Tesla's autopilot went live a couple of weeks ago (it's one of the first car brands to do this). Unlike the autopilots and cruise controls of the past, it's an autonomous system. This means it isn't limited to the capabilities you get when you pop it out of the box. It gets better as you train it and provide it with experience. Tesla's AP Here's some first hand feedback from Tesla drivers on how fast the autopilot is learning: So far I have a little over 300 miles on autopilot, mostly 20 miles at a time on my commute to and from work. Here's another driver training the autopilot to navigate tight S turns: I noticed that on sharply curved ramp connecting I-80 west with CA-113 north in Davis, the first time it took the curve at full speed and wasn't able to stay in lane resulting in a "take control immediately" alert. Here's another: AP is definitely is learning. These drivers aren't alone. Here's a heads up 0n what this means... That approach is on the way out. Note the Animation Sincerely,
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Blog Marketing Web 2.0 et Techno» 25 Signs That A Horrific Global Water Crisis Is Coming Alex JonesEconomic Collapse Blog Saturday, September 17, 2011 Every single day, we are getting closer to a horrific global water crisis. This world was blessed with an awesome amount of fresh water, but because of our foolishness it is rapidly disappearing. Rivers, lakes and major underground aquifers all over the globe are drying up, and many of the fresh water sources that we still have available are so incredibly polluted that we simply cannot use them anymore. Without fresh water, we simply cannot function. Just imagine what would happen if the water got cut off in your house and you were not able to go out and buy any. Every single year, most of the major deserts around the world are getting bigger and the amount of usable agricultural land in most areas is becoming smaller. If dramatic changes are not made soon, in the years ahead water shortages are going to force large groups of people to move to new areas. And yes, it will even happen in the United States too. #4 According to the U.S.
Where Did Syria’s Chemical Weapons Come From?There is intriguing evidence pointing at long-ago help from Moscow, and help from Western European countries. In the wake of a recent Russian-U.S. deal averting American airstrikes, Syria has begun to answer  questions about its chemical weapons stockpile. One thing inspectors don’t have the mandate to ask is where those weapons came from in the first place. When Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was asked  recently about the origins of Syria’s chemical weapons, he said, “Well, the Russians supply them.“ Hagel’s spokesman George Little quickly walked back that statement, saying Hagel was simply referring to Syria’s conventional weapons. But declassified intelligence documents suggest Hagel, while mistakenly suggesting the support was ongoing, was at least pointing his finger in the right direction. A Special National Intelligence Estimate  dated Sept. 15, 1983, lists Syria as a “major recipient of Soviet CW [Chemical Weapons] assistance.”
War Is BoringCentre for Research on GlobalizationThe Russian Army's Super 'Gun' Is a City DestroyerSelf-propelled heavy mortar carriers are ubiquitous in modern mechanized armies. Mounted on light armored carriers and placed at the disposal of battalion commanders, such vehicles can deliver heavy and fast-responding indirect bombardments with 120-millimeter shells. When compared to self-propelled howitzers of similar caliber, mortars are lighter and require a smaller logistical train, but have significantly shorter range. The United States Army mounts 120-millimeter mortars on wheeled Strykers (the M1129) and M113 tracked vehicles (designated the M1064). But it also uniquely fields gigantic 240-millimeter mortars on its 2S4 Tyulpan (Tulip) mortar carriers—by far the largest mortar system in use today. Why employ such a large mortar with such a relatively short range? A look at history provides a few answers. First answer: to destroy fortresses and hardened defensive positions. Second answer: to destroy cities. This article will look at both the vehicle and its main weapon.
Lignes StratégiquesThe Globalization of War: The "Military Roadmap" to World War IIINote to Readers: Remember to bookmark this page for future reference. Please Forward the GR I-Book far and wide. Post it on Facebook. [scroll down for I-BOOK Table of Contents] GR I-BOOK No. 2 Michel Chossudovsky and Finian Cunningham (Editors) December 2011 [scroll down for Reader's Table of Contents] The Pentagon’s global military design is one of world conquest. The military deployment of US-NATO forces is occurring in several regions of the world simultaneously. The concept of the “Long War” has characterized US military doctrine since the end of World War II. In September 1990, some five weeks after Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invaded Kuwait, US President and Commander in Chief George Herbert Walker Bush delivered a historical address to a joint session of the US Congress and the Senate in which he proclaimed a New World Order emerging from the rubble of the Berlin Wall and the demise of the Soviet Union. Global Warfare We are dealing with a global military agenda, namely “Global Warfare”.
Sweden's Super Stealth Submarines Are So Lethal They 'Sank' a U.S. Aircraft CarrierIn 2005, USS Ronald Reagan, a newly constructed $6.2 billion dollar aircraft carrier, sank after being hit by multiple torpedoes. Fortunately, this did not occur in actual combat, but was simulated as part of a war game pitting a carrier task force including numerous antisubmarine escorts against HSMS Gotland, a small Swedish diesel-powered submarine displacing 1,600 tons. Yet despite making multiple attacks runs on the Reagan, the Gotland was never detected. This outcome was replicated time and time again over two years of war games, with opposing destroyers and nuclear attack submarines succumbing to the stealthy Swedish sub. How was the Gotland able to evade the Reagan’s elaborate antisubmarine defenses involving multiple ships and aircraft employing a multitude of sensors? Diesel submarines in the past were limited by the need to operate noisy, air-consuming engines that meant they could remain underwater for only a few days before needing to surface. The U.S.
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China Is Developing A Sea-Skimming Anti-Ship DroneChina is developing a new drone that uses ground effect technology to skim the surface of the ocean, allowing it to fly just eighteen inches off the water. The unmanned vehicle could be a challenging opponent for potential adversaries, some of whom would find it difficult to detect. The drone first appeared on Chinese corners of the internet and quickly spread to Russian and western defense blogs. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Most modern cruise missiles are what are called "sea-skimmers," flying thirty feet or less above the surface of the water in order to avoid detection. The new unnamed drone, by comparison, is claimed to fly just 18 inches above the surface of the water. The drone has an estimated flying time of 1.5 hours, which at 600 miles an hour would give it a 900 mile range. Shaanxi Y-9 medium transport. Via Wikipedia. One possible concept of operation for the drone would be to place them in shore batteries on islands or Chinese Navy ships. Source: BMPD, Defence Blog