Bird offers scooter credits when you take 'helmet selfies'
Scooter sharing companies have tried numerous ways of promoting helmet use, but Bird is trying a particularly direct method -- good, old-fashioned rewards. The service has introduced a "Helmet Selfie" feature that offers perks in return for snapping a photo of yourself wearing a helmet at the end of your trip. Computer vision automatically detects the helmet to keep riders honest. The full range of rewards isn't available, but ride credits are part of them. You may get to ride more often simply by protecting your cranium, then.The company is encouraging cities to implement Helmet Selfie by getting in touch.
A software glitch is causing parking meters throughout New York City to reject credit and prepaid parking cards,reports. The payment software was set to expire on January 1st, and the vendor reportedly failed to update the software before the new year. So, at the stroke of midnight Wednesday, the city rang in a bug reminiscent of those feared around Y2K, which predicted computer systems would crash.
According to the NYC Department of Transportation, crews are out reconfiguring the software meter by meter. It's unclear how long that will take, as the city has 14,000 meters covering about 85,000 parking spaces.
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The meters are still accepting coins and the free ParkNYC.org app. The city hasn't said how it will handle all of the tickets issued while the payment software is down.
We've received reports across the city of parking meters not accepting credit cards. DOT crews are out fixing the issue. In the meantime, meters are still accepting coins & the free— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) app, available at , App Store, GooglePlay.
Payment transactions: IT disruption prevents card payments in Christmas sales
customers were temporarily unable to pay with checking and credit cards. The reason for this was a disruption to the payment service provider Payone. The problem has now been resolved.
IT problems caused problems with card payments at the cash register on Monday afternoon. Many German consumers could neither pay for their Christmas shopping with the Girocard, better known under their old name, nor with a credit card.
The reason for the disruption was a breakdown at the payment service provider Payone. From 11.40 a.m. to 12.25 p.m., a third of Payone customers had restrictions on card payments, the company said. The systems were now up and running again.
. It makes card terminals available to retailers and handles payments. Payone is one of the largest payment service providers in Europe.
Several retailers were affected by the IT breakdown - including Media Markt and Saturn. "Card payment was not possible at the ticket offices for about an hour, nothing worked," said a spokeswoman. In the meantime, everything has been fixed again, the card payment works again.
Card payments were also temporarily disrupted at the Rossmann drugstore chain and the Real chain. At the discounter Aldi Süd, payments by credit card were sometimes not possible, as a spokeswoman said on request. Girocard payments, however, worked.
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Y2K bug fix is causing glitches in computers and software in 2020 because some windowed systems are outmoded.Twenty years ago, you may recall, there was a race against the calendar to update computer systems to correct what was deemed the Y2K or millennium bug. During the advent of computers, they were coded to store dates counting the years by the last two digits instead of all four, so when the year 2000 arrived requiring a full four-number shift, many systems would have jumped back to the year 1900, which many feared would wreak havoc across industries that had become dependent on the burgeoning network of interconnected computers.