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Self-driving Mercedes-Benz bus takes a milestone 12-mile trip

CityPilot has taken a key early step towards fully autonomous public transportation: The Mercedes-Benz self-driving bus program saw one of its Future Bus vehicles drive 20 km (or around 12.4 miles) in the Netherlands, on a route that connected Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport with the nearby town of …

Mercedes-Benz's Bus Of The Future Is Here [51 Pics + 6 Videos]

Equipped with autonomous technology adapted for city use, the Mercedes-Benz Future Bus has been put to the test on the streets of Amsterdam. …

China data may sway U.S. Fed's rate decision

LONDON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve’s debate over whether to raise U.S. interest rates in June may be decided in the coming week, as investors look for any cracks in China and evidence of a solid start to the second quarter in the United States.<p>Onlookers watch from a harbour wall as the largest …

Economics

The U.S. Natural Gas Export Boom Means Pipelines and LNG

Increased flow, transportation and electricity projects continue to make a more robust North American natural gas market place. Less imports from Canada and more exports to Mexico mean that the U.S. will become a net exporter of natural gas this year or next.<p>U.S. piped gas to Mexico has more than …

Soaring oil demand in China rescues OPEC

A dramatic build-up in China’s strategic petroleum reserve and surging demand for imported crude oil are likely to transform the global energy markets this year, regardless of any production freeze agreed by OPEC and Russia this weekend.<p>Chinese credit stimulus and a 20pc rise in public spending has …

Oil

A report on the hyperbole behind the politicized issue of ‘fracking’

I wrote this report a couple of years ago, when local misguided fracktivists tried to get our local board of supervisors to issue a county-wide ban …

Crude Prices Fall From 2016 Highs as U.S. Oil Rig Count Rises

Crude oil prices settled lower on Friday after the U.S rig count rose for the first time since December, renewing worries of a supply glut after an …

The Massive Difference between Negative and Positive Leadership

Much that is written about leaders these days seems to be negative: they are incompetent, arrogant, unethical, greedy, the list goes on and on.<p>No …

China Should Brace Itself for a Rude Economic Awakening

The annual plenary session of the Chinese National People’s Congress (NPC) is always a puzzle for China watchers. The 12-day meeting of China’s …

10 Ways Predictive Analytics Improves Innovation

From drug discovery to price optimization, across virtually every industry, more companies are using predictive analytics to increase revenue, reduce …

Predictive Analytics

GE has a crazy new plan to harvest CO2 from the atmosphere and use it to store solar energy

If there’s one “resource” the planet has too much of, it’s carbon dioxide. One of the primary components to the greenhouse gases thought to be …

The next big shift in the global oil market is underway, and it centers on India

Although the oil world continues to watch Saudi Arabia and the US with baited breath, it also should probably be keeping an eye on India.<p>The biggest headline coming out of the International Energy Agency’s latest oil market outlook is that the IEA doesn’t expect oil prices to get back to normal …

Oil

John Deere sends warning shots to the global farming business

The company said Friday that it expected equipment sales to fall 10%, down from a previous forecast of a 7% drop.<p>It expects net income to total $1.3 billion, down from $1.4 billion in an earlier forecast.<p>Deere's profits in its fiscal first quarter tumbled 80% from the prior year to $1.12 a share, …

GE’s Big Bet on Data and Analytics

Antelope Valley Transit Agency Pledges To Convert To 100% Electric Buses

<b>Published on</b> February 16th, 2016 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>28<p>February 16th, 2016 by <b>James Ayre</b><p>Originally published on <i>EV Obsession</i>.<p>A Los Angeles county …

Carbon Emissions

What’s at Stake in an Economy with Low Oil Prices

In the past, low oil prices have been seen as a boon, particularly at the gas pump. They’ve been credited with boosting economies and stirring growth. But recently oil prices have dropped so low that warning bells rippled through global markets, and they remain volatile. What does all this mean for …

Japan Economy Shrinks More Than Expected

Japan's economy shrank more than expected in the final quarter of last year as consumer spending and exports slumped, adding to headaches for policymakers already wary of damage the financial market rout could inflict on a fragile recovery.<p>Gross domestic product contracted by an annualized 1.4 …

High speed railways in India: success will ride on the details

The flurry of activity that accompanied French President Francois Hollande’s visit to India last month extended beyond the Republic Day parade, at …

The Latest Trade Figures Out of China Are Gloomy

The latest trade figures out of China depict a dreary start to the year and may only heighten anxieties about a serious economic slowdown in the …

Chevy’s new Bolt — is it good enough for a future of electric cars?

No one knows. That’s a fact. No one knows what the face of American personal mobility will be in 10 years. No. One. Knows.<p>I recently spent a couple …