Fords LaneKeeping Bed keeps mattress bogarts on their side

first_img Comment The inspiration comes from lane-keep assist, which uses light steering effort to guide a vehicle away from the lines on either side of the road. It’s another interesting adaptation of road-car tech outside the car, following in the footsteps of the Quiet Kennel, which uses noise-canceling tech to placate pups during fireworks shows or thunderstorms. And just like the kennel, the Lane-Keeping Bed’s design would look right at home in any newish house.Of course, it’s just a concept, so don’t expect Ford to bring these into production. But for those of us who are constantly being encroached upon over the course of a good night’s sleep, something like this could truly come in handy.Enlarge ImageIf the whole car thing doesn’t work out, there’s always bed design. Ford’s already proven its chops with this one. Ford Europe More about 2019 Ford F-150 Tags 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Ford Ford Europe likes taking inspiration from its driver-assist systems and adapting them to tackle problems outside the car. After building an impressive dog kennel, the automaker has turned its attention to mattress hogs.Ford’s Lane-Keeping Bed was built to keep each half of a couple on their respective side of the bed. Pressure sensors determine if one person crosses over the mattress’s centerline. When that happens, a set of integrated conveyor belts shifts the whole bed, putting each person back on their respective sides. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous More From Roadshowcenter_img Ford Preview • 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor: Detroit hustles harder 1 Review • 2019 Ford F-150 review: Popular pickup keeps on truckin’ Share your voice Car Culture Auto Tech 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything betterlast_img read more

Lyft begins testing car rentals in San Francisco

first_img CES 2019: Ride along with us in an autonomous Lyft Now playing: Watch this: Tech Industry Mobile 0 Tags Share your voicecenter_img Post a comment Lyft 3:21 You might be able to drive these Lyft vehicles all by yourself.  Lyft Just as Uber’s stock market debut gets off to a rocky start, rival ride-hailing company Lyft is exploring the possibility of car rentals in San Francisco.Lyft said its vision is to reduce the need for personal car ownership. As part of a small test, Lyft is experimenting with letting riders rent cars for long-distance trips. Lyft users will pay about $60 per day to rent a standard sedan and $100 per day for an SUV, according to a report Friday from Engadget. It’s unknown at this time how many people are participating in the test and how many vehicles are available for rent. The vehicles are reportedly new and there aren’t any mileage caps or options for hourly rentals.lyft car rentalLyft’s app could soon include car rentals. Lyft “We’re constantly adding multimodal options so people can use Lyft for any kind of trip. We’ve added bikes, scooters, and public transit info into the app in cities across the country, and we’re currently testing a small-scale rental option for long-distance trips, like a weekend away,” a Lyft spokesperson confirmed on Friday.Originally published May 10 at 11:16 a.m. PT.Update, 11:23 a.m. PT: Addd statement and images from Lyft.last_img read more

Woman killed as tree falls on her

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationA woman in her mid twenties was killed and seven other pedestrians injured after a coconut tree fell on them in front of Shishu Academy in Shahbag area of the capital city on Friday night, reports UNB.The deceased is Mitu Ghosh, 25, betrothed to a certain Dhononjoy Ghosh.Witnesses said the accident took place around 9:30pm when the tree suddenly fell on a rickshaw that was carrying the betrothed couple, leaving her dead on the spot and injured him.The injured were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said DMCH police outpost inspector Bachhu Mia.One of the injured Shopna was shifted to Square Hospitals as her condition deteriorated, he added.last_img read more

Kidney transplants at SSKM One patient critical

first_imgKolkata: Moumita Chakraborty, one of the two patients, who had a kidney transplant on early Saturday morning, is stated to be critical. She has been kept under ventilation as her condition deteriorated following the surgery.Two kidneys were extracted from a 15-year-old, Mallika Majumdar, who was declared brain dead by SSKM Hospital on Friday morning. A resident of Siliguri, Majumdar was admitted to SSKM Hospital with infection in one of her ears.The family members of the victim were urged to donate her organs to others. After counselling, her family members agreed to donate her organs. According to hospital sources, the infection soon spread to her brain. One kidney was transplanted in Chakraborty, while the other was in Sanjib Das. The surgeries were conducted by the doctors at SSKM Hospital on early Saturday morning. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to SSKM Hospital authorities, another recipient of kidney, Das has been recovering. He has also been kept under observation. Both Chakraborty and Das are residents of North 24-Parganas.Two separate groups comprising three doctors in each conducted the transplants on the patients in two different operation theaters.The operations continued till 7 am on Saturday.The retina of the brain dead victim has been kept at the hospital, while her skin will be preserved at the skin bank of the hospital.last_img read more

Long sleep during pregnancy linked to stillbirths

first_imgSleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, suggests a new study. This is because blood pressure reaches its lowest point during sleep which has been linked with foetal growth problems, preterm birth, and stillbirth. The study, led by a team from the University of Michigan, explored how maternal sleep habits, including lengthy periods of sleep without waking more than once in the night, may be associated with foetal health independent of other risk factors. Moreover, pregnant women often report waking up and getting up in the middle of the night. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfVery disruptive sleep has also been associated with poor pregnancy outcomes, including growth restriction and preterm growth. “Our findings add to research indicating that maternal sleep plays a role in foetal well being. Studies aiming to reduce stillbirths should consider maternal sleep as this is a potentially modifiable risk factor,” said lead author Louise O’Brien, researcher at the varsity. “Understanding the role of maternal sleep may help us identify interventions that would put us in a better position to advise women,” O’Brien added. For the study, reported in the journal Birth, the team involved 153 women who had experienced a late stillbirth (on or after 28 weeks of pregnancy) within the previous month and 480 women with an ongoing third-trimester pregnancy or who had recently delivered a live born baby during the same period. Progress in reducing stillbirth deaths has been slow.last_img read more

This New Technology Will Let You Make Purchases Directly From Your TV

first_imgJanuary 7, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global LAS VEGAS — During this year’s Super Bowl, clothing retail giant H&M will debut a commercial with something a little extra in it: the ability to make a purchase directly from your TV.The ad will be the first to hit the airwaves with a new technology by Delivery Agent that allows purchases to be made over the air using your television remote without interrupting the programming on your screen. While the H&M ad will be the first to hit the air, several more ads are in the works using the technology as well.”We started with the simple notion that consumers will want to buy products that they see while they’re watching TV shows,” says Delivery Agent Chief Executive Mike Fitzsimmons. Delivery Agent’s technology originally debuted in 2005 with shows like Will & Grace and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, where it simply offered an online portal where customers could purchase a character’s outfit or an item they saw in the program.It has expanded the service to provide contextual commerce for more than 500 shows on the air today. So, when you shop FOX.com for something you saw on this week’s episode of New Girl, that’s powered by Delivery Agent. The company announced its new t-commerce (television commerce) enabled ads at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas.”[What’s] really transformative about what we’re doing is we’re not only enabling you to buy something from the show, but this is our first foray into buying something directly from a commercial,” says Fitzsimmons.Related: New From CES: Improve Videos on Your Smartphone With This Smart AppAs you’re watching an ad, a small overlay will appear on the screen and ask “Do you want to buy something from this ad?” If you say yes, you’ll be able to either click and buy the item directly from your television set using your remote, or push the offer to your mobile device where you can finish the purchase.Things like your phone number and address are added once and then saved into your television for future purchases. Delivery Agent also recently announced a partnership with PayPal that allows you to complete the purchase with your PayPal credentials rather than entering payment or shipping information.Brand advertisers purchase their TV media through normal channels (like networks and agencies). Separately, Delivery Agent charges a fee for the added engagement, transactional functionality and media analytics suite, the company says.Samsung is an investor in Delivery Agent, and the one-touch purchasing will initially be available in 2012 and 2013 Samsung televisions.Fitzsimmons sees the new technology as a game-changer for the advertising industry. Whereas several years ago experts might have discussed the power of being able to buy a sweater they see on a character in a TV show, now advertisers can make their ads actionable and measure in real-time sales that a particular ad generates.”We are collectively redefining the power and effectiveness of television advertising,” he says. If it catches on with advertisers, it could also redefine how consumers shop.Related: A Tech Entrepreneur’s Insider Tips for Exhibiting at CES Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »last_img read more

We care deeply for this island Sandals Resorts clarifies Turks and Caicos

first_img“We care deeply for this island”: Sandals Resorts clarifies Turks and Caicos situation Friday, February 1, 2019 Posted by Tags: Beaches Resorts, Feature Story, Sandals Resorts, SRI, Turks & Caicos TORONTO — Both Sandals Resorts International and the Turks and Caicos government are quashing industry rumours that their dispute has anything to do with unpaid taxes, and new developments suggest the two sides may find common ground and hopefully avert the closures of popular Beaches Turks and Caicos.SRI had announced that the popular Beaches property would close Sept. 3 to Oct. 15, 2019, Sept. 7 to Oct. 22, 2020 and again “for an indefinite period” from January 2021 onwards.SRI said the upcoming closures of Beaches Turks & Caicos “are the result of several critical and long-standing issues which have impacted our operations over the past several years.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused to our customers and look forward to welcoming them back soon.”Guests impacted by the closures can change their travel dates to Beaches Turks & Caicos or travel on their original travel dates to one of our other locations in Jamaica, Beaches Negril or Beaches Ocho Rios, at no additional cost, including airfare change fees. Guests can also choose to travel to any of Sandals Resorts’ 16 properties.Agents looking to rebook their clients or wanting more information can call their BDM or 1-800-545-8283 or their tour operator partner if the booking was made through a tour operator.In response, the Premier of Turks and Caicos Islands, Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, had this to say:“On Friday (January 25th, 2019) Beaches confirmed a letter that was in circulation which showed three proposed dates for closure of its operation here in Turks and Caicos Islands, with the final closure in 2021 stated as indefinite. A hand delivered copy was delivered some weeks ago.“My ministry has been addressing a long outstanding issue with Beaches and my Government and I are confident that with the facts in full view, we can bring an end to a critical outstanding matter that has seen its basis in an arrangement in place since the resort’s operation started in the 1990s and existed throughout every Government in the TCI since then.More news:  Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin Cruises“Just to be clear, it has not been a matter of Beaches avoiding taxes or of the former governments or ministers of finances before me (3 actually currently sit in the current House of Assembly: the Leader of the Opposition, the Deputy Speaker and the Government’s Appointed Member) intentionally leaving this matter unaddressed. The current matter followed an event/action that occurred in 2017.“A large amount of work has since been vested towards the conclusion of this matter.“However, as this matter is active before Cabinet, where final positions were agreed and are currently being given effect and certainly before Friday’s publication of the Beaches letter relating to the proposed closures, I am unable to disclose anything further.“However, I assure everyone that I will be fully transparent on this issue and will set out the facts as reported to and experienced by me as Minister of Finance in its clearest terms as soon as the occasion arises.“I assure the people of the TCI that this matter will be settled in the very best interest of all the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands.“I ask those employees of Beaches, taxi drivers, other hotel operators, airline agents and airline workers who contacted me frantically for representation to know that they are being held in highest consideration.“I implore those void of facts to resist casting wild accusations and unwarranted attacks on elected and public officials as well Beaches Resort itself.“I wish to thank those in the Public Service especially my Permanent Secretary (the PS of Finance Athnee Harvey-Basden) who brilliantly crafted the most appropriate solution at the very outset, all other public officials (the AG’s Chambers and Revenue Control Unit) who has assisted in getting us where we are now and Beaches (who continues to be a valued and valuable partner in these Islands) for the progress we have made thus far towards resolving this matter.”More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesAccording to some reports, it’s not a matter of unpaid taxes but in fact government backtracking on a pledge not to raise taxes that’s fuelling the dispute.In response, Sandals Resorts International issued this statement: “Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort recently announced several intermittent date closures in 2019, 2020 and for an indefinite period in 2021.“It is important to note that this decision has been one of the most difficult we have had to ever make, as we care deeply for this island and hold great affection for the people of Turks and Caicos.“We felt it our duty and responsibility to circulate accurate data in regard to this complex issue.“It is important to note that we do not owe any money in unpaid taxes.“We have always fully observed, complied and met our tax obligations on time and to the letter.“We punctually and properly pay taxes according to the law and our track record is exceptional.“Much to the contrary, as it stands, we are currently owed monies in over paid taxes. We are heartened that the government is trying to resolve this issue on a fast track basis to which they have our full and complete cooperation.”Stay tuned, but certainly SRI won’t want to close Beaches Turks and Caicos, and even more certainly, Turks and Caicos won’t want to lose its premiere resort.center_img Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more