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Waymo Forecasted to Win Majority of Driverless Market

FT.com reports that Waymo will have 60% of global self-driving taxi market by 2030.

Waymo will own 60 per cent of the global self-driving taxi market by 2030, a level of dominance that forces many of the world’s carmakers to adopt its technology or become obsolete, a report predicts.

Investment bank UBS estimated global revenues from self-driving technology by 2030 will be up to $2.8tn, with Alphabet’s Waymo unit the global leader.

How Successful People Reach Their Goals

This video is an oldie from Harvard Business Review, but still relevant.  Here are a few tips on how to reach your goals:
  1. Be specific on actions required to reach goal
  2. Decide when & where you’ll act on your goals
    1. Block out time on your calendar
  3. Shift mindset to get better with reasonable goals
  4. Focus on what you will do and not what you won’t do

Nokia announces the return of 3310

Techcrunch reports on Nokia’s relaunch of the 3310 with 25 days of stand by battery and 23 hours of talk time.  Additional features includes:

Technical specs:

  • System: Dual band 900/1800 MHz
  • Software platform: Nokia Series 30+
  • Dimensions: 115.6*51.0*12.8mm
  • Weight: 79.6 g (including battery)
  • Display: 2.4’’ QVGA (240*320)
  • two Micro SIM slots
  • Curved window with polarised layer for better readability in sunlight
  • Connectivity: micro USB, 3.5mm AV connector,
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM
  • Camera: 2Mpxl camera with LED flash
  • MicroSD card support up to 32 GB
  • LED torchlight

Waymo accuses Otto and Uber of stealing LiDAR designs

Alphabet’s Waymo gave us more background on their lawsuit against Otto and Uber today:

“…we received an unexpected email. One of our suppliers specializing in LiDAR components sent us an attachment (apparently inadvertently) of machine drawings of what was purported to be Uber’s LiDAR circuit board — except its design bore a striking resemblance to Waymo’s unique LiDAR design.

We found that six weeks before his resignation this former employee, Anthony Levandowski, downloaded over 14,000 highly confidential and proprietary design files for Waymo’s various hardware systems, including designs of Waymo’s LiDAR and circuit board. To gain access to Waymo’s design server, Mr. Levandowski searched for and installed specialized software onto his company-issued laptop. Once inside, he downloaded 9.7 GB of Waymo’s highly confidential files and trade secrets, including blueprints, design files and testing documentation. Then he connected an external drive to the laptop. Mr. Levandowski then wiped and reformatted the laptop in an attempt to erase forensic fingerprints.

Beyond Mr. Levandowki’s actions, we discovered that other former Waymo employees, now at Otto and Uber, downloaded additional highly confidential information pertaining to our custom-built LiDAR including supplier lists, manufacturing details and statements of work with highly technical information.”