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Ford is set to bring its self-driving cars to Austin, Texas soon

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Ford is set to bring its self-driving cars to Austin, Texas soon
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As per the sources Ford is said to bring its self-driving cars to Austin, in Texas soon. It’s also reported that Ford will gradually increase its size of the coverage area and its fleet of self-driving cars, with an impressive view towards launching an expansive autonomous taxi and delivery service in the year 2021.

Not only the automakers and its autonomous vehicle Argo All will at first spend several months developing detailed maps of the area which it sees as a component to safe self-driving vehicles, but it’s also said that the engineers will also take a note of local traffic quirks that the car’s mind basically would need to be aware of and will also look after the issue of the scooters and bicycles, which are a prevalent obstacle in the city.

The company in an interview states, “Austin seems like an ideal proving ground for the vehicles. With our region’s population on track to double in the next 20 to 25 years, it’s clear we need to re-think how our right-of-way is used if we want people to be able to move around our city

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Apart from this, Volkswagen has said to invest $2.6 billion in Argo Al in order to become an equal partner in the company with Ford, so as to integrate the technology into its vehicle.

Catherina previously worked as a journalist for several local newspapers until she realized the potential of internet for news reporting. She joined the team as a contributor which provided her a platform to dedicate her experience and knowledge for a wider range of audience. She excels in curating business news for the website.

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France coronavirus death toll over 29,000 By Reuters

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A disinfection squad sprays disinfectant to clean beaches on the Croisette in Cannes
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A disinfection squad sprays disinfectant to clean beaches on the Croisette in Cannes

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s coronavirus death toll rose by 81 on Wednesday, or 0.3%, to reach 29,021, which is the fifth-highest death toll in the world.

The rate of increase has decreased compared to Tuesday, when fatalities were up 0.4%, and the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 dise ase has continued its long-running decline, the health ministry said in a statement.

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Snapchat will no longer promote posts from President Trump

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Snapchat will no longer promote posts from President Trump

Snapchat is following Twitter’s lead in minimizing content from President Trump.

The social network famous for its funny face filters and disappearing photos on Wednesday confirmed to The Post that it would no longer promote Trump’s content on its “Discover” page, which hosts curated content from prominent accounts.

“We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover,” a spokesperson said. “Racial violence and injustice have no place in our society and we stand together with all who seek peace, love, equality and justice in America.”

The move does not remove any of Trump’s posts from Snapchat’s platform, nor does it block users from seeing anything he has posted. The president’s posts, however, will not be promoted on the platform to anyone who has not opted to follow his account.

Snap’s move arrives a week after Twitter set off a firestorm by flagging two of the president’s tweets about mail-in ballots as misleading and then shielding a tweet about police protests behind the warning label. The latter tweet referred to protesters calling attention to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police “thugs,” and wanted that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has defended his decision to let Trump’s posts speak for themselves — despite fierce backlash from employees who say the post that warns of shooting people violates its policies.

Twitter’s move prompted Trump to sign an executive order directing federal agencies to look at whether they can place new regulations on tech giants like Twitter, Facebook and Google, which owns Youtube, saying that companies “like Twitter enjoy an unprecedented liability shield based on the theory that they are a neutral platform — which they are not.”

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deputy health minister By Reuters

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© Reuters. Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ciudad Juarez
© Reuters. Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ciudad Juarez

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic may reach 30,000, a senior health official said in a newspaper interview published on Wednesday, while suggesting fatalities could be even higher if social distancing measures were relaxed too fast.

With 10,637 deaths registered so far, Mexico has the seventh-highest coronavirus death toll in the world, with few signs that the number of new cases and deaths is slowing down.

Known infections in Mexico are likely to pass 100,000 on Wednesday, but officials say the true number of deaths and cases is likely higher due to limited testing.

Hugo Lopez-Gatell, an epidemiologist, said the pandemic is “not yet (tamed), neither in Mexico nor in the world” and urged local governments and citizens to stick to social distancing.

“It is a range between 6,000 to 30,000, with an average of 12,500,” Lopez-Gatell told the El Universal newspaper in an interview, while cautioning that the death range would not hold if local governments opened up bars or businesses too quickly.

“Obviously there would be a resurgence,” he said.

Mexico’s government has faced growing criticism for reopening parts of the economy before curbing the rate of new infections. This week, it gave state governments more responsibility for deciding when infections have come down fast enough to relax measures further.

Lopez-Gatell said he had first forecast the range of up to 30,000 deaths in February. He said the final count would depend on people’s adherence to rules.

The Pan American Health Organization has asked Mexico not to open its economy “immediately” because of the risk of accelerating infections.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday said he was concerned about the number of cases in the state of Tabasco and the capital, Mexico City.

Hospitals in Mexico City are at 80% capacity when it comes to treating coronavirus patients, officials say.

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