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Blind Runner Runs Independently with App

  Google App, Smartphone, AI & a Runner's Determination                                             Source:  Thomas Panek's 5K Blind Runner Does 5K Run With No Human or Dog Assistance This is a news story that is so uplifting! A blind runner, in New York City, ran a 5K or 3.1 miles in Central Park without a guide dog or any human help.  He did it on his own with navigation provided by artificial intelligence through his headphones connected to his smartphone.  The runner is Thomas Panek, who is a well known blind person dedicated to running and also to running his Guiding Eyes for the Blind, that trains guide dogs to assist the blind.  Panek is an innovator and adventurer who just keeps on pushing the limits of his own successes.  Those successes have a great deal of application to all of us. Personal Journey to Google Panek is 50 years old.  He lost his vision in his early twenties from a rare genetic condition.  As I runner, I can't imagine what it is like for him to

Important Innovations Collection: Hot Car at NYC Auto Show - Corsair SUV

Hot Car at New York International Auto Show Source:  Lincoln Corsair Electric SUV Electric SUV's are very hot items at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, now underway.  Lincoln's new electric vehicle Corsair in the lucrative SUV category is drawing a lot of attention from the automotive press and attendees.   Lincoln says the vehicle showcases the company's dramatic transformation over the past several years.  For more details, go to Important Innovations Collection: Hot Car at NYC Auto Show - Corsair SUV : Lincoln's Electric Iteration on a SUV Theme Source:  Lincoln Corsair Corsair The New York International Auto Show just opened to...

Autonomous Shuttles to Debut in NYC

Optimus Ride Source:  Optimus Ride Big Trial Deployment at Brooklyn Navy Yar d Boston startup Optimus Ride will run autonomous shuttle vehicles at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to help workers get around the huge facility.  The self-driving shuttle vehicles will be operating by summer and the company hopes to expand beyond that.  Its an autonomous shuttle vehicle debut in NYC. Global Testing of Self-Driving Vehicles Autonomous vehicles are being tested in trial runs globally.  Some regulators, including in the US, have halted some trial projects because of crashes.  US regulators recently halted a driverless school bus trial. Optimum Trial Optimus Ride vehicles will operate up to 25 mph.  And the company intends to increase the number of vehicles at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during the deployment.  Globally there are a number of high profile projects underway.  Examples include Google's Waymo self-driving vehicles for supermarket shoppers in Phoenix.  And in Singapore, there