AI may help electic cars

https://www.fastcompany.com/40405140/this-driverless-electric-pod-is-the-delivery-guy-of-the-future

Since a truck hauling 20 tons of freight needs a lot of energy to move, it has to stop fairly frequently to charge; the T-pod can make it 124 miles before it has to plug in again. For other electric semis, charging time is a bigger deterrent, because it’s also wasting a driver’s time.

“If you have to stand still maybe one-third of the time to actually charge, that makes the business case for having a truck driver in a battery-powered truck not that good,” says Robert Falck, CEO of Einride, the Sweden-based startup making the T-pod. “But if you remove them and create a system where the truck driver drives it remotely and controls a fleet, you overcome that problem.”

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Driverless cars

Driverless cars are on trial in Greenwich, UK: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39496321

Bosch and Daimler want to run driverless taxies “by the start of the next decade”: http://fortune.com/2017/04/04/daimler-bosch-self-driving-taxis/

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Brexit as an excuse to speed up automation

“If U.K. employers embrace automation, 15 million British jobs could be lost, Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane has said. “

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-03/migrants-in-brexit-britain-beware-these-robots-want-your-jobs

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