Ill-prepared. That’s how a new report paints Canada when it comes to driverless cars. The report, commissioned by Ottawa, is filled with opinions from industry experts, civil servants and academics. Their conclusion? Canadians are missing out on this revolutionary technology. The solution? Immediate action so the benefits of autonomy don’t go unrealized. Those benefits make headlines daily. With driverless cars, taxi-parents will, we are told, no longer be required.
Canada-based Bombardier Inc. just won a major trade case. Boeing had accused the aerospace giant of accepting billions in “unfair” Canadian government subsidies, subsidies that allowed Bombardier to undercut its rivals — read: Boeing — on price. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) disagreed. The government agency, which can act against unfair trade practices, ruled that Boeing was not harmed by Bombardier’s prices.
Ashley Nunes studies transportation safety and regulatory policy at MIT's Center for Transportation & Logistics. Last year was the safest ever for commercial aviation. That's according to a recent study of air accident statistics. The study's authors found that while there were some crashes during the year, those crashes mostly involved small propeller and cargo airplanes. The number of large passenger-ferrying jets that were lost? Zero. Who deserves the credit has been a source of some speculation.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".