YouTube, Waze to let drivers listen to music without leaving navigation app

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Porsche has invested in a startup that is working to help self-driving vehicles navigate in low visibility. Israeli company TriEye is developing a sensor technology that can operate in bad weather, including dust, fog and rain. While existing technologies like radar, LIDAR and standard cameras can help driver-assistance programs see, TriEye argues that they do not adequately solve the problem caused by bad weather. Porsche's investment is part of a $19 million round of funding that will be used for product development, operations and hiring talent.

YouTube and Waze have partnered to let drivers listen to music without leaving the navigation app. Users will be able to choose songs, playlists, and albums, directly within Waze. The companies say this will make life easier for users, and offers a safer alternative to switching between the apps. This allows drivers to keep more of their attention focused on the road. The integration is currently rolling out to all 50 markets where both apps are available.

Lena Dunham has unveiled her new production company, called Good Thing Going. The projects range from TV to theater, movies, and podcasts. Dunham's company will be based at HBO, where the “Girls” creator has inked an exclusive first-look deal.

 

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