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Subaru still finalizing its electrification plans

Subaru still finalizing its electrification plans

Subaru ‘s built itself a hybrid before, but the automaker hasn’t yet fully embraced the industry’s move toward electrification. It’s not a race, but Subaru is definitely taking it slow and steady. Subaru is mulling whether to introduce electric versions of its current lineup or branch out and develop something new, Bloomberg reports , based on an interview with CEO …

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Nuance and DFKI Jointly Advance Cognitive and Conversational AI for Autonomous Driving

Nuance and DFKI Jointly Advance Cognitive and Conversational AI for Autonomous Driving

New study one of many projects underway as Nuance opens office at DFKI as part of expanded partnership for automotive, healthcare and enterprise solutions BURLINGTON, Ma. and SAARBRUECKEN, Germany, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN ) announced it has expanded its partnership with Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI GmbH), the German Research Center …

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Ford looks to the IoT for its next CEO

Ford looks to the IoT for its next CEO

BI Intelligence See Also AT&T has Verizon in its sights with new IoT network Google’s new cloud service shows increasing demand for the IoT There will be 24 billion IoT devices installed on Earth by 2020 This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here . Ford Motors is replacing ousted …

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IoT takes control of colleges

IoT takes control of colleges

Vast network of devices can save energy and boost convenience, but security concerns persist Kelly Walsh is CIO of The College of Westchester in New York. The internet of things—known in acronym-speak as IoT—seems to be popping up everywhere. Everything is getting connected. Thermostats, fitness bands, voice-controlled assistants, remotely controlled webcams, smartphones, washing machines, autonomous vehicles—the list goes on and …

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Blockchain technology for development of new mobility ecosystem

Blockchain technology for development of new mobility ecosystem

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has announced that it is exploring blockchain and distributed ledger (BC/DL) technology for use in the development of a new mobility ecosystem that could accelerate development of autonomous driving technology. TRI is collaborating with the MIT Media Lab ( MIT ML) and other industry partners to foster a digital environment where users – both businesses …

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Robotics expert takes the stage at The Engineer Conference

Robotics expert takes the stage at The Engineer Conference

Technology-shy businesses are being missing out on the benefits of robots says leading expert Jeremy Hadall, one of the speakers at The Engineer Conference. Hadal, who is chief technologist for robotics and automation at The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry, says: “Britain still lags behind its major economic rivals in the uptake of robots. Statistics from the International Federation …

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Driverless racing car takes to the streets of Paris

Driverless racing car takes to the streets of Paris

Roborace, the firm hoping to kick-start the world of driverless motor racing has demonstrated its self-driving RoboCar on a public track for the first time. The vehicle completed a lap of the Paris ePrix circuit ahead of the city’s 2017 Formula E race, which took place on 2Oth May. The demonstration saw the car – which is designed to be …

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Kuang-Chi invests $5 million in SkyX, a maker of drones to monitor oil and gas pipelines

Kuang-Chi invests $5 million in SkyX, a maker of drones to monitor oil and gas pipelines

Shenzhen-based Kuang-Chi Group is investing $5 million in SkyX Systems Corp. , according to the drone tech startup’s founder and CEO Didi Horn. A former fighter pilot with the Israeli Air Force, Horn started SkyX in 2015 to help public and private companies monitor energy infrastructure from on high, using increasingly powerful drones and big data analytics. Horn said, “Our …

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Next-gen computing: Memristor chips that see patterns over pixels

Next-gen computing: Memristor chips that see patterns over pixels

Faster image processing could have big implications for autonomous systems such as self-driving cars, says Wei Lu, U-M professor of electrical engineering and computer science. Lu is lead author of a paper on the work published in the current issue of Nature Nanotechnology . Lu’s next-generation computer components use pattern recognition to shortcut the energy-intensive process conventional systems use to …

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BMW Aims for EV Supremacy, Thinks It’s More Important Than Actual Sales

BMW Aims for EV Supremacy, Thinks It's More Important Than Actual Sales

BMW isn’t currently the leader in anything in particular. The Bavarians have lost the top sales spot to their bitter rivals from up North, Mercedes-Benz, and their electric vehicles aren’t exactly selling like the proverbial hotcakes either. BMW Vision Next 100 Concept Similarly, autonomous driving technology isn’t their strong suit, even though things do look a lot more promising here …

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