The leader of the motor industry professional body, the Institute of the Motor Industry, is calling on employers to consider increasing the starting salary for apprentices by more than 70% to compete with academic career paths. To offset arguments against raising pay on economic grounds, the IMI has produced evidence to show the motor industry can easily cope with a £2 per hour uplift in the starting salary for apprentices.
With Google maps being too slow for the average car, researchers have developed technology that allows a car to 'see' the road in high definition with what they claim to be 10-20 cm precision. The maps are using Lidar sensors which use a rapidly-spinning laser array to bounce light off the surrounding area and then measure its distance.
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