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VW poaches Apple exec Alexander Hitzinger for its selfdriving car program

first_img Share your voice reading • VW poaches Apple exec Alexander Hitzinger for its self-driving car program See All 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Meet the VW I.D. Vizzion concept: Steering wheel not included Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Post a comment 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tags Apple More From Roadshowcenter_img 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Car Industry Auto Tech Volkswagen Enlarge ImageAlex Hitzinger is making the jump back to the Volkswagen group after a stint at Apple’s Project Titan. Hoch Zwei/Getty Images The folks over at Volkswagen have been headhunting lately and their latest catch is former Apple exec Alexander Hitzinger. He’s slated to head up technical development for Volkswagen’s commercial vehicles division as well as its self-driving car and mobility-as-a-service programs, according to a report published Wednesday by Reuters.Hitzinger is no stranger to things at the Volkswagen group having previously done a stint at Porsche as technical director of its LMP1 prototype racing program. He’s also worked in Formula 1 with Red Bull Racing. His position at Apple saw him working on its Project Titan self-driving car program.Volkswagen’s acquisition of Hitzinger is a sign that the German giant is working to keep up with the more agile self-driving car startups from Silicon Valley. The company has been throwing its considerable resources — to the tune of $50 billion — at electric and autonomous vehicles since it was outed for diesel emissions cheating.Volkswagen has debuted a number of electric and autonomous concept vehicles over the past year including I.D. Crozz and I.D. Vizzion. It’s also working on a low-cost electric hatchback that it says will retail for under $23,000, though this may not come to the US. Porsche Volkswagen Apple • Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? 52 Photos 0last_img read more

Infosys Q4 results Profit falls 28

first_imgInfosys Q4 resultsREUTERS/Abhishek N. ChinnappaIndia’s second largest IT firm Infosys reported a 28 percent sequential fall in net profit to Rs 3,690 crore in the fourth-quarter results (ended on March 31) Friday.Infosys had reported a net profit of Rs 5,129 crore in the December quarter last year and Rs 3,603 crore in the same quarter in 2016. This is the first quarterly result of the firm announced under the new chief executive officer Salil Parekh. He replaced UB Pravin Rao in January this year.The tech major posted 28 percent decline in net profit when compared to the net profit of Rs 5,129 crore posted in December quarter. However, its net profit rose to Rs 3,690 crore in the three months ended March 31, from Rs 3,603 crore in the same period last year.  “I am pleased with our healthy revenue growth, profitability, and cash generation in Q4. Our robust performance is a reflection of the strong impact we have with our clients and the dedication of our employees. ‘Navigating Your Next’ is our aspiration of how we will partner with each one of our clients,” said Salil Parekh, CEO said in the company statement.”We will execute our strategy around the four pillars of Scaling our Agile Digital business which is today US$2.79 billion in revenue, Energizing our client’s Core technology landscape via AI and automation, Re-skilling our employees, and Expanding our localization in markets such as US, Europe, and Australia,” he added.Ahead of the declaration of Q4 results, shares of the company were trading in the green. It was up 0.50 percent in the stock market. Also, Infosys stocks were among the most actively traded stocks on the Nifty including TCS, followed by State Bank of India, Infosys, Reliance Industries and ICICI Bank.The Infosys shares opened Friday at Rs 1,174.50 against the previous close of Rs 1,162.25, the stock further gained 1.35 percent to Rs 1,177.95 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).On the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the stock went up by 1.33 percent to Rs 1,178.15.Earlier analysts predicted that with improving economic outlook in key markets like the US and higher adoption of outsourcing in Europe and digital services gaining scale the fiscal year 2018-19 looks better for Indian IT companies.last_img read more

Ambulances Treat Asthma Attacks In Houston School Zones Costing Millions

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X HISD elementary schools without a full time nurse have higher rates of asthma attacks, according to a new study from Rice University.Almost every other day, an emergency ambulance rushes to a Houston school zone to treat a child suffering an asthma attack that’s gone out of control.That’s according to a new study from Rice University. The lead researcher spotted another trend from 10 years’ worth of data.“One difference that comes out is a higher percentage of those schools do not have a nurse,” said Loren Raun, an assistant research professor at Rice and the chief environmental science officer for the city of Houston.Not all elementary schools in HISD have a full-time nurse. IN 2013, nursing students from Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing taught pre-K students about nutrition and digestion at Whidby Elementary School.Raun said that those ambulances go to certain school zones more than others: more areas on the east side of town, more elementary schools and more places with poverty. Black children made up the largest percentage of ambulance-treated asthma cases, followed by Hispanic students.Raud added that using ambulances to treat asthma adds up to millions of dollars, with each trip to the hospital costing about $10,000.“And that doesn’t include the cost for a lost day of work for the caregiver who has to be home to take care of the child. And it doesn’t take into account lost school days and so that’s an underestimated cost,” she said.Those lost school days cost students with asthma, who can fall behind in school. 00:00 /01:06 Share Listenlast_img read more