The winners in autonomous tech are…semis? 🚚

 

When the rubber meets the road, which driverless vehicle will take the lead?

In the last few months alone, Uber has deepened its dealings with Toyota, taking on $500 million more in investment to expand its self-driving tech to minivans. Waymo has partnered with Walmart to help riders get their groceries faster and more efficiently. And Tesla has said its new self-driving chip, promising to process video data 10x faster than its predecessor, is finally ready.

Credits: AngelList via Outlook

The eco-taxi

 

Withstanding the irony of driving a car belching out toxic fumes, the Eco-Taxi driver of Russia loved the environment and maintained a low opinion of litterbug passengers.

Credits: Gifach and VK via GifGifMagazine, Ivana Ljupša, GIFs Community and Facebook

Uber launching flying cars in 2020 🚀

 

We wanted flying cars, all we got was a Chrome extension that blocks tweets longer than 140 characters.

Taxi firm Uber, which has a food delivery arm, is planning to branch out into flying cars by 2020. The company announced an on-demand fully electric vertical takeoff and landing flying car service that looks like it’s straight out of The Jetsons.

Credits: Uber via AngelList and Outlook

No more Uber in London?

 

 

I’m an on-and-off customer of Uber, and yesterday I learnt that my city’s transport authority had decided not to renew the app’s licence to ply its trade on our streets. It’s too early to say what will happen next, but I really don’t want to lose my cheap fares and quick-as-a-flash cab ordering doohickeys.

Credits: Onda Taxi via GifCities and Internet Archive

Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 255

 

A GIF celebrating former US president Barack Obama’s arrival at the White House in 2009. Someone managed to cleverly attach Obama’s face to the body of Will Smith in the opening credits of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Possibly those not happy with America’s current choice of president might look at this GIF a tad nostalgically.

GIF: fresh-prince-of-washington                                                                                        DATE: 27/11/2008

Credits: NBC via Trouble and Ratedesi Forums