Self-Driving Intercity Buses Arrive in South Korea
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by scarlettevans
1y ago
South Korea has announced plans to trial self-driving buses on an inter-city route. The country’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has confirmed the autonomous buses will connect Osong Station in Cheongju and the Sejong Express Intercity Bus Terminal in the city of Sejong – a round trip of 27.8 miles. One-way journeys will take roughly 30 minutes. The buses are fitted with Level 3 technology, as defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers. This means they can accelerate and brake of their own accord, but a human must be in the driver’s seat ready to take control as and when re ..read more
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Samsung Demonstrates Immersive Retail Experiences at NRF 2023
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by scarlettevans
1y ago
Samsung is among the retailers showcasing their latest tech advancements at NRF 2023 Jan. 15-17 in New York.  Samsung is  displaying a host of new retail technologies aimed at elevating consumer experiences; including immersive advertising, data-led in-store insights and a more personalized shopping experience. The company is demonstrating the possibilities of immersive advertising and product displays that target visitors through sight, smell and sound, in a development that Samsung says could be a game changer for brick-and-mortar stores.  “NRF attendees can observe first-hand ..read more
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Jedsy Drone Pilot to Ferry Lab Samples in Switzerland
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by scarlettevans
1y ago
Swiss drone startup Jedsy has embarked on a pilot project to deliver laboratory samples for the Dr. Risch lab group in Switzerland using its Glider unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The drone is unique in that it is capable of vertically docking outside of upper-story windows and balconies, much like a moth landing on a wall. This allows both sender and recipient to load and unload the UAV from the window in any weather in a matter of seconds. The docking stations the Glider lands on — the company calls them mailboxes — charge the drone, which can be back in the air within a minute. The Glider ta ..read more
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New Wireless Tech Uses Radio Frequency to Charge IoT Devices
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by scarlettevans
1y ago
Wireless power provider Energous has unveiled its new suite of over-the-air wireless charging technology applications, with use cases including smart agriculture, sports, retail and environmental monitoring. The company’s tech, dubbed WattUp, uses radio frequency (RF) waves to charge devices at both close quarters and long-range. This over-the-air charging solution is heralded by Energous as offering greater efficiencies in “power…foreign device detection, freedom of movement and overall cost” than traditional charging methods. “2022 was a year of important milestones for our WattUp wireless p ..read more
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BAE Systems Shoots Down Drones with Laser-Guided Rockets
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by scarlettevans
1y ago
BAE Systems successfully completed ground-to-air test firings of its Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) against drones, which have seen increased weaponization, most prominently by Russia in its attack against Ukraine. In the recent demonstration in Southern Arizona, five of the laser-guided 70 mm rockets were fired from a containerized weapons system and destroyed all class 2 unmanned aerial systems (UAS) targets. Class 2 UAS weigh approximately 25 to 50 pounds and can travel at speeds over 100 mph. The test demonstrated the APKWS guidance kits’ ability to conduct low-cost, precisi ..read more
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Baidu Eyeing Expansion Into Generative AI and Metaverse
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by scarlettevans
1y ago
Chinese tech giant Baidu – often referred to as the Google of China – unveiled plans to expand in the areas of generative AI, the metaverse and quantum computing. In 2022, Baidu emerged as the world’s largest robotaxi service provider, with 1.4 million rides completed by the end of September. The company has signaled its intent to establish the world’s largest fully driverless ride-hailing service area in 2023. Baidu CEO Robin Li announced the news this week at the company’s annual AI developer conference, Create, which was held virtually in its XiRang metaverse platform and co-hosted by peopl ..read more
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Taiwan Launches $1.5M Smart City Infrastructure Project
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by scarlettevans
1y ago
AI and sensor tech company Iveda is rolling out its smart city technologies in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, harnessing AI analytics, sensor arrays and video surveillance to boost connectivity and improve services. Under the $1.5 million project, Iveda will bring its suite of smart city technologies, including the IvedaSPS (smart power system), and IvedaPinpoint (location-based trackers and smart sensors), in a centralized platform dubbed Utilus. This platform is integrated into existing city infrastructure, specifically light poles, for ease of deployment. “All modern cities in the world have light pole ..read more
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Driverless Bus Coming to Hong Kong Airport
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by lizhughes
1y ago
Hong Kong International Airport is set to introduce a driverless bus for passengers in 2023. It is the latest step in an aggressive program to integrate automated transport at the airport that has been put in place over the past few years. The bus that will be deployed is a J6 model from Chinese manufacturer BYD which uses 10 cameras and GPS locators to deliver its self-driving functionality. There is also a backup system in place that can be used in the event of the main automated system failing. The bus’s capability is defined as Level 4 by the Society of Automotive Engineers – fully self-dr ..read more
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Meta Unveils New Ad Algorithms to Settle DOJ Lawsuit
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by scarlettevans
1y ago
Facebook parent Meta has settled a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations that its advertising algorithms were discriminatory. It is the first time a court will oversee Meta’s ad targeting and delivery system. Last June, the Justice Department (DOJ) sued Meta over its ad algorithms that allegedly let housing advertisers target their ads to people based on characteristics protected by the Fair Housing Act such as race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status and national origin. In a settlement announced this week by the Justice Departme ..read more
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Seoul Robotics to Build Largest Smart Intersection Network in the US
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by scarlettevans
1y ago
Plans for the U.S.’s largest smart intersection have been unveiled.  Seoul Robotics is working alongside the Chattanooga Department of Innovation Delivery and Performance, and the Center of Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP) at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to create the network. Funds for the $4.5 million project are being provided by the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Construction of 86 new smart city intersections will take place between 2023 and 2024. Once completed, the system will capture more than 100 intersections, coverin ..read more
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