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Tag: Autotech

Smarter Autonomous Driving, One Truck at a Time: FuelSave Boosts Transportation Efficiency

In today’s complex, internet-driven consumer marketplace, it’s nearly impossible to purchase goods that haven’t spent some time on a truck. With that kind of reach, the logistics industry has a considerable ripple effect on the environment and on the cost of consumer items. When trucks burn more fuel, they increase global pollution and shipping costs, which leads to higher prices at the register for the goods we buy every day.

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DIY Robocars

3DR’s Chris Anderson Says the Future of Driverless Cars is DIY

Chris Anderson has always loved using the latest technology on the relative cheap. Applying technology from what he calls the “peace dividend from the smartphone wars,” Anderson started building his own drones and in 2007, launched DIY Drones, a central resource for makers and amateur enthusiasts. He’s since gone on to launch DIY Robocars, a similar resource for robocar builders and racers.

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How Uber Survives Its Busiest Nights of the Year

Halloween and New Year’s Eve are among Uber’s busiest nights of the year. According to Matt Schallert, a site reliability engineer at Uber NYC, those days can see 50-100% extra trip volume over the rest of the year. See how Matt and his team rely on AWS to make sure they are fully prepared to handle the volume of requests that come through on such ride-share heavy holidays.

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