Audi embracing autonomous and hybrid technology

first_img ‹ Previous Next › The Elaine concept SUV, which is very close to production sign off, goes even further than the flagship A8 with Level Four autonomous driving technology, meaning the SUV would be able to travel short distances entirely by itself, without a driver. And the Q8 SUV, while not offering the kind of autonomy of the A8, ushers in the use of electrics, with a plug-in hybrid powertrain capable of 516 lb.-ft. of torque. Expect the production Q8 to appear at the Geneva Motor Show next march. Audi presented an autonomous and electric front at the 45th annual Tokyo Motor Show in Japan, highlighting their show stand with the new A8, the Elaine SUV concept and the upcoming Audi Q8 SUV.The new A8 and Elaine concept are designed with various levels of higher autonomy, a technology on which Audi is acting and developing quickly — faster than regulators can keep up with — as other automakers do the same. The technology is coming and it’s coming fast, Audi says, and we all need to be prepared for it despite the legal (and sometimes ethical) morass of questions that remain. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Audi A8Derek McNaughton, Driving.ca Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Audi A8Derek McNaughton, Driving.ca Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Audi A8Derek McNaughton, Driving.ca Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Audi A8Derek McNaughton, Driving.ca Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Audi A8Derek McNaughton, Driving.ca Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Elaine SUV ConceptDerek McNaughton, Driving.ca Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Elaine SUV ConceptDerek McNaughton, Driving.ca Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Elaine SUV ConceptDerek McNaughton, Driving.ca Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Audi Q8 ConceptDerek McNaughton, Driving.ca Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Audi Q8 ConceptDerek McNaughton, Driving.ca Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Audi Q8 ConceptDerek McNaughton, Driving.ca advertisement Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2019 Audi A8 See More Videos Trending Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Audi’s A8, for example, which goes on sale in the third quarter of 2018 as a 2019, can completely take over the task of driving — up to 60 km/h on highways and roads with a physical barrier separating two directions of traffic. Audi says, there will be no need to constantly monitor the car, but the driver must remain alert — and capable — of taking controls when prompted. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” RELATED TAGSTokyoNewsTokyo Motor ShowAsiaAudi A8Audi AGAutomotive ShowsAutomotive TechnologyCars and Car DesignCulture and LifestyleEast AsiaGeneva Motor ShowHybrid VehiclesJapanScience and TechnologySUVs and CrossoversTechnologyTokyo Motor Show Trending in Canada The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everlast_img read more

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Music Midtown Reveals Huge Headliners For 2015 Lineup

first_imgMusic Midtown, taking place September 18-19 at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, has announced phase one of its 2015 lineup. The impressive and diverse list of performers includes Elton John, Van Halen, Drake, Sam Smith, Billy Idol, Lenny Kravitz, Run the Jewels, Jenny Lewis, Icona Pop, Tove Lo, Hozier, X Ambassadors, Panic! At The Disco and more.Get tickets and more info here. Check out their official announcement video:last_img

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Organizational Change at Fras-le North America

first_imgWith more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — After spending the past seven years as the office coordinator for friction materials manufacturer Fras-le North America, Steffanie Savine has transitioned into the role of marketing and sales coordinator.  AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In this new role, Savine’s focus will be to provide marketing, logistical and sales support for Fras-le North America. Savine has been assuming many of the new position’s responsibilities since last year, the company noted. Savine is based out of Fras-le’s North American headquarters in Farmington Hills, Mich.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. last_img read more

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Marchers make a stand

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS THEY came in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life. There were kids, grandparents, mums,…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Funny ‘bunny ears’

first_imgBy KATHRYN BERMINGHAM IT’S been a busy year for 2014-2015 mayor of Cardinia Leticia Wilmot, but she’s kept her sense…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Slight fee hike for employment police checks

first_imgTo help offset costs related to the service, the fees for employment police clearance checks will see a slight increase.The Chatham-Kent Police Services Board approved the measure during Tuesday’s meeting.Chief Gary Conn called the $5 hike from $35 to $40 reasonable, stressing there will be no increase for student or volunteer police checks. The provincial average for the service is $40.“There hasn’t been a fee increase since the last almost seven years (ago),” Conn said.For police checks, citizens submit their application through the police website and civilian staff conduct checks of the Canadian Police Information Centre database and local police records.Staff then provide a written report that the applicant can provide to the requesting organization.The fee hike, effective in January, will go toward covering inflation increases, as well as the increased labour [email protected] Twitter.com/DailyNewsTTlast_img read more

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What chemistry (or mask) will Gilas try next?

first_imgUnfortunately, Gilas suffered an unexpected slip and squandered an eight-point lead in the homestretch, mainly on defensive lapses. It lost the lead and fell miserably to the depleted Iran team which came over without its two top international stars.The losing game against Iran was projected as absolutely perilous: a defeat could reportedly cause Gilas to lose its remaining chance to qualify for the basketball World Cup in China next year.As it would turn out, the Gilas national team still has a slim chance, depending on the results of two remaining assignments, against Qatar and Kazakhstan, in February.Anyway, after the failure against Kazakhstan, which Gilas had beaten in a previous encounter, coach Yeng Guiao humbly owned up to the faults.The PBA, other than release top players, had taken a break to allow the national team to work together with no distraction.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Late as it is, this is the time for the SBP to rethink and renew its shallow national basketball development program.There must be a pertinent solution waiting to be discovered. Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Gilas Philippine national basketball team continued to flash the PUSO braveheart tag, although it has donned several other masks in its international campaign.The national squad decided to play tall and masqueraded as a towering team against Kazakhstan.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Hotel management clarifies SEA Games footballers’ kikiam breakfast controversy Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Another case filed vs Cardemacenter_img LATEST STORIES Gilas had the ceiling but clearly lacked balance, proper chemistry.It got exposed and fell against Kazakhstan thereby causing widespread despair among countless fans away from the game site while those who came to the Mall of Asia Arena last week were also left to grieve.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefFor its game against Iran on Monday, Gilas made drastic changes in the tall lineup. It called in the tested internationalist Jayson Castro, a premier backcourt warrior, who presided over a sensational start for Gilas with his speed and sharpness.There was a big thrill as Gilas blitzed it out with a display of respectable defense and cohesion to stay slightly ahead for most of the match. SEA Games: PH dancesport looking to sweep golds Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH An excited Al Panlilio, head of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, assured that they had assembled the strongest pool in Philippine basketball.Nobody bothered to contest the claim.There would be no finger-pointing after the back-to-back defeats against Kazakhstan and Iran.However, it would next surface that lack of team maturity was being singled out as the big culprit.So where does that put coach Yeng Guiao, who inherited the chore as national team mentor from Chot Reyes, following the anomalous bench-emptying brawl in the game between the Philippines and visiting Australia at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan?Good enough that coach Guiao savored a few great moments following the Gilas team’s sensational game against powerhouse China, which managed to escape with a slim two-point win.China and Korea, which would also beat the Philippines, have both advanced and gained slots in the 2019 World Cup in China.Nothing is clear on how the Gilas national squad would prepare for the remaining assignments against Qatar and Kazakhstan in February.Another towering but shallow national squad is definitely out of the picture.How do they dig for better chemistry, rush out a talented outfit with a solid core and character, in so short a period? Sports Briefs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fossil launches its newest generation smartwatch: The Gen 5last_img read more

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Beside The Points For Monday April 9 2018

Big Number(s)46 percentThere are only six teams who are on the bubble for a playoff spot in the NBA right now. Three of them are effective locks; the Spurs, Jazz and Thunder each have a higher-than-97 percent chance of making the postseason. This leaves three teams jockeying for two playoff spots. The Pelicans and Timberwolves are in the best position, each projected to finish 47-35 and each with just over an 80 percent chance of getting in. But there’s still hope for the Denver Nuggets, who have a 46 percent chance of making the postseason. [FiveThirtyEight]Leaks from Slackchris.herring:Shoutout to @kyle’s timing this year. He’s had at least 3 stories in which a team or a player had a huge win that same night. Jokic last night, Blazers a couple weeks back. Good stuff, man.Predictions NBA Things That Caught My EyeWoods and Nicklaus are the only draws in golfTiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus are the only two players where high finishes have a statistically significant effect on Sunday ratings for the Masters tournament. When Tiger finished in the top 10, the average rating was a 10.0, and when Jack finished in the top ten the average rating was a 9.5. [FiveThirtyEight]When Dinosaurs Ruled The EarthThe fullback position is a tough one in the NFL these days. For college fullbacks, they’ve got to make an argument they can also contribute considerably on special teams lest teams overlook them in the draft. This is just part of the position; fullbacks averaged 182.4 plays per season last year, while offenses averaged 1,015.7 snaps per season, meaning you’re only going to see a fullback on offense 18 percent of the time. With a 53-man roster, that’s a tough sell. [ESPN]Sleep; it’s important!I don’t mean to blow your mind with science, but athletes need adequate sleep in order to perform at their peak performance levels. Due to the nature of the NBA schedule and also the width of America, that isn’t always feasible. There were 54 games this NBA season where one team faced a significant competitive disadvantage because of scheduling. For instance, the Denver Nuggets played in Memphis, then left immediately and traveled overnight, then lost an hour en route to Cleveland where they played their third game in five days. Indeed, the Nuggets have been the victims of these “schedule alert” games more than any other team, six of the 54 total games. [ESPN]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Big Ten lost in Frozen FourThe Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs best out Notre Dame this past weekend to win the Frozen Four NCAA men’s hockey tournament. They were the distinct underdogs; Minnesota Duluth spent just $655,000 on men’s hockey to Notre Dame’s $1.6 million. [ESPN]College Football Playoff probably happens without a Big 12 teamWith Oklahoma sending Baker Mayfield to the NFL, the Big 12 will see its chances of sending a team to the College Football Playoff slashed to 26 percent, lower than any of the other Power 5 conferences. Part of this is that the Big 12 lives and dies based on Oklahoma’s disproportionate performance. The SEC has an 84 percent chance of sending at least one team to the playoff, the Big Ten has an 80 percent shot and the ACC has a 65 percent chance. [ESPN]Cavs should consider preventing the other team from scoring so muchThe Cleveland Cavaliers would ideally prefer to make the NBA Finals, but they have a tough time preventing the other team from scoring the ball a lot, a strategy that other teams have taken to calling “defense.” Yes, interfering with the capacity of opponents to score is, for 28 other teams, a higher priority than for the Cavs and their 29th ranked defense. If they want to beat the Raptors, Celtics or Sixers — again, all who make any attempt, however small, to stop the other team from getting points — LeBron James should consider it! [ESPN] See more NBA predictions All newsletters Oh, and don’t forgetThis is a pro-Nikola Jokic zone haters go elsewhere We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe read more

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Football No 4 Ohio State heads to Happy Valley for battle with

Penn State senior quarterback Trace McSorley (9) carries the ball during the game against Illinois at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 21, 2018. Penn State defeated Illinois 63-24. Credit: Courtesy of Caitlin Lee | The Daily Collegian Photo EditorThe latest edition in the Ohio State-Penn State saga will continue on Saturday when the two best offenses in the country battle in Happy Valley.The Nittany Lions come in as the top-ranked scoring offense in the country with 55.5 points per game. Ohio State comes in second by only a point behind with 54.5.These powerhouse offenses headline the clash of two undefeated top 10 teams that have come together for some of the most memorable moments of the past two seasons, including a game-winning blocked field goal for a touchdown by Penn State two years ago, and an 11-point comeback with less than five minutes to go led by J.T. Barrett at Ohio Stadium last season.Add that to the game being on the road at Happy Valley, No. 4 Ohio State likely won’t see a matchup this challenging again all season.“That’s one of the tops in the country. Very loud and the fans are very into it just like our Horseshoe,” Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said. “You’ve got to be ready for that kind of environment.”No. 9 Penn State comes in off back-to-back 63-point games, the last being a 63-24 victory against Illinois. The top-scoring offense in the nation ranks No. 16 in total offensive production, with a top 10 rushing attack at 275 yards per game on the ground.Redshirt senior quarterback Trace McSorley leads the Nittany Lions offense as the program leader in total touchdowns with 77. This season, McSorley has 998 total yards and 14 touchdowns — eight through the air and six on the ground — and two interceptions while competing 53.7 percent of his passes.Meyer praised McSorley’s competitive edge.“A winner, a guy that can do it all and a competitor,” Meyer said.Meyer also complimented the play of junior running back Miles Sanders, who is No. 6 in the NCAA with 495 rushing yards, and has five touchdowns in the first four games. Sanders ran the ball for 200 yards against Illinois, helping break open a game that remained close for much of the first half.Meyer said the Penn State team this year is very much the same team that lost to the Buckeyes by a point last year.“Offensive line is better. And that running back is really good,” Meyer said. “We don’t see much difference at all. Scheme’s very similar to what they’ve done in the past and obviously the quarterback’s the guy that makes it go.”McSorley is the major threat Ohio State will be looking to contain in Happy Valley. The redshirt senior brings a dual-threat ability and energy to the offense that becomes even more impactful in big games.In last season’s Fiesta Bowl, McSorley completed 78 percent of his throws and amassed 402 yards of offense and two touchdowns in Penn State’s win over Washington. A year before, he threw for 382 yards and four touchdowns in the Big Ten championship win against Wisconsin.He also has never lost a collegiate start at home.Sophomore linebacker Pete Werner said he sees McSorley’s winning attitude in the film.“He has a lot of toughness. He’s a great quarterback — the best one, most likely, we’re going to see this year,” Werner said. “He’s just a guy that has a drive to win games.”The Nittany Lions defense ranks No. 8 in sacks per game with 3.5. Redshirt junior defensive end Shareef Miller leads the team with three, and 12 separate players have recorded a sack on the year.Redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins said he is expecting a strong defense in the Nittany Lions.“Experienced players, really sound defensively,” Haskins said. “Yeah, they make a couple of mistakes but every defense does. When they get things rolling, they’re pretty good.”Penn State ranks No. 29 in passing defense at 173.3 yards per game, while allowing the 48th most rushing yards per game with 172.5.PredictionOhio State might have won five of the past six meetings against Penn State, but the series has dramatically picked up in intensity since 2016. Happy Valley is going to come out loud, and Haskins is going to be in the most hostile environment he has faced since Michigan a season ago.Haskins will have to be as strong and composed as he has been all season for Ohio State to win, while McSorley will need to bring the energy and vocal leadership he’s known for in big games to give the Nittany Lions an advantage.The run games have been strong points for both teams overall this season, but Penn State’s has been clicking more as of late, as sophomore and redshirt junior running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber each ran for less than 60 yards each against Tulane.Penn State’s weak point on the defensive side has been the run, and the Buckeyes will have to exploit that to allow Haskins to open up the passing game.Ohio State has the stronger win under its belt, a 40-28 victory against TCU, and that added experience could help against a Penn State team that has not faced a ranked opponent this year.But Penn State has the benefit of playing at home in one of the most intimidating stadiums in college football, and will face an Ohio State defense missing its best player, junior defensive end Nick Bosa.The Buckeyes did not get real game-time experience for the Bosa-less defensive line against Tulane, but the line still has plenty of talent without him.This game may very well come down to the cool and collected Haskins vs. the energetic, enthusiastic McSorley, and from what 2018 has shown, I give the edge to: Haskins.Yes, McSorley has proved his ability in the crunch time, but his lackluster completion percentage and lack of strong opponent this year gives me more worries than the Ohio State quarterback who breaks a record with each new start.This is a matchup that could go either way, and one that could be a shootout. In either case, Haskins has sold me as the guy who can get it done, and if his 16 touchdowns, 1,194 yards and single interception haven’t sold you, a winning performance against the No. 9 team in the country on Saturday will.Wyatt Crosher: 38-36 Ohio StateColin Gay: 35-31 Ohio StateEdward Sutelan: 42-35 Ohio StateRachel Bules: 32-28 Ohio StateChase Ray: 45-35 Penn StateSydney Riddle: 35-27 Ohio State Amanda Parrish: 38-35 Ohio State read more

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