Posted: September 22nd, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Auto News, Favorite New Thought | Tags: Apple, Apple Car, Auto News, Google Drive, Project Titan, Standout | Comments Off on Apples Project Titan Readying for 2019 Launch
Apple has us all – consumers – in its pocket, well, we have Apple in all our pockets …you got what I mean!? Now apparently the consumer behemoth aims to have us in it on the road. The company is set to release its first car in 2019, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal’s Daisuke Wakabayashi.
Apple is referring to the idea as a “committed project” internally, the WSJ report says. According to sources the company plans on tripling the number of folk working on the project.
The initiative, being called Project Titan, so far consists of 600 people.
Although many reports have suggested that Apple is working on a self-driving car, the company’s first vehicle is more likely to not be fully autonomous Wakabayashi wrote, citing sources familiar with the project.
A quick trawl through LinkdIn also dragged a surprise, Apple has headed hunted a senior Tesla exec :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 11th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought | Tags: BBC TV, Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear | Comments Off on UPDATED! Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear Presenter Booted by BBC
Outspoken British presenter of the Top Gear motoring show, Jeremy Clarkson, has been suspended by the BBC after he was involved in a “fracas” with a producer.
Clarkson, who has generated both controversy and profits for Britain’s publicly funded broadcaster, was already on a final warning over accusations last year that he had used racist language while filming the show.
UPDATED! March 25, 2015 :: The BBC has announced that it will not be renewing Jeremy Clarkson’s contract, after the Top Gear presenter assaulted a producer.
BBC director-general Tony Hall said in a statement that it was with “great regret” that he made the decision
UPDATE! May 21, 2016 :: Jeremy Clarkson has said being dropped from Top Gear “was my own silly fault”.
The broadcaster was speaking to BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans in his first interview since losing his job over a “fracas” with a producer.
Clarkson said leaving the show had “left a huge hole” in his life “that needs to be filled”.
Clarkson admitted he had taken phone calls from broadcasters who wanted to poach the Top Gear team but said: “I’d be a fool to jump into something.” The former BBC broadcaster said :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 12th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Auto News, Favorite New Thought | Tags: Google Self Drive Car, remote Controlled Truck, Robotic Car, Robotic Truck, Self Drive, Vehicle technology | Comments Off on Google Robot Drivers are Coming, South Australia Plans on Being First
There are plans to update South Australia’s road laws to allow for a future when driverless cars may become a reality.
Former General Motors executive and adviser to Google’s driverless car project Larry Burns visited Adelaide last year to speak with government and business interests about the project’s progress.
In a speech delivered in the South Australian Parliament today to mark the formal opening of the new session, the Government outlined a plan to reform two pieces of road legislation :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 30th, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, On Two Wheels, On Your Bike | Tags: Flatpack Selfbuild Bike, Sandwichbike | Comments Off on Two Wheel Fans …meet sandwichbike
As previously mentioned, Lycra Clad isn’isn’t one of my favorite thoughts. I groove to vinyl, love pvc, lust after leather, definitely dig denim and get wowed by wood.
Dutch Sandwichbike definitely sidles up to the latter, it’s Euro-look curvaceousness is achieved with mature beech plywood, bespoke components and a cheeky design that literally sandwiches everything together.
Flatpacked Ikea style, this clever selfbuild will begin shipping later next month. Designed by Bleijh Industrial Design Studio, the bike will be shipped in a 17kg flatpack.
The kit will contains 19 parts that are stupendously simple to assemble. All of Sandwichbikes’ components are connected via clever cylinders.
The Sandwichbike will cost €799/$US1,100 – plus €25/$US43 – shipping in Europe innitially next month, then the world early next year :: UPDATE! AVAILABLE NOW :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 3rd, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Fly Your Kite | Tags: Flight Mode, iPad, Kindle, Travel, Travel Accessories | Comments Off on iPads at the Ready! US Airline Travellers Allowed to Use Mobile Devices for Entire Flight
US airline passengers will soon be able to use their mobile devices – almost unrestricted – aboard flights on most US based carriers by the end of this year.
The retarded rule thats barred the use of electronic devices during taxi, take-offs and landings has been in place for more than half a century. The new, more relaxed guidelines are the result of a review by the US Federal Aviation Authority.
The review – take note CASA! less than a year from review to implementation – was setup last year and included input from flight crew, passengers, aviation experts and mobile device makers. The review found – shock horror – that commercial airplanes are able to tolerate radio interference from portable electronic device.
The change doesn’t apply to phones, the FAA said it hadn’t considered changing the rules for voice calls because they fall under the jurisdiction of another authority and also differ from other devices because of signal strength :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 15th, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Favorite New Thought | Tags: Favourite New Idea, Kawamura Ganjavian, Kickstarter, Ostrich Pillow, Ostrich Pillow Junior, Ostrich Pillow Light, Power Napping, Studio Banana Things, Travel Accessories | Comments Off on Ostrich Pillow’s NEW Take on Power-napping
Power-napping is an essential to most overhard-working professionals today, a quick pre-sws nap can quickly revitalize the warried mind, revitalizing for the next round of power filled decision making. Others may simply know it as a nanna nap, whatever, many swear by the Siesta del Hidalgo.
A couple of years ago the clever design boffins at Kawamura Ganjavian design studio came up with a soft flannelette bag – a cocoon for the head – that slipped gently over ones head, shutting the world out and allowing the user to drift of for the maximum benefits of sleep without the waking lethargy.
Ostrich Pillow was born, Studio Banana Things original Ostrich Pillow was a huge hit 2 years ago, it gained a bucket load of press and some solid sales. The clever boffins are back, this time you don’t need a small truck to cart around the Ostrich Pillow.
The clever design also makes the pillow perfect for commuting -use the buddy system though, muggings! – or long haul journeys, flying, training, busing and driving – again, caution: don’t attempt driving while wearing the pillow!
…world, meet Ostrich Pillow Light :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 13th, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Fastest, Favorite New Thought, Motoring Legends | Tags: Bathurst, Casey Stoner, MotoGP, MotoGP Legend, V8 Supercars, World Champion | Comments Off on Australian Stoner Honoured as Legend
Two-time world MotoGP champion, Casey Stoner is set to be inducted into the top motorcycling competition’s hall of fame as a “MotoGP Legend”, an official said Friday.
The Australian – who turns 28 next week – retired last year, Stoner won two world titles in 2007 and 2011 and joins fellow Australians Mick Doohan and Wayne Gardner in the sports Hall of Fame :: Read the full article »»»»