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Big Rigs, electric and otherwise

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Yesterday, we touched on the new tractors that Tesla is developing.  The Tesla Semi incorporates what they call “Enhanced Autopilot” – the same sort of stuff that exists in Tesla cars.   This means the rig is loaded with cameras and radar- and those devices let it determine what is the traffic flow, how to safely change lanes- and, most importantly, how to pull over into a controlled sop should the driver fall asleep or become incapacitated (via a heart attack or something similar.)

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Big Rigs a-comin’, comin’ down the road…

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I have always had an enamored view of truck-drivers. Since I was a little boy. Back then, there really were no interstate highways. And, my family would travel the roads (yes, late at night- that’s how I learned that was the best time to travel). And, when we wanted to pass a slow-moving truck, my dad would double-flash his brights (bright lights) to inform the vehicle of our attempt. And, when we were in front of the truck, ready to return to our lane, the truck driver would double-beam my dad, letting him know that he was absolutely clear of the vehicle.

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Up and ADAMM?

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Last Friday, we found out that we still don’t have the genetic cause of asthma defined.  But, the condition itself- that we know a lot about.  After all, with some 44000 asthma attacks- EACH AND EVERY DAY in the US alone, it’s pretty clear someone ought to know what’s going on.

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