Newman Named to NFCA All-America Third Team

first_imgNewman recorded 10 or more strikeouts in nine games this season, including a career-high 18 in her first no-hitter against Valparaiso during the regular season, and has hit double-digit strikeouts in 29 games in her career. She is tied for No. 2 all-time in career wins at Drake with 64. Her 22 wins this past season is tied with her total in 2016 for the second-best single season win total in school history. Newman, who missed nearly all of 2017 due to injury, dominated in her return to the circle in 2018. She was named Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year for the second time in her career. Newman finished with a 22-5 record, an MVC-low earned run average of 0.89 (tied for third in nation) and 245 strikeouts. Newman, who threw three no-hitters in 2018, including just the fourth-ever in the MVC Tournament in the Bulldogs’ semifinal victory over Valparaiso, is No. 1 all-time at Drake and No. 7 in MVC history in career strikeouts with 800. Newman, who was selected to the 2018 NFCA Midwest All-Region First Team, was picked to the NFCA Midwest All-Region Second Team in 2015 and 2016 and is a three-time All-MVC First Team selection. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Redshirt junior pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) of the Drake University softball team was named to the 2018 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Third Team, the NFCA announced this afternoon at its NCAA Women’s College World Series press conference. Newman is the first-ever NFCA All-American at Drake and the first in the Missouri Valley Conference since the 2010 season. Newman helped Drake achieved multiple milestones in 2018, including winning the MVC regular season and tournament titles. The Bulldogs won their first-ever NCAA Tournament games with two victories over BYU and set the program record for most overall wins with 45 and MVC wins with 24. Drake had a 24-game winning streak that started the final weekend before conference play and didn’t end until the second-to-last league series. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Two Donegal groups in the running for Ireland’s Most Creative Group

first_imgTwo Donegal companies are among ten Irish companies who will take on the challenge of creating a piece of large-scale public art.The challenge is part of a new series set to be broadcast on Tg4.Creative Company is a new entertaining arts-based competition 6-part series coming to TG4 from January 9th, that captures the imagination of the Irish public as we embark on a mission to find Ireland’s most creative workplace. Are ordinary workers able to band together and create a piece of art? Will a cleaner be more artistic than the CEO? Can a workplace survive the ultimate creative test that is the collaborative production of a large-scale piece of art?The workers from all levels of the organisations will be encouraged to operate as a team and make the piece of art on their own premises from concept to completion. Can a group of amateurs be transformed into an arts collective? Will we find the next David Hockney or the next David Brent?Selecting ten companies and organisations from across the country, Creative Company pairs each with an accomplished Irish artist, throughout the entire process and working with the companies involved will be Dublin based painter Bríd Higgins Ní Chinnéide and Liam de Frinse, an award winning multidisciplinary artist from Belfast.The project is judged by a team of expert art critics, Evelyn O’Rourke, Broadcaster RTÉ; Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire, National Gallery of Ireland; and Helen Carroll, Business to Arts. Five workplaces will make it to the grand final and a public vote will help decide which workplace created the most impressive piece of art and deserve to be crowned Ireland’s most creative company.Participating companies are Circle K, Energia, The Gleneagle Hotel, Big O Taxi’s, Donegal ETB, The Dingle Hub, Standún, Donegal Yarns, Raidió na Life and Maurice Ward Transport. The winning company will not only claim the title of Ireland’s most creative, but their artwork will be put on public display in Dublin’s CHQ at the heart of Dublin’s business district for a period of three months. Who will be crowned Ireland’s most Creative Company? Two Donegal groups in the running for Ireland’s Most Creative Group was last modified: December 12th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Dark & Lovely Ultra Cholesterol Conditioning Treatment : Very good conditioner! I left it and overnight on hair

first_imgCame quickly, works really well, but my jar was half empty, and it had leaked slightly. I love this conditioner , i have tried everything , keratin , redken keratease etc this is by far the best. I have very dry damaged irish hair so it soaks up the lot, i wash my hair then use this instead of a conditioner, leave it on 10 mins wash it out and my hairs so manageable soft and glossy it drys quicker and i really cannot recommend it enough its me holy grail . Usually my hair knots , not with this. Product is a little runny was expecting it to be thicker but apart from that does the job. One of the best hair masks i’ve ever found. One of the best hair masks i’ve ever found, leaves your hair feeling so soft and conditioned after without feeling sticky. I would recommend this to anyone. The delivery was fast and in good condition when it arrived. It’s amazing. Leave on for the full 7mins to experience One of the best hair masks I’ve ever foundBought this product didn’t know what to expect, first Worked so quicklyCan’t be without this product!Very good conditioner! I left it and overnight on hair Dark & Lovely Ultra Cholesterol Conditioning Treatment for Very Dry and Damagedtype: cholestrol conditioning maskbrand:softsheen.carson My hair was soft on day of using it then next day my hair was dry again. I dont wash my hair everyday so was disappointed it didn’t last. Love it my hair feels amazing after first use. As its very thick and very long and its great for her hair leaves it silky. I use it for my daughters hair as its very thick and very long and its great for her hair leaves it silky smooth. I have to say my bleached blonde tresses were parched and i put this on and left it on a few hours and have to say my hair was lovely much smoother and shiny. . I’ll be buying again but the large pot next time :-). Lovely product, smells nice, nourishes my hair and makes it lovely and soft. (the deep conditioning method on the side, the leave in for 7-9 minutes works wonders). Leave on for the full 7mins to experience. I bought this on the recommendation of my hairdresser for my unruly mousy hair. Leave on for the full 7mins to experience the full effects. Suitable for all hair types but particularly dry, frizzy, damaged hair as it replaces essential missing oils. Excellent product worked excellent on my daughters afro hair. Excellent productworked excellent on my daughters afro hair. Would recommend this to others. This stuff works miracles it is really amazing stuff my hair has necer felt so soft. I just recently got my long dark hair highlighted and the first time i washed it i thought omg. I thought someone had played a trick on me and switched my regular shampoo with treacle. I’d never experienced my hair to be so dry and it took me a full half hour to get the tugs and tangles from my hair. I found out about this stuff from a friend and wow what a difference i can comb my hair with such ease and my work colleagues noticed that my hair didn’t look as dry and commented that my hair looked soft and shiny. I can’t recommend this highly enough would give more than five stars if i could. Brings my hair back to life and feels so soft and looks shiny. Excellent, great for my blended race hair.I am in love with this, this has served my hair a ton, i will be acquiring it all over again.Can’t be with out this product or service. Smells fantastic and leaves my curls bouncy, shiny and frizz-free of charge. I discover it will work significantly nicely when i use it as a 30-forty moment steaming treatment (i coat freshly-washed soaked hair with the item, then area a damp towel in the microwave for 3 minutes and sandwich it concerning two shower caps in buy to steam the hair, increase dampness and make it possible for the merchandise to penetrate). I also make positive i wash it off with ice chilly drinking water to lock the product or service into the hair. When the item very first turned up i was upset by the dimension, but each individual tub in fact lasts me about four months (i have mid-length, thick combined-race hair) as the item is very thick, creamy and goes a prolonged way. I will not use nearly anything else now.Like enjoy this hair conditioner it untangles my hair perfectly. Like love this hair conditioner it untangles my hair effectively it has a terrific odor to it one particular very delighted buyer.I have very thick and hefty hair which grew to become damaged during the lightening process (assume lots of bleach) and which was in very dire want of a light but helpful deep conditioner. This a lot more than matches the invoice. In considerably less than a thirty day period my hair has absent from a damaged and frizzy mess to its regular healthier shine. I was anticipating such a restoration to consider considerably longer but this utilizing this conditioner each and every time i wash my hair has turned around the destruction with these kinds of speed that i will be applying this for a long time to continue to keep my balanced head of hair.Wonderful products can’t do without it soon after washing my hair. It leaves my hair smooth and easy to deal with.last_img read more

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‘Tis the Season… For Mobile Commerce

first_imgjohn paul titlow Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#biz This holiday season may be offering a glimpse of things to come in 2011 and beyond, as the number of consumers who have used their mobile devices to make purchases has exploded. As TechCrunch reported yesterday, mobile payments made between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15 increased 300% from this time last year, according to PayPal. The total mobile transactions for the period came to $13 million, according to All Things Digital.These trends, while interesting, are not terribly shocking, considering the explosive proliferation of smart phones and the rise of mobile payment technologies and apps designed to facilitate mobile shopping. Naturally, PayPal is a major player in this space, having launched its first mobile payments solution four years ago. Back then, the iPhone was still under development and mobile payments were often made via SMS. These days, there’s no shortage of smart phone apps that enable mobile shopping. In Apple’s iOS App Store alone, the top ten free Lifestyle apps is consistently home to the likes of Amazon, eBay and the Apple Store app. Further down the list, Amazon’s newer Price Check app is gaining popularity. Like the original Amazon Mobile app, Price Check lets you scan the bar code on any physical product and compare prices on Amazon. Red Laser does the same thing but searches beyond Amazon. Even consumers who physically walk into stores and malls, in many cases, ultimately check out on their phones when the price is right. With tools like these at their fingertips, it’s no wonder more and more consumers are purchasing things from their phone. As smart phone adoption continues to grow and those phones begin to include technologies like near-field communication (NFC), we can safely expect to see these trends continue well into the new year. center_img Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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IoT spending to reach $1.3 trillion by 2020 on hardware investment

first_imgFollow the Puck Related Posts Tags:#featured#hardware#IDC#IIoT#IoT#manufacturing#Services#top Donal Power Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img New research sees Internet of Things (IoT) spending growing by nearly 16% by 2020 driven by hardware investments, primarily by manufacturers.The Journal reported on the release of the “Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide” by International Data Corp.(IDC).The IDC report found that IoT spending will reach $1.29 trillion worldwide by 2020, representing a 15.6% compound annual growth rate between 2015 and 2020.See also: China IoT market worth over $120 billion by 2020As improvements in sensor technology continue, IDC sees much of IoT spending going towards hardware, which comprises the largest spending category throughout the forecast.IDC predicts hardware spending will reach nearly $400 billion by 2020. The bulk of hardware purchases will be comprised of modules and sensors that connect endpoints to networks.And while hardware spending will dominate spending over the next five years, it will be slower growing compared to other categories like services and software.“A fairly close relationship exists between high-growth IoT use cases in consumer product and service oriented verticals like retail, insurance, and healthcare,” said IDC’s Marcus Torchia. “As a whole, the IoT opportunity is a diverse developing marketplace for vendors and end users alike.”Researchers found that the manufacturing industry is expected to make the biggest IoT investment over the next five years. Meanwhile, retail, healthcare, insurance and consumer industries will chart the fastest IoT spending growth.“Cross-Industry IoT investments, which represent use cases common to all industries, such as connected vehicles and smart buildings, will rank among the top segments throughout the five-year forecast,” the report predicts.IoT investment will come from a lot of directionsTorchia says that that opportunities driving IoT investment will continue to be derived from diverse areas.“In some cases, these are greenfield opportunities with tremendous room to run,” he said. “In other verticals, like manufacturing and transportation, large market size and more moderate growth rate use cases characterize these verticals.”The IDC report follows earlier research that found that the number of IoT devices will increase by 200% to 46 billion units by 2021.Juniper Research concluded that the accelerating number of connected actuators, sensors and devices is being driven by the reduction in unit costs of the hardware. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

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Masters Trans Tasman Awards

first_imgWomen’s 30’sPlayer’s Player: Giselle MartinCoaches Award: Amanda BourneMen’s 30’sPlayer’s Player: Phil GyemoreCoaches Award: Garry SondaMen’s 40’sPlayer’s Player: Troy MorganCoaches Award: Paul ThomassonMen’s 45’sPlayer’s Player: Derek DuguidCoaches Award: Trevor JollyMen’s 50’s Player’s Player: Don BaartzCoaches Award: Bob BehnkeReferee of the Tournament: Bill Sladelast_img

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9 months agoWest Brom move for Liverpool winger Ben Woodburn

first_imgWest Brom move for Liverpool winger Ben Woodburnby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Brom are moving for Liverpool winger Ben Woodburn.The 19-year-old is the subject of interest from three Championship sides.Albion asked if they could take him as soon as they discovered freescoring Harvey Barnes was being recalled by Leicester City.But they aren’t alone with a host of other clubs keen for the teenager to sign with Wigan also said to be in the race. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Educators Lauded for Preparing Future Leaders

first_imgStory Highlights Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, has lauded educators for their work in preparing the future leaders of Jamaica. “Teachers are the guardians of our society. I want to celebrate all our teachers simply because there is no society without the impact and influence of our teachers to ensure that successive generations are educated, inspired and empowered. I want to say a big thank you to all our teachers for all the work they continue to do to ensure the prosperity of Jamaica,” the State Minister said. Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, has lauded educators for their work in preparing the future leaders of Jamaica.Speaking with JIS News during his visit to St. Aloysius Primary School in Kingston on May 8 to celebrate Teachers’ Day, Mr. Terrelonge thanked teachers across the island for their dedicated service in empowering children.“Teachers are the guardians of our society. I want to celebrate all our teachers simply because there is no society without the impact and influence of our teachers to ensure that successive generations are educated, inspired and empowered. I want to say a big thank you to all our teachers for all the work they continue to do to ensure the prosperity of Jamaica,” the State Minister said.Mr. Terrelonge said the Ministry continues to collaborate with the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) to recognise the work that teachers have been doing.Meanwhile, Principal of St. Aloysius Primary, Althea Palmer, said working with children is her passion.“It is not a nine-to-five job. It calls for determination, dedication, passion and a love for children. It calls for somebody with a vision of where they would like to see their Jamaica and the kind of legacy you would like to leave behind,” she said.Grade-two Coordinator and senior teacher, Pancita Walker, who is trained in early-childhood education, told JIS News that her inspiration and motivation for teaching is seeing the progress of her students.Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Alando Terrelonge (centre), greets Grade Two Coordinator and Senior Teacher at St. Aloysius Primary School, Pancita Walker (left), on his visit to the institution to celebrate Teachers’ Day, today (May 8). At right is Principal of the school, Althea Palmer. Locally, Teachers’ Day is observed annually on the first Wednesday of May, during the first full week.center_img Speaking with JIS News during his visit to St. Aloysius Primary School in Kingston on May 8 to celebrate Teachers’ Day, Mr. Terrelonge thanked teachers across the island for their dedicated service in empowering children. “What drives me and motivates me as a teacher is when I can move a child from point D to point A. I am fulfilled. There is no child that cannot reach his or her greatness,” Miss Walker, who has been employed at the school for 18 years, said.Grade-six student, Daniel Hall, told JIS News that he appreciates the work his teachers put in to make the subjects interesting for him. “Teachers help us to learn, so in the future we can be like them,” he said.Locally, Teachers’ Day is observed annually on the first Wednesday of May, during the first full week.Teachers’ Day is one of several activities to mark Education Week, being celebrated from May 5 to 11 under the theme ‘Empowering Educators: Retooling, Innovating, Networking for Sustainable Development’.last_img read more

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After living away from home for years DFCs grads talk about how

first_imgWillow FiddlerAPTN News They say it takes a community to raise a child- but what happens when children have to leave their communities for an education?Tanisha Chikane left her home and family in North Caribou Lake First Nation, to attend Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay 500 km to the south.She was only 14 years old at the time.“That was hard,” she said. “I didn’t have anybody to look out for me for a while and I had to learn to look out for myself.”Now, Tanisha is being celebrated for her accomplishments.The valedictorian just graduated with 23 of her classmates.The reality for many First Nations in northern Ontario means students have to leave their communities to attend high school.Aaron Guthrie has been a teacher at DFC for nine years.“They’re the ones who’ve made the sacrifice, who’ve said I want to graduate high school and I’m going to put my life on hold,” Guthrie said.He said that also means saying goodbye to parents, siblings and sometimes their own children to move away.High school can be a challenging time for any student and that’s no exception at DFC. Students often travel hundreds of kilometers by plane and road to get to Thunder Bay.Visits home are limited to holidays.Valedictorian Tanisha Chikane and her daughter Baelee. Tanisha plans to pursue welding in college. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTNTanisha became a mother at 15. She had to leave her daughter Baelee at home with family so she could finish high school.“My mother wouldn’t let me drop out so, she wouldn’t sign the papers,” Tanisha said with a chuckle.She said she focused on her assignments and gave it her all for one reason.“My daughter. I figured since I’m out here I should do my best,” Tanisha said.Guthrie said the students need a supportive community to succeed. At DFC, that means having staff who are committed and dedicated to student life outside of the classrooms.“I tell people all the time I’m not just a teacher. I feel like I’m a part-time teacher, part-time social counselor, part-time friend, part-time parent, part-time coach like we play a lot of roles in our student’s lives,” Guthrie said.Miguel Quequish, also from North Caribou Lake First Nation, faced his own challenges throughout high school.Five years ago, his sister Cheyanne died by suicide.“It was kinda hard the first two years,” Miguel said about her death.“She was like a mom to me. She would always make sure I was well-fed, made sure I made it to school on time.”Miguel Quequish from North Caribou Lake First Nation lost a brother and sister to suicide. They told him to never give up on his education and he plans to go to college in the fall. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTNThen last October, his brother Trevor also died by suicide.Miguel said he wanted to give up.“It was hard to go back to school. I didn’t feel like going, I didn’t feel like coming out to DFC,” Miguel said through tears.“But the staff and other fellow students helped me pull through and I would like to them for that.”The needs of the students at DFC are diverse and unique but it’s also what brings them together as a community.“We know the kids don’t have their parents with them here, we know that they might need an extra hand, we understand that the majority of our students are coming with some type of traumatic life experience in their back pocket,” Guthrie said.Destiny Fiddler, a young mother from Sandy Lake First Nation, left her daughter at home with her family so she could get her high school diploma. Destiny is going to pursue nursing so she can work in northern communities. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTNDestiny Fiddler became a young mother two years ago.She came to DFC to graduate last year while her daughter Creelyn stayed home with her family in Sandy Lake First Nation, 600 km northwest of Thunder Bay.She stayed connected to her daughter through FaceTime calls and short visits home.“I kept telling myself and people kept telling me that I was doing it for my daughter and her future,” Destiny said.The future is something Alaina Sakchekapo is excited about. When we first met her two years ago, she had already lived in seven different boarding homes.“Because I didn’t have a stable boarding home, DFC was my stable place,” Alaina said at the graduation ceremony.Alaina kept busy with sports, academics and extracurricular activities. She most recently traveled to Parliament Hill in Ottawa where the students met with political leaders to discuss their needs.“It was very humbling and it really broadened my horizons of what I can do,” she said about her involvement at DFC.Alaina Sakchekapo from North Caribou Lake First Nation lived in 13 different boarding homes while attending high school in Thunder Bay. She is getting her own place with her sister and going to college in the fall. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTNAlaina said she is planning to stay in Thunder Bay to work for the summer and wants to pursue university to become a teacher – she’s already found her own apartment with her sister.“I’m adulting,” she said with excitement.Miguel said he hopes his brother and sister are proud of him.“They would always threaten me, better finish or else I’m going to break your Xbox or my sister would be like don’t come home until you get that diploma,” he said laughing.Miguel said he doesn’t intend to quit now either, he plans to attend college in the fall.Tanisha said she is also planning to go to college to pursue welding – a skill she picked up thanks the trades program at DFC.While some students have their eyes set on college and university, Guthrie said that’s not always a priority for students.“They’ve been away from home since they were 14 years old and they yearn to go back to live on the land,” he said about the importance of returning home.“To reconnect with their parents and their siblings and their grandparents and you can’t blame them for that.”Valedictorian Tanisha Chikane from North Caribou Lake First Nation. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTNIn her valedictorian speech, Tanisha said it helped to be in a supportive environment with her peers.“Being around everyone and being a First Nations person gives me such motivation to do the best I can, at all I do,” she said.Both Destiny and Alaina said while they are sad to leave the school they are grateful for the experience.“They make you feel like you’re family right away,” Destiny said, who plans to pursue nursing so she can work in northern communities.Alaina said she is leaving with many great memories but one thing stands out for her.“The people that have helped take care of me while I was out here,” she said.But at the end of the day, it’s the students who deserve the diplomas they’ve worked hard for.“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it,” Tanisha [email protected]@willowblasizzolast_img read more

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Waymo rolls out autonomous vans without human drivers

first_imgDETROIT – A self-driving car company created by Google is pulling the human backup driver from behind the steering wheel and will test vehicles on public roads with only an employee in the back seat.The move by Waymo started Oct. 19 with an automated Chrysler Pacifica minivan in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, Arizona. It’s a major step toward vehicles driving themselves without human backups on public roads. The company also said it would launch a ride service to compete with Uber and Lyft.Waymo, which is owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, is in a race with other companies including Delphi, General Motors, Intel, Uber, Apple and Lyft to bring autonomous vehicles to the public. The companies say the robot cars are safer than human drivers because they don’t get drowsy, distracted or drunk.Google has long stated its intent to skip driver-assist systems and go directly to fully autonomous driving. The Waymo employee in the back seat won’t be able to steer the minivan, but like all passengers, will be able to press a button to bring the van safely to a stop if necessary, Waymo said.Within a “few months,” the fully autonomous vans will begin carrying volunteer passengers who are now taking part in a Phoenix-area test that includes use of backup drivers.The company says the self-driving ride service will be the first application of the technology.“We want the experience of travelling with Waymo to be routine, so you want to use our driver for your everyday needs,” Waymo CEO John Krafcik said prepared remarks announcing the test Tuesday at a conference in Portugal.The company intends to expand the testing to the entire 600-square-mile (1,500-square-kilometre) Phoenix area and eventually bring the technology to more cities around the world. It’s confident that its system can handle all situations on public roads without human intervention, Krafcik said.“Our system runs thousands of checks on itself every second,” he said. “With these checks, our systems can instantly diagnose any problems and pull over or come to a safe stop if needed.”The company also says it has redundant braking, steering, power and computing systems so it never has to rely on a human driver.Sam Abuelsamid, senior analyst for Navigant Research, says Waymo’s tests without a human backup are the first to his knowledge on public roads at normal speeds. The company picked Phoenix because weather conditions are ideal for testing with no snow and little rain, he said, adding that Waymo knows its system isn’t ready yet for inclement weather even with camera, radar and laser sensors.“This demonstrates Waymo’s confidence in the ability of these vehicles to function at least in this environment,” Abuelsamid said.He said he expects General Motors and its Cruise Automation autonomous vehicle unit to be the next to announce testing without human backups, followed by auto parts maker Delphi, which recently acquired Massachusetts Institute of Technology self-driving software startup nuTonomy.Waymo wouldn’t say how many vehicles will be in the initial test or exactly how wide an area it will cover. The test will take place in a small area at first, then spread to portions of five cities and 100 square miles (260 square kilometres) in the Phoenix area. Eventually it will go to whole metro area.The company also wouldn’t say how many minivans are taking part in the initial testing. It has a fleet of 100 autonomous vans in Phoenix, with plans to add 500.Waymo says it has an operations team that can answer questions from the cars’ computers, but the cars will make driving decisions.The company said it has been testing its autonomous systems for the past eight years with more than 5 million miles logged on public roads.Waymo is hoping to infuse its technology into ride-hailing services such as its current partner, Lyft, and big-rig trucking companies. It also intends to license its automated system to automakers such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which makes the Pacifica minivan.last_img read more

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