The View from the Front Seat of the Google Self-Driving Car

But we’re now driving enough — and getting hit enough — that we can start to make some assumptions about that real crashes-per-miles-driven rate; it’s looking higher than we thought. (Our cars, with safety drivers aboard, are now self-driving about 10,000 miles per week, which is about what a typical American adult drives in a year.) It’s particularly telling that we’re getting hit more often now that the majority of our driving is on surface streets rather than freeways; this is exactly where you’d expect a lot of minor, usually-unreported collisions to happen. Other drivers have hit us 14 times since the start of our project in 2009 (including 11 rear-enders), and not once has the self-driving car been the cause of the collision. Instead, the clear theme is human error and inattention. We’ll take all this as a signal that we’re starting to compare favorably with human drivers.

via The View from the Front Seat of the Google Self-Driving Car, Chapter 2 — Medium.

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How to Make Sense of China’s Plummeting Stock Market

The chart shows how easy it is to frame market data in a way that sounds either scary or benign, depending on your inclination. “The Chinese stock market has dropped 32 percent in a month” is scary. “The Chinese stock market is up 70 percent over the last year” sounds great. Both are true.

via How to Make Sense of China’s Plummeting Stock Market – The New York Times.

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Beverly Hills 90H20, the first ‘crafted’ water launched

A new mineral water created by a ‘water sommelier’ claims to be the first expressly made to match fine wine and dining.

via Beverly Hills 90H20, the first ‘crafted’ water launched – Decanter.

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2015 Stanley Cup Final Gigapixel

2015 Stanley Cup Final Gigapixel – powered by Blakeway Panoramas.

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Blackhawks!

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