PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Three former executives at Google, Tesla and Uber who once raced to be the first to develop self-driving cars have adopted a new strategy: Slow down. And shut up. At their new company Aurora Innovation, which is developing self-driving technology for carmakers including Volkswagen and Hyundai, the rules are simple: No flashy launches, mind-blowing timelines or hyper-choreographed performances on closed tracks. "No demo candy," said Chris Urmson, a co-founder and former head of Google's self-driving car team. Aurora's long-game technique reflects a new phase for the hyped promise of computer-piloted supercars: a more subdued, more pragmatic way of addressing the tough realities of the most complicated robotic system ever built.In the wake of several high-profile crashes that dented public enthusiasm in autonomous cars, Aurora's executives are urging their own industry to face a reality check, saying lofty promises risk confusing passengers and dooming the … [Read more...] about New strategy for makers of self-driving cars: Slow down, shut up
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We’re living in an age of disasters, both natural and human-caused. Wherever we turn, it seems we’re faced with the headlines: wildfires, floods, hurricanes, mass shootings … of course, living through such events is multitudes worse than reading about them. Indeed, a disaster doesn’t have to be widespread to have a devastating effect on the individuals involved. In the workplace, a key employee dying or a building catching fire can change that company’s prospects for survival overnight. If you own or manage a business, you might have already laid plans to resume operations quickly should something disastrous happen. But what if you’re an employee: What are your plans for moving forward after a disaster affects the place where you work? Here are a few things for you to consider. 1. Insurance. If you work as an employee, there are certain insurances that your employer could, should or must carry on your behalf, depending on your profession and … [Read more...] about Working Strategies: Are you ready when disaster strikes?
Everything we knew about the NFC East coming into the season has remained fairly true through the first week of action. The New York Giants still have an aging and bad quarterback, the Cowboys continue to float into the abyss, and Washington offers what is probably the most credible threat to Philadelphia's division crown. The Eagles, for their part, took care of business and stayed in the driver's seat through the opening week. But elsewhere around the league, a few more surprises were in store. None stood out more than Philadelphia's Week Two opponent, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who put on a show against the Saints with backup Ryan Fitzpatrick behind center. Suddenly, a road game that looked like a walkover could end up being a tough test for the defending champs early in the season. And that will be the case regardless of how the quarterback situation shakes out this week. Jay Ajayi will be Eagles' workhorse Tim McManus | ESPN One of the major bright spots of Philadelphia's … [Read more...] about What they’re saying: Ajayi will be Eagles’ workhorse; tough test awaits in Week 2
Published August 13, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print Your first year of retirement can be exciting and daunting at the same time. On the one hand, you're finally free from the confines of work and can live your life according to your own rules and schedule. On the other hand, there's a little matter of a missing paycheck that can upend your finances if you're not careful. That's why it's especially crucial to keep tabs on your money as you adjust to life as a retiree. Here are some key moves to make during your first year outside the workforce. Continue Reading Below 1. Create a budget -- and a backup budget Just as it's important to have a budget during your working years, you also must follow one in retirement. But when you're starting out, nailing down that budget can be difficult, since you may not have a precise handle on your expenses. And it might take some time for you to determine what sort of income level you'll be … [Read more...] about 3 Tips for Managing Your Money During Your First Year of Retirement
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2018--VeeamON --Veeam® Software today unveiled its vision for the Hyper-Available Enterprise and its strategy to guide enterprise customers on their journey to Intelligent Data Management at massive scale. Delivered at VeeamON 2018, the company’s fourth annual user and partner conference, Veeam demonstrated how customers around the world are leveraging the Veeam Hyper-Availability Platform for Intelligent Data Management to ensure business continuity, reduce risk and accelerate innovation in an era where technologies ranging from IoT, AI, machine learning and blockchain require a platform with massive scalability and ease of use for managing data.The scale and complexity of managing the hyper-growth and hyper-sprawl of enterprise data today requires a new type of solution, one that moves from traditional policy-based data management to a more behavior-based system, so data can manage itself more autonomously and deliver critical business and … [Read more...] about Veeam Unveils Vision for the Hyper-Available Enterprise and Strategy to Provide the Most Complete Platform for Intelligent Data Management at Massive Scale