Oleg Zabluda's blog
Friday, July 28, 2017
 
Crewless electric cargo ships may be on the horizon in Norway
Crewless electric cargo ships may be on the horizon in Norway
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/07/crewless-electric-cargo-ships-may-be-on-the-horizon-in-norway/

Diesel subs also run on batteries.

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there's an already-running (2 years) electric car ferry in Norway. 900kW engines, 1MWh battery on the ship.

An even larger project is in progress, for one of the world's busiest ferry routes across the ├śresund between Elsinore, Denmark and Helsingborg, Sweden. Each boat will have >4MWh of batteries, and will recharge with 1200KWh on every trip (in <10min)
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https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/07/crewless-electric-cargo-ships-may-be-on-the-horizon-in-norway/?comments=1&post=33695371
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/07/crewless-electric-cargo-ships-may-be-on-the-horizon-in-norway/

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Next Leap for Robots: Picking Out and Boxing Your Online Order
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U.S. e-commerce revenues hit $390 billion last year, [... ] U.S. warehouses added 262,000 jobs over the past five years, with nearly 950,000 people working in the sector, [...] Labor shortages are becoming more common, particularly during the holiday rush, and wages are climbing. [...] Picking is the biggest labor cost in most e-commerce distribution centers, and among the least automated. Swapping in robots could cut the labor cost of fulfilling online orders by a fifth,
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/next-leap-for-robots-picking-out-and-boxing-your-online-order-1500807601
https://www.wsj.com/articles/next-leap-for-robots-picking-out-and-boxing-your-online-order-1500807601

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All told, the Treasury Department reported that the program cost taxpayers $79.7 billion, of which $70.4 billion was recovered. Under that estimate, the program lost about $9.3 billion. In April, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the program would end up costing about $14 billion.
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http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jan/22/barack-obama/obama-says-automakers-have-paid-back-all-loans-it-/

General Motors, Crysler, bailout of the auto industry
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jan/22/barack-obama/obama-says-automakers-have-paid-back-all-loans-it-/

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