Thursday, May 31, 2012

California State Senate Approves Self-Driving or Autonomous Cars

Yes! The future is here self-driving cars have arrived. I remember in 2011 my cousin Michael Ealey owner of Streetwise Special Delivery Courier Service in Gilroy California, was driving from Gilroy to San Jose to do a pickup and delivery. He called me on the phone and said he was driving next to a self-driving car made by Google. Senators from the state of California voted 37-0 in support of the bill that would allow self-driving cars on the streets and highways as long as a licensed driver is aboard. Senator Alex Padilla said "Human error is the cause of almost every accident on the road today. If autonomous technology can reduce the number of accidents, and then we also reduce the number of injuries and fatalities on California's roads," sponsor of the bill, State Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), explained to the Los Angeles Times. "For me this is a matter of safety." These self-driving cars use radar, video cameras, lasers and a database of information collected from manually-driven cars to navigate and are meant to prevent accidents. I think this would be great, there should be no more accidents and no more traffic jams wouldn’t that be nice. All the handicapped people who have not been able to drive will finally get their chance. Would everyone go for the self-driving car? I don’t think so, because first of all the car will drive only the speed limit. We all know in this fast pace world people won’t like going the speed limit. What if there is some kind of electrical outage in the world? Like we see in the movies, what then? I would like to see how these cars drive, I probably would be nervous wanting to put my hands on the steering wheel. If the people of California passes Padilla's bill, SB 1298 and this bill is signed by Governor Jerry Brown it would go into effect in January 2013.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend Festivals

Memorial Day is the day of remembrance for all our fallen Veterans. Memorial Day weekend is the official kicks off for the beginning of summer barbecues and festivals. For all of you who would like to go somewhere and pay tribute here are a few places you can go on Monday.
  1. 10:30 a.m. - The 142nd San Francisco Memorial Day ceremony. The event begins with a parade of veterans. Guests include San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, members of the board of supervisors, Rep. Jackie Speier, d-San Mateo/San Francisco, Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, and others. Starts at Main Post parade ground, San Francisco Presidio, Montgomery Street and Sheridan Avenue; continues top the cemetery at 1 Lincoln Blvd.
  2. 11 a.m. St. Mary's cemetery, 4529 Howe St., Oakland
  3. 12 p.m. Holy Sepulcher cemetery, 26239 Mission Blvd., Hayward.
  4. 1 p.m. Memorial Day ceremony aboard the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier Museum. USS Hornet, 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3, Alameda.
  5. 1 p.m. Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Creek, will attend a Memorial Day ceremony at the Contra Costa County Veterans Monument. Contra Costa Boulevard and Boyd Road, Pleasant Hill.

This weekend for all of you who are staying in town. There are festivals right in your town, here are some.
  1. 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge at PIER 39 Sunday, May 27 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at PIER 39, San Francisco, CA
  1. The 34th Annual San Francisco Carnival Saturday, May 26 10:00a at Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA
  2. A Day in the Park Sunday, May 27 12:00p to 5:00p at St. James Park, San Jose, CA
  1. Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival Saturday, May 26 10:00a to 7:00p at Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, Morgan Hill, CA
Well these are some places you can take the family to. Remember to be safe on the Highways. For all your delivery needs Streetwise Special Delivery Inc. Courier Service Delivers to San Francisco, Morgan Hill, San Jose, Oakland, Alameda, Walnut Creek and other bay area cities.