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Cadillac Super Cruise

canadian goose jacket won’t let you eat breakfast behind the wheel, climb in the back seat or any of the other stupid human tricks displayed on YouTube by Tesla owners. It even won’t allow the car to change lanes on its own, like Tesla Autopilot. But it’s a big step on the road to full autonomy, a huge convenience on long distance road trips and a substantial technological triumph for Cadillac. canadian goose jacket

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cheap Canada Goose Super Cruise has loads of limitations that are probably more concerning buy canada goose jacket to GM’s legal counsel than they were to me during my long drive. Some are no brainers, such as not for use Canada Goose Online in construction zones or for driving on the shoulder. But Canada Goose sale the system can also be stymied by canada goose uk outlet adverse weather, poor visibility and faded lane markings. Super Cruise only works on freeways with on and off ramps and a center divider. ACC and forward collision warning also need to be engaged, and the system’s buy canada goose jacket cheap cameras and radar sensors can’t be obstructed. cheap Canada Goose

canada goose store To keep drivers from looking away from the road for too long and to keep the system active an infrared camera on top of the steering column keeps an electronic eye on the driver’s seat. GM has over 100 patents alone on this Driver Attention System, including an algorithm that triangulates the nose, eyes and ears in case the camera can’t see through sunglasses to make sure you’re not nodding off. canada goose store

canada goose coats In addition to the car’s visible sensors, another major component of the system is something you don’t see: mapping software. But not the kludgy kind that powers in dash navigation systems. and canada goose clearance Canada), while Trimble provides a high precision form of GPS that allows the car to know where it is within 2 meters. canada goose coats

Canada Goose Outlet An LED light bar canada goose coats on sale in the top of the canada goose store steering wheel and a Super Cruise icon in the instrument panel work in tandem to indicate to drivers when the system is ready, not ready, and ready to deactivate under certain circumstances. This well designed but straightforward UI is one of the most ingenious aspects of the system and a case study in how to handle handoff between human and machines in an autonomous future. Canada Goose Outlet

canada goose deals To activate the system, you push the adaptive cruise control button on the steering wheel and center the car in the lane. The icon on the instrument panel lights up when the car finds center and the system is ready. Next you press the similarly labeled Super Cruise button on the steering wheel, and the IP icon turns green along with the LEDs in the steering wheel. This is your indication it’s now safe to remove your hands from the wheel. The system is deactivated by tapping the brakes or touching the Super Cruise icon on the steering wheel again. canada goose deals

It felt strange to have to take over steering even for few miles, and it was http://www.canadagoosecanadaoutlet.com surprising how quickly I became used to not having my hands on the wheel.

Once you’re Super Cruising, the steering wheel LEDs will flash green if the system needs to deactivate for some reason, such as losing sight of lane marking or detecting that the driver is looking away from the road for too long. If these warnings are ignored, the LEDs in the steering wheel flash red, a voice alert tells you to take over, the system turns off and the brakes are applied.

Canada Goose Jackets When canada goose uk shop changing lanes with Super Cruise activated, you feel a slight resistance in the steering wheel that gives Canada Goose Coats On Sale way as you gently push against it. At the same time, the IP display and steering wheel LEDs turn blue once the car is off center. As soon as you’re centered in the new lane, the IP icon turns green and you push the steering wheel button to drive hands free again. Canada Goose Jackets

Canada Goose sale It sounds more complicated than it is, and after cheap Canada Goose less than an hour with the system I had the hang of it. Besides the quick learning curve, what’s most impressive is there’s no ambiguity and it’s always clear who is in control of steering: you or the car. Canada Goose sale

buy canada goose jacket During my 11 hours in the CT6, the system performed impeccably and Canada Goose Jackets I felt compelled to hover my hands over the wheel canada goose factory sale only two times. The first time the CT6 was hemmed in between a concrete barrier and then a line of construction barrels on the left and a big rig on the right, and the second the car expertly maneuvered through a sharp curve while surrounded by other vehicles. buy canada goose jacket

Canada Goose Parka There was only one instance in which the system deactivated on its own. A driver cut me off and Super Cruise immediately switched off. The forward collision system also flashed a warning in the heads up display and gently applied the brakes about a split second before I did. Canada Goose Parka

canada goose And only twice in 11 hours of driving did Super Cruise not function the way it was supposed to. One was where there was road construction at an exit. The system got confused and wanted to follow the lines on the road that led to the exit. As the car started to drift, I quickly grabbed the wheel and turned, deactivating the system. The other was over a Canada Goose Outlet few miles when Super Cruise was unable to find center and activate. canada goose

Canada Goose online In the latter instance, uk canada goose outlet it felt strange to have to take over steering even for a few miles, and it was surprising how quickly I became used to not having my hands on the wheel. Hours into the drive, for example, I instinctually let go of the steering wheel when Super Cruise wasn’t activated but quickly grabbed it again. Canada Goose online

canada goose black friday sale It’s a feeling we’ll become accustomed to as driving Canada Goose online becomes more automated. We’re already comfortable with not using the accelerator on long trips thanks to ACC. But letting go of the steering wheel takes an entirely different leap of faith, and at first you don’t know what to do with your hands. I did a lot of stretching, fiddling with the car’s controls and waving to other drivers with both hands just to get canada goose coats their reaction to break canada goose black friday sale the boredom of the long drive. canada goose black friday sale

canada goose clearance If you’re imagining that you’d rather steer on a long, boring drive than sit idle behind the wheel, I thought that too and after driving a few times I quickly went back to letting Super Cruise take control. And a surprising byproduct of Super Cruise was not feeling canada goose uk black friday fatigued after 11 hours in the car the way I normally would. canada goose clearance

Super Cruise is no more a self driving technology than adaptive cruise control. Like ACC, Super Cruise is a great convenience; unlike it, Super Cruise is a much more impressive feat of engineering and canada goose an important step in letting go of control as a driver.

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UE recrutează specialiști în relații externe

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Oficiul European pentru Selecția Personalului (EPSO) informează că Uniunea Europeană recrutează specialiști (gradele AD 5 și AD 7) în domeniul relațiilor externe.

Atribuțiile principale ale personalului selectat vor fi:

  • promovarea și protejarea intereselor și a valorilor UE în relațiile sale cu țările terțe și cu organizațiile internaționale;
  • acordarea de sprijin în aplicarea politicii externe și de securitate comune (PESC) a Uniunii;
  • cooperarea cu serviciile diplomatice naționale din statele membre ale UE, precum și cu Consiliul UE și cu Comisia Europeană, pentru a asigura coerența între diferitele domenii ale acțiunii externe a Uniunii.

Condiţiile de participare la procesul de selecţie sunt:

  • cetățenie europeană;
  • cunoașterea temeinică a uneia dintre cele 24 de limbi oficiale ale UE;
  • cunoașterea la un nivel satisfăcător a limbii engleze sau franceze;
  • pentru gradul AD 5, trebuie să fi absolvit studii universitare de cel puțin 3 ani, urmate de cel puțin 1 an de experiență profesională în domeniul relațiilor externe;
  • pentru gradul AD 7, trebuie să fi absolvit studii universitare de cel puțin 3 ani, urmate de cel puțin 7 ani de experiență profesională în domeniul relațiilor externe sau să fi absolvit studii universitare de cel puțin 4 ani, urmate de cel puțin 6 ani de experiență profesională relevantă.

Persoanele selectate își vor desfășura activitatea în cadrul Serviciului European de Acțiune Externă (SEAE).

Termenul limită pentru depunerea candidaturii este 13 octombrie 2020, ora 12:00 (după-amiaza), ora Bruxelles-ului.

Mai multe informații despre criteriile și procedura de selecție, precum și despre modalitatea de depunere a candidaturii găsiţi la adresa web : external-relations.eu-careers.eu.

 

 

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Turismul aerian, pe avarii

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În plină pandemie şi criza generată de COVID aeroporturile româneşti se zbat să supravieţuiască. La mare, de exemplu, poţi judeca turismul şi după cursele aeriene. Mihail Kogălniceanu este un aeroport pustiu unde aterizează 3 avioane într-o săptămână. Situaţia este la fel peste tot. Traficul aerian de pasageri s-a prăbuşit de la începutul crizei. În aceste condiţii bulgarii au reuşit să ne ia faţa până  şi la acest capitol. Pe aeroportul din Varna sunt 10 zboruri zilnic iar la Burgas 21.

Avem o mare frumoasă cu plaje de lux, dar şi cu staţiuni încăpătoare. Avem şi un aeroport în Constanţa, pentru ca turiştii să ajungă mai uşor pe litoral. Pentru oricine, asta ar fi reţeta succesului în turism. Doar că în România, este fix pe dos. În cea mai aglomerată lună a anului, August, doar un avion aterizează pe Aeroportul Mihail Kogălniceanu. Este o cursă de la Londra, o dată pe săptămână. Turişti cât să-numeri pe degetele de la o mână.

Şi din păcate situaţia este la fel pe mai toate aeroporturile din România. Criza provocată de pandemia de Covid a dus la disponibilizări în masă, rezilieri de contracte şi zboruri anulate pe bandă rulantă. Puţine au fost situaţiile în care s-au găsit soluţii de moment. Aşa se face că în primele şase luni ale anului numărul de pasageri a scăzut de la 10 milioane la doar 4. Numai în luna iulie scăderea a fost de 75 la sută. Per total anul acesta se aşteaptă la o scădere de aproximativ 60 la sută.

În aceste condiţii ajutoarele financiare oferite de către statul român aeroporturilor şi companiilor aeriene sunt aproape vitale pentru a putea depăşi această criză.

Reprezentanţii companiilor aeriene româneşti susţin că dacă situaţia nu se va înrăutăţi va exista o stabilizare şi atunci  putem vorbi despre o revenire pentru anul viitor. Asociaţia Internaţională de Transport aerian este însă mai pesimistă şi dă ca termen de revenire la nivelul înregistrat înainte de declanşarea crizei, anul 2024.

 

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Autobuzul CiTy Tour, tras pe dreapta

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Traseele City Tour cu autobuzele etajate au fost suspendate în această dimineaţă, în Constanţa, din cauza condiţiilor meteo nefavorabile. Potrivit reprezentanţilor CT Bus, autobuzele etajate vor reveni în trafic imediat ce vremea o va permite.

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