Volvo Trucks electric and autonomous Vera gets its first job

first_img Share your voice The Iron Knight is the coolest Volvo you’ll never be able to buy Now playing: Watch this: Tags 2020 Volvo XC90 first drive: An improvement worth subscribing to 3:01 More From Roadshow Volvo Trucks has been working on a self-driving platform that could be used in drayage. Drayage is the industry term for short-haul trucking, typically from a ship to a rail hub or a nearby warehouse.The project is called Vera, and it’s essentially a brain, some motors, batteries and no provision for a human driver. It’s a little odd-looking, but that hasn’t stopped it from getting a job in Volvo’s home town of Gothenburg, which the company announced on Thursday.These drayage drives are repetitive and short, making them ideal for today’s autonomous vehicle technology that still has trouble dealing with the kind of complexity that most average consumers would see on, say, a drive to work.Enlarge ImageVolvo’s Vera will save tons of money and pollution by taking both combustion engines and human drivers out of the equation for short-haul trucking. Volvo Trucks Volvo’s electric Vera is then ideally situated to make its trip from a logistics center to the port at Gothenburg over and over again with minimal human interaction while also significantly reducing the environmental impact of the shipping process.Cool, right?”Now we have the opportunity to implement Vera in an ideal setting and further develop her potential for other similar operations,” says Mikael Karlsson, vice president of autonomous solutions at Volvo Trucks.The pilot program will use several Vera trucks that will be monitored remotely from a control tower to make sure that they don’t do anything untoward while on the road. Having multiple vehicles means that they can be swapped in and out as they need to be charged.Volvo Trucks doesn’t have an official start date for Vera yet, but it’s likely that there needs to be a bit more development and ironing out of kinks before it can hit the roads. Autonomous Vehicles Electric Cars Truckscenter_img 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country first drive: Small changes make a big impact 12 Photos 0 Post a comment Volvo’s new self-driving truck teams up to fight inefficiency 2019 Volvo S60 review: More competitive than ever Volvolast_img read more

BFFs with Vogue Katrina Kaif Janhvi Kapoor Jacqueline Fernandez list of celebs

first_imgBFFs with Vogue 3: Janhvi Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Ayushmann KhurranaTwitterBFFs with Vogue, the classy show hosted by Neha Dhupia on Colors Infinity, is back with its season 3 and it begins tonight! The first episode of BFFs with Vogue will have none other than Dhadak actress Janhvi Kapoor making an appearance. And with her will be her best friend forever – who else but her sister Khushi Kapoor, who herself is soon to make her Bollywood debut.’Real Friends Unreal Fun’ goes the tagline of BFFs with Vogue, and it promises to be just that! Katrina Kaif, Sonali Bendre, Jacqueline Fernandez, Parineeti Chopra, Ayushmann Khurrana, Radhika Apte and many more Bollywood actors are to be seen on the show, so is tennis star Sania Mirza!Watch out for a real and goofy episode with Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor candidly sharing their secrets, their boyfriends, their fetisehs, and fun moments from their life in the first episode of BFFs with Vogue. We are not sure if they’re going to be talking about their legendary actress mom Sridevi, who passed away in February 2018. But we guess the girls need to have some fun now and that’s what Neha Dhupia will make them do.Host Neha Dhupia says, “This season of BFFs With Vogue is full-out madness. We’ve had such a great time shooting this season with the craziest, zaniest and super sassy BFFs from Bollywood, that the only way to compliment it would be with a promo as crazy, fiery yet full of fun.”Here is a list of Bollywood stars who are all set to appear on BFFs with Vogue Season 3. Katrina Kaif with Anaita Shroff Adajania and Neha Dhupia on BFFs with Vogue 3.TwitterApart from Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor, actress Katrina Kaif, who had famously made an appearance on BFFs with Vogue Season 2 with actress Alia Bhatt, will be seen in Season 3 as well. This time, her BFF is Anaita Shroff Adajania, who is a Bollywood stylist and designer and is Fashion Director at Vogue India. Says Katrina Kaif on her second appearance on BFFs with Vogue, “Last season didn’t seem like we were shooting at all, it was a complete goof fest and unwinding session. This time around being my second stint, I am sure I’ll have even more fun on the episode and let loose with my BFF. And I’m also coming prepared for any surprises that Neha has up her sleeve for me.”Some of the other celebrities from Bollywood who will be guests on BFFs with Vogue Season 3 are actress Parineeti Chopra with her bestie and tennis superstar Sania Mirza, actress Jacqueline Fernandez who will be seen along with actor Kartik Aaryan, and actor Ayushmann Khurrana with actress Radhika Apte.We are looking forward to seeing Rajkummar Rao and Ishaan Khattar on the show, too. But it is the trio of Sonali Bendre, Sussanne Khan and Gayatri Oberoi that has us most excited. These three are the real besties forever! BFFs with Vogue Season 3 List of Guests.PR HandoutNeha Dhupia makes for a rather good host and definitely does not copy Karan Johar’s Koffee with Karan. Hosting her podcast No Filter Neha and then BFFs with Vogue has definitely made the actress a hostess to reckon with. Let’s see what confessions she is able to get her celeb guests to make on BFFs with Vogue Season 3!BFFs with Vogue Season 3 will air every Saturday at 9 pm IST on Colors Infinity.last_img read more

Amarnath Yatra First batch of devotees leave Jammu to begin pilgrimage

first_imgThe pilgrimage, which spans for 45 days, will officially commence from Monday and conclude on August 15.TwitterThe first batch of devotees left for the Kashmir Valley from Jammu on Sunday, June 30, to begin the Amarnath Yatra this year. The pilgrimage, which spans for 45 days, will officially commence from Monday and conclude on August 15.”The first batch of pilgrims include 1,051 bound for the north Kashmir Baltal base camp and 1,183 to the Pahalgam base camp. The pilgrims comprised 1,839 males, 333 females, 45 sadhus and 17 children,” IANS quoted police sources as saying.”The pilgrims left in security escorted convoys. No opposite movement of traffic will be allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar highway till 3 pm today (Sunday) in order to ensure that the pilgrims cross the Jawahar Tunnel without any delay,” the police added.Notable security arrangements have been made to ensure a smooth and violence-free Amarnath Yatra this year. The arrangements were reviewed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his visit to Kashmir last week.Situated at 3,888 metres above sea-level, the Amarnath shrine houses an ice stalagmite structure that symbolises the mythical powers of Lord Shiva, according to the devotees.last_img read more

People getting fruits of development says Hasina

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh HasinaPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said people will bring Awami League back to power as, she argued, they are enjoying the benefits of development due to the continuation of her government.“People are enjoying the benefits of development as there is the continuation of the government,” she said.The prime minister said this when leaders and activists of Swechchhasebak League met her at Ganobhaban on the occasion of the founding anniversary of their organisation.Recalling the ‘atrocities’ of BNP-Jamaat clique during the last general election, Sheikh Hasina said this evil force had tried its best to foil the polls. “The country’s people will resist their such heinous design in the future and bring Awami League to power again.”The prime minister mentioned that today the world does not see Bangladesh in merciful eyes rather they see it in the eyes of dignity.She asked the leaders and activists of Swechchhasebak League to do politics with a sacrificing mentality as Bangabandhu did.“You have to do politics habouring the attitude of sacrifice like Bangabandhu…you must always think about how much you’re able to give to the country and its people,” Hasina said.She said Awami League’s politics always goes to one direction – ensuring the welfare of people as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.“I’ll tell you that those who’ll do politics with the mentality of sacrifice will be able to have a dignified place in people’s hearts, and that’s the highest reward for a politician in his or her life,” she said.The prime minister said politicians have two aims – one what he or she can do for people and another how one can change one’s fate with public wealth.She asked the Swechchhasebak League leaders and workers to choose the first one as their political philosophy.The prime minister also directed its leaders and workers to play their active role in strengthening Bangladesh Awami League to materialise the dreams and aspirations of people.Highlighting the long struggle, life and works of Bangabandhu for establishing an independent country, Hasina said he dreamt of building a poverty- and hunger-free Bangladesh through ensuring the economic emancipation of people.She said usurpers began the politics of killing, coup and conspiracy after killing Bangabandhu and they pushed the country backwards by making anti-liberation forces and war criminals part of state power.Hasina also urged people to pray for her son—eminent IT expert Sazeeb Wazed Joy—on the occasion of his birthday on Thursday.She also shared her bitter experience as an expecting mother during the Liberation War as she along with other members of the family had been under house arrest at Dhanmondi.Earlier, Bangladesh Swechchhasebak League Central Committee and its Dhaka City North and South Unit presented bouquets to the prime minister.Swechchhasebak League president Adv Molla M Abu Kawsar and general secretary Pankaj Debnath also spoke on the occasion.last_img read more

More than double inmates crammed into jails

first_imgPhoto : BSSInspector General of Prisons brigadier general Syed Iftekhar Uddin said that the number of prisoners across the country stood at around 82,000 while the existing prisons have the capacity to accommodate 36,614 inmates, state news agency BSS reports. The inspector general revealed the information while speaking to reporters  after visiting the construction work of Madaripur prison on Wednesday.He said that the government has undertaken a number of projects to build prisons to facilitate accommodation of additional prisoners across the country.”Re-building of prison is urgently needed”, Iftekhar said adding that some prisons are accommodating five to six times prisoners beyond their capacity.He also said that the government is trying to increase capacity of the existing prisons.“Old prisons are being renovated to solve the accommodation problem of prisoners,” he said.He also hopes that this problem will come to a tolerable level by the next years.Among others, Madaripur district administrator Wahidul Islam, civil surgeon Farid Hossain, police super Sarwar Hossain and Madaripur district jail super Shahidul Islam were present with him at the visit.last_img read more