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Ethical AI: Can Driverless Cars Save As Many Lives As Possible?
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By 2050, driverless cars and mobility as a service will grow into a $7 trillion worldwide. Driverless cars have many benefits and from 2035 to 2045 consumers will regain up to 250 million hours of free time that was previously spent from behind the wheel, $234 billion in public costs will be saved by reducing accidents and damages due to
Human-Machine Interaction Failings Cause Worldwide Ship Groundings
Serious safety issues have been revealed about failures in human-machine interaction to safely navigate ships and watercraft of all kinds around the ocean. The issue came to light in an Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) investigation report "Grounding of ABFC Roebuck Bay." The report details how and why a highly qualified, experienced and well-rested crew of a Border Force cutter
BMW Group And Daimler AG Partner To Put Autonomous Cars On The Road By 2024
German original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) BMW Group and Daimler AG inked a partnership on July 4 for a long-term strategic cooperation in autonomous driving, focusing on jointly developing next-generation technologies for driver assistance systems, automated driving on highways, and self-parking – in essence, an SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicle. Commercial deployment of the technology in passenger car systems is expected
Blockchain Provides Trustability in the Age of Mobility Services and Autonomous Vehicles
Harry Behrens, head of the blockchain factory, Daimler Financial Services, spoke at the Blockchain Europe expo in Amsterdam, highlighting the disruption that awaits mobility systems and how blockchain can be leveraged to provide trustability and enable end-to-end real-time financial transactions without manual intervention. "Private ownership is going down, and mobility is going towards a stage where it is delivered as
The Future Of Autonomous Ships Rests In Their Ability To Tackle Cyberattacks
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At the Autonomous Ship Technology conference in Amsterdam, Joseph Beel, the strategic programs manager at Cisco, spoke on how advancements in the domains of Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and mobility systems are disrupting the way the maritime industry operates – while subsequently putting vessels under cybersecurity risks arising from the considerable increase in attack avenues. "If you
Self-Driving Start-Up Drive.ai Acquired By Apple
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Hours before self-driving start-up Drive.ai was scheduled to close its doors and lay off all of its staff, Apple Inc AAPL swooped in to buy the company. Drive.ai, an autonomous driving shuttle service once valued at $200 million, is believed to have been purchased by Apple for less than the $77 million Drive.ai raised from venture capital sources. Read more at
NVIDIA to Partner With Volvo on Self-Driving Trucks
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The Volvo Group and Nvidia Corporation NVDA have announced a joint partnership to develop artificial intelligence (AI) for self-driving trucks. Work will begin immediately in Gothenburg, Sweden and Santa Clara, California. The announcement comes a week after Volvo, the world's second-largest truck maker after Daimler, said its self-driving truck "Vera" would begin transporting goods from a logistics center to a port
As Nokia Signs 5G Agreements, A Look At The Companies Adopting The Next-Gen Technology
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Nokia Corporation NOK 0.1% said Monday it now has more than 40 commercial agreements with the companies building 5G networks as it seeks to be a top player in the behind-the-scenes work to create the infrastructure behind the next-generation communications networks. “Since the announcement of the 30th commercial 5G contract at the end of March, the company has seen an
iRobot’s New Robots Can Team Up To Vaccum And Mop Your Home
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Image source: YouTube Video Screenshot iRobot has become a popular household name, thanks to its Roomba robot that can vacuum the floor efficiently. Now, the company has come up with an updated version of its cleaning robot, Roomba s9+. Also, to make cleaning easier and more thorough, the company’s new Roomba will work in tandem with the robot mop, Braava
Medical Drone Delivery Startup Zipline Raises $190 Million In Funding
Healthcare drone delivery startup Zipline has raised $190 million in a new round of funding, taking its valuation to over $1 billion. The new funding will be used to further expand its reach across Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Americas. Zipline operates autonomous drones across remote areas that are hard to reach by road, airlifting medicines during emergencies.