Early Headlines: Mayweather Wins, Mess in Nigeria, No Cars with Drivers in Cities, Global Migrations, Nepal Death Toll Above 7,000 and More

May 3rd, 2015
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Early Bird Headlines 03 May 2015

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  • Floyd Mayweather Beats Manny Pacquiao (Huffington Post) Floyd Mayweather Jr. extended his undefeated record on Saturday, beating Manny Pacquiao in one of the most widely anticipated boxing matches of the decade. Statistically Mayweather had the advantage with 148 landed punches vs. 81 for Pacquino, but both fighters landed damaging blows and either might have gotten a KO or TKO victory with only a few more landed punches.
  • Urban Mobility System Upgrade: How shared self-driving cars could change city traffic (International Transport Forum) Hat tip to Roger Erickson. Self-driving vehicles could revolutionize travel within cities. TaxiBots combined with high-capacity public transport could remove 9 out of every 10 cars in a mid-sized European city. Even in the scenario that least reduces the number of cars (AutoBots without high-capacity public transport), nearly eight out of ten cars could be removed. So Uber drivers, are you ready for Uber bots? You can go stand in line with the buggy whip makers.






  • Crossing the Darién Gap: US-bound migrants marooned in Panama jungle (Al Jazeera) Global migration is becoming an ever larger wave. This latest story is about migrants from South America, Bangladesh, Nepal, Somalia, South Africa and elsewhere who are struggling to pass through the Darien Gap jungle in Panama, the one remaining unbuilt link in the Pan American Highway.



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