Texas gymnastics coach arrested, accused of child sex abuse

first_imgCrawley, a former assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma, had been wanted for the continuous sexual abuse of a child, along with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.“The thing was, he was a great coach,” the mother of a victim told TV station WFAA. “And he used that. He’s a very sick man.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Court records showed the three victims accused Crawley of touching their genitalia, including one who said the coach touched her while he helped her stretch. That victim also reported the coach would make “inappropriate remarks,” commenting that he would want to snuggle or sleep with her, according to an affidavit. She also told authorities Crawley said he wanted to get married and that she was his girlfriend, the affidavit stated.Another victim reported Crawley had inappropriately touched her multiple times and would call her back to his office while other girls were conditioning, according to an affidavit. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In Michigan earlier this year, Nassar was sentenced to decades in prison after hundreds of girls and women accused him of molesting them. /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ A series of unfortunate routs This undated photo provided by the Hamilton County Jail in Noblesville, Ind., shows Skipper Glenn Crawley. Crawley a Texas gymnastics coach was arrested in Indiana on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, after being accused of sexually assaulting three girls at a Fort Worth gym. Crawley is accused of sexually assaulting three girls at Sokol gymnastics in Fort Worth and was taken into custody after authorities executed a warrant at an Indianapolis residence, according to Fort Worth police. He was being held at an Indiana jail pending extradition. (Hamilton County Jail via AP)DALLAS (AP) — An elite Texas gymnastics coach was arrested in Indiana after being accused of sexually assaulting three girls at a Fort Worth gym, police said Thursday.Skipper Glenn Crawley, described as an elite-level team gymnastics coach, is accused of sexually assaulting the victims at Sokol gymnastics in Fort Worth, police said. Authorities arrested him on Wednesday after executing a warrant at an Indianapolis residence. He is being held at an Indiana jail, pending extradition.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Court records said police were notified of the sexual assaults in April.Russell Prince, an attorney for the board that runs the gym, said Crawley was suspended from the gym this spring. The same day the gym’s general manager received word of an allegation, Crawley was pulled from the gym floor, made aware of the allegation and escorted out of the building, according to Prince.“The gym is behaving as if the allegations are true,” he said, noting that the general manager also contacted police. Prince described Crawley as a high-level team gymnastics coach, and said the coach was not fleeing authorities in Indiana but was there on a planned visit.The arrest comes weeks after Texas prosecutors filed sexual assault charges against former sports doctor Larry Nassar and a trainer who worked at his side, broadening the worst abuse scandal in U.S. sports history beyond Michigan.Nassar was charged with sexually assaulting six minors in Walker County, Texas, where U.S. Olympic gymnastics coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi had a ranch that was used as a training site for Olympians.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

Minister of Education lacks elementary and basic training in primary school statistics

first_imgDear Editor,I refer to a Stabroek News article captioned “Parliament committee flags a large number of Haitians…unaccounted for” that was published on June 14, 2018. I would like to specifically address the comments attributed to the Minister of Education, Ms. Nicolette Henry. She is quoted as saying, “Why emphasis was being placed on the number of Haitians not departing Guyana, since if an analysis of the figures from a percentage perspective was conducted, then it would show a 30% non-departure rate for persons from Bangladesh. “Why not the Bangladeshis?”It is extremely disturbing that the Minister of Education lacks elementary and basic training in primary school statistics, which advises on the concept of absolute change vs. relative change. Absolute change refers to the difference between two indicators (2016 vs. 2017, arrivals vs. departure, in a particular period, and so on). Relative change expresses the absolute change as a percentage of the value of the indicators in the earlier period (absolute change between 2016 and 2017 as a percentage of the 2016 values).If we are to use Ms. Henry’s logic that 30% of the Bangladeshis did not leave Guyana in 2017, then she must be professional enough to tell the full truth around this 30%, because it translates to 11 Bangladeshis. If one compares those 11 Bangladeshis who made themselves into illegal aliens in Guyana in 2017 to the other nationalities, the picture is very different from the image Ms. Henry is trying to paint.Some 7,255 Cubans and 3,224 Haitians overstayed their time in Guyana in 2017, compared to these 11 Bangladeshis; so why is her focus on these 11 persons? Of the 12,585 illegal aliens from the records who are domiciled in Guyana in 2017, 83% of them, or 10,479 persons, are Cubans and Haitians. But Ms. Henry chooses to sensationalise the status of 11 Bangladeshis as she presumably plays to the gallery quite unintelligently.Sincerely,Sase Singh, M.Sc. –Finance, ACCAlast_img read more

Good, bad and ugly for African footballers in Europe

first_img0Shares0000Aubameyang has been linked with a move to Arsenal © AFP/File / John MACDOUGALLPARIS, France, Jan 29 – African stars were involved in the good, bad and ugly across the major leagues of Europe at the weekend.Naturalised Malian Fousseni Diabate bagged a brace on his debut for Leicester in a 5-1 FA Cup rout of lower league Peterborough. Want-away Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Gabon was booed by Borussia Dortmund fans as he performed poorly on his Bundesliga recall.Democratic Republic of Congo and West Ham defender Arthur Masuaku was hit with a six-match ban after spitting at an opponent in a shock 2-0 cup defeat by Wigan.ENGLANDARTHUR MASUAKU (West Ham)Masuaku has yet to make his international debut for DR Congo © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFIt is questionable how much longer the left-back will be at the club after being sent off and receiving a six-match ban for spitting in their 2-0 defeat by third-tier Wigan.The 24-year-old France-born defender-cum-midfielder — who has opted to play for the Democratic Republic of Congo despite being capped at age-limit level by France — was described as “despicable” by Hammers manager David Moyes after spitting at Nick Powell.FOUSSENI DIABATE (Leicester)Diabate, 22, made an immediate impact for his new club after signing from second-tier French outfit Gazelec Ajaccio this month.The France-born Mali under-23 international grabbed a double in their 5-1 dismantling of third-tier Peterborough on his debut.KELECHI IHEANACHO (Leicester)The Nigerian international finally made an impression after failing to catch the eye since his move from Manchester City last August.A superb double — the second an excellent volley — may have given the 21-year-old the confidence boost he needed as there is no question of his talent.MOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool)Found himself an unwitting participant in one of the several prolonged video assistant referee (VAR) incidents that overshadowed the Reds’ 3-2 home defeat by West Brom.The Egyptian forward went down under slight contact from Jake Livermore and, after prolonged VAR study, referee Craig Pawson awarded a penalty.Following a delay of more than three minutes, Roberto Firmino’s spot-kick thundered off the crossbar and bounced clear.The focus on VAR obscured the fact that when Salah pounced to give Liverpool hope of a draw 12 minutes from time, it was his 25th goal in just 32 appearances for the Merseysiders.WILFRED NDIDI (Leicester)Iheanacho’s international team-mate produced a solid display after coming on as a 64th-minute substitute and the 21-year-old midfielder was rewarded with a goal right at the end.SPAINTHOMAS PARTEY (Atletico Madrid)Partey has scored three league goals this season © AFP/File / OSCAR DEL POZOThe Ghanaian international is enjoying his best season in an Atletico Madrid shirt and the 24-year-old capped a fine second-half display from Diego Simeone’s side by tapping in the third in a 3-0 beating of lowly Las Palmas.Partey has become a fixture in the Atletico first team this season after coming through the youth system, and the goal was his fifth in all competitions.ITALYIBRAHIMA MBAYE (Bologna)Senegalese defender Mbaye accidently turned the ball into his own net after failing to clear off the line to gift Napoli an equaliser after Bologna had taken the lead. Bologna lost 3-1 to stay 12th with Napoli going back to the top of Serie A.JOEL OBI/MBAYE NIANG (Torino)Nigeria’s Obi and Senegal’s Niang scored in the first half as Torino eased past 10-man bottom club Benevento 3-0.Forward Niang scored his third league goal of the season on 40 minutes with midfielder Obi sealing the win just before the break.KWADWO ASAMOAH (Juventus)Ghana midfielder Asamoah was at the centre of the action in the champions’ 2-0 win over nine-man Chievo, whose Samuel Bastien was sent off on 36 minutes after two yellow cards in just two minutes, both for fouling Asamoah.Coach Massimiliano Allegri substituted the Ghanaian after he was yellow-carded.GERMANYPIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG (Borussia Dortmund)The want-away Gabon striker was booed by home fans each time he touched the ball in a poor display as Dortmund laboured to a 2-2 draw with Freiburg.Aubameyang returned to the starting line-up after being dropped for the last two games amid speculation of a move to Arsenal. He headed over with his only goal attempt.AMINE HARIT (Schalke 04)The Morocco midfielder claimed his third goal of the season by slotting home a first-half penalty in Schalke’s 2-0 win at VfB Stuttgart.Harit drilled home a 19th-minute spot-kick after Bayern Munich-bound midfielder Leon Goretzka was fouled.KEVIN-PRINCE BOATENG (Eintracht Frankfurt)The Ghana midfielder nudged home Timothy Chandler’s cross from close range to give Frankfurt the lead in a 2-0 win at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach. It was his fourth league goal this season.FRANCEKEITA BALDE (Monaco)Balde dinked the ball over Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda to give Monaco an early lead © AFP / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATSenegal international Balde struck in only the fourth minute for Monaco in their 2-2 draw with fellow Champions League hopefuls Marseille with a cool finish after latching onto a loose ball outside the area.It was the 22-year-old’s sixth league goal for the French champions since joining from Lazio in the close season, as he looks to secure a place in Aliou Cisse’s Senegal World Cup squad.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Northern B.C. dog trainers receive BC SPCA’s AnimalKind accreditation

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -The BC SPCA’s list of AnimalKind accredited dog trainers has grown by two companies serving northern B.C.Sit Pretty Pet Services offers classes in Prince George, Fort St. John and online. “As one of the first AnimalKind accredited trainers in northern B.C., I am confident and eager to show the world that there is a better way to train your dog that does not involve punitive training techniques,” says Sit Pretty Pet Services owner and head trainer Vanessa Charbonneau.“Using positive reinforcement training techniques, we can teach our dog, big or small, how to behave in any given scenario. By eliminating the use of fear and pain during training we can develop a close, trusting relationship with our dog,” said Charbonneau.- Advertisement -The BC SPCA launched this innovative program to accredit dog-training businesses in British Columbia in January 2019. The AnimalKind program sets out science-based training standards to ensure humane treatment for dogs and peace of mind for their owners. There are now 17 AnimalKind accredited trainers in B.C.Cassie Young Dog Training serves Prince George and offers humane dog training services, including classes in the popular new canine sport of scent work. “Due to the ever-growing requests for services, I feel strongly that the north is ready for a positive way to interact with their dogs. I am committed to using positive, reward-based training methods which are kind and gentle, force-free and evidence-based,” says the owner and head trainer Cassie Young.“It’s wonderful to have AnimalKind trainers available as a resource for dog guardians in the community and to promote a culture of humane dog training in the region,” says Alex Schare, animal centre services manager, BC SPCA North Cariboo District Branch.Advertisement Dr. Sara Dubois, chief scientific officer for the BC SPCA, says they receive hundreds of calls every year from dog guardians seeking guidance on how to find a good dog trainer. “The dog training industry is unregulated. Many trainers say they are using humane methods, but until now we’ve had no way to assess this or to make a referral,” says Dr. Dubois. “The goal of AnimalKind is to create a community of animal-related businesses that are committed to using science-based, humane standards, and to help consumers find companies that support good animal welfare.”Dr. Karen van Haaften, the BC SPCA’s senior manager of behaviour and welfare and a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviourists, says scientific research across North American and Europe unequivocally supports the use of reward-based training. “Reward-based training is not only effective, but it protects the physical and emotional health of your pet and the special bond that you share. We hope the AnimalKind accreditation program will be a resource to help dog owners find the right trainer for their dog.”To view Sitting Pretty Services; CLICK HERE To view more on AnimalKind accreditation; CLICK HEREAdvertisementlast_img read more

DONEGAL CHINESE RESTAURANT FORCED TO CLOSE FOR HYGIENE BREACHES

first_imgHEALTH experts closed a Chinese restaurant in the county on health grounds last month, donegaldaily.com can reveal.The Willow Tree Chinese in Main Street in Moville was ordered to shut, said the Food Safety Authority.Prof Alan Reilly, Chief Executive, FSAI, said it was disappointing to see the number of enforcement orders served in August double the numbers that were served on food businesses for July. Said Prof Reilly: “Most food businesses are committed to high standards for the health of their customers and the good of their business.  However, we urge food businesses to make sure that there is a food safety management system in place and that it is consulted on a regular basis and updated where necessary.“The onus is on each individual food business to ensure that all staff handling and preparing food are up to date on best safety and hygiene practices.  It is a legal requirement that all staff handling food are supervised and/or trained in food hygiene commensurate with their responsibilities.  If any food business operator is unsure of what is required of them by law, they can contact our advice line (1890 336677), visit our facebook page or indeed visit our website www.fsai.ie,” Prof Reilly states.Closure Orders and Improvement Orders will remain listed on the website for a period of three months from the date of when a premises is adjudged to have corrected its food safety issue, with Prohibition Orders being listed for a period of one month.However, he urged food businesses to make sure that there is a food safety management system in place and that it is consulted on a regular basis and updated where necessary. All the businesses closed were: The Willow Tree Chinese Takeaway, Main Street, Moville, Co Donegal; The Oscar Taylor Restaurant, Island View Hotel, Coast Road, Malahide, Co Dublin; Macaris, Main Street, Bray , Co Wicklow; Bombay Spice, South Circular Road, Dublin; and Arklow Kebab House, Lower Main Street, Arklow, Co Wicklow.DONEGAL CHINESE RESTAURANT FORCED TO CLOSE FOR HYGIENE BREACHES was last modified: September 9th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:movillelast_img read more

How Warriors’ Jonas Jerebko thrived in an unexpected role in win vs. T-Wolves

first_img“We’ve talked. He’s … Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!MINNEAPOLIS – The situation prompted Warriors coach Steve Kerr to have some empathy.First, Jonas Jerebko had a reduced role once DeMarcus Cousins returned from a left Achilles tendon almost two months ago. Then, Jerebko sat entirely when the Warriors welcomed Andrew Bogut to account for Cousins’ recently sore right ankle.last_img read more

Standing ovation for Madiba

first_img19 July 2011Nelson Mandela was honoured with a standing ovation by 20 000 South Africans gathered at Giyani stadium in Limpopo province to celebrate his 93rd birthday on Monday.The crowd rose to their feet and started singing: “Nelson Mandela, Nelson Mandela, ha hona ya tshwanang le wena” (Nelson Mandela there is no one like you).Addressing the Mandela Day celebration, Premier Cassel Mathale described Mandela as one of the pillars of the country’s liberation struggle.“We are gathered here to celebrate the tall giant of our freedom, and we are not alone,” Mathale said. “We are also joined by billions around the world. But to us as South Africans, this day means a lot because we’ve produced Mandela.”Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile said: “We are gathered to celebrate the birthday of a South African icon, a living legend, father and grandfather, freedom-fighter and a great son of the soil, the first president of a democratic South Africa and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient.”In today’s environment, Mashatile said, the word “change” should be used to drive the fight against injustice, especially in the context of achieving the Millennium Development Goals – which seek to create a more equal global society.This change, said Mashatile, should encompass an inclusive global economy and support for initiatives to tackle climate change and HIV/Aids.The minister encouraged South Africans to take action in improving the lives of communities who needed a helping hand.“Through this public gathering, we hope to encourage all sectors of South African society to give at least 67 minutes of their time doing something good for others.“We need to ensure that the significance of Mandela Day is understood, cultivated, inculcated and nurtured in the minds and imaginations of the present generation.”Mashatile also emphasized the need to use Mandela Day as a vehicle to foster social cohesion, nation building, economic development and inclusive citizenship.“We need to use this day to promote an inclusive national identity and to encourage unity in diversity among all sectors of the South African society and a culture of tolerance among our people.“We need to create awareness through educational programmes, dialogues and public engagements on the importance of Nelson Mandela Day; to raise awareness, build a caring nation and illustrate the importance of Nelson Mandela Day to the youth, the ‘born free’ generations and the public at large.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – June 1

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Another round of moisture lifts into Ohio today, and we look to have some good coverage of moisture.  A strong batch of showers and thunderstorms moved out of the central plains into Missouri yesterday. This action has continued to move east and will be tracking across the state today. We can add another .25-.5” over 70% of the state. The map is a snapshot of action at midday today. We should see this action moving off to the east by tonight, but likely still wake up to some clouds over far eastern Ohio and western PB tomorrow morning, while the rest of the state sees sun work through the clouds.Our next front remains on track to arrive Saturday night and spread moisture over the state through Sunday. Rain totals will be from a .1” to 1.0” over roughly 80% of the state. The best chances of the upper end of the raining range will be in NE Ohio, where thunderstorms can develop Sunday afternoon and evening, and where we can’t rule out a bit of severe weather potential either.We are dry for, Monday, Wednesday and Friday of next week. Temps will be normal to above normal and we should see good sunshine, drying and field work conditions. Tuesday, we have showers sliding down into the northern third of Ohio, coming out of MI and southern Ontario. The action will be up to .3” with coverage at 80% of the area from US 30 northward. The rest of the state will stay dry and will actually see decent sun. Thursday starts with some sun, but we can’t rule out a few scattered showers working over the state. Coverage will likely be under 30%, but we can see a few hundredths to a tenth in those areas. The places that stay rain free should see partial sun and decent drying. Next weekend will be interesting. Models still want to bring in a front for Saturday but have been struggling to come up with a good moisture source for the system. Right now, we will keep the door open to some scattered shower and thunderstorm action, but we want to see better moisture flow up from the south before we get too excited.For the extended period, we are going to go a little drier. The flow pattern is more west, which does not allow for good moisture support off the Gulf during the period. However, we still can see good heat-based pop up action from time to time. The GFS model is trying to bring another tropical system up the western FL coast around days 13-15, but this model overplays these kinds of features. No other models are even giving hints of this kind of set up. It bears watching, but the American model does really ramp up moisture around mid-month as the remains move into the eastern corn belt. We think this has a very low chance of happening, and we are staying drier this morning.last_img read more

New XML Standard for Super-Fast, Lightweight Applications Announced by W3C

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Data Services#Internet of Things#news#NYT#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting From embedded sensors to high-frequency stock trading to everyday mobile Web applications, the race is on for technologists to build the most efficient systems for quickly streaming large sets of data from one device to another. Sometimes the language that data is communicated in can come with high costs in terms of efficiency. Today the Web’s most venerable standards body, the Word Wide Web Consortium (W3C), announced official support for a new standardized data format for super-efficient transmission of data.Efficient XML Interchange, or EXI, is described as a very compact representation of information in XML (extensible markup language). EXI is so efficient that the W3C says it has been found to improve up to 100-fold the performance, network efficiency and power consumption of applications that use XML, including but not limited to consumer mobile apps. It is particularly useful on devices with low memory or low bandwidth.A Historic AgreementEXI has been used in commercial contexts for more than seven years, but today’s adoption of the format as a formal standard is the culmination years of collaboration between the W3C and 23 different corporate and academic institutions from around the world, including Oracle, IBM, Adobe, Chevron, Stanford University, Boeing, Cannon, France Telecom, Intel, the Web3D Consortium and others.It’s an amazing world where the transmission of large sets of data is costly enough relative to their creation, storage and processing (the price of those has fallen so much already) that industries have a strong incentive to work together to use standards to reduce those data transmission costs substantially. The creation of a new data transmission standard format is an event of historic importance; it’s like a new trans-continental railroad network has been unveiled, but in this case with standard rail-widths primed to make the delivery of all kinds of goods up to 100 times faster and cheaper than ever before. Florida oranges are going to make it to Minnesota for the first time, you might say, but in this century that will be a metaphor for massive sets of real-time data jumping from device to device around the world, enabling the creation and delivery of previously unimaginable products and services made of that data.Foundational Platforms vs. Market FragmentationXML is a relatively open-ended data format that supports the creation of new fields of data, or namespaces, in a standardized and predictable format. The W3C says XML standards are “omnipresent in enterprise computing and are a part of the foundation of the Web.” RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is one of many forms of XML, as is XLRB, the XML data format for business data. The standardization of these formats allows data to be shared easily across different applications and devices, without the challenges of translating data from proprietary formats.The W3C says it’s been clear for years that in low memory or low bandwidth situations, basic XML carried too high a cost for data transmission. “Market demand led to the proliferation of application-specific approaches,” the Consortium said today, “but most were neither efficient nor general enough, and they sacrificed the interoperability that makes XML so valuable.”To adress that fragmentation of standards, the W3C brought together a wide variety of organizations seeking advances upon XML in industries ranging from smart electrical grids to defense technology to consumer devices. The editing of the EXI standard has been lead by John Schneier, CTO of a company called AgileDelta, which has been offering EXI-based products for seven years. “They’ve achieved over 100-fold performance improvements and expanded their data networks to high speed aircraft, automobiles, mobile devices and sensor networks,” Schneier says of technologies leveraging EXI. “At the same time, they’ve achieved dramatic cost savings by using open Web standards and off-the-shelf products in place of the custom protocols, gateways and applications previously required by these applications.”You can learn more about EXI at the W3C’s website.last_img read more

What will the interior of a self-driving car look like?

first_imgFor Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… David Curry Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Self-driving cars should be on the road in the next five years, but apart from Mercedes Benz ‘Luxury in Motion’ concept, we haven’t seen a lot of heavily redesigned interiors.Faurecia, a French interior supplier partly owned by Peugeot Citroen, wants to be the first out of the gate with new and innovative interiors for the self-driving car.See Also: Self-driving? You’re gonna need a bigger data planAt its venture and innovation center, xWorks, the team are working on an “active wellness seat”, which uses biometric sensors and software analytics to recognize stress, tiredness or intoxication and respond to it.“One of our challenges is to create more flexibility in the cockpit of the future—make it more intuitive and predictive,” said Matt Benson, head of ventures and advanced innovation at the company’s xWorks.Audi is developing a similar platform, Audi Fit Driver, but that requires a fitness tracker to recognize symptoms, whereas Faurecia wants the seat to do all the work.Voice recognition to be key?Faurecia is also building a voice recognition or gesture control platform for lights, audio, and control systems. This might work similar to an IoT system, where a gesture can activate several devices.Deploying voice recognition into the car could provide riders with a variety of quick steps, assuming the system is fully connected. We aren’t sure how this will work in a driverless ride-hailing car, perhaps you will be able to connect all your smartphone to the car.Ride-hailing cars will need to be routinely cleaned in the self-driving future, and Faurecia is looking into a way to auto-clean seats or use a material that is near impossible to stain.Faurecia says that users want to do all sorts of activities in the car once self-driving is activated, including playing guitar yoga, and knit. Interior designers of the future will need to make space for these large tasks, while also providing comfort to those that want a smooth drive. Related Posts center_img Tags:#autonomous cars#car interior#Citroën#Faurecia#Peugeot#ride-hailing#Self-Driving IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more