WASHINGTON: Uber said Wednesday (Jun 12) it plans to speed up restaurant meal delivery by using drones for its Uber Eats service, in the latest effort by the ride-hailing giant to disrupt the transport sector.At its Uber Elevate Summit, the company said it had regulatory approval to begin tests of delivering food by drone in the region of San Diego, California."Our goal is to expand Uber Eats drone delivery so we can provide more options to more people at the tap of a button," said Luke Fischer, head of flight operations at Uber Elevate."We believe that Uber is uniquely positioned to take on this challenge as we're able to leverage the Uber Eats network of restaurant partners and delivery partners as well as the aviation experience and technology of Uber Elevate."For logistical reasons, the drones will not deliver directly to customers, but to a safe drop-off location where an Uber Eats driver will complete the order.In the future, Uber hopes to land the drones on parked vehicles … [Read more...] about Uber eyes drones for food delivery, unveils new autonomous car
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WASHINGTON: Uber said Wednesday it would begin testing food delivery by drone as it ramps up its Uber Eats service that partners with restaurants. The ride-hailing giant announced at its Uber Elevate Summit that it had been given regulatory approval to begin tests of delivering food by drone in the region of San Diego, California. “Our goal is to expand Uber Eats drone delivery so we can provide more options to more people at the tap of a button,“ said Luke Fischer, head of flight operations at Uber Elevate. “We believe that Uber is uniquely positioned to take on this challenge as we’re able to leverage the Uber Eats network of restaurant partners and delivery partners as well as the aviation experience and technology of Uber Elevate.” For logistical reasons, the drones will not deliver directly to customers, but to a safe drop-off location where an Uber Eats driver will complete the order. In the future, Uber hopes to land the drones on parked vehicles … [Read more...] about Uber to use drones for food delivery, unveils new autonomous car
LOS ANGELES: Carli Lloyd scored twice as the United States thrashed New Zealand 5-0 in a 2019 Women's World Cup warm-up international on Thursday (May 17).Veteran attacking midfielder Lloyd took her tally to five goals in her last three games for the US women after appearing as a second-half substitute at the Busch Stadium in St.Louis.The 36-year-old star grabbed her first of the evening less than a minute after arriving midway through the half, scoring with her first touch to make it 3-0.Lloyd then grabbed her second of the game seven minutes from time, once again getting in behind a disorganised New Zealand back four to make it 4-0.Earlier, the reigning world champions had taken the lead on 35 minutes after a pinpoint cross from Megan Rapinoe on the left flank picked out an unmarked Tobin Heath in the penalty area.Heath made no mistake with her finish, calmly sidefooting home to for 1-0.The Americans doubled their tally just before half-time with another move that started down … [Read more...] about Football: Lloyd at the double as US women trounce New Zealand
Ginebra unveils ‘Never Say Die’ jersey Joaquin Henson (The Philippine Star) - May 12, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Barangay Ginebra San Miguel will use a new jersey for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup starting May 19, aligning with a promotion for fans to collect five designs of the limited edition “Never Say Die” kits on the occasion of the franchise’s 40th anniversary in the pro league. Ginebra marketing manager Ron Molina said it’s the first time the “Never Say Die” slogan will be inscribed in words on a jersey. “The team will wear the new jersey only for the coming Commissioner’s Cup,” he said. “In the next conference, the Governors Cup, the team will revert to the standard jersey that was introduced in 2012. The Commissioner’s Cup is special because we’re the defending champion and we’re celebrating 40 years in the PBA … [Read more...] about Ginebra unveils ‘Never Say Die’ jersey
While the status quo of transportation in Singapore is public transport, cars still make up a considerable portion of travel. But cars are no affordable alternative to public transportation as purchasing a car often requires a six-figure commitment. Thus, many people consider leasing rather than purchasing a vehicle. However, while leasing a car requires lower up front costs and peace of mind regarding maintenance and insurance, will it save the driver money over the long term? We break down the costs below. OWNING A CAR COSTS MORE INITIALLY, BUT IS CHEAPER LONG-TERM When deciding whether to buy or lease a car, drivers consider more than just the price of the vehicle. In the case of leasing, the convenience is an attractive benefit since you get a brand new car for a neat monthly price that includes insurance, roadside assistance, maintenance and road tax. Another benefit with leasing that can entice financially constrained drivers is that the upfront cost is an affordable deposit that … [Read more...] about Buying or leasing a car: Which one is cheaper?