NYs Binghamton University researchers blend different AI systems for better autonomous driving

Vehicles that drive themselves have been a trope of science fiction films and television shows for decades, but technology is finally catching up to those long-held aspirations. Researchers continue to explore the best ways for artificial intelligence to navigate busy streets without causing traffic accidents — and a new paper from Binghamton University combines two ideas to better meet that goal.

Museum Exhibits in Michigan and UK Aim to Educate About AV

The exhibits are at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit, and the Science Museum in London. Both are interactive exhibits that allow people to engage with and learn from the technology in a personal way.

General Motors Has Just Three Sedans Left In The US Market–Ford has none

For the moment, the only 2021 model-year General Motors sedan models on offer include the Cadillac CT4, the Cadillac CT5, and the Chevy Malibu. However, the list of GM sedans that recently got the axe is long and varied. The Chevy Sonic is one of the latest to fall by the wayside, as is the Buick Regal, although it should be said that the Regal was more of a hatchback/fastback than a sedan. Regardless, we can also point to the recently deceased Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Impala, and Cadillac CT6 as examples of GM’s dwindling sedan lineup. GM’s crosstown rival, Ford Motor Company, currently has no sedans on offer.

Drivers at Google’s self-driving sister firm Waymo and Cruise reportedly don’t feel safe working amid severe California wildfires and the pandemic

Drivers told the outlet that they feel “expendable and vulnerable” as the contracting firms that employ them direct them to go to work, while their corporate colleagues are able to work remotely in the safety of their homes. The report comes as workers in the contracting world continue to voice their complaints of maltreatment as the market specifically has been pummeled by the pandemic-driven economic fallout.

Florida’s ‘toll roads to nowhere’ could have devasting enviroment impact. Now’s the time to stop it

You may have heard of Florida’s sudden plan to build what are widely called “toll roads to nowhere.” If not, you ought to know about it, because if they happen, you’ll be paying for it as a Florida taxpayer, to the tune of about $1 billion over the next 10 years. The project, three separate new tolls roads, would slice through some of Florida’s most environmentally pristine lands, including the Ichetucknee, Santa Fe and Suwannee rivers and the network of more than 200 natural springs that flow into them and provide the primary recharge for Florida’s underground drinking water supply.