Transportation


Volvo's new self-driving tech could let you sleep during your commute

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Volvo has a new goal with its popular XC90 crossover SUV: to make commuting a semi-automatic process thanks to level 4 self-driving technology. The Senior Vice President of Volvo, Henrik Green, told The Car Connection that the XC90 would be able to self-navigate "sleeping passengers" on a limited set of roadways thanks to a technology called Highway Assist. Currently, Pilot Assist is available in current XC90 models. Green envisions having this tech available to consumers in 2021. The road to self-driving technology on the roads hasn't been an easy one.


Volkswagen SEDRIC Prototype: Riding in VW's Self-Driving Car - Motor Trend

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Motor Trend will never publish a First Drive review on the Volkswagen SEDRIC. That's because the SEDRIC, which Volkswagen Group is currently evaluating for launch sometime after 2023, is a completely autonomous vehicle. It has no steering wheel. You just call it up on your smartphone and tell it where you are and where you want to go. When it arrives, get in, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.


4 ways AI can make the public safer -- GCN

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Despite dire predictions about the dangers to humankind from unbounded artificial intelligence, many experts are predicting that AI will in fact facilitate dramatic improvements in a variety of industries. Like any technology, sophisticated AI can be used for good or ill, but there are a number of ways AI can play an increasingly vital role in making the public safer in the years to come. By applying AI algorithms to mass-scale data on emergency calls, public safety agencies can predict when and where emergency vehicles -- ambulances, firetrucks and police cruisers -- are most likely to be needed. This information can support resource deployment to increase the chances of an emergency responder being in the right place at the right time when every second counts. Early pilot programs have proved promising.


Impact-Driven Commerce And The New Role Of Business

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Prior to Spain's King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella financing Columbus' voyage to discover the New World, the Strait of Gibraltar was flanked by two pillars that bore the warning non plus ultra or, "Nothing further beyond," serving as a warning to Mediterranean sailors and navigators to go no further. However, Ferdinand and Isabella's grandson, Charles V, essentially reversed this line of thinking with his own motto, plus ultra, which translates to "Further beyond" or "limitless." I believe the American economy will change more in the next 10 years than it has in the 500 years since Charles V colonized the Americas. Transformative technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, the internet of things (IoT), autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, digital traceability and blockchain will fundamentally change how we consume goods and services. These new market tools will create limitless opportunity, but they'll also create new challenges.


Swiss Drone Maker Moves Away From DC Flight Restrictions

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Company spokeswoman Jessica Sader said Washington was a place to launch the company as the Federal Aviation Administration worked on drone rules, but now it's time to be in a location where they can launch their products for their customers.


Beyond Self-Driving Cars: 12 Upcoming Innovations In Transportation And Travel

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For decades, the self-driving car was an unrealized technological dream. Though much research has been conducted and many prototypes have been developed over the years, it wasn't until very recently that truly functional autonomous consumer vehicles moved into the realm of possibility. Though there's still a long way before the wider general public starts using self-driving cars, that hasn't stopped tech companies from beginning to develop the next innovations in transportation. Here are 12 candidates for the "next big thing" in travel, according to Forbes Technology Council. Companies have been working on a flying drone car that will look like a mini helicopter.


33 Industries Other Than Auto That Driverless Cars Could Turn Upside Down

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Fast food, real estate, military operations, even home improvement -- many large industries will have to shift their strategies in the wake of driverless cars. It's all but a certainty that autonomous or driverless vehicles will be widely used in the United States at some point over the next two decades. Already, over two dozen major corporates including Google, Apple and Mercedes Benz are hard at work building their own self-driving vehicles. Tesla's Model S already includes an autopilot mode where the car drives itself on highways. Car ownership and driving habits are being completely reinvented. We'll explore the growing number of mobility technologies that are set to transform the current transportation ecosystem.


Ahmedabad Smart City bets big on IoT, AI, Machine Learning

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At Smart City Ahmedabad Development Corporation's (SCADL) goal is to emancipate the quality of services to citizens, reduce expenses and reduce time to respond to any issues using leading technologies, be it Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning. SCADL tends to get as close as it can to the root cause of problems, draw out necessary patterns by cognitive analytics and figure out a scientific data drive befitting long term solution to these issues. This all will lead it to take governance to the citizens without intermediaries and have maximum citizen connect. Areas in which IoT is being used IoT is one of the many key technologies which SCADL has used extensively across various interventions. The use of IoT has led to enhanced situational awareness, sensor-driven decision analytics, optimised resource consumption and instantaneous control and response in complex autonomous systems.


Is Augmented Reality the Next Wave of Digital Disruption?

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Apple Inc.'s next breakthrough may be powered by Augmented Reality (AR). A recent report by Bloomberg outlines Apple's'big step' towards the AR space through talented hires and acquisitions in the related field. According to the report, with the goal of making smart glasses, in the short term, Apple's AR features may first show up on the iPhone. Bloomberg's report comes after its November story published last year, which highlighted Apple's wearable expansion into'digital glasses'. The AR industry is gaining momentum and could be a huge global market worth $90 million by 2020.


Artificial Intelligence have the potential to create high value jobs: Bosch Group CEO

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Volkmar Denner, CEO of the Germany-headquartered Bosch Group which supplies technology and services, said that the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expected to be like any other industrial revolution and will lead to a shift in job qualification profiles. Denner said that AI will have the potential to create high value jobs and added that the Bosch Group was bullish about its Indian operations. We plan to invest an additional Rs 1700 crores in India in the next three years," said Denner. He further remarked that the company has always believed in giving adequate training to its people to develop new skill sets. Denner said that the Bosch Group also has a clear cut Internet of Things (IoT) strategy and majority of its electronic products are now IoT and IP enabled.