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The Prayer Shawl

This story begins in the early part of 2013. Connie Root of The Rootin’ Tootin’ Alpacas’ Fabric & Yarn Shop outside of Houston, Missouri called me to offer prayer shawls for our families in crisis. 1,512 more words

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Robotic telepresence

Technology is evolving at a rapid pace, especially in the field of transportation. Surprisingly, one of the most important breakthroughs in this field involves not moving at all: the field of robotic telepresence – projecting yourself at a distance through a robotic avatar is taking off. 949 more words

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Uber news

In addition to be present as a ride-sharing company in 200 cities, Uber is interested in on-call delivery services. Three pilots in the US: lunch delivery in LA, convenience store pickup & home delivery in Washington and a quick messenger service for Manhattan. 50 more words

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Ford exec foresees major change for auto industry

Executive Chairman Bill Ford: “Ford Motor Co. is rethinking its mission as an automaker and testing a variety of alternative forms of mobility around the world.”  Makes sense in a context where over the next decade, there will be a 25 to 50% increase in urban dwelling, as about 1 billion people move into cities. 46 more words

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Peterbilt demos self-drive

Peterbilt’s 579 concept truck brings together technologies to create an autonomous system that complements, but does not replace the human driver …yet! [http://www.gobytrucknews.com/peterbilt-demos-self-driver/123]

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AV policy implications

The CATO Institute released a document making thoughtful suggestions to governments who have not yet acknowledged the certain arrival of driverless vehicles and their implications [ 7 more words

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Tesla CEO: Our cars will be fully autonomous in the five or six-year time frame

Musk has often been described as a visionary with respect to mobility. He’s proving it once again with his statements regarding fully autonomous electric Teslas. Another confirmation of MARCON’s model of electric, autonomous, shared, multimodal mobility. 6 more words

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