February 7, 2019 3rd Annual North County Veterans Stand Down Categories: Local San Diego News KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 6:15 PM KUSI Newsroom FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsVISTA (KUSI)- The annual 4-day North County Veterans Stand Down is officially underway at Green Oak Ranch in Vista. The event allows homeless veterans receive much needed services in a safe, friendly, drug-free and secure environment. 250 veterans are expected to attend.The event runs through Sunday at noon. You can register at ncstanddown.org. Posted: February 7, 2019
Uber reveals more about its flying taxi ambitions Uber’s self-driving cars are ready again for Pittsburgh’s streets, the company says. Uber Uber took its self-driving cars off the road last March, after a fatal accident, the first known pedestrian death caused by a vehicle in full autonomous mode. After that, Uber’s self-driving program fell under the scrutiny of local police, lawmakers and federal investigators.Now the company says it’s ready to put its self-driving fleet back on public roads.Uber’s self-driving cars will resume on-road testing in Pittsburgh on Thursday, the company said in a statement, a move that follows approval from Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation for Uber to test the vehicles on state roads. Pittsburgh was the first city to host Uber’s self-driving cars and is home to the company’s autonomous-vehicle headquarters.”Over the past nine months, we’ve made safety core to everything we do,” Eric Meyhofer, head of Uber’s autonomous-vehicle program, said in a statement Thursday. “This required a lot of introspection and took some time. Now we are ready to move forward.” Share your voice Uber will also put self-driving cars back on the streets of San Francisco and Toronto, though these vehicles won’t be operating in full autonomous mode just yet. Instead, the company said, they’ll come with two human drivers who’ll maintain control of the cars at all times. Best known for its ride-hailing service, Uber has been operating self-driving cars in the same manual mode in Pittsburgh since July. This type of driving allows the cars’ systems to map city streets and helps ready the vehicles for the open road. The deadly March crash was a blow to Uber’s autonomous-vehicle program and raised questions about whether the company could keep it up and running. Since then, Uber has shuttered its self-driving car operations in Arizona, where the crash occurred, and laid off all its nearly 300 autonomous-vehicle test drivers in the state. It’s laid off another 100 test drivers in Pittsburgh.The accident happened on a Sunday night in Tempe, Arizona. Video footage from the car’s dashboard cameras captured the crash. One video shows the pedestrian, Elaine Herzberg, walking her red bike across a dark road at the moment of impact. Another video shows the ride-along safety driver sitting at the wheel constantly glancing down at her smartphone in her lap. She looks up just as the car collides with Herzberg.Federal investigators are still working on their full report about what went wrong, but they’ve released some preliminary information. It appears one of the causes of the accident may have been that the automatic emergency braking system was disabled. So even though the car “saw” Herzberg six seconds before the crash, it failed to apply the brakes. Culture Roadshow Are driverless cars safe? Uber fatality raises questions Was Uber’s driverless car crash avoidable? Experts say yes Uber shutters its driverless-car operations in Arizona Now playing: Watch this: 12 Related stories Comments Uber said the automatic emergency braking system on all its self-driving cars will be activated at all times going forward. It is working on its autonomous vehicles with Volvo, which built the car involved in the crash.The company also said it’ll have two safety drivers at the wheel of all cars. These drivers will be tracked to ensure they’re actively monitoring the vehicle. Additionally, Uber’s self-driving cars will no longer carry passengers, as they did in the past. They’ll only operate during daylight hours on weekdays.The self-driving cars, Uber said, have to pass more than 70 scenarios on a test track before they’re put on public roads.The Smartest Stuff: Innovators are thinking up new ways to make you, and the things around you, smarter.CNET’s Holiday Gift Guide: The place to find the best tech gifts for 2018. 2:53 Tags Self-driving cars Uber
Luxury cars Car Industry More From Roadshow 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value More about 2018 BMW 640I Gran Turismo Share your voice Tags Review • 2018 BMW 640i Gran Turismo: Weird and wonderful BMW BMW Say goodbye to these niche models. BMW Perhaps the BMW 3 Series and 6 Series Gran Turismo models took niches just a smidge too far. For anyone still yearning for one of the quirky sedan/coupe/hatchback mashups, time is running short.BMW noted in its full-range 2020 model year update last week that the 3 Series GT and 6 Series GT will not return. Ditto for the 6 Series Gran Coupe, which is basically a 6 Series with two extra doors. The end of the 6 Series variants comes as no surprise as the 8 Series takes over flagship duties. The 8 Series range just added its own Gran Coupe model, too.The German automaker telegraphed its intentions this past March when it noted the 3 Series GT would not receive a replacement. Instead, BMW says it wants to put its resources into electric vehicles and electrified cars. The market also continues to prefer utility vehicles such as SUVs, of which BMW offers plenty.Looking at the company’s breadwinner models, the X3, X4, X5 and X6 are all slated to enter production this month before they start trickling into dealers across the US. Each SUV received a thorough refresh with design changes. Each also costs at least $500 more than the 2019 model each replaces. On the smaller SUV side, a refreshed 2020 X1 is coming next month, and the 2020 X2 entered production in July.Within BMW’s passenger car portfolio, changes are rather minor. The 2020 3 Series gains a new optional Premium Package and the price for the Live Cockpit Professional is now $1,100 less expensive. The 4 Series gains a more robust suite of standard active safety features, and the 7 Series soldiers on with its massive grille and controversial new looks. We regret to inform BMW 5 Series shoppers that a CD player is no longer available.Moving forward, we’re going to see plenty of new electric cars and a greater focus on autonomous-driving technologies. BMW has partnered with rival Daimler to Level 3 and Level 4 self-driving car research. The company has also promised its flagship electric SUV, the iNext, will include Level 3 self-driving abilities. On the SAE scale of autonomy, that’s one level shy of keeping the car from handing back control should something go awry. 2018 BMW 640i GT: A niche of all niches Post a comment 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 0 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 53 Photos Preview • 2018 BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo: A better coupe-crossover mashup
Rashmi GautamTwitterActress Rashmi Gautam requested her Twitter followers not to colour animals on the occasion of Holi festival. But some of her fans went on to argue with her and called her “anti-Hindu”.March 21 happens to be Holi and Rashmi Gautam took to Twitter to wish her fans. The actress shared a photo featuring a dog and a poem on its fear of playing this festival. She cautioned, “Let’s be a little thoughtful about them #SafeHoli #HappyHoli2019″While many of her fans were impressed with her concern and kindness for the animal, some, who seemed to be upset, resorted to counter her. They said that she is trying to stop Hindus from celebrating Holi and Diwali with the pretext of harm to animals. A fan with Twitter handle @DeadpoolSr1 wrote, “Do u comment same during Eid When dozens of animals r slaughtered for no good reason Or u care for animals during holi and Diwali Pls just asking rest is ur wish.” In reply, Rashmi Gautam wrote, “Emotions are the same at that given point too But who can question religion???”Srivatsava Sesham asked her, “Nah nah don’t go around bushes, you are happily virtue signaling Hindus on hindu festivals, when this guy asked about bakrid you give lame excuse? Why that emotion didn’t come out when animals slaughtered until their blood drains out? How can it be same emotion then?”In reply, Rashmi Gautam said that being a Hindu, she can comment on a Hindu festival. But she can not do with other religious practices. She tweeted, “Off course I feel bad but how can I questions some ones religious views I cud have if I were from the same religion may be then it wud have validated Or else it becomes less of an animal slaughter issue and more of a religious issue.”Srivatsava Sesham tweeted, “Hmm ya Hindus needs to be careful of inconvenience but killing them is culture. Ok. Got it.” In reply, Rashmi Gautam tweeted, “Hindus too have been part of animal slaughter and Bali’s It took immense effort and many petitions to stop GADHIMA FESTIVAL And still many practice animal BALI.”Rashmi Gautam added, “Extremely disappointed A post about practicing safe holi where all one has to do is not put colours on animals cause they don’t have a bathroom to shower or walk into a hospital for any skin issue Can turn into a religious issue Clearly shows how irrelevant our lives our.”Another follower opined that Rashmi Gautam should continue to preach this on the festivals of other religion. Abhishek Chowdary tweeted, “Yes madam you are correct and no one can question on safe holi. But we are expecting the same awareness campaign during some festivals in which animals are killed very cruelly.”Rashmi Gautam replied, “Today I’m presumed as ANTI HINDU when I’ll raise awareness on a bakrid I’ll be declared ANTI MUSLIM Bottom line no one cares about inhumane practices towards animals all they care about is which religion tat human or practice belongs to We are still divided hence we remain weak.”Rashmi Gautam wrote, “Am I wrong for asking not to colour animals on Holi cause all I asked was for that” She added, “Strays don’t have bathrooms or access to vets easily so kindly avoid playing holi with animals sadly I found a poster online with dogs and puppies on it but this applies to all animals out there #showsomelove #happyholi #SafeHoli.”
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