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GM Cruise to double its autonomous-car team for robo-taxi goal

With its eye on the launch of a robo-taxi service before the end of the year, General Motors' Cruise Automation has said it plans to double the size of its autonomous-vehicle team over the next nine months. The post GM Cruise to double its autonomous-car team for robo-taxi goal appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Cruise, Gm, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Cruise Automation, GM Cruise, General Motors Cruise Automation


Report: Google’s Waymo seeks outside investment and a sky-high valuation

Alphabet’s self-driving vehicle subsidiary Waymo may raise outside capital for the first time at a valuation “at least several times” that of Cruise, the General Motors-owned autonomous vehicle business worth nearly $15 billion, according to a report published by The Information on Monday. We’ve reached out to our sources to confirm. Waymo didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Waymo, which is currently celebrating its 10-year anniversary, is a cash-intensive unit. Raising capit...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Softbank, Tech, General-motors, Cruise, Automotive, Gm, Venture Capital, Autonomous Vehicles, Shell, Silver Lake, John Krafcik, Ruth Porat, Phoenix, Ford Google


GM Cruise snags Dropbox HR head to hire 1,000 engineers by the end of the year

GM Cruise plans to hire 1,000 more engineers over the next nine months, TechCrunch has learned. It’s an aggressive move by the autonomous vehicle technology company to double its size as it pushes to deploy a robotaxi service by the end of the year. Arden Hoffman, who helped scale Dropbox, will leave the file-sharing and storage company to head up human resources at Cruise. The GM subsidiary is expanding its office space in San Francisco to accommodate the growth. GM Cruise will keep its head...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Cloud Storage, Softbank, San Francisco, Tech, General Motors, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Cruise, Automotive, Computing, Gm, Dropbox, Autonomous Vehicles, Honda


GM Cruise snags Dropbox HR head to hire at least 1,000 engineers by end of year

GM Cruise plans to hire hundreds of employees over the next nine months, doubling its engineering staff, TechCrunch has learned. It’s an aggressive move by the autonomous vehicle technology company to double its size as it pushes to deploy a robotaxi service by the end of the year. Arden Hoffman, who helped scale Dropbox, will leave the file-sharing and storage company to head up human resources at Cruise. The GM subsidiary, which has more than 1,000 employees, is expanding its office space i...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Cloud Storage, Softbank, San Francisco, Tech, General Motors, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Cruise, Automotive, Computing, Gm, Dropbox, Autonomous Vehicles, Honda


Edge of Tomorrow Sequel Moves Forward at Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. moves forward on Edge of Tomorrow sequel It’s looking like Edge of Tomorrow will be getting a sequel. According to Deadline, writer Matthew Robinson (The Invention Of Lying, Jerk) pitched a take and has been brought on to write the script for what director Doug Liman has previously said could be titled Live Die Repeat and Repeat. At this point, the studio wants to bring back director Liman along with stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, who played soldiers amidst a war against vici...
Tags: Movies, Cruise, Warner Bros, Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Kevin Tsujihara, Masi Oka, Matthew Robinson, ComingSoon, Movie News, Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Doug Liman, Liman, Anna Waterhouse, Joe Shrapnel, Live. Die. Repeat


‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Sequel in Development, Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt Both Expected to Return

Are you ready to live, die, repeat…again? After little-to-no-word for the past two years, the Edge of Tomorrow sequel is officially back on track. Warner Bros. is developing the follow-up to the 2014 sci-fi action film, with Matthew Robinson, one of the writers of Monster Trucks (!), now working on the script. Stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are both expected to return, as is director Doug Liman…provided they like the script. Edge of Tomorrow wasn’t exactly a huge blockbuster, but it was a ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Cruise, Sequels, Warner Bros, Tom-Cruise, Emily-Blunt, Warner Brothers, Edge Of Tomorrow, Robinson, Matthew Robinson, Christopher McQuarrie, John Henry Butterworth, Jez Butterworth, Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Doug-Liman


Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Originally Passed the Torch

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol originally passed the torch Seven years have past since the premiere of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol and now some new information has been revealed regarding the original ending for the franchise’s fourth installment. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { ...
Tags: Movies, Cruise, Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Chris, Tom, Collider, Christopher McQuarrie, IMF Mission, ComingSoon, Movie News, Robert Elswit, Ethan Hunt, McQuarrie, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol


GM Cruise Falls Short of Self-Driving Test Miles Projection

GM Cruise logged less than 450,000 miles all of last year in California, according to a report released Wednesday. While Cruise has self-driving Chevrolet Bolts on the road in other states, the bulk of its testing is done in California. The mileage prediction was made 14 months ago by Kyle Vogt, who was then Cruise’s chief executive officer.
Tags: Science, California, Cruise, Gm, Kyle Vogt, GM Cruise, Chevrolet Bolts


Tom Cruise Really Was Supposed to Step Aside After ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’

We all assumed it was supposed to happen, and now we know for sure. Tom Cruise really was supposed to step aside as the Mission: Impossible lead after Ghost Protocol to make way for Jeremy Renner. That all changed, however, when Christopher McQuarrie was brought in to handle rewrites. Now, of course, it’s almost impossible to think of Mission: Impossible without Cruise. But such a reality came very close to happening. It seems to have slipped from the public consciousness now, but at one poi...
Tags: Movies, Cruise, Mtv, Sequels, Rumors, Oprah Winfrey, Tom-Cruise, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Jeremy-Renner, Imf, Chris, Sumner Redstone, Tom, Chris McQuarrie, Rogue Nation


Speculation about an IPO of GM's Cruise self-driving division is premature (GM)

GM revealed a substantial, equity-centric compensation package for Dan Ammann, former president and now CEO of Cruise, GM's self-driving division. Cruise's valuation has increased from roughly $1 billion in 2016 to $14.6 billion in 2019, following investments from SoftBank and Honda. Ammann's package set off a round of premature speculation about a Cruise IPO. It wasn't really news, but it was some hard numbers. This week, General Motors filed its annual 10-K report with the Securities and Ex...
Tags: Japan, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors, Cruise, Gm, Silicon Valley, Chevy, Honda, Securities And Exchange Commission, Business Insider, GAAP, Dan Ammann, Compensation Committee


GM's CEO Mary Barra just shared some interesting insight into how the company's self-driving division is run (GM)

Wall Street has been concerned about GM's Cruise division struggling to launch commercially in 2019. GM CEO Mary Barra tried to ease those worries on the carmaker's Q4 earnings call. When asked about Cruise losing less than expected in 2018, Barra said that the division is benefitting from good management — and GM's CFO said that the company will spend a billion on Cruise in 2019. GM reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 earnings on Wednesday, beating analysts' estimates and sending shar...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Cruise, Mary Barra, Gm, Chevy, Kyle, Barra, Dan Ammann, Goldman Sach, Kyle Vogt Cruise, GM Cruise, Dhivya Suryadevara, David Tamberrino


Cruise Control: 2 PR Lessons From ‘Mission: Impossible’

In honor of the recent “Mission: Impossible” marathon on TV, I bring you a tale of an urban legend that wasn’t, and what it reminded me about creating truly great content. (No, this post is not sponsored by Paramount Pictures, but I wish it were.) A few weeks ago my brother and I were talking about “Fallout“ — the new “Mission Impossible” flick — and he claimed that Tom Cruise learned to operate a helicopter for it, and actually flew all the helicopter sequences in this movie. I immediately scof...
Tags: Media Relations, Pr, Cruise, New York Times, Tom Cruise, Paramount Pictures, Content Strategy, Georgia Tech, PR Training, Ben Kenigsberg, Michael Smart, Fallout Cruise


The Difference Between Cruising and UnCruising

I’m not a person who cruises. However, I am a person who uncruises. I know what you are thinking – “she’s lost her mind – there is not such thing as uncruising – she’s resorted to making up words!” un·cruis·ing /ˈənˈkro͞oziNG/ noun: uncruising – the action of engaging, connecting, and exploring unique places, oneself, and with others on a small ship/boat while on a most uncommon adventure. No, I haven’t lost my mind. I just finished my 2nd Uncruise in Panama and Costa Rica and have been remi...
Tags: Travel, Google, Time, Turkey, Cruise, Alaska, Italy, Antarctica, Costa Rica, Panama, Adventure Travel, Rio, Cortez, Wrangel Island, Henry, Melissa


Family Spaces on HAL’s Nieuw Statendam #cruise #travel

Holland America Line’s newest Pinnacle-class ship, Nieuw Statendam took her maiden voyage on December 5, 2018, crossing the Atlantic. TravelingMamas.com boarded in Port Everglades Cruise Terminal for her first US itinerary, in search of the best family spaces on this beautiful new ship. Spacious Family Staterooms HAL introduced family staterooms on the Koningsdam, Nieuw Statendam’s sister ship which was launched in 2016. The cruise line carried over this concept on the NSDM, and it seems to be a...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, US, Cruise, Holland America, Travel News, Family Trips, Hal, Nieuw Amsterdam, Holland America Line, Nieuw Statendam, Club HAL, Halcruise, Koningsdam Nieuw Statendam, Atlantic TravelingMamas, Port Everglades Cruise Terminal


Christopher McQuarrie Will Direct the Next Two Mission: Impossible Movies

Christopher McQuarrie Will Direct the Next Two Mission: Impossible Movies There was a time when the Mission: Impossible directors were one and done. Brian De Palma, John Woo, J. J. Abrams, and Brad Bird each directed an installment before moving on. But Christopher McQuarrie is proving to be the exception. He helmed Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation in 2018 and returned for Mission: Impossible – Fallout in 2018. Now, McQuarrie is coming back for at least two more sequels. ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Cruise, Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Paramount, Brad Bird, Jack Reacher, Christopher McQuarrie, ComingSoon, McQuarrie, Mission: Impossible, Ving Rhames Simon Pegg, Brian De Palma John Woo J J Abrams, Valkyrie McQuarrie


Chris McQuarrie Returning for ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ & ‘8’, Will Film Back-to-Back

Chris McQuarrie, the writer/director of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and last year’s blockbuster hit Mission: Impossible – Fallout, has signed an unprecedented deal for the Mission franchise: he’s coming back to write and direct the next two movies in the long-running series, and he’s shooting them back-to-back. Will star Tom Cruise survive such a production? Missions: Accepted#MissionImpossible — Christopher McQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) January 14, 2019 The Mission: Impossible movi...
Tags: Movies, Cruise, Sequels, Tom Cruise, Paramount Pictures, Rebecca Ferguson, Paramount, Ethan, Chris-McQuarrie, Now Variety, Ilsa, Rogue Nation, Christopher McQuarrie, Action/Adventure, Ilsa Faust, Business and Industry News


Why you definitely want to be on Star Trek: The Cruise IV

I've just returned home from Star Trek: The Cruise, a truly extraordinary fan event for lovers of Science, Science Fiction, and the future. You really want to be on the next one. Longtime Boing Boing friend Wil Wheaton headlined the third annual cruise, which this year featured stars from every series of Star Trek from The Next Generation onwards. They, along with thousands of die-hard Star Trek fans took over an entire cruise ship for a week (flying the flag of the United Federated of Planet...
Tags: Post, News, Star Trek, Cruise, Gene Roddenberry, Kate Mulgrew, Starfleet, Wil Wheaton, Janeway, Voyager, Where No Cruise Has Gone Before, United Federated, Ken Snider


Babymooning in the Bahamas

Two things about this post: For most of my life, I never imagined that I would be going on a babymoon. Me? A mother? And a babymoon? Until recently, a babymoon seemed about as likely to me as going on a trip to the moon. I also never expected–should the babymoon thing actually happen someday–that I would be spending it running around Nassau on an Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt with...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Babymooning in the Bahamas - EnclosureCruising the Mobile-...
Tags: Travel, Cruise, Food & Drink, Island, Bahamas, Carnival, Weekend, Getaway, Perceptive Travel, Travel Stories, Providence, Nassau, Cruise Travel, Island Travel, Babymoon, Kristin projects


Intel's Mobileye is taking its ready-to-go self-driving technology to China to solve public-transit problems (ITC)

Intel's Mobileye will partner with the Beijing Public Transport Corporation to bring autonomous mobility to that city's residents. "The new solution is expected to be initially deployed in 2022," Mobileye said at the Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, in Las Vegas. Mobileye is pursuing a unique role as an autonomy consultant in the self-driving race, providing solutions based on hardware, software, and safety. Unlike Tesla and General Motors' Cruise division, Intel's Mobileye self-driving uni...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, China, Israel, US, Trends, Tesla, Intel, Beijing, Cruise, Ford, Gm, Ibm, Las Vegas, Itc, Chevy Colorado


GM and DoorDash Announce Self-Driving Cars Delivering Food In San Francisco

"General Motors is partnering with DoorDash to enable on-demand food deliveries via driverless cars," reports VentureBeat. An anonymous reader quotes their report: The duo announced that a pilot delivery program will kick off in San Francisco in "early 2019," and will involve both meals from restaurants and groceries.... Back in 2016, GM splashed out more than $1 billion to buy Cruise Automation, a startup that developed an autopilot system for existing cars. In the intervening months, the comp...
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, General Motors, Cruise, Gm, Honda, Tony Xu Read


Jacob Hall’s Top 10 Movies of 2018

2018 belongs on some kind of watch list for crimes against our international sanity, but you know what? At least the movies were good! The fact that Never Goin’ Back, First Man, The Night Comes For Us, The House That Jack Built, and Bodied have to live in my honorable mentions in this introductory paragraph and not in the top 10 itself says a lot. Because I love those movies. And I love a ton of movies that didn’t even make that shortlist. Movies! They’re good! So here are my selections for the...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Berlin, Features, Cruise, Annie, Oakland, Jack, Tom Cruise, Natalie Portman, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Mccarthy, Alex Garland, Lee, Anne, Collette


Cruise and DoorDash to test food delivery using self-driving cars in San Francisco

Cruise is partnering with DoorDash to pilot food and grocery delivery in San Francisco using self-driving vehicles. The companies announced Thursday that the testing program will begin in early 2019 with an initial focus on the San Francisco market. “Delivery is a significant opportunity for Cruise as we prepare to commercialize our autonomous vehicle technology and transform transportation,” said Dan Ammann, who became CEO of Cruise late last year. “Partnering with DoorDash will provide u...
Tags: Transportation, San Francisco, Tech, Cruise, Automotive, Automation, Gm, Self-driving Cars, Cto, Doordash, Dan Ammann, Tony Xu, Kyle Vogt, Cruise Automation


Highlights of our Amsterdam river cruise with Titan Travel – through Holland and Belgium

A river cruise must be the ultimate way to soak up the history and culture of Europe, waking up every day to a new city, each with its stories to tell. Our seven days with Titan River Cruises on board MS Serenade 1 began in Amsterdam, where we wandered the canals, spotted street art and hung out with the locals in trendy warehouse cafes. The week’s cruise continued through the low countries of Netherlands and Belgium, making memories of vintage shops in Dordrecht, chocolates in Brussels, cy...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Europe, Culture, Cruise, Art and design, Museums, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Belgium, Food And Drink, Holland, Brussels, Sightseeing, Street Art, Gardens


Highlights of our Amsterdam river cruise with Titan – through Holland and Belgium

A river cruise must be the ultimate way to soak up the history and culture of Europe, waking up every day to a new city, each with its stories to tell. Our seven days with Titan River Cruises on board MS Serenade 1 began in Amsterdam, where we wandered the canals, spotted street art and hung out with the locals in trendy warehouse cafes. The week’s cruise continued through the low countries of Netherlands and Belgium, making memories of vintage shops in Dordrecht, chocolates in Brussels, cy...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Europe, Culture, Cruise, Art and design, Museums, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Belgium, Food And Drink, Holland, Brussels, Sightseeing, Street Art, Gardens


DoorDash is going to start using self-driving cars to deliver groceries and takeout

DoorDash is partnering with General Motors' Cruise autonomous-vehicles unit to deliver food and groceries. The test is starting in the San Francisco area, the companies announced on Thursday.  Self-driving cars have been a growing presence in the food and grocery delivery business. Your DoorDash delivery may soon be arriving via self-driving car.  On Thursday, DoorDash announced it is partnering with General Motors' Cruise autonomous-vehicles unit to deliver food and groceries. The program wi...
Tags: Amazon, US, San Francisco, Trends, Cruise, Ford, Starbucks, Coca Cola, Costco, Postmates, Doordash, Scottsdale Arizona, Tony Xu, General Motors Cruise, Nuro


8 winter adventures in Fjord Norway

W hen countries intersect the Arctic Circle, we tend to think of them as summer destinations — you know, midnight sun, cool temperatures, lots of outdoor adventures and wildlife. Norway still falls safely into this category, especially for Americans; excluding the caravans of Minnesotans on genealogy hunts, we tend to be fair-weather friends. And that’s a shame, because we’re missing out on some real magic. Once the mountains turn white with snow, once the autumn light hits the water of the fj...
Tags: Travel, Winter, Cruise, Unesco, Things To Do, Skiing, Norway, Glaciers, Tom Cruise, Arctic Circle, All, Bergen, Outdoor Adventures, Voss, Stavanger, Preikestolen


Health and Fitness Trends You Might Find on a Cruise

If you’ve never had the pleasure of taking a cruise in the past, you’re in for a real treat. The experience of being out on the open water, comforted by the sway of the ship, indulging in tasty cocktails, delicious cuisine, and plenty of activities is like no other vacation you’ve ever been on. More than just sitting poolside or partying, many cruise lines have stepped their game up to offer passengers an experience that will enhance their health and wellness. Here are just a few of the health ...
Tags: Travel, Cruise, Travel Blog, Travel Health


Tom Cruise PSA Highlights a Common UI Design Problem

This week the Twittersphere witnessed an unusual PSA: Actor Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie, taking a break on the set of "Top Gun: Maverick," urging you to turn video interpolation off on your television set.What does this have to do with UI? Everything, but first a little background explanation is required. (Skip the rest of this paragraph if you already know what video interpolation is.) Video interpolation is a "feature"--really a fix--that new TV manufacturers came up with to ...
Tags: Design, Cruise, Psa, Ux, Tom Cruise, McMaster Carr, Christopher McQuarrie, McQuarrie, Society of Automobile Engineers


10 Best Moments in the Mission: Impossible Movies

10 best moments in the Mission: Impossible movies From its inception in 1996 to its most recent iteration in 2018, the Mission: Impossible movies have cemented themselves as the absolute best of the best that the summer blockbuster season has to offer. Across six films, Tom Cruise and crew have delivered enough action-packed excitement to sustain fans for over two decades. Maybe it’s Cruise’s commitment to doing real stunts, or maybe it’s the constant shifting going on behind the camera, but ...
Tags: Amazon, Feature, Movies, List, Movie, Cruise, Paris, Dubai, Henry Cavill, Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Hunt, Scooby Doo, ComingSoon, Valen, Ethan Hunt


Tom Cruise Demands You Turn Off Your Motion Smoothing

Tom Cruise took a break from cheating death to offer-up an important public service announcement: turn your god damn motion smoothing off, people. Cruise and his frequent collaborator and Mission: Impossible – Fallout director  Christopher McQuarrie got together to helpfully let you know that motion smoothing looks like absolute garbage, and the best way for you to watch Fallout – or any movie – at home is to turn that unnecessary feature off.  I’m taking a quick break from filming to tell...
Tags: Movies, Cruise, Tom-Cruise, Rian Johnson, Christopher McQuarrie, Gadgets/Tech, McQuarrie, Tommy Cruise