Uber rolls out autonomous cars in Arizona

February 22, 2017 by  
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Just shy of two months after Uber’s autonomous cars were banned in California, the company is rolling out its second round of experimental autonomous vehicles on the roadways of Arizona. Uber’s most-recent experiment is happening on the streets of Tempe Arizona, where locals have the option to ride in one of the company’s self-driving Volvo XC90s – along with two Uber engineers in the front seats for safety purposes. Uber’s operation on the streets of San Francisco lasted only a week due to a dispute over regulations, but the company could benefit from less restrictive regulations in the Grand Canyon State. Uber and California went their separate ways because the state’s DMV threatened legal action for the improper licensing of test vehicles. When Uber refused to apply for the necessary permits, the state just up and revoked their license. It didn’t take the company long to hit the road in Arizona, where Governor Doug Ducey put out a big welcome mat for them in the form of an executive order. Signed in August, 2015, the order directed several government agencies to “undertake any necessary steps to support the testing and operation of self-driving vehicles on public roads in the state. According to The Verge , he also “empowered” universities to launch pilot programs for self-driving cars. Related: Uber launches self-driving cars in Pittsburgh After nearly a year of rumors that the company was planning to experiment with autonomous cars, Uber confirmed suspicions when it announced and began testing the vehicles on the streets of Pittsburgh in September 2016. Pricing for the Arizona pilot project remains the same as UberX service in other cities, and the Volvos can carry up to three passengers along with the “safety drivers.” Riders will have the option to cancel their request if they feel nervous when a self-driving car shows up, allowing them to opt for a human-piloted vehicle instead. Via The Verge and Engadget Images via Uber, Dilu , Wikimedia Commons and Foo Conner , Flickr Creative Commons

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What Does the Certified Naturally Grown Label Mean?

October 9, 2013 by  
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Buying meats, produce and other products with the USDA Organic label is one way to ensure your food is free of toxins. There’s another option, too, that many consumers don’t know about: Certified Naturally Grown (CNG). CNG, a nonprofit…

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Study: Recyclers Actually Consume More

March 14, 2013 by  
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Researchers conducted two experiments to find out how much paper people used if they had the option to recycle their waste.

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Hotel First to Offer In-Room Compost Collection

March 4, 2013 by  
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Hotel guests will have the option of separate containers for compost and recycling in their rooms.

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Harmony in Nature (TreeHugger Art)

August 2, 2011 by  
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Click here to see the full-size images in the slideshow This is the latest piece in the TreeHugger/Option-G print series; check out the full collection at Option-G where they’re available for sale. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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What’s the Impact of Getting the High Score?

April 8, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Good Video games have moved from the arcade into the living room and jumped into our palms and pockets.

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Gluten-free Squash Pancakes

February 8, 2010 by  
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I recently stumbled upon a great recipe for Spaghetti Squash Pancakes from Mollie Katzen ’s book, The Vegetable Dishes I Can’t Live Without .

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