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Brad Ideas: Uber starts to improve their surge pricing public relations
Uber’s gotten a lot of bad press over its surge pricing system. As prices soared during Storm Sandy and a hostage crisis in Sydney, people saw it as price gouging when times are tough.I’ve always thought the public reaction to price gouging ...
Dateline: 2015-01-28 3:30pm -08:00T (766 words)
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Brad Ideas: Singularity University summer GSP now free (for those who get in.) Wanna come? Wanna speak?
As some of you may know, I have been working as chair of computing and networking at Singularity University. The most rewarding part of that job is our ten week summer Graduate Studies Program. GSP15 will be our 7th year of it. This program takes 80 ...
Dateline: 2015-01-28 1:00pm -08:00T (614 words)
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Brad Ideas: UMich team works on perception and localization using cameras
Some new results from the NGV Team at the University of Michigan describe different approaches for perception (detecting obstacles on the road) and localizations (figuring out precisely where you are.) Ford helped fund some of the research so they issu...
Dateline: 2015-01-24 1:15pm -08:00T (894 words)
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Brad Ideas: Might the first, supervised robocars be... well... boring?
Let me confess a secret fear. I suspect that the first “autopilot” functions on cars is going to be a bit boring.I’m talking the offerings like traffic jam assist from Mercedes, super cruise from Cadillac and others. The faster highway...
Dateline: 2015-01-22 12:30pm -08:00T (721 words)
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Brad Ideas: Camera mounting -- beyond the tripoid screw and dovetail plate
For many decades, cameras have come with a machine screw socket (1/4”-20) in the bottom to mount them on a tripod. This is slow to use and easy to get loose, so most photographers prefer to use a quick-release plate system. You screw a plate on...
Dateline: 2015-01-19 1:31pm -08:00T (1238 words)
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Brad Ideas: The world needs standardized LEDs which adjust brightness
I’m sure, like me, you have lots of electronic gadgets that have status LEDs on them. Some of these just show the thing is on, some blink when it’s doing things. Of late, as blue LEDs have gotten cheap, it has been very common to put disturb...
Dateline: 2015-01-18 9:56pm -08:00T (347 words)
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Brad Ideas: Robocar Parking
In my earlier article on robocar challenges I gave very brief coverage to the issue of parking. Challenged on that, I thought it was time to expand.The world “parking” means many things, and the many classes of parking problems have varying d...
Dateline: 2015-01-18 7:45am -08:00T (1878 words)
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Brad Ideas: Robocar Parking
In my earlier article on robocar challenges I gave very brief coverage to the issue of parking. Challenged on that, I thought it was time to expand.The world “parking” means many things, and the many classes of parking problems have varying d...
Dateline: 2015-01-17 5:00pm -08:00T (1878 words)
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Brad Ideas: Robocar Parking
In my earlier article on robocar challenges I gave very brief coverage to the issue of parking. Challenged on that, I thought it was time to expand.The world “parking” means many things, and the many classes of parking problems have varying d...
Dateline: 2015-01-17 2:00am -08:00T (1866 words)
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Brad Ideas: Detroit Auto Show and more news
Robocar news continues after CES with announcements from the Detroit Auto Show (and a tiny amount from the TRB meeting.)Google doesn’t talk a lot about their car, so address by Chris Urmson at the Detroit Auto Show generated a lot of press. Notab...
Dateline: 2015-01-16 11:30am -08:00T (730 words)
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Brad Ideas: Detroit Auto Show and more news
Robocar news continues after CES with announcements from the Detroit Auto Show (and a tiny amount from the TRB meeting.)Google doesn’t talk a lot about their car, so address by Chris Urmson at the Detroit Auto Show generated a lot of press. Notab...
Dateline: 2015-01-15 9:00pm -08:00T (730 words)
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Brad Ideas: Day 3 of CES -- BMW and robots
Day 3 at CES started with a visit to BMW’s demo. They were mostly test driving new cars like the i3 and M series cars, but for a demo, they made the i3 deliver itself along a planned corridor. It was a mostly stock i3 electric car with ultrasonic ...
Dateline: 2015-01-08 8:45pm -08:00T (361 words)
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Brad Ideas: CES Day 2 Gallery and notes
After a short Day 1 at CES a more full day was full of the usual equipment — cameras, TVs, audio and the like and visits to several car booths.I’ve expanded my gallery of notable things with captions with cars and other technology.Lots of peop...
Dateline: 2015-01-08 12:45am -08:00T (492 words)
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Brad Ideas: CES Day 1 -- Mercedes concept
A reasonable volume of robocar related stuff here at CES. I just had a few hours today, and went to see the much touted Mercedes F105 “Luxury in Motion.” This is a concept and not a planned vehicle, but it draws together a variety of ideas...
Dateline: 2015-01-06 11:45pm -08:00T (825 words)
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Brad Ideas: Fixing the sad state of in-flight entertainment (your own or the airline's)
When Southwest started using tablets for in-flight entertainment, I lauded it. Everybody has been baffled by just how incredibly poor most in-flight video systems are. They tend to be very slow, with poor interfaces and low resolution screens. Even to...
Dateline: 2015-01-05 4:00pm -08:00T (1043 words)
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