are socialized. For example; Age, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Physical Abilities/Qualities, Intellect, and Sexual/Affectional Orientation. These are the characteristics that we are born with, they are at our core. The secondary dimension in forming our perception are those characteristics that are acquired and can modify throughout our life.
LeasePlan USA announces enhancements to fleet technology.
LeasePlan USA is bringing new enhancements to ePlan, the online fleet management tool that helps companies gain more control over their fleets.
With a streamlined new interface, featuring an easy-to-use wizard and expanded comparison parameters, LeasePlan’s new Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) tool helps lessees decide which vehicles to include in their fleet. The tool offers powerful decision-making information, such as market value depreciation and projected maintenance expenses, using LeasePlan’s proven proprietary models.
It’s something that many of us have experienced while driving, though we may not like to admit it.
It’s called a microsleep, a brief state of drowsy unconsciousness that can happen even if your eyes remain open.
Drowsy driving kills. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy driving caused 824 deaths in 2015, the last year for which figures are available.
Several manufacturers, including Audi, Mercedes and Volvo, currently offer drowsiness detection systems that monitor a vehicle’s movements, such as steering wheel angle, lane deviation, time driven and road conditions.