Masuko To Step Down As Mitsubishi Motors Ceo, Kato To Succeed Him

Masuko to step down as Mitsubishi Motors CEO, Kato to succeed him

TOKYO — Mitsubishi Motors Corp said on Friday that Osamu Masuko will step down as its chief executive on June 21 and be replaced by Takao Kato, who is president of its operations in Indonesia.

Masuko will retain his role as chairman of the board, Mitsubishi Motors said in a statement, adding that Masuko and Kato will hold a press conference on May 20 to discuss the changes.

Panasonic Drowsiness-control Technology Detects A Person's Level Of Drowsiness

Panasonic Drowsiness-Control Technology detects a person's level of drowsiness and allows him to stay comfortably awake - FareastgizmosPanasonic has developed a drowsiness-control technology for detecting and predicting a person’s level of drowsiness and allowing to stay comfortably awake. The drowsiness-control technology, can help prevent drowsy driving, detects a driver’s shallow drowsiness at the initial state by accurately measuring the driver’s states without physical contact, including blinking features and facial expressions, etc. captured by an in-vehicle camera, and processing these signals using artificial intelligence.

Using measurement data from the in-vehicle environment, such as heat loss from the driver and illuminance, Panasonic’s new technology also predicts transitions in the driver’s drowsiness level. The technology also combines thermal sensation monitoring function, allowing the driver to stay comfortably awake while driving. This technology has made it possible to develop a driver-monitoring system that detects the driver’s current level of drowsiness and predicts transitions in the driver’s drowsiness based on the in vehicle environment, as well as a drowsiness-control system that allows the driver to stay comfortably awake. These systems prevent the driver from falling asleep while driving.
Panasonic’s newly developed technology, with 22 patents on file, is suitable for applications in human- and environment-monitoring systems for use in such places as private and commercial vehicles, offices and educational institutions; drowsiness-prediction systems; and drowsiness-control systems for keeping people awake. Samples will be available from October 2017.

Matsuyama’s Putting Woes Land Him In 18th

Matsuyama’s putting woes land him in 18thSo many times, Hideki Matsuyama could only look up as if pleading to the heavens. So many times, he could only tilt his head in dejection.
Matsuyama’s hopes of at least contending for the title at the U.S. Open ended when a disappointing day on the greens left him basically where he started the final round on Sunday.

French Champ Wawrinka: Federer 'always Really Happy' For Him

French champ Wawrinka: Federer 'always really happy' for himSo here's how far Stan Wawrinka has come: Now that he is a two-time major champion, the guy ignores congratulatory phone calls from none other than Roger Federer.
OK, well, that's not exactly how it went. But Wawrinka did say Monday, less than 24 hours after beating Novak Djokovic in the French Open final, that he wasn't able to answer a post-match call from good pal Federer, his Swiss Olympic and Davis Cup teammate, because it was time to do a news conference.

Golf: Matsuyama's 67 Puts Him 3 Strokes Off Pace

Golf: Matsuyama's 67 puts him 3 strokes off paceJapan's Hideki Matsuyama shot a second-round 67 on Friday to move three strokes off the pace at the Frys.com Open.
Matsuyama carded five birdies in a bogey-free round at the par-72 Silverado Country Club North for a two-day total of 7-under-par 137. He moved into sole possession of seventh, three strokes back of Scotland's Martin Lair, who shot his second straight 67.