Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Keep your scanners peeled


This year will mark another key milestone in self-driving technology. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is widely expected to announce standards and mandates for car-borne beacons that will broadcast location information to other vehicles on the road. The beacons will warn drivers when a collision seems imminent—when the car ahead breaks hard, for example, or another vehicle swerves erratically into traffic. Automakers may then use this information to take the next step: program automated responses.


That's all fine but, will I be able to do this? 


The Hoff!

(That's how the actor is known in Germany, where he is still quite popular, even though, as his last name might suggest he is not of German descent -that's what he claims anyway according to his autobiography, but again, you never know-).


Link Yeltsin was deeply unpopular at that time in Russia, polling no more than 8% and widely blamed for the rise of the gangster oligarch...