After routing Nuggets, Warriors know what they need to do

first_imgOAKLAND — The carrot of facing their closest challenger in the Western Conference provided tangible motivation for the Warriors.Now, coming off a 122-105 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night, the Warriors hope to generate the same level of performance for the final 17 regular-season games leading into the playoffs.“That’s the goal,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Saturday. “I think everybody on our team felt like (Friday) night we were going to bring it.“Denver was a game behind …last_img

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Nissan to sell self-driving option on some 2017 models

first_imgTags:#automotive#autonomous cars#driverless cars#Internet of Things#IoT#Nissan#Qashqai#Self-Driving Nissan will include a self-driving option with the 2017 Qashqai for “around £1,500 ($1,910) in the U.K.”, which will let the car control acceleration, braking, and steering on single lanes and highways.The self-driving system, called ProPILOT, is the first of three versions Nissan will release in the next four years. The first iteration is similar to Tesla’s AutoPilot, but customers that buy the 2017 Qashqai will be unable to purchase future versions.See Also: Britain to host Europe’s first track day for autonomous carsNissan already sells a limited self-driving option with the Serena in Japan for 200,000 Yen, around $1,800. The company told Auto Express it intends to branch the option out to Europe with the Qashqai, before bringing it to other models.The next version is already in the worksIn 2018, Nissan plans to launch the second version, Highway Pilot. This version will give the car the ability to switch lanes and overtake on highways. The third version, Intercity Pilot, will enable the car to drive in urban areas autonomously.“The second and third generations will use different kinds of sensors. The ProPILOT One uses cameras to identify traffic ahead of vehicles, there may be a software in the future, but these cameras cannot allow for more advanced autonomy like overtaking on motorways,” said Takashi Shirakawa, senior vice president of Nissan Technical Centre in Europe.With governments in Europe starting to relax autonomous driving laws, Nissan should be able to offer these upgrades without much friction. The U.K. has already legalized self-driving tests on public roads and both France and Germany are looking to make it easier for drivers to use limited autonomous functionality. 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… David Curry For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…center_img Related Posts Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…last_img read more

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Jose Mourinho has Manchester United F.C. squad to work his magic

first_imgAlthough they won two major trophies last season, a sixth-placed Premier League finish cannot be heralded as a success for a club of Manchester United’s size and pedigree.With the new season fast approaching, there is an air of optimism around Old Trafford with a squad now bearing the resemblance of one on which Jose Mourinho can work his magic.Mourinho identified two key positions to strengthen in the close season. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s goals needed replacing, long term, and in Romelu Lukaku, Mourinho has a direct, channel-running hitman with a scoring record to rival the very best.Mourinho is not a possession-based coach. United strolled to Europa League glory against Ajax in May with under 31 percent of the ball.Lukaku has the engine to make the runs for Paul Pogba to pick with his long, ranging passes on the counter, but can still act as that first line of defence to appease his cautious manager.”Some people said they (United) did not play good football, but we are not in the circus,” former United full back Patrice Evra told MUTV.”If you want to enjoy football then, yes 2008 was great and different, but people have to forget that and concentrate on this current Manchester United team.” This United team now comes complete with Mourinho’s piece de resistance from his summer transfer activity. Whether it was Costinha at Porto — a player Mourinho described as his “assistant coach on the pitch”, or Claude Makelele at Chelsea, that holding midfielder is the one Mourinho has built his teams around.advertisementNemanja Matic, who anchored Chelsea to Premier League glory under Mourinho in 2014-15, completed his move to United on Monday and Mourinho has his fulcrum once again.”Nemanja is a Jose Mourinho player,” Mourinho said. “He represents everything we want in a footballer.”With Victor Lindelof providing addition defensive cover, all the pieces are in place.The formation Mourinho will deploy remains unclear, but the fact he has so many options is a cause for great excitement among United fans.After a first season of transition, this is a now Mourinho team.The football may not always be the most attractive, but his conservative focus has proven successful throughout Europe.Mourinho has the personnel to exert this style of play, and should his new arrivals produce the goods, a serious title tilt could well be on the cards.last_img read more

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