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Funny , you said on May 16th.
'We already know NCAP will insist on DMS from 2020, they have already told us. The head of the EU Safety Commission is expecting DMS to also be mandatory in 2020....
We have an announcement expected on May the 16th, which is next Wednesday. If the EU mandate DMS from 2020 (as expected) then the share price will double or triple within days, imo.
I will officially be saying next week that you should have gone to Specsavers if you didn't see it coming. You have been warned in advance, a week to buy or regret it forever! Captain Obvious, signing off.'
BMW opens autonomous driving campus in Germany
MAY 21, 2018
The BMW Group has opened its autonomous driving campus in Unterschlei�heim, near Munich, Germany.
The campus is a state-of-the-art centre of excellence, which offers 23,000 square metres of office space with room for 1,800 employees.
The BMW Group is intending to drive forward development of highly automated vehicles with the new campus and is looking to recruit IT specialists and software developers in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analysis.The autonomous driving campus is opening its doors to �new working environments� � i.e. an open-plan layout, intelligent and flexible use of office space, and a multifaceted and creative workplace.
BMW Group has become the first international auto maker to obtain the Autonomous Driving road test license in China, marking a big step on its path to Autonomous Driving. This achievement underlines BMW Group�s leading role in the development of autonomous driving in the Chinese automotive industry.
BMW Group implements its Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT worldwide, and continues to carry out the layout in �A.C.E.S.�, namely, Autonomous Driving, Connectivity, E-Mobility and Shared services, to create exciting solutions and innovative mobility experiences for customers � and by doing so � speeding up its transformation into a technology company. Autonomous Driving, an important part of the �A.C.E.S.� layout, will change the future of individual mobility in a revolutionary way, significantly improving the safety and convenience of premium individual mobility.
China is promoting Autonomous Driving as a part of boosting intelligent connected vehicles (ICVs) and its recent �smart city, smart China� initiative, giving China a vital role in BMW Group�s Autonomous Driving development program. BMW anticipated this development � and was first to demonstrate and publish L3 highly Autonomous Driving on a designated highway under government supervision in Chengdu as early as 2016.
To carry out road tests for the preparation of L4 Autonomous Driving R&D in China, Shanghai is an attractive, innovative city, matching perfectly with BMW Group�s vision of future mobility. The BMW Group has set up a strong local team in Shanghai, including over 60 experts in Autonomous Driving.
Using the license, the R&D team will gather several Petabyte of data based on actual traffic, covering its full complexity. This data will be used to train machine learning algorithms performing adequate L4 Autonomous Driving behaviour.
The test sites in Shanghai currently cover a total length of about 5.6 kilometers planned to grow quickly over time. The test fleet is based on the latest BMW 7 Series models, starting with two operating vehicles in May and adding up to seven vehicles by December in China. �Safety first� is the primary premise for the development of Autonomous Driving at BMW Group. Until now, the accumulated mileage reaches nearly 30,000 kilometers of road test in China, and more than 200,000 kilometers of computer simulation.
The latest in semi-autonomous driving systems
JASON KAVANAGH THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published May 18, 2018 - 2:54pm
'For now, Super Cruise is available only on the Cadillac CT6 sedan. It�s safe to assume it will be deployed on other GM vehicles, but the company hasn�t announced any so far.'
'As a result, we now seek partnerships with proven gaming software and other established operators.'
Once partnerships are put in place with multi dollar value companies , the value of this change to WEB will become apparent.
No RNS yet, but expect one to drop at any time but from their last results :
'We have been encouraged by recent progress and the forthcoming Supreme Court hearing on Sports betting, likely to be held early December, the outcome of which could become a game changer for the USA industry. As a licensed US operator with multiple business strands across almost all the key regulated States in the USA, as well as being well connected in international markets, the Board are aware we stand in an advantageous position to exploit opportunities as they arise.'
Another extract of particular interest:
There seems to be many ongoing procurements in
their final phases, meaning several catalysts to close
the price/value gap but also widening it should Smart
Eye lose more business to Seeing Machines.
Cornwall's out-of-hours GP service rated amongst top
26th April 2018
Cornwall�s out of hours GP service has been recorded as being one of the best performing in the whole of the south of England.
The new integrated 111 and out-of-hours service was launched by Kernow Health in November and has been in the top four in the south since.
Latest figures for the week ending show that in Cornwall 94.5% of calls to the service were answered within 60 seconds. This was the second best behind the Isle of Wight with 95.8%. In comparison in Devon it was just 70.4%.
The service is provided through a partnership between Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Kernow Health Community Interest Company and Vocare. The telephone side is handled by Vocare while Kernow Health provides the GP out-of-hours service.
Kernow Health chief executive Peter Stokes provided information about the service to Cornwall Council�s health and adult social care overview and scrutiny committee.
He explained that Kernow Health was formed in a collaboration between GP practices across Cornwall and said that the model for the out-of-hours service had been modelled on for the former Kernow Doc service which operated for many years in the county.
Patients call the 111 number and their needs are assessed by trained call handlers and if the outcome is they need to see a doctor then it is passed to a Clinical Assessment Service (CAS). Calls made in office hours are referred back to their own GP.
The CAS is staffed by nurses, paramedics, palliative care nurses and GPs. When patients get through to this service then a decision is made on whether a home visit is made or whether the patient should be referred to a treatment centre or for urgent assistance.
Mr Stokes told councillors: �The model was designed very much on the old Kernow Doc model. That was based on the idea of getting patients to see a clinician as quickly as possible rather than having someone using an algorithm.�
He added: �In the four months we have been one of the best in the country and the south west. We are meeting all of the targets for people who are calling through.�
Mr Stokes explained that the system had also continued to meet targets at busier times such as Christmas and Easter. He said that over the Easter weekend they received 1,200 calls on the Saturday.
Councillors heard that on a normal week day the service received between 200 and 300 calls a day while on Saturdays that increased to 700 to 800 and on Sundays 600 to 700.
Mr Stokes added that the partnership work which had been done by Kernow Health and RCHT had helped to increase the quality and efficiency of the service.
�We know that if we get this service right it would ease the pressure on the emergency departments at Treliske and Derriford,� he said.
He said that generally the service had seen an increase of 8.5% in the number of calls being handled since it start
'Furthermore, recent NHS strategy publications focused on the provision of integrated urgent care services have resulted in our pipeline of opportunities being significantly stronger than previously anticipated, confirming that our strategy is the optimal way forward to build market share.'
Today's RNS update
Wendy Lawrence, CEO of Totally plc, commented: "We remain fully committed and confident in our buy and build strategy which has resulted in the successful completion of four targeted acquisitions since 2016, taking the Group closer to its goal of becoming the leading provider of out-of-hospital care in the UK.
"Having built a strong portfolio of businesses across the healthcare sector, the Group continues to make substantial progress in line with previously announced targets. Furthermore, recent NHS strategy publications focused on the provision of integrated urgent care services have resulted in our pipeline of opportunities being significantly stronger than previously anticipated, confirming that our strategy is the optimal way forward to build market share.
"We continue to be highly targeted in our expansion approach in order to ensure we make the right investment decisions and ultimately deliver long-term value to our Shareholders. The Board firmly believes that the Company's shares represent an attractive investment opportunity and, for this reason, considers the option to undertake select purchases of shares to be a suitable method of returning surplus cash to Shareholders without compromising our current strategy."