Nuro launches autonomous Kroger grocery delivery pods in Arizona

first_img 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Self-driving cars 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Share your voice 0 Car Industry Auto Tech Tags Post a comment More From Roadshow Enlarge ImageThere’s no minimum per order, so if you wanted to order a single bottle of soda just to see the pod in action, you can. Nuro Earlier this year, the startup Nuro announced its intention to deliver Kroger groceries autonomously in Arizona. While that’s already started, it’s now time for the program to rely on Nuro’s own autonomous delivery pods.Nuro announced Tuesday that its unmanned delivery pods have been let loose in Scottsdale, Arizona, as part of its autonomous delivery pilot program with Kroger. The pilot has been running since August, but earlier stages relied on modified Toyota Priuses with vehicle operators. Now the whole shebang will operate without human input, although some Priuses will remain in operation.Here’s how it works. Customers can place delivery orders for groceries from a single Fry’s Food Stores location (7770 East McDowell Rd.), and they can choose to have it delivered by self-driving vehicle. The delivery can take place the same day or the next day, and it costs a flat fee of $6 for delivery, with no minimum for the order itself. When the pod arrives, the customer will head outside, plug a code into a screen on the side of the vehicle and retrieve their groceries. Then, the pod will scoot along to the next location.”Our autonomous delivery pilot with Nuro over the past few months continues to prove the benefit of the flexible and reliable technology,” said Yael Cosset, Kroger’s chief digital officer, in a statement. “Through this exciting and innovative partnership, we are delivering a great customer experience and advancing Kroger’s commitment to redefine the grocery experience by creating an ecosystem that offers our customers anything, anytime, and anywhere.”Thus far, Nuro estimates that it’s completed approximately 1,000 grocery deliveries since the program began, and with the addition of Nuro’s own dedicated delivery vehicle, that number should rise pretty quickly going forward.last_img read more

Johnny Depp and Amber Heards domestic abuse case takes a shocking turn

first_imgCast member Amber Heard and her fiance, actor Johnny Depp, pose at the premiere ofReutersJohnny Depp is not going to sit idle and see his reputation get tarnished by the domestic abuse allegations of his former wife Amber Heard. The Fantastic Beasts 3 movie star and his legal team are going an extra mile to prove that the actor has never done what he is being accused of.As previously reported, Johnny Depp has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against his former wife for writing a piece on the abuse in The Washington Post. In addition to this, the Aquaman actress has recalled several incidents where Johnny would take drugs and hit her.However, earlier this week, Johnny Depp’s attorney Adam Waldman revealed to The Blast that Depp’s team not only have video footage but also statements from officers that reportedly clear the star of any abuse charges.”Having been caught by 19 sworn eyewitness statements, 87 surveillance videotapes, audio tape and photographs faking her claims, Ms. Heard has decided to concoct new fake claims of abuse,” the attorney said.The Rum Diary movie star and his legal time are addressing the shocking video deposition of Amber Heard that was filed in her response to the recent multi-million defamation lawsuit. In the video footage, Amber begins to describe the ordeal she faced. As per Amber, “He was hitting me … hard and repeatedly. I was screaming. Security walks in and they don’t do anything about it.” Amber Heard has asked for spousal support in her divorce papers but Johnny Depp has asked the court to refuse it. In this picture, Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard arrive for the red carpet event for the movieReutersBut Johnny Depp’s attorney has sneered at Amber Heard’s deposition video, claiming “Yet 25 minutes after the horrific scene described by Ms. Heard and her two friends, two police officers, male and female, trained in domestic abuse and responding to a domestic abuse call observed and interviewed Ms. Heard twice and performed two security sweeps of the entire premises.”Waldman further stated that the responding officers came to the scene less than 30 minutes after the incident and found “perfect-faced” Amber Heard. In addition to this, they could not find any evidence of an assault.Meanwhile, Depp’s legal team are reportedly planning to bring Amber Heard’s former boyfriend Elon Musk to the court.last_img read more

Jet Airwaysinvestor Etihad Airways could merge with Emirates Economist

first_imgStewardesses from Jet Airways (L) and Etihad Airways listen to a news conference by Naresh Goyal, chairman of Jet Airways and James Hogan, chief executive of Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways, (both not seen) during a news conference in New Delhi July 23, 2014.Reuters fileFour years after India’s full-service carrier Jet Airways brought Etihad Airways on board by offering 24 percent stake,  the Naresh Goyal-owned firm could see a new stakeholder: Emirates. Of course, this is currently in the realm of speculation.Abu Dhabi’s national carrier Etihad had picked up the stake in Jet Airways for $379 million in April 2013. However, its investments in Italian airline Alitalia and Germany’s Air Berlin have become unproductive, raising the possibility of a merger with bigger rival Emirates, says the Economist.Read: India’s domestic air traffic rises 15% in AprilAlitalia reporting bankruptcy two weeks ago and Air Berlin posting record losses of $739 million for 2016, coupled with falling crude oil prices, could push the Abu Dhabi-based carrier to two “radical” options: “closing down Etihad and even seeking a merger with Emirates,” the magazine reported in its May 13, 2017 issue. Etihad holds 49 percent stake in Alitalia and 30 percent in Air Berlin. But Emirates is “not keen” on buying Etihad, because two hubs would be daunting task. Alitalia President Roberto Colaninno (L) poses with Etihad CEO James Hogan at Malpensa Airport near Milan, Italy October 20, 2014.Reuters fileEmirates is equally in trouble, with net profit for 2016-17 falling 82.5 percent to $340 million from $1.9 billion, the first annual drop in five years, mainly due to currency fluctuation that cost $572 million. Simultaneously, fuel costs rose 6 percent to $5.7 billion despite oil prices remaining soft since the carrier added capacity during the year. The airline carried 56.1 million passengers, an increase of 8 percent over the previous financial year.Oil prices remained weak was also a contributor for margins getting affected since spending power of many of its customers from energy companies have reduced travelling in business class, the magazine said.The current fiscal is likely to be worse, since it has reduced almost a fifth of its 126 weekly flights to the US, mainly because of the ban on carrying electronic devices such as laptops as cabin baggage by passengers from eight West Asian countries to the US. Signs point to the Emirates Airlines check in desks at JFK International Airport in New York, U.S., March 21, 2017.Reuters fileA month prior to that, the Trump administration had imposed a ban on citizens of six Muslims travelling to the US. On Friday, Jet Airways shares ended almost flat at Rs. 519 on the BSE. The company will be declaring its Q4 and FY2017 results on May 30. The BSE Sensex ended 30 points higher at 30,464. A Jet Airways passenger aircraft prepares to land at the airport in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 12, 2013.Reuters filelast_img read more

Houston Road Closures Due To High Water Areas

first_imgBroadway Southbound At SH-124 in Galveston CountyRight Shoulder, Center Lane IH-45 Southbound At SH-6/SH-146 in Galveston CountyExit Ramp IH-69 Southbound At ISLEIB RD in Fort Bend County3 Frontage Road Lanes US-290 NORTHWEST Eastbound At GESSNER RD1 Frontage Road Lane BELTWAY 8-EAST Northbound At SPENCER HWYEntrance Ramp IH-45 Northbound At FM-1097 in Montgomery County3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 NORTH Southbound Before TIDWELL RD1Frontage Road Lane US-290 NORTHWEST Eastbound At BINGLE RDRight Lane IH-45 Southbound After SH-242 in Montgomery County3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-2090 Eastbound At IH-69 in Montgomery CountyAll Main lanes SH 275 / HARBORSIDE Eastbound At IH 45 Gulf Freeway in Galveston CountyLeft Lane, Right Lane SH 275 / HARBORSIDE Westbound At SH 87/ 2ND ST in Galveston CountyLeft Lane, Right Lane IH-45 Northbound Before SH-242 in Montgomery County2 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 Northbound At WILSON RD in Montgomery County3 Frontage Road Lanes, Exit Ramp IH-45 NORTH Southbound At N MAIN STRight Shoulder, Right Lane IH-610 NORTH LOOP Westbound At WAYSIDE DREntrance Ramp SH-332 Westbound At SAILFISH RD to Shark LnAll Main lanes Closed SH-87/ Broadway Northbound At Rollover Pass in Galveston CountyRight Shoulder, Center Lane US-290 NORTHWEST Eastbound At FM-2920Left Lane,Right Lane  Source Transtar Share IH-45 NORTH Northbound At RICHEY RD3 Frontage Road Lanes, Exit Ramp EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At SPENCER HWYLeft Shoulder ,Right Shoulder ,Left Lane, Right Lane, Exit Ramp, HOV Exit IH-45 NORTH Northbound At N MAIN STRight Shoulder, Right Lane  SH-105 Eastbound At DUCK CREEK RD in Montgomery CountyCenter Lane BELTWAY 8-NORTH Eastbound At LEE RDEntrance Ramp US-290 NORTHWEST Westbound At WEST RD3 Frontage Road Lanes TranstarH-10 Westbound At FM-359 in Waller CountyExit Ramp Verified   SPUR-342 Northbound At IH-45 in Galveston CountyLeft Lane, Center Lanelast_img read more

Google releases a doc scanning and editing app for Android

first_img Android users get malware with their apps This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — One of the best ways to edit your documents on your tablet PC has been to use a web-based service like Google Docs. Running Google Docs on an Android-based tablet lacks usability and has always been a mixed experience, depending on your Wi-Fi signal strength. Sometimes it worked well, and sometimes it did not. © 2010 PhysOrg.com The app is available in the Android App Marketplace. Just be aware that the app will not work with human handwriting, special fonts, or non-English languages. Though, this may change at some point in the future.center_img Of course, for the business user sometimes is not really good enough. When you need the numbers from the quarterly spreadsheet right now having access to those numbers will be a big problem. When you need to look over the document that you have to review, spotty access is no good to you. What you need is an app that can help you to get more consistent, quality access to your documents for editing and sharing on the web.Lucky for you, Google has released an app for just that purpose. On Wednesday, Google announced the launch of an official Google Docs app for Android. The app is able to convert photos of text into text documents for use in either Google Docs or in your web browser, so that you can edit the documents. This technology, which allows you to convert a photo of text into editable text is not only potentially useful for the office, but could be used for a variety of different pranks. Of course, how you choose to use it is of no concern to this reporter, but opportunities abound. Explore further Citation: Google releases a doc scanning and editing app for Android (2011, April 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-google-doc-scanning-app-android.htmllast_img read more