Showing posts from October 17, 2017

Toyota Commits $1billion To Produce Sefie Cars

Toyota is set to test self-driving cars for 2020. The 'selfie' cars are to use artificial intelligence (AI) to engage drivers. It will start off conversation with drivers in order to establish user's performances, habits and emotions through deep lesrning, the company says.

"By using AI technology  we want to expand and enhance the driving experience, making cars the object of affection again," says Makoto Okabe General Manager, Toyota's EV business planning division.

Meeting stiff competition fro rival automakers and tech companies to produce self driving, intelligent cars, Toyota has committed $1billion through 2020 to develope advanced automated driving and AI technology.

According to sources the electric car would use the Concept-i model battery. The Concept-i battery will have a cruising range of 300km (180m) on a single charge and will be able to estimate the emotions and alertness of drivers by reading their expressions, actions and tone of voice.


Ex NIMASA DG Akpobolokemi Pleads Not Guilty.

....Akpobolokemi Calls For No Case-Submission.

The lingering N2.6b fraud case filed against the former Director General of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Patrick Akpobolokemi by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reached a no case-submission.

The no case-submission as filed at the Federal High Court by the defence counsel is as a result of Mr. Akpobolokemi's arraignment by the EFCC for allegedly diverting N2.6b from NIMASA coffers between 20th Dec. 2013 and May 2015. The crime watchdog claims the sum was approved by the former President Goodluck Jonathan for a security project.

The accused who pleaded not guilty to a 22 count charge had the prosecution reopening the case. A total of 12 witnesses with 77 exhibits were tendered in a move to establish the case.

According to source, after the prosecution closed its case the defence counsel filed a no case-submission contending that the opposition failed to establish a prima facie c…