Waymo picks ex-Tesla engineering chief to build them a driverless car

first_imgFor Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Tags:#Alphabet#Autonomous#broadband Internet#cars#driverless#Google#Internet of Things#IoT#lidar#Self-Driving#sensors#Tesla#transport#Waymo 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Related Posts Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and…center_img IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Google’s self-driving division Waymo has hired Satish Jeyachandran, the former director of hardware engineering at Tesla, a close competitor in the self-driving race.Jeyachandran will lead the hardware division, according to Bloomberg, focused on building Lidar, radar, cameras, sensors, and silicon for the company’s self-driving cars.See Also: Waymo working on competitor to Uber’s self-driving trucks“A few years ago, we made the decision to start building our own self driving vision system, radar and LiDAR in house,” said Waymo CEO, John Krafcik, in a statement.“This has been crucial to improving the quality of our self-driving technology, and bringing down cost. With Satish’s expertise, we’ll be able to further advance our self-driving hardware, and bring our technology to more people, more quickly.”Waymo has been aggressively hiring in hardware, software, artificial intelligence, and deep learning fields since being spun-out of Google X Labs by Alphabet. At the same time, the company has lost most of its star power from the early days, with former head Chris Urmson the last of the major contributors to leave in 2016 to found his own startup.Another key executive, Anthony Levandowski, was recently sued by Waymo for allegedly stealing trade secrets and revealing them to Uber.Waymo has not revealed any plans to build its own car, instead working with automakers like Fiat Chrysler to provide the cars. Waymo then outfits the cars with the specialized hardware for self-driving, and in the case of the Chrysler Pacifica minivans, the hardware team even adjusted the car’s weight and some of the features. This could be Waymo’s plan of action for the future, instead of investing millions into the complex car manufacturing market. David Currylast_img read more

The Problem With One Donut

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now The problem with eating one donut is that from that point forward, you give yourself permission to eat whatever you want. The day is already lost, so what’s the point of eating right the rest of the day?The problem with opening Facebook and scrolling through the stream is that one link leads to the next link, and pretty soon your quick check-in has stolen an hour of your time. There’s no reason to start anything else because you don’t have time before your conference call or meeting. You might as well hit Twitter while you’re browsing the Internet. Social is a donut.The problem with leaving your email open is that the notification that you received a new email will take you away from what you are doing—or what you should be doing. You might intend to take a quick look to make sure it isn’t something important, but before you know it you’re responding to some relatively unimportant email. Ten minutes in, you might as well finish writing the response, right? Email is a donut.The problem with the water cooler chatter is that there are so many things you want to share and so many things your peer group wants to share with you. There just isn’t enough time. That one comment about the sporting event or the new hot Sunday night television show turns into 20 minutes. Not enough time to start the project that needs your attention. The water cooler is a box of donuts.The decision to eat one donut isn’t often a decision to eat one donut. It’s a much bigger decision, with a greater impact.last_img read more

John Wall leads Wizards past Lakers

first_imgWall ended the first half with a baseline jumper over 7-foot-1 center Tyson Chandler to make it 71-51. Wall turned and slapped palms with a couple of front-row folks, then spread his arms wide and basked in the ovation from a home crowd populated by plenty of spectators in LA jerseys.“I know all the Lakers fans out there probably was upset,” Wall said, rolling his eyes.By then, Wall already had 28 points, outscoring LA’s five starters — James, Ball, Chandler, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart — by six.Recently acquired reserve forward Sam Dekker scored a season-high 20 for Washington, including a buzzer-beating bank shot at the end of the third quarter that put the hosts ahead 99-76.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored a season-high 25 points for the Lakers, 15 in the second quarter.Washington was without starting center Dwight Howard, who had back surgery, and injured starting forward Otto Porter Jr., while a pair of players — Kelly Oubre Jr. and Austin Rivers — were unavailable because they are on their way out of town via a trade that is still not officially complete.Didn’t matter on this night, thanks in large part to Wall.“When he gets going,” Dekker said, “it really sets the tone for us.”TIP-INSLakers: Michael Beasley was back with the team, but didn’t play, after being away for personal reasons. … JaVale McGee missed the game with flu-like symptoms. … A pair of sneakers James wore during a game at the Wizards a year ago Monday — one black, one white, with the word “equality” in capital gold letters on the back of each — was recently placed on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. … Ball finished with 10 points, five rebounds and four assists. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments Dwyane Wade makes more New Orleans memories, Heat beat Pelicans Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño So it made sense that Wall’s reeling and undermanned Washington Wizards, amid so much losing and infighting and roster flux, would dominate James and his rising Los Angeles Lakers throughout a 128-110 victory Sunday night.“We’re a team that’s built on energy and depth,” James said. “We didn’t have either tonight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefA day after he and Lonzo Ball each registered a triple-double in a win at Charlotte, the four-time NBA MVP had six rebounds and three assists and sat out the fourth quarter of a lopsided laugher.“We did a good job of making it a little difficult on him, showing him a lot of bodies, active hands,” said Wizards guard Bradley Beal, who had 25 points and 12 rebounds. Wizards: The deal bringing Trevor Ariza to Washington from the Phoenix Suns is still not official, so Oubre and Rivers were listed as inactive Sunday because of “trade pending.” … Markieff Morris left at halftime because of a neck strain. … Porter missed his third game in a row with a bruised knee. … Jeff Green started in Porter’s place and scored 20 points.UP NEXT:Lakers: At Brooklyn on Tuesday to close a four-game road trip.Wizards: At Atlanta on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Wall said the key for Washington was its defensive effort, something often missing this season.“Tried not to let LeBron get going,” Wall said. “He missed a couple easy shots he always makes. Didn’t get a couple calls driving to the basket. … It’s one game, but we know he is who he is.”Nothing the Lakers tried to do to slow Wall worked as the Wizards emphatically ended a four-game losing streak, going up by as many as 18 in the first quarter and 27 in the third.“Box-and-1. Triangle-and-2. I haven’t seen that since high school,” Wall said.James and the Lakers had been 5-1 in the second half of back-to-back sets this season, but they opened Sunday’s game by going 5 for 19, 0 for 8 on 3s. Washington, meanwhile, made its first five shots and 13 of its first 18, taking a 26-8 lead on Wall’s layup.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) goes for a layup past Los Angeles Lakers guards Lance Stephenson (6) and Josh Hart (3) as Washington forward Troy Brown Jr. (6) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)WASHINGTON — John Wall was at his attacking best: 40 points and 14 assists; one no-look, through-the-legs assist; one buzzer-beating rainbow step-back jumper.LeBron James was at his sluggish worst: a season-low 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

a month agoMan City boss Guardiola dismisses 5-point Liverpool lead

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola dismisses 5-point Liverpool leadby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has dismissed concerns about Liverpool’s five-point lead at the top of the table.Last week’s shock defeat to Norwich has left City playing catch up in the opening weeks of the season.”We accept it,” he said. “It doesn’t happen many times in the big moments. I’m relaxed. It’s going to happen.“There are 99 points to play for. We’re five behind, but let’s see how many we get. I lost many times as a player and a manager, the only way to survive here is to win games and we’ve won a lot.“Many times we look to improve. You have to understand what we have done in the past.”I’ve said many times, the strongest opponent we’ve had in Liverpool. I said when they were in front (last season) they have everything in their game, set pieces, transitions. I know how difficult it is and was and will be. That’s the challenge.” last_img read more

8 days agoMan City No2 Arteta: Foden potential is limitless

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City No2 Arteta: Foden potential is limitlessby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta says Phil Foden’s potential is limitless.The 19-year-old has been restricted to just three appearances this season.But Arteta thinks he will become a star under manager Pep Guardiola.”His potential is limitless,” Arteta said. “He is going to set his own limits.”The most important thing is that, as a club and around the team, we have created a really healthy, inspiring and challenging environment. That’s exactly what he needs.”The door is open. We have a manager who trusts in young players and he’s going to get opportunities.”With that type of environment, to grow and to always be going in the right direction is the most important thing.”I think he’ll be very successful.” last_img read more

Kentucky Basketball: Potential No. 1 Pick Karl-Anthony Towns Fulfilling “Childhood Dream” Of Appearing On Sport Science

first_imgSportsScience basketball floor with logo.IG/karltownsLater this month, Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns may be the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. We have to imagine that is some serious dream fulfillment for him. Before that happens, Towns will have another dream come true—he is set to appear on ESPN’s Sport Science, based on a recent Instagram post.We’re just going to go ahead and say it: this makes us feel VERY old. Sport Science began in 2007, and didn’t come to ESPN until 2010, when Towns was just 14 years old. Sorry for making this too real.last_img read more

This Fan-Made Texas A&M Hype Video Will Have All Aggies Ready For The 2015 Season

first_imgTexas A&M player makes a difficult catch.YouTube/Tamuhighlights WhoopLast season was an interesting one in College Station. Texas A&M opened the season by blowing the doors off of its opponents, but the Aggies were inconsistent as the year went along. A&M did close the season with some gritty performances, including a big win over Auburn and a Liberty Bowl victory over West Virginia. After a tremendous recruiting period, and some coaching staff shakeups that should help improve a lackluster defense, the Aggies have some serious momentum heading into 2015.YouTube user Tamuhighlights summed up the off-season, and the excitement heading into 2015, incredibly well with this hype video. You’ll be ready to run through a brick wall after this one, Aggie fans.last_img read more

Video: Michigan Football Releases Cool “The Block M” Hype Video, “Most Recognizable Logo In All Of Sports”

first_imgThe Michigan Wolverines marching band performs before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: The Michigan Wolverines marching band performs before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)It’s football time now. They’re very excited about that in Ann Arbor, Mich. Teams are beginning fall camp and we’re now less than a month away from the start of the season, when Michigan takes on Utah on Thursday, Sept. 3. In honor of the season coming up, the Wolverines have released a cool hype video about the Block M logo. “It’s the most recognizable logo in all of sports,” they say. The Block M. Enough said. #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/As8eN4OIKi— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) August 4, 2015We’re not quite sure if it’s the “most recognizable logo” in the sports world, but it is a pretty sweet logo.last_img read more

Photo: Ezekiel Elliott Has Ohio State Players Going No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5 In His NFL Mock Draft

first_imgEzekiel Elliott does his own mock draft.Ezekiel Elliott NFLFormer Ohio State star running back Ezekiel Elliott was in Bristol, Conn. today. The former Buckeyes’ star discussed a number of topics with ESPN, but most notably, he talked about the upcoming NFL Draft. During one appearance, Elliott filled out his own NFL mock draft. Unsurprisingly, he had his Ohio State teammates (and himself) going No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 overall. Surprisingly, though, Elliott did not have himself going No. 1 overall – or No. 2. @EzekielElliott you trying to say where you want to go? pic.twitter.com/yadofNyrge— Sam Halle (@Sammysoccer45) April 15, 2016Elliott showing love to his offensive line. That’s a veteran running back move. The NFL Draft starts April 28.last_img read more

Five Health Centres to be Transformed into Smart Facilities Under PAHO Project

first_imgStory Highlights The facilities are Stony Hill Health Centre in St. Andrew, Port Antonio Health Centre in St. Mary, St. Ann’s Bay Health Centre in St. Ann, Mandeville Health Centre in Manchester, and the Santa Cruz Health Centre in St. Elizabeth. Work to transform five health centres across the island into greener, safer and climate-smart institutions under the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Smart Health Care Facilities Project, is slated to get under way in mid-2019. PAHO Principal Consultant and structural engineer on the project, Shalini Jagnarine, explained that the health centres will be retrofitted in order to enable them to operate more efficiently and become more resilient to natural and other disasters. Work to transform five health centres across the island into greener, safer and climate-smart institutions under the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Smart Health Care Facilities Project, is slated to get under way in mid-2019.The facilities are Stony Hill Health Centre in St. Andrew, Port Antonio Health Centre in St. Mary, St. Ann’s Bay Health Centre in St. Ann, Mandeville Health Centre in Manchester, and the Santa Cruz Health Centre in St. Elizabeth.PAHO Principal Consultant and structural engineer on the project, Shalini Jagnarine, explained that the health centres will be retrofitted in order to enable them to operate more efficiently and become more resilient to natural and other disasters.“We’re looking at the safety of the building. Our primary aim is to ensure that nothing happens to cost the life of staff or patients of the health centres. So we’re looking at seismic resilience, ensuring that the building doesn’t collapse or things do not topple over in an earthquake. We’re also looking at hurricane resilience, so that roof and windows do not blow off or the facilities flood,” she said.“We’re going to try to do things like improve the ventilation on the inside of the facility, so it doesn’t feel so hot anymore and is easy for people to work in. We’re going to increase the electrical efficiency for the facility (such as) changing lighting and putting in LED bulbs, which will reduce the electricity bills (of the facilities),” Ms. Jagnarine added.She said that new energy-saving faucets and toilets will also be installed.The PAHO Consultant was speaking at a town hall at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stony Hill, St. Andrew, on November 12 to sensitise residents about the plans to transform the Stony Hill Health Centre into a smart healthcare facility.She explained that the Stony Hill Health Centre was selected under the project based on an assessment, which revealed that the institution was quite vulnerable to disasters.GW Architects, led by Managing Director, Garfield Wood, has been contracted to provide technical support for the design and layout of the facilities. The entity has identified the need for increased water storage, upgraded electrical systems and new generators.Funded by the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development Fund (DFID) at a cost of £60 million ($9.6 billion), the Smart Health Care Facilities Initiative, is being implemented by PAHO in collaboration with health ministries in selected countries across the Caribbean.These are St. Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, Jamaica, Guyana, and Belize.Among the countries that have already benefited from the project are George Town Hospital in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Pogson Hospital in St. Kitts, Comfort Bay Senior Citizens Home in St. Lucia, and La Plaine Health Centre in Dominica.last_img read more