LG’s automated craft beer system could make homebrewing much easier

Given the phenomenal popularity of craft beers and ales sweeping bars across the globe, it’s surprising that homebrewing hasn’t yet taken off to the same levels. Sure, we’ve seen a number of systems touting the trend — Picobrew and Brewie are two that have done well on Kickstarter — but it’s yet to really go […]

Tesla reveals the driver killed in a Model X crash was traveling with Autopilot engaged, received ‘several’ automated warnings before the collision

KTVU via Associated Press A Tesla Model X destroyed in a fiery crash that also killed the driver had been operating on Autopilot moments before the collision, Tesla announced on Friday night, citing information collected from vehicle logs. The company said the driver had set a distance-control feature that determines how much space the Model […]

Content creation on automated steroids: Lessons from Associated Press (VB Live)

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Video of Fatal Uber Crash Reveals Shortcomings of Human and Automated Driving

– Now that video footage has been released of the moments preceding a fatal crash between an Uber self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian, it appears that more than just a flaw in Uber autonomous technology may have contributed to the crash. – A human safety driver, who did not act as the required fail-safe in […]

Google to help developers build automated driving modes by opening the API behind Pixel 2’s Do-Not-Disturb

When Google unveiled its new Pixel 2 flagship phone lineup last month, the company also revealed a neat new feature for drivers. In a nutshell, the Pixel 2 is capable of switching into do-not-disturb mode automatically when it detects that the user is driving, similar to a feature Apple introduced with its latest iOS refresh. […]

Las Vegas automated shuttle gets into accident within first hour

As far as debuts go, there have been more successful ones. During its first hour in service, an automated shuttle in Las Vegas got into an accident, perhaps fittingly the result of a flesh-and-blood human truck driver slowly driving into the unsuspecting robocar, according to a AAA PR representative on Twitter. Nobody was hurt and […]

Toyota Is Uneasy about the Handoff between Automated Systems and Drivers

– Toyota has not yet decided whether it will bring a car to market that is capable of automated driving in some situations yet still requires a human driver behind a wheel who can take control if needed—but the automaker, characteristically, is more cautious than many about moving forward with the technology. – Citing safety […]

Increasingly, hunting money-launderers is automated

KEEN, no doubt, to stay alive, drug traffickers tend to be prompter payers than most. For software firms, this is just one of many clues that may hint at the laundering of ill-gotten money. Anti-money-laundering (AML) software, as it is called, monitors financial transactions and produces lists of the people most likely to be transferring […]