Showing posts with label Technology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Technology. Show all posts

Friday, 30 December 2016

Ford uncovers its next self-driving auto in front of a normal surge of contenders

Ford uncovers its next self-driving auto in front of a normal surge of contenders.

It's a Ford Combination with a space-agey gear rack and tusks! No, it's Ford's latest self-driving improvement auto, which the organization revealed Wednesday in front of what's required to be a pound of self-ruling contenders at the CES public expo one week from now in Las Vegas.

That baggage rack and horns hold cutting edge camera and sensor technology that Ford trusts will keep it in front of the inexorably swarmed pack. For example, contrasted with the organization's earlier independent research vehicle (going on three years of age), the new model has a much speedier PC and all the more capable LiDAR sensors.

The double LiDAR reach out from the sides of the auto, mounted on antlerlike arms connected on the A-columns, over the sideview mirrors. Where the earlier research vehicle required four such sensors, the latest era needs just two. Each gives a 360-degree see and can check around 200 feet in each heading around the auto, detecting items' shape, position, and area.

Ford self driving Car
Ford Car
A Ford worker works with the LiDAR sensor connected to a horn like arm stretching out from every side of the organization's self-governing test vehicle

The supposed baggage racks on the rooftop, in the interim, hold three cameras (a fourth settles underneath the windshield). These cameras take in a consistent stream of pictures indicating walkers, questions, and activity hardware, (for example, stoplights), adding another layer of data to help the auto drive itself.

The equipment couldn't carry out its occupation without noteworthy moves up to the product—the databases and calculations that help the auto decipher its surroundings. As per a Medium blog entry by Chris Brewer, boss program design for Ford's Self-governing Vehicle Improvement, the new independent research vehicle can situate itself by looking at what its LiDAR, radar, and different sensors get against point by point 3D maps, in what Brewer called "intervened recognition." what's more, the self-driving auto works out "direct discernment" to translate continuous action, for example, knowing its flow area and distinguishing the nearness of people on foot, different vehicles, and surprising obstructions like development zones.

Ford's latest era of self-driving or independent autos has streamlined sensor technology.

On the off chance that this sounds like a considerable measure of processing, you're correct. Brewer says the new self-sufficient research autos each produce around 1TB of information for each hour of driving. The self-driving auto's unquenchable craving for constant information is the reason Intel is making a decent attempt to get up to speed with Nvidia in giving quick processor technology to these vehicles.

Ford will demonstrate its new self-governing exploration vehicles at the CES technology public expo in Las Vegas and the NAIAS car expo in Detroit. The organization is wanting to expand its armada of self-sufficient test vehicles to a sum of 90 in 2017.

Why this matters: Ford has been a pioneer in creating self-sufficient technology and has forceful arrangements to mass-deliver self-driving autos by 2021. It has significantly more rivalry than it used to, however: Uber's self-driving taxicabs, Tesla's AutoPilot, and the recently initiated Waymo spinoff from Google X, not to mention customary automakers. Uncovering its latest test vehicle in front of CES fords emerge a bit, however the genuine test will keep up its pace as more organizations compete for the best technology and know-how.

Monday, 1 August 2016

How Much Value Does your smartphone Retain After Purchase?

Hey Fam,

One curious question please.

How many old phones do you have around the house? 2, 3...more?

As Nigerians purchase each new smartphone that is released, the value of the phones they're replacing is plummeting.

Today our smartphones are losing their value much faster than just about anything else we purchase, and some phones depreciate faster than others.
According to the website Declutrr.com,
Android devices don't hold value well at all.

smartphones
Mobile Phones
Even the most popular ones. The Samsung Galaxy S5 lost half of its value within just 2 months of its release, but that isn't as bad as the HTC One M9, which lost 65 percent of its value in one month.
htc smartphones
HTC Phones
A big reason for the drastic depreciation in Android devices is there are so many phones to choose from. That drives down the price of older models.


Since iPhones are released just once a year, they hold their value better.
iphone
IPHONES
A year and a half after its release, the iPhone 6 still holds about 55 percent of its retail value, while the now-ancient iPhone 4 retains almost 40 percent of its value.

The iPhone 5 on the other hand, according to Declutrr.com, lost 66 percent of its value within 8 months because the iPhone 5S was released soon after.

The sooner you sell an old device, the more you'll make from it. You can put it up for sale on jiji, Ebay or Amazon, or sell it to Declutrr.com or Gazelle.com. You'll get cash, but not as much as you'd like.

unlimited cellular.com is another option. You can trade in your phone to get credit in their store for things like bluetooth headsets, chargers and cases. No cash, but the buyback price is substantially larger than you'll get anywhere else.

If trade-in value is important to you, then iPhones are a better deal, but keep in mind, new phones coming out now are not always that much better than the previous model.

It's not a bad idea to hold on to a phone like you hold onto a great car.