Parking is inefficient all around. A global survey conducted by IBM in 2011 found that “drivers have spent an average of nearly 20 minutes in pursuit of a coveted spot,” although it varies widely by city. That wastes productivity, burns fuel, and worsens air quality, as well as contributes to traffic congestion. IBM found that more than half of the drivers in 16 of the 20 cities covered by the survey drove off after giving up in frustration. “Cruising is a disguised source of congestion,” wrote parking expert Donald Shoup, an urban planning professor at UCLA, in a report, “Cruising for Parking” (PDF). … [Read more...] about The App Economy’s Newest Challenge: Making Parking Less Painful
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So instead of getting delivery to your home, you’d get it to your car. NewDealDesign suggests that a drone it calls a “Leechbot” could drive up to your vehicle on the way to your kid’s soccer practice, drop off McDonald’s, and scurry away–saving you that few extra minutes that could be spent in a drive-thru window. Or a ZoomRoom–essentially an automated bus–could do anything from park in your driveway to fit you with a suit, to dock with your car on a road trip to offer refreshment, to camp out with several other ZoomRooms to create ad hoc villages. … [Read more...] about These Self-Driving Cars Assemble Into Moving Towns
Earlier this year, the Budget highlighted India’s dream of becoming a $5 trillion economy with a defence export target worth $5 billion in the next five years. This FDI hike can potentially give defence exports the necessary boost and augment India’s chances of becoming a FDI-led defence manufacturing hub. If the global defence manufacturers do shift their manufacturing base to India, it will logically result in the creation of millions of jobs. The future looks promising enough. … [Read more...] about It is India’s hour to shine, but will it?
That technology will play a key role in the next phase of testing as some employees start going back to work. “It’s one thing to put some people in a parking lot and just collect specimens,” Diamond says. “It’s a whole other thing to actually tell all of those people what to do next—especially once we get into antibody testing.” … [Read more...] about One Medical wants to make sure you’re COVID-free before you go back to work
Anand Mahindra says lockdown extensions are economically disastrous, create medical crisis India will be risking economic hara-kiri, if lockdown extended for much longer: Anand Mahindra Lockdown exit plan: Anand Mahindra says government up against a complex challenge … [Read more...] about Anand Mahindra shares pics of air travel amid COVID-19: Here is his reaction