Smart cars just aren’t ready for the car wash

first_imgAmanda Razani Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Tags:#Autonomous car#car wash#driverless car#Kia#override#Tesla#Volvo center_img With progressing technology, autonomous vehicles are able to differentiate between dangerous obstacles and non-threatening objects much more easily and accurately than they used to.However, the car computers have still not perfected the process to the level that is needed for circumstances outside the norm.  For example, driving one of these smart cars through a car wash can be complicated if the override system is not easily provided.  The systems in some of these vehicles experience difficulties in knowing when it is necessary to turn on the brakes or override impulses.See also:  Are self-driving cars speeding past smartphones?The reason behind this problem is that the radar sensors view the soapy lathered brushes and large water jets as an impending threat. Therefore, a car equipped with these sensors can get confused and kick into safety mode in order to avoid an anticipated collision.Adam Korngold, President of Waves Car Wash, states “We are just starting to see this issue come up.  Some of the vehicle manufacturers have put in safety devices that sense a car in front of the vehicle and the vehicle will automatically apply the break.  We’ve seen a couple times that a few of the higher end cars will recognize our curtains in the wash and automatically cause the car to stop.”Are cars too smart for the car wash?Craig Fitzgerald, Editor of, recently conducted a car wash test, while in a 2017 Kia Cadenza.  When he drove in and the conveyer belt tried to move him forward, the car wouldn’t move because the autohold break, a safety feature to keep the car from moving when it is parked in neutral, was on.  However, he said that it was really easy to turn that feature off by pressing a button.He went on to explain that other cars, such as the Volvo XC90, are not nearly as easy to override.  The Volvo XC90 has its override information located deep in the middle of the owner’s manual, and the instructions to turn off the system are a bit more complicated.Some vehicle companies such as Tesla have considered these kinds of scenarios and have provided an easy method for owners to turn off the vehicle assistance when going through a car wash.  As autonomous vehicles become more and more popular, these bugs are sure to be worked out.  Until then, owners just need to be prepared and know how to override the safety systems when necessary. For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Related Posts last_img read more

Lonzo Ball ‘blessed’ to play for Lakers, Johnson

first_imgLonzo Ball, right, is greeted by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as the No. 2 overall pick during the 2017 NBA Draft. APSay what you want, but Lonzo Ball is living the life the big baller way.Drawing heavy media fanfare throughout his journey to the 2017 NBA Draft, the UCLA standout got what he wanted as dons the purple and gold this season after the Los Angeles Lakers picked him second Thursday (Friday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT Adding to Ball’s excitement is a chance to mingle with Laker great and current president of basketball operations Magic Johnson as he hopes to pick the brain of the five-time NBA champion.“I don’t think there’s one thing you can learn from him. Just everything he’s going to teach me is going to be useful. Obviously he’s the best point guard to ever play, so I’m looking to go in there and just learn from day one,” said the 6-foot-6 playmaker. “There’s never going to be another Magic Johnson, so I’m trying to be myself, but if I can come halfway short of him, you know it’s going to be good.”But for now, all Ball wants is to buckle down to work and help the Lakers reclaim their lost glory.“That should be a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to meeting all those guys and getting on the court with them and trying to win. Right now, I’m just focused on playing and I just want to get on the court,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES 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 The 19-year-old Ball is looking forward to representing his hometown and play for a proud franchise like the Lakers.“I’m just thankful for everybody helping me get here and I’m truly blessed to be able to play for my hometown,” said the Anaheim, California-born guard.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHis father, Lavar, has repeatedly expressed his family’s desire to have the eldest Ball child to play for the 16-time NBA champions. Now, everything is real as they will see Lonzo hit the same floor legends like Kobe Bryant played on.“It felt great. You know, my dad was right there, my brothers. I know mom is watching at home and all the rest of my family. They’re all supportive, and like I said, I’m just truly blessed to be in this position. I feel good. Tonight was supposed to be a good night and it definitely was,” he said. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garagecenter_img NBA: Jimmy Butler’s trainer blasts Bulls GM after draft day trade Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

PBA D-League: Wangs pounds Marinerong Pilipino for 2nd win

first_imgArvin Tolentino leads Wangs Basketball. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Wangs Basketball showed no remorse and dominated Marinerong Pilipino, 88-78, win in the 2019 PBA D-League Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Arvin Tolentino exploded for 32 points with 12 rebounds and four blocks, leading Wangs’ offense as it bumped its record to a solid 2-1.ADVERTISEMENT It wasn’t all Tolentino, though, as some Couriers also joined in the tough grind.Holding a slim 58-57 lead, Wangs pinned down the Skippers and went on a 13-0 spurt and erected a 71-57 lead with 6:31 left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThat quick action was enough for the Couriers to hold on despite Marinerong Pilipino’s late-game charge.Gelo Vito provided ample support as he rammed the paint for 10 points, seven rebounds, and four assists for while Radge Tongco and Darius Estrella pitched in 11 and 10 points, respectively. “Marinero is a big fish, and it’s big thing that we prepared hard for that team,” said Wangs head coach Pablo Lucas in Filipino.Orlan Wamar led the Skippers, who fell to 2-2, with 25 points while Felix Apreku added 14 points and 16 rebounds. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash View comments P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy MOST READ Eddie Alvarez not backing down from ‘toughest, most dangerous’ guys in ONE LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

Developmental coordination disorder

first_imgDefinitionDevelopmental coordination disorder is a childhood disorder that leads to poor coordination and clumsiness.Causes, incidence, and risk factorsAbout 5% of school-age children have some kind of developmental coordination disorder. Children with this disorder may:Have trouble holding objectsHave an unsteady walkRun into other childrenTrip over their own feetDevelopmental coordination disorder may occur alone or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or other learning disorders, such as communication disorders or disorder of written expression.SymptomsChildren with developmental coordination disorder have difficulties with motor coordination compared to other children the same age. Some common symptoms include:ClumsinessDelays in sitting up, crawling, and walkingProblems with sucking and swallowing during first year of lifeProblems with gross motor coordination (for example, jumping, hopping, or standing on one foot)Problems with visual or fine motor coordination (for example, writing, using scissors, tying shoelaces, or tapping one finger to another)Signs and testsPhysical causes and other types of learning disabilities must be ruled out before the diagnosis can be confirmed.TreatmentPhysical education and perceptual motor training are the best ways to treat coordination disorder. Using a computer to take notes may help children who have trouble writing.Children with developmental coordination disorder are three times more likely to be overweight than other children their age. Encouraging physical activity is important to prevent obesity.Expectations (prognosis)How well a child does depends on the severity of the disorder. The disorder does not get worse over time. It usually continues into adulthood.ComplicationsLearning problemsLow self-esteem resulting from poor ability at sports and teasing by other childrenRepeated injuriesWeight gain as a result of not wanting to participate in physical activities (such as sports)Calling your health care provideradvertisementCall for an appointment with a health care provider if you are concerned about your childs development.PreventionFamilies who are affected by this condition should try to recognize problems early and have them treated. Early treatment will lead to future success.ReferencesNass R, Ross G. Developmental disabilities. In: Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Jankovic J, eds. Neurology in Clinical Practice. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2012:chap 61.Review Date:11/9/2012Reviewed By:Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Childrens Hospital. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more