If running big buses on fixed routes and fixed schedules was a money-loser already, the COVID-19 pandemic may provide the tipping point for public transport as a whole. Some operators have found they can switch to on-demand transportation more quickly than they thought.
Streaming services are brilliant for sports addicts, who can watch international matches live. But that’s a bad play for sleep quality. If you must watch into the early hours, here are some tips for recovering the next day.
Corporate marketing teams and digital publishers can struggle to find media files stored across systems. A digital asset management system, or DAM, may not be enough. Media asset management systems, or MAMs, are designed for video-heavy, collaborative environments. Here’s a comparison:
It’s worth a try. This unbylined post was for Philips. I used to do a lot of consumer health writing and I still enjoy it.
It makes total sense: Google, Apple and Amazon have perfected voice assistants, and the car is a perfect, um, vehicle for getting things done hands-free.
Smart, voice-powered assistants’ potential to orchestrate a variety of services to answer a driver’s request could help automakers offer a branded, differentiated customer experience.
A case in point is Nomi, the Nio brand’s in-car assistant, pictured courtesy of Nio.
A rare foray for me into the realms of energy, politics and state economy. This was something of strong personal interest to me.
Autonomous vehicle demonstrations are ubiquitous at tech events and auto shows. But rides are usually only available to industry executives and journalists. For the 2020 North American Auto Show in June, the Michigan governor’s office, MDOT and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s PlanetM program joined forces to promote driverless vehicles to the public.
Five teams of vendors won the right to provide transportation not only to the show but, at least potentially, to other points of interest in downtown Detroit. The plan is to let anyone download a special version of the Moovit app and book rides on the driverless shuttles (that will, of course, have operators on board).
It’s a bold idea.
In the world of consumer services, we’ve heard for years that the digital experience can make or brake a brand.
As passengers vehicles become more and more automated, automakers will need to up their games and make the digital experience a more crucial part of the brand.
“Carmakers will face a huge pivot in advertising when their cars begin to drive themselves. No more will commercials showing people, hair blowing in the wind and driving into the sunset, make sense. Instead, they’ll need to play up factors such as reduced stress, comfort and relaxation.”
Or … not really secret. Many think that software is or will be a key differentiator for vehicles.