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Inside Voyage’s plan to deliver a driverless future

In the autonomous vehicle space, startups have taken radically different strategies to building our AV future. Some companies like Waymo have driven all across different types of environments in order to rack up the datasets that they believe will be needed to effectively maneuver without a human driver.

That’s the opposite strategy of Voyage, where CEO and founder Oliver Cameron and his team have focused on driving safety in the incredibly constrained context of two retirement communities.

Our transportation editor Kirsten Korosec talked with the company and analyzes their approach in a new profile for Extra Crunch, and also drops some news about a partnership the company has brewing with a major automotive manufacturer.

Cameron, who shies away from discussing timelines, describes the company as inching toward driverless service.

Its self-driving software has now reached maturation in the communities it is testing in, and Voyage is now focusing on validation, according to Cameron.

Voyage has developed a few systems that will help push it closer to a commercial driverless service while maintaining safety, such as a collision mitigation system that it calls Rango, an internal nickname inspired by the 2011 computer-animated Western action-comedy about a chameleon.

This collision mitigation system is designed to be extremely fast-reacting, like a reptile — hence the Rango name. Rango, which has an independent power source and compute system and uses a different approach to perception than the main self-driving system, is designed to react quickly. If needed, it will engage the full force of the brakes.

Startup ads are taking over the subway

Public transit is just swimming in startup ads. From complete Brex takeovers of the San Francisco Caltrain station to the sleep puzzles posted by Casper across the New York City subway, startups have been taking advantage of this unique out-of-home advertising space. What’s the full story though? Our reporter Anthony Ha takes a look at how the subway ad market came to be in the past few years, and what the future holds for other marketers.

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YouTube Supervised Accounts limit access to content for teens

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This week the folks at YouTube revealed a new way to work with videos for kids and young adults. YouTube’s latest feature was made as “a new choice for parents who have decided their tweens and teens are ready to explore YouTube with a supervised account.” This feature will be launched first with a BETA mode, with a larger launch later this year.

This new system is different from YouTube Kids. Where YouTube Kids was designed and aimed at users below the age of 13, the rest of YouTube “always recommended that parents co-watch with their kids if they choose to watch YouTube.”

With the newest version of YouTube, parents will have three modes to choose from for their child. Explore, Explore more, and Most of YouTube will be available as “content settings” in YouTube.

Explore is aimed at children that’ve been using YouTube Kids but want to move beyond the basics. This setting restricts YouTube to “a broad range of videos generally suitable for viewers ages 9+.”

In the content setting “Explore More”, you’ll find content “generally suitable for viewers ages 13+.” This includes an “even larger set of videos” and “also live streams in the same categories as ‘Explore.’”

The “Most of YouTube” mode includes “almost all” of the video content on YouTube, except the age-restricted content. This also includes “sensitive topics that may only be appropriate for older teens.”

On the YouTube Blog right now, YouTube’s James Beser, Director of Product Management, Kids and Family, went into detail on the ways and reasons why this new system of control was created. As of yet, there is no release date for this new feature. Beser suggested that they are currently “building this new supervised experience” and still recommend parents use YouTube Kids for younger kids.

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Teenage Engineering teams with Nothing tech: It’s about to get weird

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If you were waiting for the Nothing technology company to team up with an interesting partner, wait no more. Today the Nothing company announced that they’d officially added Teenage Engineering to their list of Founding Partners. This is going to get weirder before it heads down the beaten path, of that you can be sure.

The Swedish-based Teenage Engineering made some interesting devices. They’ve made a whole bunch of stripped down barebones synthesizers, personal handheld video game machines, audio blasters, cables, display protectors, accessories – and some keychains for good measure. They’ve had their hand in quite a few interesting projects.

Jesper Kouthoofd is the owner of Teenage Engineering. Kouthoofd is a co-founder of a creative collective called Acne, aka the group that created Acne Studios (fashion!) Per the Nothing release, Teenage Engineering “have been developing highly acclaimed products for people who love sound, music, and design” for over ten years.

If you expected that Nothing would be a smartphone maker, and a smartphone maker alone, it seems safe to assume now that that’s not the half of it. They’ve partnered with a selection of very interesting people and companies in the short period they’ve existed, and they’ve raised $22 million USD without producing a single product.

Take a peek at the timeline below to learn more about Nothing and its founder Carl Pei, former co-founder of OnePlus. The company suggests that their mission is to “remove barriers between people and technology to create a seamless digital future.” There’ll be an “ecosystem” of devices that all work together – and we’re hoping that means they’ll be making something NEW, too – not just another brand making the same devices as everyone else, with different colors and finishes.

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Apple iMac 2021 leak tips return to colorful desktops, sans Jeff Goldblum

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A 2021 iMac was rumored today with a potential release in several colors. Much like our favorite Apple desktop campaign ever released with Jeff Goldblum, these desktop machines are rumored to be released in an array of colors. They won’t be as wild as those original iMacs, with their transparent backsides in purple, pink, and blue – they’ll be slightly more modern, if they prove to be viable and/or actually released.

The latest rumor suggests that current prototypes of the current (new) iMac are in testing in black, green, white, rose gold, and a light blue. These colors are very similar to the array of colors Apple currently has employed with the iPad Air.

Information was leaked by Jon Prosser, who also delivered the image above. These devices would likely be part of the array of devices that’ll be released in the second Apple event of the year here in 2021. As noted in a leak this January from Bloomberg, two iMac models will potentially be released this year to replace the 21.5- and 27-inch iMac models Apple currently has in stores.

It’s expected that the new iMac will have a far smaller bezel than is on the otherwise most current iMac. It’s suggested that the back of the iMac would be flat, rather than bowed, and that the look would be closer to that of the current Apple Pro Display XDR – likely without quite so many holes.

At the moment it does not appear that Jeff Goldblum has been tapped to take part in any sort of ad campaign for the new iMac. This is unfortunate. We’d love to see more of that strange energy summoned here for the year 2021.

Stay tuned as we get a better idea of when this next event will take place. Check the timeline below for more information on what Apple has coming up first.

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