While all the media hype may revolve around automated and electrified vehicles and mobility as a service, the reality is that none of that would even be possible without the massive profits generated by the sale of pickup trucks every year, especially those of the full-size variety. The big news from the Detroit based automakers at the 2018 North American International Auto Show is all about those pickups.
Two years ago at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Acura rolled the Precision Concept, a sleek four-door coupe that introduced the brand’s new design direction. As much as the enthusiasts among us might have preferred Acura that send that car straight to production as is, the realities of the current automotive market mean that such a car is unlikely to ever become a reality.
A decade ago this week, General Motors became the first automaker to bring an automated vehicle to CES and then-CEO Rick Wagoner was the first to keynote the annual Las Vegas technology show. Plenty has changed since then as the U.S. auto industry went through a painful reorganization in 2009 and now potentially faces an even bigger existential threat brought about by the same technology GM brought here in 2008.
1 - Science is understanding how the world around us works
2 - Technology is using that knowledge to manipulate the world
3 - Engineering is using technology to solve problems
4 - Humanity is knowing when 2&3 don't work
Far too often Silicon Valley is oblivious to #4
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".