Drone Delivery via Mercedes Benz

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Matternet, Mercedes-Benz, and Swiss online-shop, siroop, have teamed up to deliver coffee and other products to your front door.

Earlier this week the city of Zurich hosted a test. For this demonstration, the drone successfully flew and landed on it destination, the roof of a Mercedes-Benz van.

How will it work in practice?

The drone reads the destination information using a QR code on the package, then flies the goods to the receiver directly using onboard GPS. Moving at speeds of 43 mph(70 km) and with a range of 12 miles (20 km) it will delivery it’s goods (up to 4.5 lbs) directly to the consumer.

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Dyson To Make Electric Cars

First my filthy rug, then my wet hands. And now this guy wants my car?

James Dyson, yes, that Dyson, is working on a “radically different” electric car . Expected to go on sale in 2020. The company known for its vacuum cleaners, bladeless fans and dryers, seeks to improve air quality, and reduce air-pollution, with it’s renewable energy auto.

For more, click Dyson working on “radically different” electric car 

Matternet’s Drones will fly and refuel themselves

Earlier I reported on startup, Matternet, and their drone-based pharmaceutical delivery service.

Now these drones will not only deliver autonomously, they will refuel themselves, thus shaving what can be life-saving minutes off the drug drop off process, and freeing up the care-giver to focus on their primary charge.

For more read: Matternet’s autonomous delivery drones can now refuel and reload by themselves — TechCrunch

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NTSB finds Tesla Autopilot crash due to inattentive driver

excerpted from: TechCrunch article

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held a meeting this week to discuss the results of its investigation into a 2016 crash in which a Tesla Model S with Autopilot engaged collided with a transport truck, resulting in the death of the Tesla’s driver Joshua Brown.

The NTSB report follows a finding earlier this year from NHTSA that found no evidence that Tesla’s Autopilot software didn’t work as intended. The NTSB similarly found that the system operated as intended – but also cited the driver’s inattentiveness, a result of his excess reliance on the Autopilot tech, was a cause in the death.

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Shorthand Made Easy: AutoText

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no reply necessary.” I often conclude my communications this way, not only as a selfless way to let recipients off the call-to-action hook, but also as a selfish  means to reduce incoming email.

Any text you often use should be AutoText. Here’s a quick way to create an AutoText entry in Outlook and Word.

Creating AutoText

  1. Type and format the text you wish to save.
  2. Select the text.
  3. On the Insert tab, click Quick Parts, then Save Selection to Gallery. The New Building Block dialog appears.
  4. Enter name (recommend 4 or more characters), and select AutoText from the Gallery drop-down.
  5. OK.

To use the AutoText entry, just type the name you created and press space, Enter or (for entries shorter than 4 characters) F3.

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