• You likely won't be riding in self-driving cars too soon - unless you're a truck driver

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    With the increasing investment in autonomous technology, it seems like we're close to living in a world where our cars drive us.
    However, it's possible that the autonomous vehicle industry will begin with commercial vehicles - like tractors, bulldozers, and long-distance trucks - instead of sedans.
    Mining companies already employ autonomous haulers, and autonomous trailers could prove incredibly useful in agriculture and long-distance trucking.
    Such a move would also eliminate some inefficiencies and safety risks associated with human operation of those vehicles.
    The news these days has...
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  • People in China Will Soon Outlive Americans, But the Spanish Will Outlive Us All

    People in China Will Soon Outlive Americans, But the Spanish Will Outlive Us All

    28 days ago - By Fortune

    By 2040 Chinese residents may outlive Americans, predict researchers in this week's Lancet. Using data from the 2016 Global Burden of Disease study , which examined data and estimates from 1990 to 2016, researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle projected the trends forward to make new estimates for 195 countries and territories.
    Overall, the team predict life expectancy at birth to grow by an average 4.4 years for both men and women. But like life expectancy today, they expect the gains to be uneven. The authors write that, “by 2040, 31 countries were forecast to be still...
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