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RTI: accelerate autonomous system development with Connext DDS

first_imgAutonomous vehicles are highly complex and dynamic systems – they must meet rigorous safety, security, interoperability and data processing requirements. With RTI Connext DDS, Real-Time Innovations provides the only standard-based framework to support autonomous vehicle development from research to production.RTI Connext DDS is used as the primary connectivity framework for in-car communications. It can meet the latency, throughput and scalability requirements of even the most demanding use cases, for example, scalable sensor fusion, using extensive QoS (Quality of Services) parameters, peer-to-peer connectivity, and efficient handling of large data. With no need for servers and brokers, and through its flexible, extensible data model, Connext DDS easily scales according to task, from simple lab applications to multiple teams working in a distributed environment, supporting the evolution of applications across domains and over time.To meet certification requirements for ISO 26262 ASIL-D, the functional automotive safety standard, RTI Connext DDS provides a pathway. Its run-time libraries provide developers with high-level publish/subscribe communication APIs that simplify application logic. It also eliminates the need for custom networking code and accompanying certification artifacts, avoiding years of effort and millions of dollars in cost.Connext DDS Secure offers the only fine-grained security standard appropriate for control applications and autonomous applications. Manufacturers can selectively apply need-based security policies, such as authentication, access control and encryption to specific use cases. This speeds up transactions and supports low-latency communication for autonomous vehicles by avoiding the need to apply one size fits all security.Connext DDS is a data-centric, interoperable framework that supports nearly 100 different platforms, including the most common systems used in autonomous system development. Code can be reused across vendor platforms. Extensible file types allow for the evolution of the system without breaking interoperability.It supports the use of DDS in both the Robotic Operating System (ROS2) and AUTOSAR Adaptive platform. Its layered databus architecture connects these and other systems together for optimized end-to-end data sharing without the need for customized coding.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous IBASE: 3x4K fanless digital signage player powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoCNext Axiomtek: Coffee Lake-based thin Mini-ITX motherboard targets computing-intensive marketslast_img read more

 

2015 Queensland Junior State Cup

first_imgA record 210 teams will take to the fields at Hervey Bay Sports Complex this weekend to compete in the 2015 Queensland Touch Football Junior State Cup. Teams across 10 divisions, from under 10’s through to under 18’s, will take part in the three day event, from Friday, 10 July through to Sunday, 12 July 2015. To keep up-to-date with all the latest news and information from the 2015 Queensland Junior State Cup, please visit the following website and social media pages:Website – www.qldtouch.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/qldtouch Twitter – www.twitter.com/queenslandtouchInstagram – www.instagram.com/qldtouch 2014 Queensland Junior State Cup results10’s BoysToowoomba White 3 defeated Gold Coast (A) 110’s GirlsGold Coast (A) 3 defeated BMTA Red 112’s BoysToowoomba White 3 defeated Palm Beach Blue 212’s GirlsBMTA Red 6 defeated Toowoomba White 214’s BoysGold Coast (A) 6 defeated BMTA Red 514’s GirlsGold Coast (1) 5 defeated BMTA Red 016’s BoysRockhampton 4 defeated Gold Coast (A) 316’s GirlsKawana 8 defeated BMTA 618’s BoysRedlands 5 defeated Rockhampton 318’s GirlsCaboolture 4 defeated Redlands 2Related Links2015 QLD JSClast_img read more

 

13 days agoKarim Benzema: Real Madrid gradually improving

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Karim Benzema: Real Madrid gradually improvingby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveKarim Benzema has been named the Mahou Cinco Estrellas winner for being Real Madrid’s Player of the Month.The striker has scored six goals in Los Blancos’ first 10 games of the season, of which he has played nine.”Receiving an award from the supporters is always different because it’s your fans and you play for them, so I feel very happy,” Benzema said.”I’m doing very well right now, like the whole team.”Gradually we are going to reach a very high level where we are able to win all of our matches.” last_img read more

 

9 days agoWhoops! Sheffield Utd forward Oli McBurnie caught with owl hoodie

first_imgWhoops! Sheffield Utd forward Oli McBurnie caught with owl hoodieby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United forward Oli McBurnie has deleted a picture of himself on social media wearing a Drake hoodie.The former Swansea striker uploaded the picture last night wearing a black hoodie with a huge owl across the front, reports The Star.The owl is the symbol of Candian rapper Drake’s ‘October’s Very Own’ (OVO) brand but bears a striking resemblance to Sheffield Wednesday’s badge. McBurnie was quick to delete the photo after both sets of fans were quick to make the unintentional connection between McBurnie’s hoodie and Sheffield Wednesday.Wednesday have been linked with the owl since 1912. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

 

Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019

first_imgLINCOLN, Neb. – The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline plans to start construction next year, after a U.S. State Department review ordered by a federal judge concluded that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could quickly be mitigated, a company spokesman said Monday.TransCanada spokesman Matthew John said the company remains committed to moving ahead with the project following years of reviews from federal and state regulators. The company has already started preparing pipe yards, transporting pipe and mowing parts of the project’s right-of-way in Montana and South Dakota, but TransCanada said in court documents it doesn’t plan start construction in Nebraska in the first half of 2019.The report issued Friday from the Trump administration’s State Department drew criticism from environmental groups, who say they’ll continue to fight the project they view as an environmental threat. “The Trump administration sees no problem with building the Keystone XL _ in other news, the grass is still green and the sky is still blue,” said Kelly Martin, a campaign director for the Sierra Club.The updated, 338-page report was released a little more than a month after a federal judge in Montana ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the pipeline’s proposed pathway after Nebraska state regulators changed the route.The original environmental impact study was issued in 2014 before Nebraska regulators approved a longer “mainline alternative” route that veered away from the company’s preferred pathway. President Donald Trump approved a federal permit for the project in March 2017, reversing former President Barack Obama’s decision to reject it amid concerns over greenhouse admissions.The report said the $8 billion, 1,184-mile pipeline would have a “negligible to moderate” environmental impact under its normal operations, and continuous monitoring and automatic shut-off valves would help company officials quickly identify a leak or rupture. Additionally, the report said TransCanada has a response plan in place that should mitigate the effects if it’s implemented quickly.“Prompt cleanup response would likely be capable of remediating the contaminated soil before the hazardous release reaches groundwater depth,” the report said.Environmentalists, Native American tribes and a coalition of landowners have prevented the company from moving ahead with construction. In addition to the federal lawsuit in Montana that seeks to halt the project, opponents have a pending lawsuit before the Nebraska Supreme Court. Oral arguments in the Nebraska case aren’t expected until next month. Critics of the project have raised concerns about spills that could contaminate groundwater and the property rights of affected landowners. In Nebraska, a major battleground for the project, opponents are trying to change the makeup of the Nebraska Public Service Commission in hopes of overturning its previous decision to approve an in-state route for the pipeline.The latest State Department report is a draft that must still face public review and comments, but federal officials say they expect to have the final draft ready by December. In court documents from the Montana lawsuit, TransCanada’s attorneys said they believe all the pending lawsuits will be resolved before construction begins.The pipeline would carry up to 830,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Canada through Montana and South Dakota to Steele City, Nebraska, where it would connect with the original Keystone pipeline that runs down to Texas Gulf Coast refineries. The State Department has noted that TransCanada has a lower overall spill rate than average in the pipeline industry.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

 

Zidane risks reputation to usher in new era at Real Madrid

first_imgMadrid: Zinedine Zidane stood for 29 minutes fielding questions but all of them really came down to two: Why now? And, what next? In a packed auditorium in the belly of the Santiago Bernabeu on Monday night, Raul and Roberto Carlos took their seats in the front row while journalists squeezed up against the walls, an hour and a half after the official announcement. Santiago Solari had been sacked as coach of Real Madrid and in his place Zidane would return, 284 days after he had left. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherOn May 31 last year, sitting next to the club’s president Florentino Perez, Zidane had said the team would not keep winning with him in charge. They failed to win without him, first under Julen Lopetegui, the sacked Spain coach, and then Solari, the interim-turned-permanent coach, who watched on as Madrid’s season went up in smoke in six days. Solari’s exit was inevitable but the idea any suitable replacement would take over for 11 La Liga games, with nothing to preside over except the aftermath of a crisis, seemed fanciful. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”When the president called me the first thing I thought was: go,” said Zidane. Which begs the question: what has changed? Rest may have refreshed motivation, particularly for Zidane, who said himself, “I have never been far away”. He has stayed in Madrid and attended a handful of matches, while three of his sons still play for the club at various levels. For him, the move back might have been less of a leap than it seems from the outside. Yet the greatest lure may be that the team has been failing. For the best coaches, and players, there is always self-belief, a sense that no problem is too big to solve. Zidane knew he would return with more authority than ever, far more even than after he had hoisted a third consecutive Champions League trophy. The suspicion then was that he was just a face, a popular manager to keep the ship steady while star players engineered their own success. As two coaches came and went, Zidane’s stock rose with every chance missed, every seat left empty and every point that Barcelona moved further away. “I returned because the president called me. I love him and I love this club,” he said. “We will change things, for sure, for the years to come.” Zidane could have waited until the summer but the job might not have been available. Jose Mourinho, speaking on his increasingly regular public appearances, seemed eager. Perez was under fire from all directions, from the fans, many of whom blamed the board more than Solari in the newspaper polls, and from the players, led by Sergio Ramos. “The problem is bad planning,” Ramos reportedly shot back during a heated argument with Perez following last week’s defeat to Ajax. A new coach could ease the pressure and one like Zidane, remove it almost completely. “We need to start working on a new glorious era,” said Perez. “That is why we welcome back Zinedine Zidane.” Zidane has three months to decide what needs changing. He arrives under no illusions. Madrid triumphed in Europe but in La Liga last season, Barcelona finished 17 points ahead. Now the gap is 12. “I don’t forget what we won but I also don’t forget the bad things we did all together last year,” he said. The temptation might be to discard a lot and spend even more, but the challenge for Zidane is to find the balance between reform and revolution. A fresh start could bring ousted players in from the cold while progress made by talented youngsters like Vinicius Junior, Sergio Reguilon and Marcos Llorente could quickly be lost. Ronaldo has gone and, while it was unavoidable the team would miss him, others have struggled to fill the void. Gareth Bale and Zidane were barely speaking during the second half of last season and Bale is understood to be less than enthused by the Frenchman’s return. A clean slate is possible but a parting appears more likely. will need to be made too on Marcelo and Isco, who have both endured torrid seasons, while Keylor Navas was once a favourite of Zidane’s, which could spell trouble for Thibaut Courtois. Luka Modric, heavily linked with a move to Italy last summer, may feel it is time for something new. Zidane’s biggest gain is Vinicius, who may not take play again this season as he recovers from an ankle injury, but whose emergence has been Madrid’s one shining light. The 18-year-old has flourished though on the left of a front three, which puts any move for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard in a sticky spot. Neymar or Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain will again be touted. “I would like them both,” Perez said playfully on Monday. For now though, Real face Celta Vigo on Saturday, with a squad reunited and spirits lifted. It is like Zidane has never been away.last_img read more

 

928 elephants died unnaturally since 2009 including 565 due to electrocution alone

first_imgNoida (UP): As many as 928 elephants have died since 2009 due to reasons like train accidents, poaching, or poisoning while electrocution alone caused over 60 per cent of these deaths, revealed a data obtained under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.Since 2009 till December 31, 2018, 565 elephants have died due to electrocution, according to the data by the Project Elephant Division of the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Another 151 elephants died to train accidents, while 150 were poached and killed, the ministry stated in a written response. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Poisoning too claimed the life of 62 elephants, the response added. Noida-based lawyer Ranjan Tomar had sought an year-wise data from the ministry on the number of elephants who have died due to various reasons since 2009. “The total budget outlay for financial year 2018-19 under centrally sponsored scheme ‘Project Elephant’ to protect elephants, their habitat and corridors, to address issues of non-elephant conflicts and welfare of captive elephants is Rs 30 crore, the RTI response stated. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHowever, the death figure of elephants due to poaching (150) differs from those of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB). The WCCB, responding to an RTI query from Tomar, had stated in January that 429 elephants have been poached and killed since 2008 in the country. Tomar, also a wildlife and rights activist, said the difference was probably because the Project Elephant figures are limited to reserves, while the WCCB data is for the entire country. Project Elephant (PE) was launched by the government in 1992.last_img read more

 

April fool robbers strike at DBG Road yet again

first_imgA robber fooled a woman on Thursday in Nabi Karim and allegedly stole her bag from an open window of a car while she and her friend were distracted by his accomplice. The concerned police station has registered an FIR in the case. The complainant, who had arrived in Delhi from Mauritius on business, was sitting in the passenger seat of her friend’s car and had stopped at a restaurant on Deshbandhu Gupta Road. While her friend was talking to the restaurant owner, the victim alleged that a man walked up to the car and picked up Rs 220 from the street, claiming it was hers. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder The robber made a run for it as the complainant’s friend was coming back. In the hubbub that followed, an accomplice simply snatched the victim’s bag, which was kept on the back seat of the car, from an open window and dashed. The bag contained Rs 18,000 in cash, the woman’s passport, visa, smartphone, ATM card, and other important documents. This is the second such robbery in Deshbandhu Gupta Road within the last five days. On April 1, three robbers used the same modus operandi to fool a car driver and dash with the owner’s bag which contained Rs 50 lakh in cash and other important documents. This case was also registered at the Nabi Karim police station. Both the robberies took place within 100m of each other on the same stretch of DBG road, according to details in the FIRs accessed by Millennium Post. Police said that they are investigating all possible angles in the aforementioned robberies. They added that they have not ruled out the possibility of the crime being committed by the same group of robbers.last_img read more

 

6 terrorists killed in 2 JK encounters

first_imgSrinagar: Six militants were killed on Thursday in encounters in with security forces in Shopian and Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir while a civilian and a soldier also lost their lives, police said.While three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists, a civilian and a soldier were killed in the encounter in Pulwama, three militants were eliminated during a gun battle with security forces in Shopian district, a police spokesman said. “On a credible input, a cordon and search operation was launched this morning by police and security forces at Delipora area in district Pulwama,” the spokesman said. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghHe said as the security forces were evacuating the target house, the hiding militants started firing indiscriminately. “One army jawan Sepoy Sandeep attained martyrdom and one civilian Rayees Dar also lost his life,” the spokesman said. In the retaliatory action, three terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved, he said. “They were identified as Naseer Pandith of Kareemabad Pulwama, Umar Mir of Shopian and Khalid from Pakistan,” he said. The spokesman said according to the police records, the slain militants were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM. They were wanted by law for their complicity in a series of terror crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities, he added. “Naseer Pandith had a long history of terror crime records before joining terrorist organization and several terror crime cases were registered against him for planning and executing terror attacks in the area after joining proscribed terror outfit JeM. He was also involved in the killing of a policeman Mohammad Yaqoob Shah of Pulwama in 2018 on the eve of Eid,” the spokesman said. Pandith was also involved in several weapon snatching incidents reported from the area, he said. He said Khalid, who was operating as a JeM commander, was involved in several terror attacks on security establishments and civilian atrocities in the area. Incriminating material including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter.last_img read more

Tristan Thompson Isnt Worth Anywhere Near 94 Million

CARMELO looks at a player’s closest historical comparables to get a sense of how he will develop going forward, and it doesn’t see Thompson being anything more than an average player over the next few years.For instance, Thompson’s wins above replacement (WAR) projection over the next five years (9.1 WAR) ranks 114th among NBA players for whom we have a projection. At the league’s going rate per win (which adjusts for the coming salary-cap spike), that amount of WAR is worth a mere $36.1 million, a far (far!) cry from the $80 million that Cleveland offered — and Thompson rejected — for the same span of seasons. CARMELO also thinks Thompson’s next three years will be worth only $23.4 million, less than half of the $53 million he was seeking for the same term.With practically no leverage, Thompson will probably return to the Cavs sooner rather than later, and at a lower price than he’d previously been offered. But according to CARMELO, any cost higher than about $7.5 million per season will be too much for his services. Thompson isn’t a bad player, but he is a deeply average one — and was never worth even half the maximum contract he was seeking this summer.Read more:NBA player projections2015-16 NBA Previews After losing the NBA Finals in June, the Cleveland Cavaliers had to quickly turn their attention away from the court and toward their bank account. LeBron James was a free agent! (He re-signed with Cleveland for two years and $47 million.) Ditto Kevin Love! (He re-upped for five years and $110 million.) Not to mention Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith, James Jones and finals folk hero Matthew Dellavedova, all of whom were brought back by the Cavs over the summer.But amid all the returnees was a glaring absence: power forward Tristan Thompson.Thompson, who made a name for himself during the Cavs’ playoff run with a solid performance in place of the injured Love, has turned down Cleveland’s contract offers all year long. He reportedly declined a four-year, $52 million extension in January and an offer of five years and $80 million this summer, supposedly because he wanted the league maximum of five years and $94 million. (He would later reportedly request — and be denied — a three-year, $53 million deal.) And despite threats that he’d accept Cleveland’s one-year qualifying offer of $6.8 million in order to become an unrestricted free agent next summer, Thompson eventually turned that down, too. Now Thompson is officially holding out, refusing to play until he gets a new contract.1On Thursday, collective bargaining agreement expert Larry Coon said he suspects that the Cavs have pulled their $80 million offer, further reducing Thompson’s options.You can appreciate Thompson’s dilemma. He became a free agent the summer before huge increases will reshape the NBA’s salary cap and maximum salary, thanks to the league’s gargantuan new TV contract. If Thompson takes the Cavs’ offers now, he’ll potentially be leaving a lot of money on the table, compared with what his peers will make starting next year. His holdout is the last resort in an attempt to inject what little leverage he can into his current situation.But all this talk kind of ignores the elephant in the room when it comes to Thompson: He isn’t all that good. Or at least, that’s the opinion of CARMELO, our new player-projection system. read more