Musk’s self-driving car roadmap isn’t possible, futurist Martin Ford says
28 April 2019 | 4:26 pm
Martin Ford, author of "Rise of the Robots" and "Architects of Intelligence," and Bloomberg Intelligence's Anand Srinivasan discuss the future of self-driving cars on "Bloomberg Markets: What'd You Miss?"
20 Jun 2021
The prime minister decided to leave just a few months after the president was re-elected. The peace deal in the Central African Republic is on unsteady ground.
26 Jun 2021
A large black bear is behind a series of car break-ins in New Hampshire, US police said, after it was caught red-pawed on home security cameras clambering into a pick-up truck. Police in the town of Thornton released a video showing the bear standing on its two legs to open the car door, and then crawling into the vehicle. The bear was most likely searching for food or trash, according to local authorities.
25 Jul 2021
It's the biggest revolution in motoring in more than a century. In the decades to come, electric cars will overtake their petrol-powered counterparts. But what should be done with the batteries used to run electric cars? We take a closer look in this edition of Down to Earth.
5 Aug 2021
Afghan special forces patrol the streets of Herat as the Taliban press on with a series of offensives on cities, having seized control of much of rural Afghanistan since foreign forces began the last stage of their withdrawal in May.
7 Aug 2021
Three Tunisian brothers couldn't afford to buy a car, so they built one. Four years later, the trio manufactured the car of their dreams, and now hope to open up their own production line.
13 Aug 2021
Endless rows of mud-caked vehicles damaged during deadly floods last month sit abandoned in a parking lot in the central city of Zhengzhou, a monument to the power of last months' record floods to hit Henan province.
20 Aug 2021
Man accused of killing five people in a deadly car ramming in the city of Trier is now on trial. A 9-week-old baby and her father were among those killed in the pedestrian zone in December 2020.
5 Sep 2021
Two cars are seen destroyed in Kabul after the United States said it carried out an air strike on Sunday night in Kabul on an IS-prepared car bomb. The US military said it was "aware of reports of civilian casualties" from the strike, which came after an attack outside the airport late last week killed more than 100 people, including 13 American troops.
24 Sep 2021
The company behind the world's first electric flying racing car series have teamed up with Australian technology consultants to help deliver the virtual race track and control systems needed to get racing started. Telstra Purple will use its 5G expertise to help get the Airspeeder EXA Series off the ground, transmitting terabytes of data in near real-time.
2 Oct 2021
Eitan is at the center of a custody battle between his Israeli grandfather and his aunt who lives in Italy. In May, the 6-year-old's parents and younger brother were killed in a cable car crash in Piedmont.
30 Sep 2021
Hundreds gather to watch a car spinning tournament near Johannesburg in South Africa. Now recognised as a motor sport, "spinning" was born in South African townships during the late 1980s, when gangsters would spin stolen cars to show off their spoils. Tournaments have resumed after a nearly two-year pandemic hiatus.
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The war in Ukraine has forced a major rethink of European security, with further enlargement of both NATO and the EU now on the table. Kyiv has asked for a fast-track procedure for EU membership. Moldova and Georgia have also applied. The EU has made it clear that Ukraine belongs to the European family. However, admitting several more nations would be highly challenging. And even before the war, the EU was already negotiating with candidate countries Albania, the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. We discuss how far the EU should grow, and how fast that process should be, with two MEPs.
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As Berlin seeks to ween itself off Russian energy sources, Chancellor Scholz has said Qatar "plays an important role" in energy policy. The visiting Emir of Qatar has confirmed could start LNG deliveries by 2024.
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Germany's defense minister has said the anti-aircraft tank will be used to protect "critical infrastructure" in Ukraine from Russian attacks.
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On day two of the Cannes Film Festival, FRANCE 24's Olivia Salazar-Winspear tells us why the première of "Top Gun: Maverick" has movie fans jostling to catch a glimpse of US actor Tom Cruise on the red carpet. We also take a look at the first films competing for the Palme d'Or, as Kirill Serebrennikov returns to Cannes to present "Tchaikovsky's Wife". The Russian director was unable to attend the screenings of his last two films, "Petrov's Flu" and "Leto", due to living under virtual house arrest in Moscow in recent years.
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Taipei has introduced a "new Taiwan model" to shift away from its "zero-COVID" strategy. But public health experts warn of an increase in COVID-19 fatalities if the island can't streamline policies.
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In France, coming out of the closet and living openly as a member of the LGBTI+ community can be a significant psychological, emotional and social challenge. Until just 40 years ago, it was also a legal one. In 1982, the age of consent was lowered from 21 to 18 for homosexuals in France, making it the same for everyone. This landmark law paved the way for important civil liberties, including the legalisation of same-sex marriage in 2013. But there are still obstacles to be overcome. To find out more about the ongoing fight for equality, we speak to Sébastien Tüller, LGBTI+ legal advisor for Amnesty International France.