Uber has signed a partnership with Nasa to collaborate in the development of its UAV taxi service. The company hopes to test it by 2020. The U. S. Space Agency will work on a system to regulate the traffic of these autonomous spacecraft.
Uber hopes to conquer the airways as he did on earth with his VTC service. To do this, the company is working on a project of vertical take-off and landing drones that will be able to transport passengers on short urban routes. At this week’s Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, the company announced that it has signed an agreement with NASA to move the project forward.
According to the American channel CNBC, which relayed the information, Uber signed a Space Act Agreement with the space agency for the development of a low-level autonomous aircraft traffic management system. According to the document published by Nasa, which we consulted, the agreement for an amount of $376,000 (approximately’ 323,000 at the current rate) was signed in January 2017 and will expire in January 2022.
Uber wants flying taxis for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics
No specific details are given as to the work that NASA will do and how Uber will use it for its service called UberAir (formerly Uber Elevate). But we know that the U. S. Space Agency has been working on this technology and testing it with UAVs since last year. The main idea of the concept is to create geo-recorded air corridors to distribute the different types of drones: leisure, delivery, taxis…
The stated objective is to make the UberAir service operational before the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. The company is targeting an initial fare for a race that is only slightly higher than a UberX car ride. The first trials are scheduled to start in 2020 in several major cities: Los Angeles and Dallas in the United States and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Uber’s working on a drone taxi concept.
The Uber driver-assisted transport vehicle service revealed that he was working on a vertical take-off and landing UAV project that could carry passengers on short urban routes. Surprisingly, the idea is not new.
Ten years from now, when you draw your smartphone to order a Uber, it may not arrive by road, but by air! The service of transport vehicle with driver (VTC) has just revealed that he was working on the idea of an autonomous UAV with vertical take-off and landing. More on commercial civil drones on this page http://pix-geeks.com/ramasseur-balle-campe-drone-sensation-pendant-match/
To be accepted by the seller and contribute to his productivity, software must be its extension. Ergonomics, mobility, rapid handling, and always robustness and adaptability to new business applications are the conditions for an efficient man-machine duo.
No more right-clicking in some new store software! Instead, sellers have only one “swipe” to perform. Nothing more natural when you’re used to the experience of a smartphone but a cultural revolution to accomplish for software publishers.
Gone are the days when users were looking for software functionality in the menu maze. Today, we are making sure that we can offer them as we navigate.
Listen and learn
This new ergonomics responds to a new development process. It begins with the observation of client behavior. Not project managers but end users, directly on the sales floor.
The next step leads to the creation of models designed to position the large visual cues on the pages. The models are then “designed” or concretized and passed in dynamic mode. Then comes the time to pass them on to the development teams so that they can give birth to the product.
Setting up the ergonomics and construction of the navigation logic, graphics at various stages, the editor takes care to submit his solution to users “testers.”
Pushing the right information at the right time
This new way of working offers many benefits. The resulting IT solutions are faster to handle because they are more intuitive than those of previous generations.
They are therefore better accepted by users in a sector, distribution, where turnover is high. When you start a computer project if you only bring technology to the shop your tools end up in a closet. If you don’t put forward the human being, so the seller, it’s lost in advance.
Making technology work for people
Productivity is also at this price. In stores where customers come today to try and compare products, vendors expect software that supports them in their advisory role.
It is up to the application to push the right information at the right time towards the seller. When you give a salesperson a technological tool, he or she perceives it primarily as a constraint. And if the tool does not allow it to offer more products and be more relevant in its discourse, it is useless!
We received many emails lately regarding the crazy surrounding cryptocurrency markets and the whole Blockchain technology.
For those of you who know nothing about these electronic currencies, it is sort of a decentralized peer to peer network where everyone can have access and read the transactions beeing made at a point in time.
The leading currency is the infamous Bitcoin that has been around since it’s creation by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008!
There are many other new coins coming to the market these days as the market is literally exploding.
Even if Microsoft has taken the plunge and has stealthily entered the cannabis market, other technology giants such as Google and Apple have also accumulated rumors that link them to the legal marijuana industry.
At a decisive moment, as legalization advances at an uncontrollable pace in the US, it seems that large technology companies do not want to be excluded from the market. We will talk about the current state of affairs and the future that awaits them.
In June 2016, Microsoft became the first technology giant to land in the cannabis market. And this is very discreet, without any controversy at Kind Financials, a company that offers a software suite for the marketing and monitoring of cannabis production.
Other technological actors
While Microsoft is the only giant that has officially entered the cannabis industry in the meantime, many other technology companies are also accumulating rumors that link them to the marijuana market.
At the end of January 2017, Apple was awarded the patent for a vaporizer that has aroused suspicions in the cannabis world. Even though the documents do not specifically mention marijuana, the patented device had a moving plate to heat, which was located on the substance and decreased as the vaporization progressed. According to the experts, this system would make much more sense for the consumption of cannabis because it would allow a constant vaporization since the element that brings the heat (this mobile plate) would always remain near what is left of this substance.
Because of this system, this kind of vaporizer could work with liquid extracts of flowers, but it seems that it would get better results with oils or solid products, such as a little cannabis prepared as it should be. However, is this patent a camouflaged “iVape”? The Company’s track record with the cannabis industry does not bode well and seems to indicate otherwise. Of course, Apple will have to up their game to match other vaporizer manufacturers already established on the market such as Firefly Vapor and their best seller the test firefly 2 vaporisateur.
The case of Google
For its part, Google either has not been spared by rumors about its possible entry into the cannabis industry. One month after Microsoft’s announcement, a company executive of LivWell Enlightened Health, one of the largest cannabis retail chains in the US, said the company’s most popular search engine owner of the whole internet had come in contact with them to find possible ways of collaboration.
In mid-May, more than 150 countries were targeted by the large-scale computer attack that used the WannaCry virus. This malware was a ransomware that blocked user files in exchange for a Bitcoin amount. North Korea was once suspected, but now experts seem to be turning to a group of people from the southern region of China.
It was the US security firm Flashpoint that analyzed the malware WannaCry. According to her, the linguistic analysis of the virus would have revealed that the software was written by a Chinese who speaks a southern dialect. For Flashpoint, it was thanks to a lack of input that she was able to reach this conclusion.
Indeed, the message displayed on infected computers was first written in Chinese and then translated into English. Then, using automatic translators, the hackers who hide behind this attack were able to get 26 texts written in different languages. The report also asserts that the English version is of better quality than a text drafted by an automatic translator.
Experts believe that random emails in foreign languages would have been translated into Google Translate by taking the text in English as a reference.
Finally, the message written in Chinese contains the word “libai,” a dialect version of the word “the week” which is often used in southern China and surrounding islands. Flashpoint, therefore, believes with high confidence that the language used for the ransom demand “is consistent with that used in the south of the country, in Hong Kong, Taiwan or Singapore,” but “familiar with English.” Except for Chinese language specialists, the presence of a dialect word such as “libai” can not be reliable evidence since it is also used in northern China.
In short, you will understand, we are still far from finding the person(s) responsible and even less the sponsors if there are any!
If you are a fan of YouTube videos and always forages on the latest trending videos on this platform, then you surely are annoyed with video annotations. Students use YouTube to look for videos for their subjects and it is kind of annoying when unnecessary sections pop up on the screen. There was a certain community forum where users of YouTube argued about the pros and cons of video annotations. The results of the debate lead to annotations being removed in the user options on the website but videos with annotations already will remain.