In one corner of the world, coincidentally the country where Roll-Royce was founded, this car will be known as a "pratmobile" (US citizens might have to look up the definition of "prat"). This is not a vehicle for reaching your destination in speed, safety and comfort. A BMW 5 or Mercedes C-class can do that. This is a car for showing everyone else how much money you have.
RR has come out with a driver-oriented performance vehicle designed by a BMW engineer. Quite a change from the days when Bentley was their performance division. In the old days, RR ignored the driver (assumed to be your chauffeur), emphasized the luxury of the back seat (where the owner sat), and listed the horsepower as "adequate."
Very cute, but are there data showing that this needlessly complicated system drives the car any more efficiently than a moderately skilled human? While it certainly can predict terrain, can it know things like weather or traffic conditions?
It is ironic that the same company which once built the world's most efficient aircraft engines would be turning out this gas hog.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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