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Learning from Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco

I recently came back from a study trip in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco. I visited these cities because they are all dealing with challenges that are top on the list in New Zealand as in many other places – accommodating growth through intensification,…

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Would you like your free comfort / safety / public space extra?

Would you like your free comfort / safety / public space extra?

On Sunday I had a nice walk through Hackney, enjoying the sun and some really nice and pleasant urban surroundings. But I had in mind the collisions and fatalities I had read about (4.092 collisions in the five years to December 2012 resulting in 623…

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Le futur selon BMW

Le futur selon BMW

BMW fête ses 100 ans et montre sa vision pour les 100 prochaines, qui a été relayée avec pas mal d’enthousiasme par les médias technophiles. L’entreprise a travaillé sur un scénario attractif (“a scenario people would engage with”), avec comme idée de base que le…

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Self-driving cars, ethics and road safety

The self-driving cars programming needs to anticipate “all” the cases of figure, or most of them, including those we would prefer not thinking of. For instance: on the highway, having to decide between colliding with a wrecked vehicle, with possibly someone inside, or its passengers…

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