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Honeywell rolls out two rugged computers to streamline fulfillment – DC Velocity

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Handhelds connect to warehouse software platforms, firm says. Honeywell International Inc. has rolled out two rugged mobile computers that it said will streamline fulfillment operations by connecting workers and DCs to cloud-based databases and the Internet of Things (IoT). The Dolphin CN80 Mobile...


Acerta uses machine learning to detect manufacturing defects in auto parts

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Greta Cutulenco, Co-founder and CEO says, "Vehicles are becoming more complex - both mechanically and electronically. This rise in complexity creates a strain on testing processes, which gives rise to quality issues, and eventually a spike in warranty claims and recalls. Acerta offers a SaaS platform that uses machine learning to provide real-time malfunction detection and failure prediction. The platform learns the normal behaviour of the tested system and the complex correlations between data streams, and automatically detects anomalies in real-time. This enables manufacturers to utilise all of the data they collect to produce accurate insight into their system quality."


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Artificial intelligence and machine learning are terms which have been thrown around a lot in the tech industry over the last few years, but what exactly do they mean? Anyone vaguely familiar with sci-fi tropes will probably have an idea about AI, though they may view it as a little more sinister than what's around today. The two terms are often conflated and, incorrectly, used interchangeably, particularly by marketing departments that want to make their technology sound sophisticated. In fact, artificial intelligence and machine learning are very different things, with very different implications for what computers can do and how they interact with us. Machine learning is the computing paradigm that's lead to the growth of "Big Data" and AI.


Linamar awarded up to $100M for AI, advanced manufacturing development

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Jan. 15, 2018 - The federal and Ontario governments have announced up to $100 million worth of combined grants today to help automotive parts maker Linamar Corp. develop advanced manufacturing technologies. The funding will help create 1,500 new Canadian jobs and maintain more than 8,000 by supporting advanced manufacturing processes -- including artificial intelligence and 3D printing -- and cleaner automotive technologies, says Linamar. The manufacturer will also open a new innovation centre in Guelph, Ont., focused on technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and collaborative robotics. Linamar employs more than 25,700 people worldwide, with more than 9,300 in Canada. It operates 59 manufacturing locations, six R&D centres and 21 sales offices in 17 countries in North and South America, Europe and Asia.


Valeo will open a research center for artificial intelligence RMS Recruitment & HR Specialists

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Valeo will open a research center for artificial intelligence and'deep learning' with the aim of developing technologies that can be applied to autonomous vehicles.


Johnson Controls' Cortana-powered thermostat is up for pre-order in March

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Last Summer, Microsoft and Johnson Controls teased a coming Windows 10- and Cortana-powered smart thermostat. On January 4, the pair officially announced the coming GLAS thermostat will be available for pre-order in March 2018. With a $100M investment fund and the opening up of cloud service APIs and an SDK, Alexa and the Echo could become the brains of your home automation and IoT network. The GLAS thermostat will be running Windows 10 IoT Core, as screens are a requirement for any kind of Cortana-powered device. The GLAS thermostat, which uses a Snapdragon 410E embedded platform, will have a translucent OLED touchscreen display for controlling temperature, monitoring indoor and outdoor air quality, and checking the weather.


BlackBerry's QNX, Baidu to collaborate, integrate on autonomous cars

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BlackBerry said it will collaborate with Baidu to integrate its QNX operating system with Baidu's Apollo autonomous driving platform. For BlackBerry, the Baidu deal is the latest auto partnership to highlight QNX's traction as a platform. In recent months, BlackBerry has announced auto partnerships with Delphi, Visteon, Qualcomm and DENSO. QNX along with BlackBerry's Radar Internet of things platform are seen as the company's key growth areas. As for the Baidu partnership, BlackBerry said QNX will become the foundation for Baidu's Apollo.


Imagimob to exhibit with Autoliv at CES 2018 in Las Vegas - Imagimob

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Imagimob will exhibit with Autoliv at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. Imagimob will demonstrate how the driver can interact with the car and how the car can learn and adapt from the driver using sensors and artificial intelligence. The demo is developed in a partnership between Imagimob and Autoliv. CES 2018 (Consumer Electronics Show) is the largest tech event in the world. In 2017 there was 4 000 exhibitors and more than 180 000 industry professionals visiting the show.


Rinspeed's concept EV puts swappable pods on a 'skateboard'

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Rinspeed has been dreaming up insane vehicles for years -- from scuba cars plucked from James Bond's garage to modded self-driving rides. Even if they never make it to the public, the concepts are at least fun to check out, and the Rinspeed Snap is no different. Essentially a modular vehicle in two parts, the Snap is made up of interchangeable pods that attach to a rolling chassis, which houses data-processing computers and the EV power train. When the latter starts ageing, you simply slide a new one under your existing pod, theoretically extending the lifecycle of the vehicle at a fraction of the cost of buying a new car. And, if you get bored of the top half, you can swap that out too.


September 2017 fundings, acquisitions and IPOs

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LeddarTech, the Canadian developer of sensors and LiDAR distancing systems for ADAS and other mobile systems, raised $101 million in a Series C funding led by Osram with participation by Delphi, Magneti Marelli, Integrated Device Technology, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, BDC Capital and GO Capital. Roobo, the Chinese startup and manufacturer of the Domgy consumer robot, raised $53 million in a Series B round led by Seven Seas Partners and IFlyTek, a Chinese developer of self-driving technologies, speech recognition for human-machine and human-human communication and related software and chips. Cambridge Medical Robotics, a UK startup developing a next-generation robotic surgical system closed a Series A funding round of $26 million from Watrium and existing investors Cambridge Innovation Capital, LGT Global Invest, Escala Capital and ABB Technology Ventures. LeddarTech, the Canadian developer of sensors and LiDAR distancing systems for ADAS and other mobile systems, raised $101 million in a Series C funding led by Osram with participation by Delphi, Magneti Marelli, Integrated Device Technology, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, BDC Capital and GO Capital.