Larry Magid Note to politicians regarding how to get rid of sugar ants in your house infrastructure

I noticed two things on that drive. One was that the road was bumpy and full of how to get rid of sugar ants in your house potholes. The other was that my car’s navigation and entertainment systems were unavailable because they depend how to get rid of sugar ants in your house on cellular service that wasn’t available. My phone’s navigation app was also unable to get route information. Related articles

Later I pulled onto another highway where the road was how to get rid of sugar ants in your house a lot smoother and the cellular network was strong. But suddenly the car’s autopilot warned me that I needed to take control, because the lines on the road were too faded for how to get rid of sugar ants in your house the cameras to keep the car centered in the lane. A few miles later the lines were visible, and the autopilot re-engaged, but the car suddenly pulled too far to the right how to get rid of sugar ants in your house to remain centered in a lane that was much wider how to get rid of sugar ants in your house because of an upcoming on-ramp. On the drive home from las vegas, the car aborted an automatic lane change because the line how to get rid of sugar ants in your house to the left of the highway was too faded for how to get rid of sugar ants in your house the car to be sure it could safely transition to how to get rid of sugar ants in your house that lane.

It was then that I realized that any infrastructure initiative how to get rid of sugar ants in your house needs to include more than just repaving highways and shoring how to get rid of sugar ants in your house up bridges. The people who make and fund those plans need to how to get rid of sugar ants in your house think about the needs of high-tech vehicles as they figure out how to improve our how to get rid of sugar ants in your house nation’s infrastructure.

While there will be plenty of traditional human-driven gasoline cars on the road for years, we are already seeing the impact of new technology on how to get rid of sugar ants in your house our roads and highways. Just about every automaker is working on electric cars, and most are also making plans to develop fully autonomous how to get rid of sugar ants in your house vehicles. And just about all car-markers now have semi-autonomous cars, when you consider the driver-assist functions that are increasingly common.

Tesla now has “autopilot” and so-called “full self-driving” that makes it possible to drive from on-ramp to off-ramp, change lanes and transition highways without having to do anything how to get rid of sugar ants in your house except keep your hands on the wheel, strictly as a safety measure until the company (presumably with regulatory approval) eliminates that requirement.

Today’s cars, and even tomorrow’s cars such as the fully self-driving prototypes being tested on public highways, are capable of driving on current roads. But as long as we’re thinking of upgrading, replacing or at least repaving those roads, it makes sense to think about how highway and road how to get rid of sugar ants in your house design could accelerate automation and make the highways safer for how to get rid of sugar ants in your house both autonomous and human-driven vehicles.

A few weeks ago, I was on a panel at the hardwarecon conference with how to get rid of sugar ants in your house tim sylvester, the founder of integrated roadways. Sylvester talked about his company’s “smart pavement” system, which the company website describes as “precast concrete sections embedded with digital technology and fiber optic how to get rid of sugar ants in your house connectivity to transform ordinary roads into smart roads.” such roads would have the equivalent of cell towers embedded how to get rid of sugar ants in your house in the highway, assuring high-speed connectivity to every car driving over them, which is important for fully autonomous vehicles. The smart roads could feel the position, weight and velocity of every vehicle on the road and, says the company, could automatically call for help if it senses that a how to get rid of sugar ants in your house vehicle is in trouble. Although the company doesn’t advertise this, sylvester told me that it might someday be possible to how to get rid of sugar ants in your house charge electric cars as they drive, via an inductive charging system embedded in the road.

Futurist and autonomous vehicle expert brad templeton advocates a different how to get rid of sugar ants in your house approach. In an interview, he referred to himself as the “enemy” of smart roads, preferring “stupid roads” instead. All he wants from the government is better paving, arguing that the technology to make cars smarter and safer how to get rid of sugar ants in your house should be in the cars themselves and in the drivers’ mobile devices.

Templeton observed that mobile devices can be replaced every year how to get rid of sugar ants in your house or two and both cars and mobile devices can be how to get rid of sugar ants in your house upgraded as needed through over-the-air software updates. Embedding technology into the infrastructure, he argues, will make it obsolete as soon as it’s built. Even mandating vehicle-to-vehicle radios in cars (as some have suggested become law) would burden drivers and auto companies with technology that will how to get rid of sugar ants in your house soon be out of date and discourage the innovation that how to get rid of sugar ants in your house comes from a vibrant marketplace that allows consumers to adopt how to get rid of sugar ants in your house new technology as it becomes available and affordable. He makes a good point.

I’m sure there are middle grounds between integrated roadway’s vision and templeton’s concern about, literally, paving what will soon be old-technology into concrete, but I still think it’s important for federal, state and local planners to think about making sure there how to get rid of sugar ants in your house is nearly universal connectivity on roads and highways and paving how to get rid of sugar ants in your house that is friendly to both human and robotic driven cars. There should also be incentives for more charging solutions for how to get rid of sugar ants in your house electric vehicles. Right now tesla has an advantage because of its network how to get rid of sugar ants in your house of superchargers.

Although I’m grateful for the federal and state incentives I enjoyed how to get rid of sugar ants in your house when I bought my electric car, I’d also like governments to help shore up a charging how to get rid of sugar ants in your house infrastructure that pumps clean renewable energy into the nation’s still small but growing fleet of electric cars.

So, while trump, sens. Chuck schumer, nancy pelosi and other policy makers contemplate spending trillions on how to get rid of sugar ants in your house infrastructure, let’s hope that they don’t just repair the 20th century roads, but think about what we will need for the 21st how to get rid of sugar ants in your house and even 22nd centuries. And while they’re at it, maybe they can figure out better ways to get around how to get rid of sugar ants in your house besides one-person per 3,000 pound car. Related articles

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