New ‘smart’ traffic lights will automatically detect pedestrians and wait for slower people to cross

Death of the pelican crossing? New ‘smart’ traffic lights will automatically detect pedestrians and wait for slower people to cross the road using cameras and artificial intelligence Now Wireless developed technology so councils can programme traffic lights   Artificial intelligence will be able to detect a pedestrian from 15 metres away   System takes images from wide-angled … Read more

New plans could see credit balances automatically returned to customers

Energy firms could be forced to automatically repay customers their credit balances and limit what they can keep with BILLIONS held by them Ofgem is consulting on new proposals that could save £1.45bn in total  It may limit the amount of customer credit balances suppliers can hold Experts have welcomed the news, saying it would be … Read more

Netflix’s mobile ‘Downloads for You’ feature automatically saves shows it thinks you might like 

Netflix is making it easier for subscribers to watch content offline with a new feature that automatically downloads TV shows and movies they might like. Available worldwide on Android, the ‘Downloads For You’ feature pulls in content based on your preferences and viewing history.  To enable Downloads for You, subscribers must go to the Downloads … Read more

Cars and lorries ‘automatically be at fault for accidents with cyclists’ due to sweeping changes

New Highway Code ‘pins blame on drivers’: Cars and lorries ‘will automatically be at fault for accidents with cyclists’ due to sweeping changes Government rewriting official guide to give cyclists more protection on the road   ‘Hierarchy of users’ guideline says pedestrians and cyclists will have right of way  Another change would grant cyclists the right … Read more

Black people are not automatically victims and white people not oppressors says Kemi Badeno

Teaching pupils about ‘white privilege and their inherited racial guilt’ will see a ‘dangerous trend in race relations’, the women and equalities minister has warned.    Speaking in the Commons debate on Black History Month, Kemi Badenoch called out ‘the teaching of contested political ideas as if they are accepted facts’ and ‘an ideology that sees my … Read more

Hybrid BMWs can automatically switch to full electric mode in low emission zones

Clever tech: Hybrid BMWs will be able to detect when they’re entering a low emission zone and turn off their combustion engines Smart hybrid cars that automatically switch off their engines to run purely on electric power when they enter city clean-air zones have been launched in Britain by German car giant BMW. In a … Read more