BlackBerry has entered a deal that will bring its QNX operating system to Delphi's Centralized Sensing Localization and Planning platform for connected cars. The operating system's features, such as anomaly detection and file encryption, will be paired with Delphi's middleware and algorithms to bolster security.
Amazon, Target and Macy's have announced significant hiring plans ahead of the holiday season. UPS says it will hire 95,000 people to handle holiday-related shipping, while FedEx will hire an additional 50,000 workers for the holidays.
Alibaba and JD.com have committed almost $330 million to improve parcel-delivery efficiency as the e-commerce giants prep for the upcoming Singles' Day event. Alibaba's logistic arm, Cainiao Network, is establishing 40,000 residential pickup locations across the region while JD.com is providing subsidies to its merchants to offset higher warehousing and distribution costs.
Four developments in Detroit include the renovation of Book Tower, expansion of another building and construction of two towers. The projects will total $2.1 billion and create 15,000 construction jobs, developer Dan Gilbert says.
Contractors in Florida and Texas have started cleanup and repairs after hurricanes Irma and Harvey devastated parts of the two states. Companies are worried that the tight labor situation will get worse, because workers' lives have been hampered by the storms too.
Hurricanes in Florida and Texas have brought the question of infrastructure resiliency to the forefront, but improving infrastructure could be a challenge when much of the nation's infrastructure is deteriorating. Some experts say Texas might need to take a more holistic approach to water management, while areas of Florida might need flood walls and other protection designed to handle more frequent storms.
Facing criticism over failure to visit Superfund sites after Hurricane Harvey and his comments about changing weather patterns, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt visited Houston to examine cleanup efforts. The tour included an inspection of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits and a flyover tour of six other area Superfund sites.
Development along the US coastline hasn't been deterred by repeated devastating storm lashings, an Associated Press survey shows. Coastline counties have grown an average of 5.6%, with faster rates recorded in storm-prone southern regions.
Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf believes most future advancements will come from the automotive industry, and the company is looking to boost connectivity, electrification and computing for the industry. "The car is going through a massive wave of innovation," Mollenkopf noted.
The recently unveiled Chula Vista Bayfront master plan shows a waterfront project on 535 acres in San Diego with hotels, restaurants, shopping, a marina and recreational and open space. The work is expected to create 10,000 construction jobs.
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