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First virtual reality remote collaboration by Defence Science & Tech Lab plans plane engine

The UK-based Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has held its first-ever Virtual Reality (VR) collaboration – with staff based at different Dstl sites meeting in cyber-space to collaborate on building a virtual aircraft engine. (more…)

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AutoAir 5G-enabled test bed launches at UK’s Millbrook, transmits data between fast-moving vehicles

The AutoAir consortium has demonstrated the UK’s only independent 5G-enabled infrastructure for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) for the first time at the UK’s Millbrook Proving Ground on Tuesday 12 February. The consortium, which is led by Airspan Networks and is hosted at Millbrook, is an accelerated programme of 5G technology for CAV development. (more…)

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AR solution makes external safety checks on aircraft faster, simpler and more precise

Hungarian firm AerinX is developing an Augmented Reality (AR) solution for the external inspection and maintenance of aircraft and other aerial vehicles. (more…)

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Ericsson expects 4G and 5G cellular IoT to impact in four sectors

Ericsson unveiled the next steps in the evolution of cellular IoT . The company has also launched new solutions that it says will enable service providers to address a larger part of the Internet of Things market with diverse use cases across verticals including automotive, manufacturing, and utilities. (more…)

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Screen-based interfaces might not be the way forward for connected cars

The connected car has given rise to greater digitisation of in-car user interfaces, moving away from tactile buttons to on-screen technology and touchscreens. Are the interfaces offering drivers a better experience, or making life more complex asks Chris Bush, head of experience design agency Sigma? (more…)

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UK’s £2.7m research project uses AI-powered pedestrians

Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick has begun work with a consortium of 11 organisations, on a £2.7 million (€3 million) UK government-funded project, to test connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV). (more…)

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5G ‘Mega Elephant Flows’ will pummel mobile networks, says Seattle-based wireless specialist

Opanga Networks is extending its partnerships with major mobile network providers worldwide to enable 5G services as bandwidth demand continues to double year-over-year. (more…)

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AI chipsets, solving current and future industry problems

Semiconductors power the electronically pervasive modern world. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is destined to support a vast number of technologies ranging from self-driving vehicles to social media analytics. The combination of AI with semiconductors represents a logical next step for silicon providers to embed AI into virtually anything that requires a processor says the author Gerry Christensen, founder and CEO of Mind Commerce. (more…)

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Let the car entertain you…

There is a lot of emphasis on how connected cars will save us time by avoiding traffic, finding a parking space or reading our email to us and more. Michael Knappe, SVP Technology for Harman Lifestyle Audio, says connectivity will allow us to do much more than save time – and it’s all closer than we think. (more…)

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Poll shows 68% would welcome help from AI at airports when travelling

A new online YouGov poll commissioned by inflight entertainment and passenger engagement company Spafax reveals that younger travellers want airports to use technology to enhance their airport experience – but older travellers are more wary: (more…)

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