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2016 August 18 — Why Now?
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You Know This, Right?

Atrios apologizes for being wrong about the date for the debut of self-driving cars as Bloombreg reports on the introduction of a fleet of self-driving Volvo SUVs in Pittsburgh as part of pilot project by the car maker and Uber..

I assume that GPS will probably be involved and that both companies are aware of the problems associated with the movement of tectonic plates. This is addressed in this BBC article: Australia plans new co-ordinates to fix sat-nav gap. Note that the eventual introduction of self-driving vehicles is a stated reason for Australia’s action.

August 18, 2016   8 Comments

Tropical Storm Fiona – Day 2

Tropical Storm FionaPosition: 17.1N 41.8W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [305°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb.

Currently about 1180 miles [1900 km] West of the Cabo Verde Islands.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

August 18, 2016   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Fiona – Day 2