Amazon and Garmin have partnered to bring Alexa's data and analytics into the dashboard of vehicles. By incorporating Alexa into a car's stereo, Garmin Speak will provide audiobooks, music, news and weather through a sound system instead of a speaker.
The Merge Greenwich consortium said that about 30% of taxi and private-hire trips could use autonomous vehicle ride-sharing services in London by 2025. The consortium, using data collected in Boston, Los Angeles and London, conducted the yearlong study to determine how autonomous vehicle ride-sharing fits into London's transportation network.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he will fight "vigorously" to prevent testing of autonomous vehicles in lower Manhattan as proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. De Blasio said Cuomo should have consulted the New York Police Department and the New York City Department of Transportation about testing.
Companies should consider all costs associated with a remanufacturing process before implementing a circular strategy, recommends two INSEAD graduate researchers in their paper, "How Companies Can Assess Their Readiness for the Circular Economy." The report also advises manufacturers to assess the carbon emissions caused during return transport, remanufacturing and forward transport of remanufactured goods to determine whether the process will actually help the environment.
Freight companies will likely deliver 9,500 loads of commercial and government relief cargo to Puerto Rico by week's end, about a 40% increase in capacity since Hurricane Maria in September, according to Crowley Maritime. FEMA is working with Crowley to prioritize food and necessary supplies as manufacturers and retailers return commercial shipments to normal levels.
A Brookings Institution report found that at least $80 billion was spent on autonomous-car technology over the past three years, and it predicts a continuation next year. "The trend indicates that investment in 2018 should be substantially more than the $80 billion disclosed from 2014 to 2017 and continue upward for some period of time as the race to deploy self-driving moves on," the report said.
Samsung Electronics said it sees its best long-term growth in autonomous-car components. Samsung aims to increase its share of the auto component market from $5 billion to $20 billion by 2025.
Overcoming adversity is easier when you possess confidence, persistence, dedication and control -- all traits that can be developed over time, writes LaRae Quy. "Control your own emotions, thoughts and behavior rather than trying to control other people," she argues.
Being an executive is more than just a title; it's also having executive presence, or an outward appearance that's based on behaviors developed within, writes Mary Jo Asmus. She describes the importance of being purposeful in your words and how to practice displaying executive presence.
Alibaba's 11.11 Global Shopping Festival will feature 140,000 brands for the 24-hour annual event that begins on Nov. 10. More details will be released on Oct. 31, company officials said.