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Added 14 July, 2018

A roadside system that detects if a mobile phone is in use in a passing vehicle is being piloted in the UK. It is hoped it will act as a deterrent to people making calls behind the wheel. The technology picks up the phone signal in the vehicle and activates a roadside warning sign of a mobile with a red line through it. Using a directional...

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Added 13 July, 2018

Toyota is sponsoring the world's first autonomous hydrogen-powered ship on a six-year world tour. The specially adapted race boat, Energy Observer, uses solar, wind and wave-generated power – as well as carbon-free hydrogen generated from seawater. The base technology already exists for use on land, where it helps overcome the problem of...

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Added 11 July, 2018

A new innovation promises to augment reality without the use of a screen. The Lumen projector uses machine learning to recognize objects and then generate ‘stories’ for those objects. For example, pointing the Lumen at a statue in a museum could generate an animation of a docent discussing the statue. Lumen uses an onboard algorithm to generate...

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Added 11 July, 2018

With a 20 percent higher accuracy rate, an artificial intelligence (AI) machine trumped a group of human doctors in the world’s first competition between physicians and AI in neuroimaging. Named BioMind, the AI can assist doctors in checking CT and MRI images, which is the first of its kind. It is jointly developed by several organizations and...

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Added 10 July, 2018

Four years ago, the United Kingdom’s Home Office (the department responsible for immigration, security, and law enforcement) proposed developing a national strategy concerning biometrics, the biological measurements that can identify specific people, such as DNA or fingerprints. Now, the department created a report, titled, “Biometrics Strategy...

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Added 10 July, 2018

The fleet will initially comprise four Renault ZOE all-electric cars equipped with Renault and Transdev technologies. At a later date, a shuttle using Transdev technologies will complete the fleet. The vehicles will run on three circuits covering a distance of ten kilometres in Rouen’s Technopole du Madrillet (Saint Etienne du Rouvray). After...

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Added 8 July, 2018

Wireless Charging enables electric energy from the mains supply to be transmitted to a vehicle’s high-voltage battery without any cables – when the vehicle is positioned over a base pad. This can be installed in the garage, for example, and the charging process started as soon as the vehicle has been parked in position (without any further...

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Added 8 July, 2018

America's largest grocer, Kroger Co has partnered with the tech company Nuro to create a self-driving delivery service that promises a fully autonomous delivery experience. Together, America's largest supermarket retailer and the maker of the world's first fully unmanned road vehicle, are working to make the convenience of grocery delivery...

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Added 6 July, 2018

Uber is looking at using artificial intelligence to determine if riders have had one beer too many, and then tailor its service accordingly. A patent application filed by the ridesharing company details how AI could be used to detect small changes in a rider’s behavior as they use the app to request an Uber. Titled “predicting user state using...

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Added 2 July, 2018

Google has invested 22 million dollars into KaiOS, a company that has become a major player in the not-quite-so-smart smartphone market. KaiOS makes an operating system of the same name for utility phones and other devices that can run some apps, but are more similar to the flip phones of old. Phones that run KaiOS will now support Google...