CA Cities Are Tracking Location Data From E-Bikes And Scooters

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By Jacqui Irwin and Buffy Wicks, Special to CalMatters:

Los Angeles and other California cities are requiring rented mobility devices – e-bikes and e-scooters – to share real-time location data with government agencies.


A trip to the grocery store, a long bike ride through a park, a stroll through our neighborhoods. These are the precious trips we have all come to look forward to during the recent stay-at-home orders.

These moments – like our pre-pandemic trips to work, school and restaurants – paint an intimate portrait of our daily lives. And this is precisely the information that the government wants to collect from you.

A world where you know where a person begins and ends a journey, the route they took to get there and the time they arrived, can seem intrusive when applied to a child being watched by a parent, but is altogether bone-chilling when applied to Californians

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Concept Engineering Celebrates 30 Years of Innovations At DAC

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Company is the leader in electronic system visualization software, with applications in multiple industries

As part of its 30th anniversary, Concept Engineering, specialists in visualization and debugging technology for electronic circuits and electrical systems, will showcase its industry-leading visualization and debugging solutions at the virtual Design Automation Conference (DAC) Exhibition being held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 20 – 22, 2020.

Each day of the virtual event, from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. PDT, attendees will have an opportunity to explore the technologies that Concept Engineering’s team has delivered to smooth visualization and verification in complex system design.

Attendees will get an opportunity to learn about:

Electronic Design Debugging Tools for Analog, Digital, AMS and SoC Designers

Concept’s Vision debugging tools, based on the company’s leading visualization technology, clearly depicts complex circuit detail, allowing engineers to detect problem sources quickly. Driven by capabilities such as automated logic cone extraction

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Why the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class could be the world’s safest car

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The next Mercedes-Benz S-Class can jump out of the way of a crash, make way for ambulances, project warnings onto the road and cloak rear passengers in tentlike airbags.

Set to be revealed in September before going on sale next year, the S-Class is Mercedes’ range-topping sedan, a model chosen by millionaires and VIPs around the world.

Benz has teased would-be customers with drip-fed information in recent weeks, confirming the car will offer cutting-edge tech such as facial recognition within its infotainment and connectivity systems.

The high-resolution head-up display features hologram-like augmented reality, projecting video game-like arrows on the road ahead, and new “digital light” headlights can project symbols onto the road, telling pedestrians it is safe to cross or warning the driver if they’re following the car in front too closely.

A sophisticated stereoscopic dashboard display also offers hologram-like 3D visuals, and an enormous central screen does away with

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Taking the New York City streets back before the cars return

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She’s the patron saint of pedestrians in New York City. Bike riders too. And she’s seeing an opportunity like she’s never seen before.

“A once-in-a-generation chance to reimagine our streets and what’s actually possible,” Janette Sadik-Khan said.

As city transportation commissioner for six years under Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sadik-Khan rerouted more traffic, cleared more bike paths, laid more bus lanes and reorganized more public plazas than anyone in the history of American urban life. She created what became Citi Bike and fundamentally shifted the human and vehicular flow through Times Square and Herald Square. There will be a New York City when this pandemic is finally over. What? You thought a global health crisis would stop her from insisting on more?

“When we used to take a parking spot or two,” she recalled, “it was like we were taking someone’s firstborn child. Now, almost overnight, there are 9,100 outdoor-dining permits

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