Uber thinks it can do better.The ride sharing company today made an open source contribution to the budding AV dev tool ecosystem: Autonomous Visualization System (AVS), a standalone web based technology it describes as "a new way " to understand and share autonomous systems data. It 's the same suite tapped by Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), the Uber division charged with developing its autonomous car platform, and several companies including Voyage and Applied Intuition have already pledged to use it.
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The bill had strong bipartisan support, passing 63 0 on Thursday. The Senate is expected to do the same, and Gov. Jared Polis has pledged to sign it.Autism spectrum disorders include autism, Asperger syndrome and other developmental disorders whose symptoms range from mild to severe.
Jammu, Feb 26 (UNI) Holding Congress and its allies responsible for the present situation in Kashmir, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has alleged that the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, under the influence of Sheikh Abdullah, gave away PoJK (Pak occupied Jammu and Kashmir) on a platter to Pakistan and pledged that, under the Modi Government, the mistakes committed by the past governments will be redeemed.Jammu, Feb 26 (UNI) S JM Gillani on Tuesday took over as Additional Director General of Police Armed Jammu and Kashmir at Armed Police Headquarters here.
What s really going on with China s economy? It s a $13 trillion question with massive implications for the continued rule of the Chinese Communist Party and President Xi Jinping, as well as the rest of the world, for much of which China is the No. 1 trading partner.Officially, things are right on track. The latest GDP numbers for the fourth quarter and the full year of 2018, released this week, show exactly the managed, modest slowdown in economic growth that Beijing promised to deliver: 6.6 percent annual growth in the world s second largest economy. Even as headlines trumpeted a 28 year low in China s growth rate, that was just what party leadership had pledged, knowing that the double digit growth rates posted earlier this century were never coming back.
Microsoft pledged its ample balance sheet to influence affordable homebuilding in the Seattle area. But as part of its $500 million pledge, it also asked regional cities to ease constraints on housing development and that request is running into the messy politics of local zoning.With former Washington governor Christine Gregoire handling the lobbying, mayors from nine suburban King County cities including Auburn, Bellevue and Kirkland were asked to sign on to a letter that commits them to consider policy changes in seven specific areas. The requests include streamlining the permitting process for affordable housing developments, revising zoning laws to promote population density and waiving parking requirements for projects close to transit hubs.
Warren Buffet and Bill Gates were among the pioneer billionaires who pledged to give a chunk of their wealth to charity. Now, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong is joining them. The billionaires pledged to donate their wealth for charitable activities around the world. On Thursday, Brian joined the Giving Pledge by signing it officially.
The 42 year old African leader was on a working visit Monday to France in his first trip to Europe since taking office in April.In a joint declaration, France welcomed "the rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea." Both countries pledged to "continue their efforts in order to promote peace and prosperity in the region."
Vincent Kompany has pledged to donate all profits from his Manchester City testimonial to help the city's homeless. The 32 year old has elected to raise cash to make sure that in future every rough sleeper has a bed, reports the Manchester Evening News.
The Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) has been held every three years since 2006, alternating between Beijing and various cities in Africa each time. This year s FOCAC is in Beijing, and began on September 3 with a major speech by Xi Jinping.As at past forums, the Chinese leader pledged big numbers in trade and aid to Africa. Lina Benabdallah, a scholar who studies Africa China relations (listen to a Sinica Podcast with her), compiled a quick comparison of this year s pledge with that of three years ago, commenting that The figure is the same, allocated slightly differently :
Dhaka, Sep 9 (UNI) Five hundred MW more electricity is going to be added to the national grid of Bangladesh from India tomorrow as part of India Bangladesh cooperation in power and energy sector.United Nations, Sep 9 (UNI) Gathered at a major United Nations agricultural conference, over 45 countries pledged to eradicate by 2030 a highly contagious and devastating disease responsible for the death of millions of small farm animals, at cost of more than $2 billion each year.
(CNN) Cat owners in a small New Zealand village have been given paws for thought after a local council pledged to carry out a ban on the animals.
Local schools and other public sector sites are also expected to benefit from the new network, which will be additionally used to cost effectively connect local infrastructure services such as traffic lights, CCTV cameras and public Wi Fi over the new core. Enhanced bandwidth (speeds) have also been promised, although no hard figures were provided.On top of that MLL has pledged its own support to developing new opportunities for the South Ayrshire community. This includes a commitment to improving local education, employability and developing new skills for citizens as part of its apprenticeship scheme and ongoing recruitment of local engineers. Council nominated charities will also benefit from ongoing fundraising led by the ISP.
On Friday (June 15), China announced tariffs on $34 billion of US goods in retaliation against the US 's barriers on $50 billion of Chinese goods. Then, late Monday (June 18), the Trump administration threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.China can 't match Trump 's latest threat, simply because it doesn 't actually import $200 billion worth of US goods. (In 2017, China imported $130.4 billion in US goods, according to US data, though China 's customs agency puts the figure at $154.8 billion.) But the Chinese government has pledged to ”issue strong countermeasures ” (link in Chinese). And there 's one possible countermeasure that could make China come out on top.
Bill Gates has pledged he will give every US college graduate a free copy of a book called Factfulness.Factfulness is published by Flatiron in the US and by Sceptre in the UK, and talks about 10 instincts that distort our perspective, arguing the world is "in a much better state than we might think" and "when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most".
President Trump has acknowledged that there is more work to be done to complete the defeat of ISIS and he is committed to finishing the job as quickly as possible while setting the conditions that will prevent its return, Pompeo said in a Tuesday morning bulletin. Trump s policy toward Syria following the defeat of ISIS has been the subject of internal debate and public revision. Then Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pledged to maintain a military and diplomatic presence in Syria, but the president subsequently announced that U.S. forces would withdraw very soon. French President Emmanuel Macron had some success in lobbying Trump not to abandon the country to surging Iranian forces.
Several companies like Coca Cola, Infosys and Hilton among others have pledged to address the growing problem of plastic pollution.The government is sensitising the issue on the occasion of the World Environment Day on June 5 with the theme #8216;Beat plastic pollution '.
Pipers from the Scottish Power pipe band play at the switch on of Whitelee, Europe #039;s largest onshore windfarm in 2009 Getty Images The Scottish government has left environmental campaigners disappointed by failing to commit to a 100 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050.The country s new climate change bill has been described as a missed opportunity after ministers pledged to introduce a tough new emissions target.