For Waymo, the driverless age isn't imminent — it's here. During a keynote speech this month at the Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon, Portugal, Waymo CEO John Krafcik said his company's pilot fleet in Arizona has removed drivers and will expand into a paid service available to the public in the coming months.
Reports indicate that the Trump administration is scrapping the proposed vehicle-to-vehicle communication mandate for new cars. If true, the surprising move could significantly alter the development of "talking cars" and show just how extensively an administration with an anti-regulation zeal can stymie even industry-supported regulatory action. Government technology mandates have a messy history.
Weekly analysis, news and randomness from the future of transportation. New York Times columnist David Leonhardt sent journalists, myself included, into a Twitter tizzy this week after he called Volvo's Pilot Assist advanced driver assist system both "driverless" and, confusingly, "semi-driverless." As others at The Drive and Jalopnik have pointed out, neither of these terms is accurate.
Lot of heat on Gary Cohn hanging up on POTUS, but very similar reporting surrounding Obama in early years. This may mean nothing more than appointees tend to think they know a lot more than new presidents (which, generally, may be true) https://t.co/v4HtUGEg8Whttps://t.co/UIpBMhdC9Q
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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
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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
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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".