An estimated 600,000 people take New York’s 13,000 taxis each day and at least a few of them must wonder at some point–while scooching gracelessly across a backseat or sandwiched in the dreaded middle spot– whether the city couldn’t come up with a better cab experience. advertisement advertisement This week, the city’s answer to that question, the 2014 Nissan NV200–the “Taxi of Tomorrow”–arrives at the New York Auto Show. What the vehicle lacks in sex appeal it makes up for in…no floor bump? Back in 2007, a group of stakeholders at every level of the cab industry outlined their goals for the next New York City taxi. The resulting Taxi of Tomorrow project was an effort to re-imagine every aspect of the taxi system for the 21st century. Two years later, New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission invited auto manufacturers and designers to submit ideas for New York’s next taxi. In 2011, Nissan won the bid with … [Read more...] about Nissan’s Taxi Of Tomorrow Rolls Into New York
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advertisement Bricks are hot these days, thanks to new feats in technological wizardry. And this week, you can finally see one of the world’s most interesting technologies in New York’s Chinatown: A computer-controlled brick-laying machine, which has used over 7,000 bricks to build an “infinite loop,” weaving along a pedestrian island. Designed by architects Fabio Gramazio & Matthias Kohler, the structure took just a month to complete–which might sound like a long time, until you realize that a project like this would have been next to impossible a decade ago. The intricate, minute adjustments required by the undulating brick-pattern would be far to time-consuming and expensive, by hand. By contrast, the robot here (dubbed “R-O-B”)–which uses technology lifted from the auto-industry–can create the form with almost no errors and no mortar at all. (Can you imagine a bricklayer that would do that, what with the fear of messing … [Read more...] about Robot Bricklayer Descends on New York
Hiral ThanawalaMoneycontrol NewsWhen it comes to health insurance, most families rely only on the group health insurance cover offered by their employer. But there are families in which each member holds individual policies under which he or she is insured for a small sum.Health insurance plans covering an individual with a relatively small amount of sum insured are inadequate given the rising medical inflation. So it’s important to have a separate family-floater health plan to take care of your family in the event of a medical emergency.Close What is a family-floater health insurance plan? related news Fitness freak? You may soon get discount on your health insurance premium PSU banks may let go of promoter tag but will remain investors in insurance ventures IRDAI directs Reliance Health Insurance to stop selling policies as solvency slips below threshold A family-floater plan is nothing but a health insurance policy for the entire family."It covers all the members … [Read more...] about Why you must consider purchasing family floater plan while buying health insurance
Hiral ThanawalaMoneycontrol NewsFamily floater plans safeguard the health of your loved ones by insuring them for a fixed sum without having you pay premiums for each member individually."The sum insured under this plan floats among all the members covered in the policy. It usually covers an individual, spouse and kids. In a year, it’s quite possible that one family members may fall ill for which a family floater comes handy," said Bhaskar Nerurkar, Head, Health Administration Team, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance.Close Nowadays, there are some floater plans that cover extended families as well, insuring more than two adults in the same plan. related news Fitness freak? You may soon get discount on your health insurance premium PSU banks may let go of promoter tag but will remain investors in insurance ventures IRDAI directs Reliance Health Insurance to stop selling policies as solvency slips below threshold Entry of new variants in family floater … [Read more...] about Should you opt for new variants of family floater plans?
Rakesh GoyalWe often revamp our closet or renovate our house or change the interiors. Similarly, it is vital to re-evaluate health insurance on a timely basis. Health insurance might sound bothersome or like something that will drain your finances, but eventually, it turns out to be a boon when there is a medical emergency.Before investing in a family insurance plan, you may have to think carefully and take the step ahead because if you don’t do that, you might end up opting for some other plan that is not a part of your requirement list.Close We go through a number of websites before buying a new laptop or TV, so why don't we really take some time out to re-evaluate health insurance plans. The question is "Do we actually need such timely re-evaluation?" related news Fitness freak? You may soon get discount on your health insurance premium PSU banks may let go of promoter tag but will remain investors in insurance ventures IRDAI directs Reliance Health Insurance … [Read more...] about Here’s why you should periodically re-evaluate your family’s health insurance cover