Ireland’s first driver-less bus

‘This is the future’ – Ireland’s first driver-less bus is debuted

 

Ireland’s first driver-less bus made its debut on September 21st, ferrying passengers through Dublin city centre. The electric-powered shuttle bus which can carry up to 15 passengers at a time was showcased on a promenade alongside traffic in the busy IFSC area in the capital.

The smart bus brought to Ireland for European Mobility Week, is fully autonomous with sensors on all four sides detecting objects that come within a metre of it.

“Right now we’re being given a glimpse of the future and what mobility might look like in cities,” Jamie Cudden, Director of the Smart Dublin team at Dublin City Council said.

While the technology could legally not yet operate in shared spaces with motorists, it is thought the shuttle bus could eventually be used to carry passengers from airports and train stations to nearby destinations, as well as in rural parts of the country.

To see the new technology in action, check out the Irish Independent’s article here.

iOS 12: Screen Time

“Screen Time,” a new feature on iOS 12 that tells you how long you’ve been using certain apps on your iPhone or iPad at its simplest

 

We’re all spending too much time on our phones and now, Apple is doing something about it. In this case it’s “Screen Time,” a new feature on iOS 12 that tells you how long you’ve been using certain apps on your iPhone or iPad at its simplest, and which lets parents place numerous limits on app usage for kids at its most complex. (Or, if you feel like you’ve been spending too much time on, say, Twitter, you can place those limits on yourself.)

At the end of each week, you’ll get an automatic report detailing how often you or your child used the device, as well as the percentage of time spent on apps with specific categories, such as Social Networking, Games, Entertainment, and Productivity. Alternatively, you can get current information about these stats by visiting Screen Time at any time. With that information, you’ll have a better idea of where you need to place limits.

To get more information on how to use this feature of the new update, head over to Macworld.