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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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Scandit raises US$30mn to bring IoT to everyday objects via computer vision and augmented reality

Scanditan enterprise technology platform for mobile computer vision, barcode scanning, and augmented reality, has raised US$30 million (€25.71 million) in Series B funding. The funding round was led by GV, with participation from NGP Capital and existing investor Atomico, among others. (more…)

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Mercedes A-Class provides insight into future connected cars

Mercedes’ latest A-Class has enjoyed a positive reception from the world’s media following its reveal earlier this year. One of the features widely discussed is Daimler’s focus on User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX). (more…)

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GEO Business set to break records in just over a week

GEO Business 2018, taking place in London from 22-23 May, is fast approaching and the action packed 5th instalment of the largest geospatial show in the UK is getting ready to break some records.  (more…)

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Aql to bring ‘super-connected’ self-driving PODs to Leeds

Aql, Gulf Oil and a consortium of partners announced plans to trial self-driving PODs in Leeds City Centre later this year. (more…)

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