RUCKERSVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - Automakers are accelerating the rollout of technology designed to avoid crashes, but insurance companies are waving a caution flag at consumers eyeing discounts for buying collision-avoiding brakes or automated cruise control. Philip Floyd, senior engineering technician for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), demonstrates a front crash prevention test on a 2018 Tesla Model 3 at the IIHS-HLDI Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville, Virginia, U.S., July 22, 2019. Picture taken July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda Voisard The global market for advanced driver assistance systems, known in the industry as ADAS, is expected to reach more than $67 billion by 2025, growing more than 10 percent each year. A group of 20 carmakers has pledged to outfit almost every new vehicle with forward collision warning and city-speed automatic emergency braking by 2020. Government mandates to install technology such as collision avoiding automatic brake … [Read more...] about New auto safety technology leaves insurers in the dark
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BUTARO, RWANDA — Three hours along a bumpy dirt road from the capital of Rwanda, a new medical school is emerging from the unlikeliest of places — a small hilltop in the poor farming village of Butaro. The school’s name reveals its ambitious mission: The University of Global Health Equity. It aims to transform both medical education and medical care for the rural poor in central Africa and to serve as a model for more equitable health care around the globe. The new university is setting out to achieve this from the poorest part of Rwanda, a nation still recovering and rebuilding from genocide and civil war a quarter-century ago. Story Continued Below From this village, where only one in four residents finish primary school and the first doctor arrived just a decade ago, this new species of medical school aims to train doctors to treat the world’s people as they mostly live in the real world, without access to expensive and high-tech services. And its emphasis … [Read more...] about What a medical school on a Rwandan hilltop can teach the United States
Dec 27, 12:59 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Adam Levy 12/27/18 AT 12:29 AM If there's one big trend in retail, it's that more and more sales are happening online. Online shopping is growing significantly faster than brick-and-mortar stores.This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool.Online retailers brought in nearly half a trillion dollars in the U.S. over the past year with about 9% of total sales, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. And online sales are growing between 15% and 17% per year, compared to about 5% for the overall retail industry.Globally, the trend is even stronger. Some 1.66 billion online shoppers spent $2.3 trillion in 2017. By 2021, sales could more than double from today's levels.It's no surprise, then, that some of the world's largest internet companies are e-commerce companies. Meanwhile, many brick-and-mortar stores are moving aggressively into online … [Read more...] about The 7 Largest E-Commerce Companies In The World
Martha Irvine Associated Press Published 10:39 AM EST Dec 26, 2018 Bellevue, Wash. – The young men sit in chairs in a circle in a small meeting room in suburban Seattle and introduce themselves before they speak. It is much like any other 12-step meeting – but with a twist. “Hi, my name is,” each begins. Then something like, “and I’m an internet and tech addict.” The eight who’ve gathered here are beset by a level of tech obsession that’s different than it is for those of us who like to say we’re addicted to our phones or an app or some new show on a streaming video service. For them, tech gets in the way of daily functioning and self-care. We’re talking flunk-your-classes, can’t-find-a-job, live-in-a-dark-hole kinds of problems, with depression, anxiety and sometimes suicidal thoughts part of the mix. There’s Christian, a 20-year-old college student from Wyoming who has a traumatic brain injury. His … [Read more...] about A ‘tech addict’ who works in the tech industry
Sesame allergies are becoming increasingly common in the United States. Allergic reactions to sesame can be severe: A recent study found that one-third of sesame-allergic children reported one or more ER visits related to a food allergy in the past year. The Food and Drug Administration requires food manufacturers to include the top eight allergens on food labels, but not sesame, which is No. 9. Based on the growing number of people with sesame allergies and the danger of such reactions, the FDA should add sesame to its allergen labelling requirements. Last month, my 8-month-old son had his first bite of hummus off the tip of a baby spoon. Within two minutes, his body went into anaphylaxis. He vomited. He broke out in hives. He had trouble breathing. We were fortunate to have an EpiPen on hand – the emergency room doctor later told us that the quick administration of epinephrine saved his life. My son is one of at least 300,000 people in the US with an allergy to sesame. … [Read more...] about One of the most common and dangerous allergens doesn’t appear on food labels in the US. The FDA should move fast to change that.