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ExOne developing portable 3D Printing Factory in a shipping Container

ExOne developing portable 3D Printing Factory in a shipping Container The ExOne Company has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense contract to develop a fully operational, self-contained 3D printing “factory” housed in a shipping container. Now under development, the rugged 3D printing factory pod would be set up in a standard shipping container, up …

Samsung develops the first high-bandwidth memory with AI processing power

Samsung develops the first high-bandwidth memory with AI processing power Samsung Electronics has announced that it has developed the industry’s first High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) integrated with artificial intelligence (AI) processing power — the HBM-PIM. The new processing-in-memory (PIM) architecture brings powerful AI computing capabilities inside high-performance memory, to accelerate large-scale processing in data centres, …

Landfill operator brings data insights on gas detection to Blackline Collective

Landfill operator brings data insights on gas detection to Blackline Collective Blackline Safety, a leader of gas detection and connected safety solutions has announced that Enovert has joined Blackline Collective. Enovert is one of the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) leading landfill and waste resource management companies. As the first organisation to officially join the Collective, Enovert …

Siemens Advanta creating Smart City vision for Bleutech Park in Las Vegas

Siemens Advanta creating Smart City vision for Bleutech Park in Las Vegas Siemens Advanta and Bleutech Park have announced a partnership to co-create the futuristic smart city vision – bringing the impressive Las Vegas mixed-use development one step closer to fruition. Siemens Advanta, the IoT consultancy and solution delivery arm of the global technology powerhouse, …

Paramount Group and Sarcos Robotics bringing Mobile Robots to Middle East and Africa

Paramount Group and Sarcos Robotics bringing Mobile Robots to Middle East and Africa Paramount Group, the global aerospace and technology company, and Sarcos Robotics, a global leader in the development of innovative, highly dexterous mobile robotic systems designed for use in the defence, public safety and industrial sectors, today announced that the companies have entered …

Innovyze Info360-com brings Dynamic Digital Twins to the Water Industry

Innovyze Info360-com brings Dynamic Digital Twins to the Water Industry Innovyze, the global leader in water infrastructure software, has announced the general availability of its cloud-based, AI-powered platform for real-world water lifecycle management, Info360.com. Combined with Info360 Insight, a data visualization and workflow solution, the first-of-its-kind platform enables Dynamic Digital Twins for the water industry. Dynamic …

Bentley Systems acquires E7 Civil Construction Software in Australia

Bentley Systems acquires E7 Civil Construction Software in Australia Bentley Systems, the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced the acquisition of E7 Pty Ltd, a Brisbane, Australia-based leader in field-based construction delivery software for heavy civil construction. The acquisition adds capabilities to Bentley’s comprehensive project delivery solution that helps civil contractors meet the schedule and …

Offsight helps Cahill Contractors build Bay Area affordable housing projects

Offsight helps Cahill Contractors build Bay Area affordable housing projects Developers and owners are turning to the disruptive method of Modular and Offsite Construction, to deliver high quality affordable housing at a fraction of the time and cost. Bay Area builder Cahill Contractors is a well recognized general contractor leading the charge and as more work moves …

AeroVironment acquires Progeny Systems Intelligent Systems Group

AeroVironment acquires Progeny Systems Intelligent Systems Group AeroVironment, a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced it has acquired Progeny Systems Corporation’s Intelligent Systems Group (ISG), a leader in the development of artificial intelligence-enabled computer vision, machine learning and perceptive autonomy technologies and provider of related services to United States government customers. The …

Joby Aviation Air Taxis will fly above America’s congested cities in the next Decade

Joby Aviation Air Taxis will fly above America’s congested cities in the next Decade Today, Joby Aviation is releasing the first footage of its revolutionary all-electric, vertical take-off and landing aircraft in flight. The company is also celebrating an important milestone on its journey to making its air taxi service a reality. With more than …

Intersections evolve from Inductive Loops to Artificial Intelligence

Intersections evolve from Inductive Loops to Artificial Intelligence Intersections are dynamic and challenging projects for any city planner to tackle. Many factors affect how intersections vary, such as: How many through streets? Is there heavy traffic Amount of pedestrian traffic? Is their bike traffic? Is the route on a major public transportation line? How will …

Honeywell expands ultraviolet product line to serve transportation segment

Honeywell expands ultraviolet product line to serve transportation segment Expanding on its popular UV Treatment System for airliners, Honeywell has debuted a new, smaller version of the product that includes a UV wand and portable backpack. Designed to help reduce pathogens found on high-touch surfaces in a quick and low-cost manner, this new device can …

Florida DoT selects Iteris ClearGuide SaaS for Smart Mobility Infrastructure Management

Florida DoT selects Iteris ClearGuide SaaS for Smart Mobility Infrastructure Management Iteris, a global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, today announced that it has been awarded a three-year software-as-a-service (SaaS) contract from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 5 for use of its ClearGuide™ solution to improve mobility throughout the central Florida district. With …

Euston Station trialling Covid-19 busting ultra-violet technology

Euston Station trialling Covid-19 busting ultra-violet technology Escalator handrails are being cleaned using ultra-violet light at London Euston station in a new trial to keep passengers protected from harmful germs. The kit inside the escalator shines powerful ultra-violet (UV-C) light onto the handrail surface. This kills 99.99% of bacteria each time the escalator goes around. …

MIT researchers develop speedier network analysis graph tool

MIT researchers develop speedier network analysis graph tool Graphs — data structures that show the relationship among objects — are highly versatile. It’s easy to imagine a graph depicting a social media network’s web of connections. But graphs are also used in programs as diverse as content recommendation (what to watch next on Netflix?) and …

What does the future hold for Smart Construction

What does the future hold for Smart Construction As the world of technology and construction develops, we are edging closer to the future science fiction envisioned. We may not be gliding around on hoverboards quite yet, but if the construction industry is anything to go by, there are some breath-taking innovations on the horizon. Smart …

Tech Mahindra supporting IT transformation for Telefónica Germany and O2

Tech Mahindra supporting IT transformation for Telefónica Germany and O2 Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services and solutions announced today a strategic partnership with Telefónica Germany / O2, a leading telecommunications provider from Germany, to drive their end to end IT transformation. Through this digital transformation, Tech Mahindra …

Wittra joins the Mioty standardized wireless IoT connectivity Alliance

Wittra joins the Mioty standardized wireless IoT connectivity Alliance The Mioty technology is the standardized wireless connectivity solution for Massive IoT. Based on Fraunhofer’s patented telegram splitting technology, Mioty delivers a breakthrough in scalability and reliability for large industrial and commercial IoT deployments. Together with its members, the Mioty Alliance build an end-to-end solution across the …

Universal Robots launches Virtual Expo on Cobots and Automated Machine Tending

Universal Robots launches Virtual Expo on Cobots and Automated Machine Tending The key to manufacturing success is keeping equipment running. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find and retain workers for tedious and potentially dangerous jobs such as machine tending. It’s not surprising that more than half of U.S. manufacturers are redesigning their workforce architecture around automation …

MobileWorxs introduces affordable Flex 10 Windows 10 and Android 9 rugged tablets

MobileWorxs introduces affordable Flex 10 Windows 10 and Android 9 rugged tablets MobileWorxs introduces the Flex 10B on Windows 10 and Flex 10A with Android 9.0 tablet series designed for users and IT resellers looking for an enterprise-grade out-of-the-box device that delivers light to medium duty mobile applications at an affordable price. According to MobileWorxs’ …

Geo Connect Asia 2021 set to debut in Singapore as both a physical and virtual event

Geo Connect Asia 2021 set to debut in Singapore as both a physical and virtual event Southeast Asia’s inaugural geospatial services and location intelligence event is set to be the first large-scale hybrid event to be hosted in Singapore in 2021, combining plenary sessions and conferences to provide a forum for the digital transformation of …

Cityzenith and NeuerEnergy join forces to drive the Build Back Better movement

Cityzenith and NeuerEnergy join forces to drive the Build Back Better movement The partners, US-based Digital Twin expert Cityzenith and NeuerEnergy – powered by UK-based Aqovia, a leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital solutions specialist have joined forces to show companies and districts the path they must take to meet net zero goals. “The United …

Spot gets an upgrade with self-charging, remote operation and an arm

Spot gets an upgrade with self-charging, remote operation and an arm Boston Dynamics, the global leader in mobile robotics, today announced an expanded product line for its agile mobile robot Spot. The new products include a self-charging Enterprise Spot, web-based remote operations software, Scout, and the Spot Arm. These additions extend Spot’s ability to perform …

Ambarella introduces CV5 AI Processor for single 8K and multi-imager AI cameras

Ambarella introduces CV5 AI Processor for single 8K and multi-imager AI cameras Ambarella, an AI vision silicon company, has unveiled CV5, an artificial intelligence (AI) vision processor capable of recording 8K video or four 4K video streams. The new system on chip (SoC) will enable the development of intelligent automotive camera systems, consumer cameras (drone, …

MCA Fusion Hire upgrades to put focus on specialist SafeCheck technology

MCA Fusion Hire upgrades to put focus on specialist SafeCheck technology One of the country’s leading suppliers of specialist hire equipment is rolling out a new investment programme to upgrade its electrical testing facilities throughout its national branch network. MCA Fusion Hire & Repair, part of Wolseley UK’s Infrastructure division, is a leading provider of …

Geotab expands Southeast Asia operations with new office in Singapore 

Geotab expands Southeast Asia operations with new office in Singapore Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected transportation, has announced that it has expanded its global presence into Southeast Asia with the opening of a new office space in Singapore. With nearly a dozen offices throughout North America, Europe and Latin America, Geotab’s location …

FLIR introduces AI controlled Traffic Cameras for Predictive Traffic Management

FLIR introduces AI controlled Traffic Cameras for Predictive Traffic Management FLIR Systems has introduced two new intelligent traffic system cameras – the FLIR ThermiCam™ AI with thermal imaging and the FLIR TrafiCam™ AI visible camera. Both camera systems feature artificial intelligence to optimize the traffic flows from roadways and intersections. When the data is combined …

Predicting the biggest trends in Cybersecurity for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Predicting the biggest trends in Cybersecurity for the 4th Industrial Revolution In the Fourth Industrial Revolution unprecedented processing power and access to information has the potential to send human progress into overdrive. It seems that if we imagine it, we can make it happen, realising the sci-fi dreams of AI, robotics, autonomous transport and biotech …

Centurion and MIPS partner to bring leading helmet safety technology to the UK

Centurion and MIPS partner to bring leading helmet safety technology to the UK Above-the-neck PPE specialist Centurion Safety Products, has announced a partnership with Swedish helmet safety technology company Mips, which will see the British manufacturer incorporate the Mips (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) patented helmet-based technology within their market-leading Nexus helmet. When the Centurion Nexus …

The World’s top 10 countries using robots and automation

The World’s top 10 countries using robots and automation The average robot density in the manufacturing industry hit a new global record of 113 units per 10,000 employees. By regions, Western Europe (225 units per 10,000 employees) and the Nordic European countries (204 units per 10,000 employees) have the most automated production, followed by North …

China’s Autonomous Delivery Vehicle market

China’s Autonomous Delivery Vehicle market ResearchAndMarkets.com have published their latest report focused on China in their “Autonomous Delivery Vehicle Industry Report, 2020.” Autonomous delivery is split into two sections, indoor autonomous delivery and outdoor autonomous delivery. Correspondingly, there are also indoor autonomous delivery vehicles (also known as indoor delivery robots) as well as outdoor ones. …

New Zealand-based PiP IoT partners with Yotta to enhance smart asset management

New Zealand-based PiP IoT partners with Yotta to enhance smart asset management PiP IoT, the New Zealand-based manufacturer of ultra-rugged IoT sensing devices for Smart City and infrastructure monitoring applications, has signed a collaborative agreement with Yotta, a leading UK-based connected asset management software and services provider. The partnership will enable both companies to offer …

Autodesk Navisworks Simulate – 8 essential tips and shortcuts

Autodesk Navisworks Simulate – 8 essential tips and shortcuts Navisworks is a 3D design review software developed by Autodesk. It is primarily used in the construction industry, where Navisworks is especially useful for navigating and combining 3D models. The software allows managers to review and analyse projects with complex data, different viewpoints, and redlining. On …

How technology can help manage Social Distancing

How technology can help manage Social Distancing The world as we know it is changing. The bottom line is that buildings are not going to be able to reopen and operate safely without robust post-pandemic planning for pedestrian movement. Real people get confused and break rules. It’s one thing to hang signs and tape lines …

The latest trends shaping the future of robotics and automation

The latest trends shaping the future of robotics and automation Human-robot collaboration Human-robot collaboration remains a prominent trend in robotics. With the advancement of sensors and vision technology, robots can react in real time to changes in their environment, allowing them to work safely with human workers by automatically reducing force or stopping when they …

KONE launches competition to connect almost anything to an elevator

KONE launches competition to connect almost anything to an elevator KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, is launching an open competition, KONE DX Experiments, to identify innovative new ideas on what to connect to KONE DX Class elevators. The mind, a wheelchair, a drone, a smartwatch – what would you connect? …

Top five predictions for Information and Communications Technology in ASEAN

Top five predictions for Information and Communications Technology in ASEAN Enterprises across the ASEAN are reshuffling their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) priorities in 2020 to urgently address the COVID-19 impact. Against this backdrop, cloud, networking, mobility, communications and security have been shortlisted for the top five predictions based on their market potential and impact …

Iteris unveils VantageCare for Smart Mobility Infrastructures

Iteris unveils VantageCare for Smart Mobility Infrastructures Iteris, a global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, has announced that it has launched VantageCare™, a new managed service for smart mobility infrastructures operated by state and local transportation agencies. VantageCare is a software-enabled smart mobility infrastructure managed service that utilizes process virtualization to continuously and proactively …

RetroTek retroreflectometer road marking scanning technology arrives in Australia

RetroTek retroreflectometer road marking scanning technology arrives in Australia Reflective Measurement Systems Ltd has launched the new RetroTek-D vehicle mounted  road marking retroreflectometer in Australia and has already secured sales with the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and appointed Geveko Markings APAC as the local distributor. The RetroTek-D is the first full lane width vehicle …

Silentium Active Road Noise Cancellation technology rolls out

Silentium Active Road Noise Cancellation technology rolls out Silentium, a tech innovation company based in Israel and specialising in creating personal in-car sound environments, is ramping up global rollout of its Active Road Noise Cancellation (ARNC) technology after being selected by global automotive supplier Hyundai Mobis as its preferred ARNC software provider. Silentium offers proven …

Harnessing remote drone technology for UK infrastructure will boost productivity

Harnessing remote drone technology for UK infrastructure will boost productivity  Industries really don’t come any more mission-critical than infrastructure. Indeed, it is estimated that an average of $3.3 trillion in annual infrastructure investment is needed just to support current global growth rates.  However, in the UK our rich history of successful infrastructure project delivery risks …

Britishvolt and Siemens UK collaborate on exclusive battery technologies 

Britishvolt and Siemens UK collaborate on exclusive battery technologies Britishvolt, Britain’s foremost investor in battery technologies has announced that it has entered into an exclusive technology collaboration agreement with Siemens. The collaboration will see Siemens provide Britishvolt with access to its automation, electrification solutions and Digital Twin manufacturing execution technology. This innovative system gives the …

ENWAY receives approval for Autonomous Sweepers on public roads in Singapore

ENWAY receives approval for Autonomous Sweepers on public roads in Singapore ENWAY, a Berlin-based software manufacturer for self-driving commercial vehicles and the Swiss sweeper manufacturer Bucher Municipal, along with other partners, been testing an autonomous sweeping solution for street cleaning in Singapore to support Singapore’s efforts towards ecological mobility. Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) begins …

ExceeD GPR and Locating in California uses new GPR Technology for Underground Utilities

ExceeD GPR and Locating in California uses new GPR Technology for Underground Utilities California based ExceeD GPR & Locating focuses on safely locating underground utilities. The company has carved out a successful niche by using state of the art equipment to help clients save time while reducing the risk of injury and costly damages. Exceed uses …

WeLink secures $185m funding to revolutionize Ultra-High Speed Wireless Broadband

WeLink secures $185m funding to revolutionize Ultra-High Speed Wireless Broadband WeLink, a rapidly-growing, next-generation fixed-wireless broadband provider, has announced a $185 million investment from Digital Alpha Advisors to expand to new markets across the United States. WeLink provides industry-leading, high-speed broadband access to homes and businesses at up to gigabit speeds, connecting the unconnected and …

Innovation and technologies for a better future on show at CES 2021

Innovation and technologies for a better future on show at CES 2021 The first-ever, all-digital CES® 2021, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® , opened its full digital experience to audiences around the world. Following a day of exclusive, media-only press conferences and a keynote from Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg …

Raspberry Pi-Top robotics kit debuts at CES 2020

Raspberry Pi-Top robotics kit debuts at CES 2020 The highly versatile yet simple to use pi-top Robotics Kit was launched when the world’s largest tech event went online. Visitors around the globe watched a demo of pi-top’s brand new robotics toolset when they logged on to the ed-tech company’s virtual CES booth. Show attendees were also …

Sony unveils Airpeak drone at CES 2021

Sony unveils Airpeak drone at CES 2021 Today Sony launched the Airpeak brand with the goal to further develop today’s drone technology while achieving the utmost in value creation. As the first phase of this project, Sony will launch a new business targeted for professional photography and video production in the spring of 2021. In …

Blickfeld launches new Automotive LiDAR Sensors at CES 2021

Blickfeld launches new Automotive LiDAR Sensors at CES 2021 LiDAR manufacturer Blickfeld will unveil its automotive LiDAR products for the first time at digital CES 2021. After commercially launching the industrial LiDAR “Cube 1” in 2020, the Munich-based company is now presenting its automotive LiDAR suite consisting of a mid-range as well as a long-range …

Skydio wins CES 2021 Best of Innovation Award for Drones and Unmanned Systems

Skydio wins CES 2021 Best of Innovation Award for Drones and Unmanned Systems Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight, today announced that Skydio X2 has received the CES® 2021 Best of Innovation Award for Drones and Unmanned Systems. The announcement was made ahead of the first-ever, all-digital CES 2021, …

Velodyne Lidar looks at efficient, sustainable and safe transportation infrastructure

Velodyne Lidar looks at efficient, sustainable and safe transportation infrastructure Velodyne Lidar and University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Center for Applied Research today published a white paper that demonstrates lidar sensors’ ability to make transportation infrastructure more efficient, sustainable and safe. The white paper reports results of research using Velodyne’s lidar sensors to improve traffic …

Hong Kong showcasing solutions and technological breakthroughs at CES 2021

Hong Kong showcasing solutions and technological breakthroughs at CES 2021 Hong Kong innovation and technology expertise will be on vibrant display at CES 2021, with 22 of the region’s leading entrepreneurs and innovators exhibiting at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) 44th annual Hong Kong Pavilion at CES. Held virtually from January 11 – …

Trimble establishes more SITECH Technology Distributors in the US

Trimble establishes more SITECH Technology Distributors in the US Trimble has announced that SITECH® Technology Distributors have been established to serve civil construction contractors in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The territory once served by SITECH Mid-Atlantic has been reorganized into SITECH Chesapeake, SITECH Horizon, SITECH Palmetto and SITECH Precision. These distributors join …

Hancom Group brings South Korean innovation to CES 2021

Hancom Group brings South Korean innovation to CES 2021 Hancom Group, a leader in creating game-changing technology ecosystems has announced that it will participate in the All Digital CES 2021. The company will present its visions for making the world Smarter, Safer, and Freer through pioneering future innovation for an ever-evolving tech industry. Who is …

Binatone debuts the MASKFONE at CES 2021

Binatone debuts the MASKFONE at CES 2021 Binatone, a global manufacturer of innovative, smart home and consumer electronic devices since 1958 has announced that their revolutionary MaskFone, will be introduced to press and tech aficionados at this year’s digital CES conference. The MaskFone is a ground-breaking true wireless headphone and mask in-one that brings together …

REIWA Engine enters Clean Tech market with SandStorm solar panel cleaning robot

REIWA Engine enters Clean Tech market with SandStorm solar panel cleaning robot SandStorm is a new patented technology, made in Sicily, which reduces the costs of maintenance and cleaning of photovoltaic systems by 30%. SandStorm was invented by a Sicilian engineer, Salvatore Occhipinti, together with the team at the start-up REIWA Engine. It is the …

SWARCO Traffic appoints ITS expert as new Managing Director

SWARCO Traffic appoints ITS expert as new Managing Director SWARCO Traffic, the traffic technology specialist, has appointed John Pickworth, an experienced Chartered Engineer with proven Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) expertise, as its new Managing Director. John, who has worked at a senior level in the industry for almost 20 years, joins the business from the …

Drones and AI being used in Georgia to disinfect government buildings.

Drones and AI being used in Georgia to disinfect government buildings. In the wake of surging COVID-19 cases following Thanksgiving gatherings, the Alabama State Senate recently adopted the Draganfly Smart Vital System and its related health safety protocols to help detect potential COVID-19 in government buildings and ensure the ongoing operation of government. “As the …

CleanAirZone promoting strategic partnerships during CES 2021

CleanAirZone promoting strategic partnerships during CES 2021 Well before the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, air quality in both residential and public arenas has long been a source of health concerns for young and old, generated by pollutants ranging from chemicals and gases to such living organisms as mould, bacteria, cysts and viruses. US-based air …

Magbot launches wireless Automatic Tool Changer for robots

Magbot launches wireless Automatic Tool Changer for robots The Magbot ATC (Automatic Tool Changer) is the world’s first completely wireless Robot automatic tool changing system. A single robot requires various robot end-effectors (tools) to provide the multi-processes and services, thus a robot ATC is essential to change the tools automatically. Without robot ATC, you have …

GreatStar OLEI $500 mini-LiDAR unlocks robotics at CES 2021

GreatStar OLEI $500 mini-LiDAR unlocks robotics at CES 2021 GreatStar OLEI, a global provider of advanced LiDAR and thermal camera sensors, along with MorpheusTEK, today launched in advance of the all-digital CES 2021 show. The world’s first, industrial quality mini-LiDAR available for navigation and obstacle avoidance for $500 per unit or lower at volume. Until …

ArcRAN technology makes internet-connected cars safer

ArcRAN technology makes internet-connected cars safer Thanks to the technology revolution we can now access traffic information, play our favourite music, and be warned when accidents happen. However, while Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology make cars smarter, it also makes them more vulnerable to malicious hackers. ArcRAN, a cybersecurity company focused on V2X, has addressed 3 strategies …

Smart Buildings create opportunities for printed sensors

Smart Buildings create opportunities for printed sensors Smart buildings promise automated control of the buildings’ operations, along with integrated technology for human-machine interactions. Such functionality requires multiple sensors, to which printed/flexible electronics are very well suited due to their low weight and thin-film form factor. Indeed, the building of the future may have printed sensors …

Eagle Eye Networks looks at the key 2021 trends in Video Surveillance

Eagle Eye Networks looks at the key 2021 trends in Video Surveillance Eagle Eye Networks, the global leader in smart cloud video security, today shared the trends that will have the biggest impact on video surveillance, security, and use of analytics to drive business intelligence and improvement in 2021: Customers are asking for cloud; Advanced analytics will …

Alisys presents cloud platform to universalize robotics at CES 2021

Alisys presents cloud platform to universalize robotics at CES 2021 Alisys will present at CES 2021 a cloud platform that universalizes robotics by allowing the deployment, operation, control and analysis of heterogeneous robot fleets regardless of the manufacturer. This unique operation and control software enables the teleoperation of autonomous devices such as robots or drones, …

Virtual meetings get smart with All-in-One 360 intelligent conference solution

Virtual meetings get smart with All-in-One 360 intelligent conference solution Virtual meetings have become necessary and universal, as remote working becomes more and more common. Not only does it help workers maintain a better work-life balance, but it is also a boost to productivity. Productivity issues cost companies an estimated 1.8 trillion dollars per year. …

Vermeer acquires Normag Electric Horizontal Drill and Fluid Management Technology

Vermeer acquires Normag Electric Horizontal Drill and Fluid Management Technology Vermeer Corporation has announced it has acquired electric-powered horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and fluid systems technology from Normag. Through this acquisition, Vermeer assumes the rights to develop, manufacture and distribute the proven fully electric HDD rigs, generator sets and fluid management systems, which are currently …

A third of UK businesses fail to deliver essential cyber security training

A third of UK businesses fail to deliver essential cyber security training Almost a third of UK businesses offer no cyber security training to reduce the likelihood and severity of data breaches while working from home, a new study reveals. The Cyber Security Insights Report from managed cloud services and security provider iomart asked workers …

EIB backs CargoBeamer with €12.6m deployment of new freight rail technology

EIB backs CargoBeamer with €12.6m deployment of new freight rail technology The European Investment Bank Group and CargoBeamer AG signed a €12.6 million equity type financing in the form of a senior secured loan coupled with a profit sharing mechanism. The financing supports the construction and implementation of three new rail freight terminals in Calais …

Ouster merges with Colonnade Acquisition to accelerate Digital Lidar adoption

Ouster merges with Colonnade Acquisition to accelerate Digital Lidar adoption Ouster, a leading provider of high-resolution digital lidar sensors for the industrial automation, smart infrastructure, robotics, and automotive industries, and Colonnade Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company, today announced their entry into a definitive merger agreement. Upon closing of the business combination, the combined company …

Daimler and Infosys partner to Drive hybrid cloud-powered innovation

Daimler and Infosys partner to Drive hybrid cloud-powered innovation Daimler AG and Infosys, today announced a long-term strategic partnership for a technology-driven IT infrastructure transformation. After the receipt of all regulatory approvals, Daimler AG will transform its IT operating model and infrastructure landscape across workplace services, service desk, data center, networks and SAP Basis together …

Velodyne Lidar signs up for the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program

Velodyne Lidar signs up for the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program Velodyne Lidar today announced it has joined the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program to promote using lidar technology in smart city solutions. By becoming part of the Qualcomm Smart Cities ecosystem, Velodyne will work more closely with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., governments and solution developers …

GHH InSiTE Data Analytics Software delivers Rock Logistics

GHH InSiTE Data Analytics Software delivers Rock Logistics Just start up the engine and go was yesterday: Increasingly, mining and tunnel projects, as well as large construction sites, are also being managed digitally. The latest solution for this is the “GHH inSiTE” digital analytics software from GHH, which can be used on any equipment regardless …

Strada Imaging launches Pavo Android App for manual road inspection surveys

Strada Imaging launches Pavo Android App for manual road inspection surveys Pavo is an Android app developed to ease the process of manual data collection in visual surveys of roads. In the UK, these surveys are known as detailed visual inspection (DVI), whereas in the US these are known as foot-on-ground (FOG) condition surveys. Manual road …

Sees.ai wins UK Government Future Flight Challenge funding 

Sees.ai wins UK Government Future Flight Challenge funding Advanced drone system sees.ai, leading a consortium of eight partners that include Sellafield, Atkins and Skanska, has won a share of £30 million from the Future Flight Challenge, a proportion of which has been allocated to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding demonstrates the value sees.ai’s technology …

ShoreTrench goes hi-tech with Bobcat E45 Mini-Excavator and Depth Check system

ShoreTrench goes hi-tech with Bobcat E45 Mini-Excavator and Depth Check system ShoreTrench, developer of the UK’s first range of preassembled trench shoring systems and a subsidiary of Secure Ground Solutions Ltd, has purchased a new Bobcat E45 mini-excavator, the first in the UK to be equipped with the Bobcat Depth Check system, from Wigan-based Norwest …

DARPA awards GrammaTech research contract for AI Software Development

DARPA awards GrammaTech research contract for AI Software Development GrammaTech, a leading provider of software application security testing research and solutions, today announced a contract with DARPA to research the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques for automating the design, testing and implementation of software applications. The contributions made by GrammaTech …

Build secure IoT Connected Devices with Arrow Electronics Security Starter Kits

Build secure IoT Connected Devices with Arrow Electronics Security Starter Kits Arrow Electronics have announced a Security Starter Kit suite that integrates various wireless solutions and single-board computers (SBCs) with the OPTIGA TPM2.0 and OPTIGA Trust M security solutions from Infineon Technologies AG. The kit provides companies seeking to add security to their end products …

CTA celebrates technology with CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honourees

CTA celebrates technology with CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honourees The Consumer Technology Association has announced the CES 2021 Innovation Awards honourees,  including those products recognized as Best of Innovation. The CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition honouring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across 28 product categories. The honourees of this highly …

An LED can now be integrated directly into computer chips

An LED can now be integrated directly into computer chips Light-emitting diodes, LEDs, can do way more than illuminate your living room. These light sources are useful microelectronics too. Smartphones, for example, can use an LED proximity sensor to determine if you’re holding the phone next to your face (in which case the screen turns …

Mitsubishi Electric reimagines connectivity for Elevator Systems

Mitsubishi Electric reimagines connectivity for Elevator Systems The Elevator and Escalator Division of Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc., headquartered in Cypress, California, has introduced ReadyConnect™, a network communication protocol gateway that allows for connectivity between multiple building systems. ReadyConnect is a network communication device that allows Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Trac® and Diamond HS™ elevator systems to communicate …

MIT researchers find a better way to design metal alloys using machine learning

MIT researchers find a better way to design metal alloys using machine learning Advanced metal alloys are essential in key parts of modern life, from cars to satellites, from construction materials to electronics. But creating new alloys for specific uses, with optimized strength, hardness, corrosion resistance, conductivity, and so on, has been limited by researchers’ …

Can technology save the Rental and Leasing Market

Can technology save the Rental and Leasing Market The equipment leasing and rental market has seen tremendous growth and opportunity over the last several years, with many multi-industry businesses turning from direct purchase to flexible rental and leasing models. Within the construction sector alone, the equipment leasing and rental market in the UK has grown …

Linde and Daimler Truck collaborate on liquid−hydrogen truck refuelling technology

Linde and Daimler Truck collaborate on liquid−hydrogen truck refuelling technology Linde and Daimler Truck have signed an agreement to jointly develop the next generation of liquid-hydrogen refuelling technology for fuel-cell-powered trucks. With their collaboration, the partners aim to make the refuelling process with hydrogen as easy and practical as possible. Together, the companies will focus …

Trimble helps universities with donations of Technology Labs

Trimble helps universities with donations of Technology Labs Technology is driving the construction industry forward today – from hardware products that enable better positioning, scanning, automatic or remote-control access to software solutions that eliminate paper processing and enable data-driven decision making. Technology is here to stay, creating an efficient, interconnected field-to-office loop, which will likely …

MIT 3D printer adds gloss to surface details

MIT 3D printer adds gloss to surface details New system enables realistic variations in glossiness across a 3D-printed surface. The advance could aid fine art reproduction and the design of prosthetics. Those are an object’s three most salient visual features. Currently, 3D printers can reproduce shape and colour reasonably well. Gloss, however, remains a challenge. …

Waylay Digital Twin technology revolutionises Industrial IoT

Waylay Digital Twin technology revolutionises Industrial IoT IoT automation and analytics software company Waylay has announced its new industry first zero-code provisioning portal based on digital twins of equipment for time efficient retro-fitting of legacy assets. In an ideal world, all equipment would be connected. In reality, millions of legacy machines are locked out of …

Unity Reflect now supports Autodesk BIM 360 for seamless AR / VR

Unity Reflect now supports Autodesk BIM 360 for seamless AR / VR Unity, a world leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content, has announced another step toward holistic interoperability with AutodeskⓇ. Through the integration of Unity Reflect, a real-time design review and coordination solution that connects all project members on one immersive, …

DJI lifesaving drone technology rescues more than 500 people around the world

DJI lifesaving drone technology rescues more than 500 people around the world More than 500 people around the world have been rescued from danger by drones, according to new statistics collected by DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology. This milestone came in mid-October, when sheriff’s deputies used a DJI drone …

New MIT approach shrinks massive neural networks to model language

New MIT approach shrinks massive neural networks to model language Jonathan Frankle is researching artificial intelligence using the same philosophy that applies to his “lottery ticket hypothesis.” It posits that, hidden within massive neural networks, leaner subnetworks can complete the same task more efficiently. The trick is finding those “lucky” subnetworks, dubbed winning lottery tickets. …

Löweheiser Electronic Fuel Ignition technology multiplies UAV efficiency 

Löweheiser Electronic Fuel Ignition technology multiplies UAV efficiency Last week, a partnership between Löweheiser tech start-up and the pioneer UAV manufacturer Quaternium was announced, which led to the achievement of a new world record of multirotor endurance with an outstanding flight of 10h and 14 min. The EFI company has developed a state-of-the-art fuel injection …

MIT system optimizes the shape of robots for traversing various types of terrain

MIT system optimizes the shape of robots for traversing various types of terrain So, you need a robot that traverse a construction site – what shape should that robot be? Should it have two legs, like a person? Or six, like an ant? Choosing the right shape will be vital for your robot’s ability to …

Gammon Construction and Converge create worlds first digital twin of site concreting

Gammon Construction and Converge create worlds first digital twin of site concreting Gammon Construction in collaboration with Converge has created the world’s first digital twin of site concreting, thanks to the launch of the latest version of a pioneering concrete maturity platform, ConcreteDNA. Gammon is the first to use Converge’s advanced concrete construction data platform, …

On Computer Awareness Day we look at the most common Cybersecurity mistakes

On Computer Awareness Day we look at the most common Cybersecurity mistakes Today is Computer Awareness Day, and with more businesses operating a work from home policy than ever, paired with a rise in cybercriminal activity, IT experts WFH IT Support have shared their most common cybersecurity mistakes that are made by businesses of all …

Greater Manchester Police using Road Safety Support speedometer calibration services

Greater Manchester Police using Road Safety Support speedometer calibration services Greater Manchester Police has become the latest force to appoint the Road Safety Support Speed Test Laboratory to calibrate the speedometers of its pursuit vehicles. The force arranged for the analogue speedometers in four brand new Ford Mondeo estate cars to be calibrated, after learning …

Vayyar Imaging wins Safety Innovation Award for 4D imaging radar-on-chip technology

Vayyar Imaging wins Safety Innovation Award for 4D imaging radar-on-chip technology Vayyar Imaging, the global leader in 4D imaging radar, has won the SME Special Prize for Safety at the 2020 CLEPA Innovation Awards. Vayyar triumphed with its game-changing 4D imaging radar-on-chip technology, which is revolutionizing the way the automotive industry addresses safety. With road …

Frost Control Systems and u-blox keep municipal roads safe in adverse weather

Frost Control Systems and u-blox keep municipal roads safe in adverse weather Adverse weather road conditions need treatment in order to keep US traffic moving, communities open, and thoroughfares safe. While state highways are served by adequate but expensive to buy and maintain Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS), municipalities existing solutions are cost prohibitive. Accurately …

Advanced Technology Research Council creates ASPIRE to drive future technologies

Advanced Technology Research Council creates ASPIRE to drive future technologies The newly established Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) in Abu Dhabi has announced its plans to drive the creation of future transformative technologies with the launch of its dedicated technology programme management pillar, ASPIRE. ASPIRE works in consultation with cross-sector industry stakeholders to frame problem …

Experts discuss and debate the Future of Smart Cities in a Post-Pandemic World

Experts discuss and debate the Future of Smart Cities in a Post-Pandemic World Doha, Singapore, and Amsterdam are represented in a virtual summit hosted by Msheireb Downtown Doha, one of world’s smartest and most sustainable fully built city districts Experts from Doha, Singapore, and Amsterdam convened today in a virtual summit to discuss and debate the …

Tachyum joins I4DI to develop the world’s fastest AI Supercomputer in Slovakia

Tachyum joins I4DI to develop the world’s fastest AI Supercomputer in Slovakia Tachyum has announced the formation of I4DI (Innovations for Digital Infrastructure), a partnership of innovative EU and global technology leaders brought together to develop European-based supercomputing solutions to advance the region’s capabilities in solving the performance, power and efficiency issues challenging the industry …

FARO launches WebShare Software Enterprise for private server or cloud storage

FARO launches WebShare Software Enterprise for private server or cloud storage FARO Technologies, a global leader for 3D Metrology, AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction), and Public Safety Analytics, has announced the release of its new WebShare Software Enterprise offering. An extension of the widely-used FARO Webshare platform, the Enterprise feature allows data to be stored …

MIT neural network learns to estimate uncertainty in AI-assisted decision-making

MIT neural network learns to estimate uncertainty in AI-assisted decision-making Increasingly, artificial intelligence systems known as deep learning neural networks are used to inform decisions vital to human health and safety, such as in autonomous driving or medical diagnosis. These networks are good at recognizing patterns in large, complex datasets to aid in decision-making. But …

Fleet of Effidence robotic stackers assist Rhenus logistics services

Fleet of Effidence robotic stackers assist Rhenus logistics services This new season is marked by the realization of a joint project between Rhenus, one of the world’s leading logistics services providers, and Effidence, a pioneer and leader in collaborative and autonomous robotics. For several years, Rhenus has been using EffiBOT robots on a daily basis …

Windover Construction launches IDEA consulting platform for evolving technologies

Windover Construction launches IDEA consulting platform for evolving technologies Windover Construction, a global leader in construction management and innovation has announced the launch of Innovations for Design, Engineering and Automation (IDEA), a consulting platform optimizing the use of BIM, drones, robotics and other rapidly evolving technologies. Leveraging Windover’s award-winning expertise, IDEA provides tech-first, real-time solutions …

Desktop Metal shipping Metal 3D Printing manufacturing systems

Desktop Metal shipping Metal 3D Printing manufacturing systems Desktop Metal​, a leader in mass production and turnkey additive manufacturing solutions has announced the Shop System™, the world’s first metal binder jetting system designed for machine shops, is being manufactured in volume and shipped to customers around the world. With installations underway throughout North America, EMEA …

New Leica 2D/3D semi-automation kit available for Doosan DX255LC-5 excavator

New Leica 2D/3D semi-automation kit available for Doosan DX255LC-5 excavator Doosan has launched a new optional ready kit for the 2D/3D semi-automation system from Leica Geosystems for the company’s popular DX255LC-5 25.5 tonne crawler excavator. Leica Geosystems’ 2D/3D machine control solution with semi-automation system increases productivity and accuracy by automating the movement of the boom, …

USC researchers develop new method to allow robots to learn new tasks

USC researchers develop new method to allow robots to learn new tasks USC researchers have developed a method that could allow robots to learn new tasks, like setting a table or driving a car, from observing a small number of demonstrations. Imagine if robots could learn from watching demonstrations: you could show a domestic robot …

Volvo Cars using the latest gaming technology to develop safer cars

Volvo Cars using the latest gaming technology to develop safer cars Volvo Cars engineers call it “the ultimate driving simulator”, but it is not just an excuse for them to indulge their inner basement gamer. Instead, the Swedish company’s ground-breaking mixed-reality simulator is used to make new strides in safety and autonomous driving technology. A …

Skyfront unveils drone delivery control handoff to a Submarine

Skyfront unveils drone delivery control handoff to a Submarine The long-endurance hybrid-electric Skyfront Perimeter drone was recently used to perform the first ship-to-submarine delivery via small unmanned aircraft. During the historic flight, the Perimeter took off from a moving surface vessel and delivered supplies to the crew of the ballistic missile submarine, in a quick and cost-effective way …

Stratasys full-colour, multi-material 3D Printers now include KeyShot 3D Rendering

Stratasys full-colour, multi-material 3D Printers now include KeyShot 3D Rendering From the screen to your hand, producing incredibly realistic product models is now fast and easy for designers with J55 and J8 Series PolyJet 3D printers Almost any product designer will tell you that prototyping the shape of a new design with 3D printing is …

Jaguar Land Rover testing self-driving technology with Smart City Hub

Jaguar Land Rover testing self-driving technology with Smart City Hub Jaguar Land Rover is partnering with global software, mobility and telecoms companies to create a smart city hub that will allow real-world testing of connected technology where self-driving vehicles share the streets with cars, pedestrians and cyclists. The Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI) will be a collaborative …

MIT’s MCUNet brings deep learning to IoT Internet of Things devices

MIT’s MCUNet brings deep learning to IoT Internet of Things devices Deep learning is everywhere. This branch of artificial intelligence curates your social media and serves your Google search results. Soon, deep learning could also check your vitals or set your thermostat. MIT researchers have developed a system that could bring deep learning neural networks …

Kawasaki test unmanned K-RACER compound helicopter

Kawasaki test unmanned K-RACER compound helicopter Kawasaki Heavy Industries successfully conducted a flight test of the unmanned compound helicopter K-RACER at Taiki-cho Multi-purpose Aviation Park in Hokkaido. K-RACER stands for Kawasaki Researching Autonomic Compound to Exceed Rotorcraft In the technology demonstration using an unmanned helicopter, we aimed for high speeds that were not technically possible …

The industries being revolutionised by Smart Technologies

The industries being revolutionised by Smart Technologies When we think about rapid developments in terms of wireless technology, we often automatically assume it’s in regard to telecommunications. However, with so many alternative industries taking advantage of the offerings that wireless technology and connectivity provides, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Many companies recognised the …

DJI introduces AGRAS T20 Drone for Agricultural Spraying

DJI introduces AGRAS T20 Drone for Agricultural Spraying DJI, the global leader in drone and camera technology, is again transforming farming with its latest agriculture drone, the DJI AGRAS T20. This durable, high-performance and intelligent precision agriculture spraying drone packs impressive features into a modular and portable design, making it accessible and scalable for farmers who …

AGD Systems enhances safety with upgraded AGD326 pedestrian detector

AGD Systems enhances safety with upgraded AGD326 pedestrian detector An even safer pedestrian experience is on offer thanks to enhancements made to an industry-leading on-crossing detector from AGD Systems. As part of a programme of continuous improvements to its range of Intelligent Traffic Systems solutions, the company has upgraded its AGD326 to improve range and …

Camcon Auto and Drive System Design developing intelligent valve technology

Camcon Auto and Drive System Design developing intelligent valve technology Expert automotive engineering company, Camcon Auto, is delighted to announce Drive System Design (DSD) as its technology partner. The two companies are working together to further the development of advanced digital valvetrains for petrol and diesel engines. Replacing the camshaft in an engine with electric …

Precision technology investments help smaller farms make savings

Precision technology investments help smaller farms make savings With the growing availability of modestly priced yet highly accurate precision farming technology, including auto-steering/guidance systems, tractor/implement headland management and automated headland turning, small and mid-sized farms could see relative returns on investment in precision farming equipment as significant as those made by larger farm businesses. That’s …

Aebi Schmidt pushes ahead with autonomous solutions for airports

Aebi Schmidt pushes ahead with autonomous solutions for airports In order to push ahead with future technologies that are ground breaking for autonomous operations at the airport, Aebi Schmidt has introduced a three step approach, which surrenders standard systems in favour of individual clearance concepts tailored to specific situations. Aebi Schmidt demonstrated the first steps …

ANKER Foundations launches new precast technology for wind turbines

ANKER Foundations launches new precast technology for wind turbines The Hamburg start-up company ANKER Foundations GmbH has developed a new type of technology for building foundations for wind turbines. The young company is using its technology to solve the problems associated with classic foundation construction. Long construction times, high use of materials, dependence on the …

GSSI looks at GPR technology for locating underground utilities

GSSI looks at GPR technology for locating underground utilities Residential and commercial inspectors, plumbing and utility contractors, and electricians are finding the use of ground penetrating radar (GPR) provides a host of safety, efficiency and revenue benefits. Rather than relying solely on the national 811 call-before-you-dig phone number to avoid unintentional digging into an underground …

Esri launches ArcGIS Field Maps mobile app

Esri launches ArcGIS Field Maps mobile app Esri, a global leader in location intelligence, today announced the launch of the ArcGIS Field Maps mobile app. An all-in-one app that uses data-driven maps to help mobile workers collect and edit data, find information, plus report their real-time locations. ArcGIS Field Maps will solve many workflow challenges …

DOKA Citygate project highlights the potential of BIM and 3D

DOKA Citygate project highlights the potential of BIM and 3D One of Northern Europe’s tallest office buildings is rising into the sky in the Gårda district in Göteborg. The 144 metre high building will provide 42,000 square metres of office space over its 36 storeys. This project is unique for Doka in various reasons: it’s not …

Elistair unveils Orion 2 hexacopter long-endurance tethered drone

Elistair unveils Orion 2 hexacopter long-endurance tethered drone Elistair has announced the development of its new Orion 2 tethered unmanned system for military, government, and industry users. Unlike other multi-rotor drones, the Orion 2 hexacopter delivers round-the-clock surveillance for up to 24 hours at a time, making it a true persistent surveillance platform. “Small, unmanned …

New Ford technology helps drivers avoid blind-spot collisions

New Ford technology helps drivers avoid blind-spot collisions It’s a scenario many drivers will be familiar with: checking mirrors and surroundings before beginning a lane change only to find another vehicle has appeared behind or alongside – seemingly out of nowhere. Switching lanes is a routine manoeuvre for regular motorway users, but even the most …

Italian Army assess Milrem Robotics autonomous THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle

Italian Army assess Milrem Robotics autonomous THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle The European leading robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics demonstrated their autonomous THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle to the Italian Army this week and launched a new program to assess and analyse the implementation of intelligent systems into the army’s doctrine. During the robotics and …

HYBRiX hybrid drone achieves flight record of 10 hours 14 minutes

HYBRiX hybrid drone achieves flight record of 10 hours 14 minutes The inventor of hybrid drones is making history again with an impressive hovering flight of 10 hours and 14 minutes with their world leading fuel-electric multirotor HYBRiX. For this quest, Quaternium has partnered with the pioneer EFI manufacturer Löweheiser, a company that has designed …

Robotic Pothole Innovation plans to revolutionise road repairs

Robotic Pothole Innovation plans to revolutionise road repairs University spin out, Robotiz3d, is to begin developing the world’s first autonomous robot to patrol the streets in search of potholes, following successful private investment. This innovation is set to revolutionise the maintenance of UK roads by local authorities and private highways maintenance companies; Robotiz3d has already …

4 ways technology can solve simple problems in your construction company

4 ways technology can solve simple problems in your construction company Even in the most difficult conditions, the construction industry must march on. Its work is simply too important to be suspended for long. That isn’t to say that construction companies haven’t struggled somewhat in the era of COVID-19, though. Owing to demand wavering at …

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell research boosted with US Federal grants for Cummins

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell research boosted with US Federal grants for Cummins Cummins has received two federal grants totalling $4.6 million to advance commercialization of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology, which could play a critical role in helping commercial and industrial customers reduce their carbon impact while providing energy resiliency and cutting costs. SOFCs …

Doosan Mobility Innovation receives DoT Approval for Hydrogen Tank for drones

Doosan Mobility Innovation receives DoT Approval for Hydrogen Tank for drones Doosan Mobility Innovation has announced their hydrogen cylinder tank, expertly created for their hydrogen powered drone solution, has received approval from the United States Department of Transportation (DoT). This achievement makes DMI one of the first companies to receive such approval from the U.S. …

Renesas Extends RA Motor Controllers with AI-based predictive maintenance

Renesas Extends RA Motor Controllers with AI-based predictive maintenance Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the extension of its microcontroller (MCU) portfolio designed for motor control applications targeting smart homes, industrial automation, and building automation. Featuring a rich set of peripheral functions and AI-based failure detection, the four new …

Getac brings integrated LiFi to Rugged Mobile Computers

Getac brings integrated LiFi to Rugged Mobile Computers Getac has announced that it is bringing integrated LiFi technology powered by pureLiFi to the rugged market for the first time. The announcement means customers across a wide range of professional sectors will soon be able to enjoy the benefits of fully rugged reliability and innovative LiFi …

Locomation completes on-road Autonomous Trucking technology pilot

Locomation completes on-road Autonomous Trucking technology pilot Locomation has announced the successful completion of an on-road pilot program intended to showcase autonomous trucking technology for the SmartBelt Coalition (SBC), a collaboration of five transportation agencies and seven research and academic institutions, located throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Over the course of one week, two Locomation …

State of the art Underwater Survey Robot completes successful trials

State of the art Underwater Survey Robot completes successful trials A State of the art underwater survey robot being developed by a collaboration of companies from across the UK is on schedule for completion next spring after a successful first demonstration. Forth Engineering in Cumbria hosted Drop One Trials of the autonomous underwater system for …

Createc developing new radar system for the marine industry

Createc developing new radar system for the marine industry A NEW radar system to help the marine industry safely navigate is being developed by a pioneering business. Createc, which has a worldwide reputation for providing imaging, sensors and robotics solutions to a range of sectors including defence, security, rail, aerospace and nuclear industries, has won a …

How construction can embrace mobile technology without breaking the bank

How construction can embrace mobile technology without breaking the bank Construction businesses need to embrace mobile technology but expensive failures are blighting the industry. Luke Mead of LMS Group offers advice on how to best avoid them Building sites aren’t the most tech friendly places. By definition, they are undeveloped, outside and exposed to the …

Continental expands into LiDAR Technology with investment in AEye

Continental expands into LiDAR Technology with investment in AEye Technology company Continental is further strengthening its LiDAR sensor portfolio through a minority investment in LiDAR pioneer AEye, Inc. Continental has accumulated over 20 years of expertise in LiDAR sensors alone. AEye, located in Dublin, California (USA), has developed a long-range LiDAR technology combining an amplifiable …

Movandi launches indoor Smart 5G Extender Repeater

Movandi launches indoor Smart 5G Extender Repeater Movandi, a leader in new 5G millimetre wave (mmWave) networks, today announced the deployment of a 5G extender indoor smart repeater built on Movandi’s innovative BeamXR mmWave technology. Movandi’s BeamXR is the industry’s first smart active repeater solution that amplifies coverage and closes the gap in 5G mmWave …

Esri UK partners with Heliguy for end-to-end drone solution for AEC industry

Esri UK partners with Heliguy for end-to-end drone solution for AEC industry Esri UK today announced a new partnership with drone specialists Heliguy to complete its end-to-end drone solution designed for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries. The final piece in Esri UK’s strategy to offer all parts of the drone workflow, the partnership …

Practical uses for industrial IoT

Practical uses for industrial IoT The possibilities for implementing Internet of Things (IoT) are only limited by our imagination. To serve as inspiration, we’ve rounded up some of the most common industrial use cases today, as well as those we are likely to see more of in the near future. Predictive maintenance Unplanned downtime is …

Metso Outotec launches next-generation HRCe high pressure grinding technology

Metso Outotec launches next-generation HRCe high pressure grinding technology Metso Outotec is launching the next evolution of the high pressure grinding roll, the HRCe HPGR. The industry standard was set when the HRC HPGR was launched back in 2014 pioneering the use of flanges and non-skewing design. Now, the proven grinding performance that brings energy …

DJI supplies aerial imagery and camera tech for Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team

DJI supplies aerial imagery and camera tech for Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team DJI will supply the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team with latest aerial imagery and creative camera technology to bring racing fans closer to the action on and off the track DJI, the latest Official Supplier to the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team, …

Artificial Intelligence has changed the world and the law must change with it

Artificial Intelligence has changed the world and the law must change with it From Skynet to the singularity, for better or worse, artificial intelligence (AI) is the future – but AI and people don’t compete on a level playing field, least of all in the eyes of the law. For example: From a safety perspective, …

Jaguar Land Rover using aerospace technology to develop lightweight vehicles

Jaguar Land Rover using aerospace technology to develop lightweight vehicles Jaguar Land Rover is taking part in pioneering research trials to test the capability of advanced lightweight metals and composites to be used in future vehicles. As part of a two-year project, the company will use technology developed for the aerospace industry to understand how …

Study warns companies are underestimating the Ethical Challenges of AI

Study warns companies are underestimating the Ethical Challenges of AI NTT DATA Services, a digital business and IT services leader, today announced the results of a new study with Oxford Economics that assesses progress, concerns and use cases for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation. The study, “AI, Accelerated – The great shift to artificial intelligence …

Skydio opens new Tokyo office to support growing demand in Asia

Skydio opens new Tokyo office to support growing demand in Asia Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight technology, today announced the opening of its new office in Tokyo, Japan, strengthening the company’s ability to support local enterprise and public sector customers as they adopt the company’s ground-breaking technology. This …

Trimble and Boston Dynamics partner up for Autonomous Robots in Construction 

Trimble and Boston Dynamics partner up for Autonomous Robots in Construction Trimble and Boston Dynamics announced today a strategic alliance to integrate a variety of construction data collection technologies with Boston Dynamics’ Spot® robot platform. The jointly-developed solution will combine the Spot robot’s autonomous mobility with Trimble’s data collection sensors and field control software to …

DJI announces DJI Pocket 2 – smallest stabilised Mini 4K Camera

DJI announces DJI Pocket 2 – smallest stabilised Mini 4K Camera DJI, the global leader in civilian drones and creative camera technology, today sets a new standard with its most powerful and portable stabilised mini camera – DJI Pocket 2. The second iteration of the highly popular Osmo Pocket, now called DJI Pocket 2, brings …

MIT explores turning diamond into metal

MIT explores turning diamond into metal Long known as the hardest of all natural materials, diamonds are also exceptional thermal conductors and electrical insulators. Now, researchers have discovered a way to tweak tiny needles of diamond in a controlled way to transform their electronic properties, dialing them from insulating, through semiconducting, all the way to …

ASTM to host virtual panel discussion on Exoskeleton standards

ASTM to host virtual panel discussion on Exoskeleton standards The ASTM International Exo Technology Center of Excellence is hosting a virtual panel discussion on Exoskeletons: Considerations When Deciding to Use Them as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be held virtually on November 19, 2020. The program includes remarks from Bill Billotte, Ph.D., ASTM International’s director …

Renesas announces 2nd Generation IoT Smart Power and Multiphase Controllers

Renesas announces 2nd Generation IoT Smart Power and Multiphase Controllers Renesas Electronics today announced its 2nd generation of 15 new digital multiphase controllers and six smart power stages that support 10A up to 1000A+ digital computing loads for advanced CPUs, FPGAs, GPUs and artificial intelligence (AI) ASICs addressing IoT infrastructure systems. The ISL6822x, ISL6823x, RAA2282xx …

DJI unveils first integrated Lidar Drone and full-frame cameras for Aerial Surveying

DJI unveils first integrated Lidar Drone and full-frame cameras for Aerial Surveying DJI a world leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today unveiled at INTERGEO, two new payload solutions for its flagship commercial drone platform Matrice 300 RTK, destined to serve the most demanding aerial surveying missions. The DJI Zenmuse P1 and DJI …

StreetLight Data and Ford Mobility provide leading Traffic Safety Solutions

StreetLight Data and Ford Mobility provide leading Traffic Safety Solutions StreetLight Data, a leader in Big Data analytics for mobility, and Ford Mobility, Ford Motor Company’s subsidiary dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing mobility issues, today announced their collaboration to provide industry-leading, safety solutions for cities, local government agencies, and departments of transportation. This …

Geotab and MercedesBenz Connectivity Services offer fleet integrated telematics solution

Geotab and Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services offer fleet integrated telematics solution Underscoring its continued commitment to innovation and delivering turnkey telematics solutions, Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected transportation, today announced the availability of the Geotab and Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services integrated solution. Launched at the company’s third annual Geotab Mobility Connect conference, this new …

Sarcos Defense wins US Navy contract for Guardian DX Teleoperated Robotic System

Sarcos Defense wins US Navy contract for Guardian DX Teleoperated Robotic System Sarcos Defense, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sarcos Robotics, today announced that the company has been awarded a contract by the Office of Naval Research to develop a remote-controlled variant of the upper-body of the innovative Sarcos Guardian® XO® wearable exoskeleton robot. The new, …

Velodyne Lidar and Baidu announces 3 year agreement for its Alpha Prime lidar sensors

Velodyne Lidar and Baidu announces 3 year agreement for its Alpha Prime lidar sensors Velodyne Lidar today announced a three-year sales agreement with Baidu for its Alpha Prime™ lidar sensors. The Alpha Prime sensors will be utilized for autonomous applications. Velodyne’s low-cost, high-scale manufacturing delivers attractive pricing for Baidu and its Apollo partners. Baidu and …

Intel and Sandia National Labs collaborate on Neuromorphic Computing

Intel and Sandia National Labs collaborate on Neuromorphic Computing Intel Federal LLC announced a three-year agreement with Sandia National Laboratories to explore the value of neuromorphic computing for scaled-up computational problems. Sandia will kick off its research using a 50-million neuron Loihi-based system that was delivered to its facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This work …

Fortress UAV releases Drone Field Repair Kits for Enterprise Drone Operators

Fortress UAV releases Drone Field Repair Kits for Enterprise Drone Operators Fortress UAV, the leader in UAS maintenance and deployment services based in Plano, Texas, is now offering a Drone Field Repair Kit to their available products for public purchase. The Drone Field Repair Kit will serve as a critical emergency option for drone operators …

Geotab application integrates telematics data into SAP software systems

Geotab application integrates telematics data into SAP software systems Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected transportation, today announced that a new integration application specifically created for SAP software users to enable access to fleet analytics and vehicle maintenance data insights, is available on SAP® App Center, the digital marketplace for SAP partner offerings. …

3D printed titanium components critical for Boom Supersonic XB-1 Aircraft

3D printed titanium components critical for Boom Supersonic XB-1 Aircraft VELO3D, an innovator in digital manufacturing, today announced that Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 aircraft includes 21 flight hardware components that were manufactured by VELO3D’s Sapphire 3D metal printer. Unveiled at Boom’s hangar in Centennial, Colorado, the XB-1 marks a turning point in commercial viability for supersonic …

Velodyne and RoboSense team up for 360 degree surround-view lidar sensors

Velodyne and RoboSense team up for 360 degree surround-view lidar sensors Velodyne Lidar and RoboSense (Suteng Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.) have announced that the two companies have entered a long‑term global cross-licensing relationship encompassing a broad range of 360° surround-view lidar sensors. This mutually beneficial relationship covers both existing and future patents of both companies. …

Demystifying the Internet of Things

Demystifying the Internet of Things IoT has been hailed as a global infrastructure for the information society with profound impacts on the way we live and work. But what does that actually mean? Patrick Gains, project manager at Cougar Automation, breaks it down in simple terms: What is IoT? “Internet of Things (IoT) is where …

Oxford to Cambridge Arc is a bold vision for a global hub of innovation in the UK

Oxford to Cambridge Arc is a bold vision for a global hub of innovation in the UK The Oxford to Cambridge Arc, which the Chancellor of the Exchequer described as a “key economic priority” for the country, has unveiled its bold vision in a prospectus that has been submitted to Government. The Arc’s ambition is …

Metso Outotec won a major order for mining technology with Zijin Mining in China

Metso Outotec won a major order for mining technology with Zijin Mining in China Metso Outotec has signed a major contract with Zijin Mining Co., Ltd. for the delivery of key minerals processing equipment of the company’s Qulong Copper Mine project in Tibet, China. Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery covers a powerful 58 MW grinding …

Hyundai delivers XCIENT Fuel Cell Trucks in Europe

Hyundai delivers XCIENT Fuel Cell Trucks in Europe Hyundai Motor Company today delivered the first seven units of its XCIENT Fuel Cell, the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell electric heavy-duty truck, to customers in Switzerland, with a total of 50 hitting the roads there this year. The delivery of XCIENT Fuel Cell marks the official …

Ultra Fast Carbon Electrode technology offers quantum leap in battery performance

Ultra Fast Carbon Electrode technology offers quantum leap in battery performance NAWA Technologies presents the Ultra Fast Carbon Electrode, a breakthrough nano-based innovation that unlocks next-level performance for all types of batteries, particularly those used by electric vehicles. Currently one of the major limitations of battery power, energy and lifecycle is the design and material …

AIDP and Andy Khawaja creating AI technology that collaborates with the brain

AIDP and Andy Khawaja creating AI technology that collaborates with the brain Artificial Intelligence Defence Platform, a technology start-up creating AI technology for a safer and its Founder Andy Khawaja are creating AI technology that will collaborate with the human brain, creating faster, more advanced thought processes and diagnostic tools. Foglets.com says, “the human brain …

Ouster solid-state digital lidar sensor technology aims for $100 price point

Ouster solid-state digital lidar sensor technology aims for $100 price point Ouster, the only supplier of high-performance digital lidar sensors for automotive, robotics, industrial automation, and smart infrastructure announced a new high performance solid-state lidar sensor based on its digital lidar architecture. The new ES2 sensor will be the first true solid-state, high-resolution, long-range digital …

Sandvik reveals their AutoMine Concept for mining automation

Sandvik reveals their AutoMine Concept for mining automation Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology revealed their future vision and concept for autonomous mining equipment at their Innovation in Mining Virtual Event in September. Sandvik Automation has yet again showed the world that they are the technological leaders in mining automation and continue to set the industry …

Enevo and Yotta partner to help UK councils optimise waste management resources 

Enevo and Yotta partner to help UK councils optimise waste management resources Smart waste technology company, Enevo has signed a partnership agreement with asset management provider, Yotta. The two companies will work together to provide joint waste management software and IoT solutions to local authorities, initially in the UK, and later internationally, to help councils …

Transport for the North hails region as a pioneer of hydrogen transport technologies

Transport for the North hails region as a pioneer of hydrogen transport technologies The Government has named Tees Valley in England as the first Hydrogen Transport Hub has been welcomed by Transport for the North, which says the North can be proud that the green transport technology is being researched and developed on both sides …

GHH and German Technology help deliver Alto Maipo Hydropower Plant

GHH and German Technology help deliver Alto Maipo Hydropower Plant For Chile, the Rio Maipo is a stroke of luck to supply the nearby capital Santiago with energy: In the mighty “Alto Maipo” power plant project, the planners are relying on European and in particular German technology. The river has its source at over 3,000 …

XPRIZE next-gen Mask Design Challenge received 1,000 entries from 70 Countries

XPRIZE next-gen Mask Design Challenge received 1,000 entries from 70 Countries XPRIZE has announced that the million dollar Next-Gen Mask Challenge received record-breaking team entry numbers in their newest initiative that called upon young innovators from around the world ages 15 to 24 to reimagine protective face masks. By limiting participation to youth participants, XPRIZE …

87 percent of businesses say IoT is vital for future success

87 percent of businesses say IoT is vital for future success Vodafone Business today launches its 2020 IoT Spotlight report, focused on the impact IoT is having on businesses at a time when their digital capabilities are put to the test by the COVID-19 pandemic. The IoT Spotlight features responses from 1,639 businesses globally, exploring …

Sarcos Robotics Guardian Exoskeleton a Fast Company 2020 Innovation Award finalist

Sarcos Robotics Guardian Exoskeleton a Fast Company 2020 Innovation Award finalist Sarcos Robotics, a global leader in the production of robots that augment humans to enhance productivity and safety, announced that its Guardian® XO® industrial exoskeleton—the world’s first full-body, battery-powered wearable industrial robot designed to increase strength and endurance – has been recognized by Fast …

Virtual RElab Demo Day showcased nine innovation start-ups from around the world

Virtual RElab Demo Day showcased nine innovation start-ups from around the world Nine international start-ups from the UK, US, Israel, Turkey, Finland and Spain showcased their innovative solutions in the areas of smart spaces, construction tech, sustainable technologies and future mobility models to an audience of industry leaders and investors. Demo Day marks the culmination …

Mahle and Ballard developing fuel cells for commercial vehicles

Mahle and Ballard developing fuel cells for commercial vehicles MAHLE and Canadian fuel cell manufacturer Ballard Power Systems Inc. have agreed to work together in the future on developing fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles of various weight classes. The long-term goal of the cooperation is to manufacture complete fuel cell systems for the European, …

D-Wave announces the first Quantum Computers built for business are now available

D-Wave announces the first Quantum Computers built for business are now available D-Wave Systems Inc., the leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services, has announced the general availability of its next-generation quantum computing platform, incorporating new hardware, software, and tools to enable and accelerate the delivery of in-production quantum computing applications. Available today in …

SVV takes manufacturing to a new level in Shenzhen

SVV takes manufacturing to a new level in Shenzhen SVV’s new manufacturing facility is China’s first tier-1 facility on the 9th floor of a skyscraper. Creating the most impressionable manufacturing facility in the Greater Bay Area’s Shenzhen. The platform is designed solely to accommodate the low-volume production needs of complex B2B devices. Something which other …

EIT InnoEnergy invests over €4m in Elaphe in-wheel electric drive technology

EIT InnoEnergy invests over €4m in Elaphe in-wheel electric drive technology EIT InnoEnergy, the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe, has announced a €4.2 million A+ investment in Elaphe Propulsion Technologies Ltd. (Elaphe), a world leader in electric in-wheel-drive technology for electric vehicles. The investment will serve as a springboard to secure further growth, …

RealWear announces Microsoft Teams for HMT headsets

RealWear announces Microsoft Teams for HMT headsets At Microsoft Ignite, RealWear, Inc., a global leader of fully rugged hands-free head-mounted devices for industry, in collaboration with Microsoft, today announced the general availability of Microsoft Teams on RealWear. Microsoft has added several highly anticipated and familiar features designed to fully optimize and integrate the popular app …

Intel Introduces IoT enhanced Processors for AI and Security

Intel Introduces IoT enhanced Processors for AI and Security At the Intel Industrial Summit 2020, Intel announced new enhanced internet of things (IoT) capabilities. The 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, Intel Atom® x6000E series, and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® N and J series bring new artificial intelligence (AI), security, functional safety and real-time capabilities to …

RobotShop launches marketplace e-commerce platform for Robotics

RobotShop launches marketplace e-commerce platform for Robotics RobotShop.com, a world leading source of robotics technology has announced a major pivot by enhancing its online activities to include a Marketplace, allowing manufacturers and suppliers of robotics products to sell directly on its e-commerce platform. Since its founding in 2003, RobotShop has become the most visited robotics …

Optomec Aerosol Jet process used by Carnegie Mellon to develop 10-second COVID Test

Optomec Aerosol Jet process used by Carnegie Mellon to develop 10-second COVID Test Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have developed a low-cost sensor that can identify COVID-19 antibodies in approximately 10 seconds. The novel sensor is based on a special structure of tiny gold electrodes that are 3D printed using the Optomec Aerosol Jet …

INVERS introduces CloudBoxx Mini for IoT Micromobility

INVERS introduces CloudBoxx Mini for IoT Micromobility INVERS has optimised its proven telematics solution for mopeds, kick scooters and e-bikes with the small, light and efficient CloudBoxx Mini. Operators of shared mobility services, in particular those with two and three-wheeler fleets, can now benefit from a compact solution using the modular, open and easy-to-integrate CloudBoxx …

Blackstone Technology develops 3D printed solid-state batteries

Blackstone Technology develops 3D printed solid-state batteries Blackstone Resources AG has announced that it has achieved a series of important milestones for its proprietary 3D-printing technology to print lithium ion solid-state batteries. The company has been investing in the next generation of battery technology through its German subsidiary Blackstone Technology GmbH. This includes patented 3D-printing …

Sir Robert McAlpine revealing Underground Highway Assets with MGISS Technology 

Sir Robert McAlpine revealing Underground Highway Assets with MGISS Technology The latest surveying technology from Mobile GIS Services (MGISS) is helping Sir Robert McAlpine (SRM) transform the management of both underground and over ground highway and utility assets. The pioneering work being undertaken on the A19 trunk road will improve operational efficiency and overall safety …

Tactile Mobility and leading OEM agree deal to bring Tactile Sensing Tech to vehicles

Tactile Mobility and leading OEM agree deal to bring Tactile Sensing Tech to vehicles Leading tactile data and virtual sensing technology company Tactile Mobility has announced a commercial partnership to embed Tactile Mobility’s software technology into the BMW Group’s next-generation vehicles on a global scale beginning in 2021. This trailblazing collaboration marks one of the …

MIT invents completely flat ultra-wide angle fisheye lens

MIT invents completely flat ultra-wide angle fisheye lens To capture panoramic views in a single shot, photographers typically use fisheye lenses — ultra-wide-angle lenses made from multiple pieces of curved glass, which distort incoming light to produce wide, bubble-like images. Their spherical, multipiece design makes fisheye lenses inherently bulky and often costly to produce. Now …

LiquidPiston aircraft electrification enables drone flight duration and fuel efficiency

LiquidPiston aircraft electrification enables drone flight duration and fuel efficiency LiquidPiston, Inc., developer of advanced rotary internal combustion engines for diesel and jet fuels, today announced it received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant from the U.S. Army for the development of its X-Engine as a hybrid-electric propulsion platform for UAVs. The …

Apple shows off 8th gen iPad with A12 Bionic with Neural Engine for huge performance jump

Apple shows off 8th gen iPad with A12 Bionic with Neural Engine for huge performance jump Apple® today introduced the eighth-generation iPad®, featuring the powerful A12 Bionic chip that brings the Neural Engine to the entry iPad for the first time. Starting at just $329, the upgrade packs even more value into the most popular …

Esri releases Guidebook for Advanced Python Scripting in ArcGIS Pro

Esri releases Guidebook for Advanced Python Scripting in ArcGIS Pro Esri, a leader in location intelligence, today announced the publication of a new book, Advanced Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro by Dr. Paul A. Zandbergen. Most GIS jobs today require at least some experience in programming, and Python is often at the top of the …

Bosch deploys traffic video sensor technology in America’s first Smart City

Bosch deploys traffic video sensor technology in America’s first Smart City Peachtree Corners is the US’s first smart city environment powered by real-world infrastructure and next-generation connectivity – today announced its strategic collaboration with the Bosch Building Technologies division to test, demonstrate and develop the future of video-as-a-sensor technology. As Peachtree Corners further strengthens its …

Cortec VpCI Emitting Corrosion Protection Technology advances metal protection

Cortec VpCI Emitting Corrosion Protection Technology advances metal protection Cortec’s longstanding commitment to environmental responsibility resulted in expanding portfolio of sustainable products. Cortec’s VpCI® devices protect metals by conditioning enclosed environments with corrosion inhibiting vapour molecules. Molecules are attracted to and adsorb onto metallic surfaces resulting in the formation of nanofilms, very thin microscopic molecular …

Esri acquires nFrames to enhance 3D Surface Imaging Technology

Esri acquires nFrames to enhance 3D Surface Imaging Technology Esri, a global leader in location intelligence, today announced the acquisition of nFrames, a technology company that develops SURETM, an industry-leading imagery and lidar 3D surface reconstruction software. This will enable the fusion of imagery with 3D GIS, allowing nFrames and Esri users to seamlessly capture …

Iron Ox raises $20m for Robotic Greenhouse Technology

Iron Ox raises $20m for Robotic Greenhouse Technology Iron Ox, a leader in robotics and AI-enabled farming with a mission to solve food insecurity, today announced the closing of $20 million in a Series B round. Also announced today, the opening of their Gilroy, California farm, which is successfully delivering fresh produce throughout California to …

Qobotix AI universal OS transforms Robots into Intelligent Collaborators

Qobotix AI universal OS transforms Robots into Intelligent Collaborators Qobotix announced today the introduction of its new universal AI operating system to transform collaborative robots (cobots) into intelligent co-workers on the manufacturing floor. After two years of R&D, including active installations of the OS industrial appliance at major auto manufacturers, Qobotix officially unveiled its technology …

Daimler improve logistics with automatic communications process for inbound deliveries

Daimler improve logistics with automatic communications process for inbound deliveries At the Mercedes-Benz lorry plant in Wörth, lorries now send out early status updates to announce their arrival – all without drivers lifting a finger. To support this capability, the Inbound Logistics unit at the Wörth plant and Daimler’s IT unit, which are responsible for …

Iteris unveils their next-generation of Traveler Information Services Solution

Iteris unveils their next-generation of Traveler Information Services Solution Iteris, a global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, today announced the deployment of ClearRoute™, the company’s next-generation traveler information services solution. The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), which has now deployed ClearRoute, will provide the traveling public who rely on the state’s 511 traveler …

GSSI updates StructureScan Mini XT GPR Kit and Palm XT Antenna

GSSI updates StructureScan Mini XT GPR Kit and Palm XT Antenna GSSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, announces new updates to the StructureScan™ Mini XT all-in-one GPR concrete inspection system, including a software update and a newly designed survey wheel for the Palm XT Antenna. Rugged, compact, and flexible, the …

New technologies to counter terror in civil aviation on the horizon

New technologies to counter terror in civil aviation on the horizon As the civil aviation industry continues to deal with the threat of terror attacks, new technologies that use AI are quickly evolving to meet the counter terror needs of critical civil infrastructure and the challenge of upholding national security in the modern world. Adrian …

Autonomous vehicles set to operate in quarries long before they are on our roads

Autonomous vehicles set to operate in quarries long before they are on our roads Creating solutions capable of maximizing transport efficiency through advanced automation is the goal of an entire industry. For Volvo Autonomous Solutions, it’s likely to happen first in the controlled world of quarrying and mining. After developing steadily, step-by-careful-step, for more than …

Contact Harald’s standalone contact tracing technology simplifies workplace return

Contact Harald’s standalone contact tracing technology simplifies workplace return In an age where public health impacts day-to-day business, more organizations are turning to contact tracing to keep operations running without disruption. The challenge many companies face is the IT infrastructure and complexity involved. Utilizing Bluetooth Tracing Technology, Contact Harald is giving businesses a new way …

Fluor NuScale Power small modular nuclear reactor tech ready for commercialization

Fluor NuScale Power small modular nuclear reactor tech ready for commercialization Fluor Corporation has announced today that NuScale Power, in which Fluor is the majority investor, received final design certification by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which is expected to advance the commercialization of NuScale’s small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) technology. “The energy future …

Citadel Defense wins $12.2m US DoD Contract to autonomously defeat drones

Citadel Defense wins $12.2m US DoD Contract to autonomously defeat drones The U.S. Government and Department of Defense has awarded Citadel Defense a $12.2M contract to defeat enemy drones on the battlefield and at covered locations in the United States. The decision to purchase Titan systems was made after extensive U.S. Government evaluation that assessed …

Orange Business and De Beers develop Geofencing tech for crew safety in offshore mining

Orange Business and De Beers develop Geofencing tech for crew safety in offshore mining Orange Business Services, a network-native digital services company, and De Beers Marine South Africa, a division of De Beers – the world’s leading diamond company, have jointly installed and tested a customized IoT solution to provide geofencing to maintain safe working …

Akselos deploys Digital Twin of Shell’s Bonga FPSO in Nigeria

Akselos deploys Digital Twin of Shell’s Bonga FPSO in Nigeria Akselos SA has announced the successful deployment of a structural Digital Twin for Shell’s Bonga Main floating production storage and offloading (FPSO), located 120km Southwest of the Niger Delta in Nigeria. The Digital Twin is a physics-based model of the asset, which represents its entire …

XenomatiX technology delivers a new era of affordable road inspections

XenomatiX technology delivers a new era of affordable road inspections XenomatiX has developed an innovative and affordable solution for performant and cost-effective road management, taking advantage of the latest sensor technologies of solid state lidar. Road authorities are tasked with keeping roads in good shape and must guarantee adequate levels of safety on the road. …

GeoSLAM ZEB Go launches a new era for mobile simultaneous localization and mapping

GeoSLAM ZEB Go launches a new era for mobile simultaneous localization and mapping There’s a smarter way to map and understand spaces, and it’s called the ZEB Go. The latest member of the ZEB family has arrived, bringing lower cost simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) to even more people. In a familiar shell, but with …

Daimler FUSO demonstrates eCanter SensorCollect refuse truck

Daimler FUSO demonstrates eCanter SensorCollect refuse truck Daimler Trucks’ Japan-based subsidiary FUSO has recently showcased its leading role in the development of innovative trucks with advanced technologies. With its “FUSO Future Innovation Lab” event, the company introduced its innovative eCanter SensorCollect concept truck with a demonstration run at its Kawasaki headquarters. The FUSO eCanter SensorCollect …

Archelios Pro Silver PV software can manage projects up to 100kWp

Archelios Pro Silver PV software can manage projects up to 100kWp Trace Software International is excited to announce the launch of the newest editions of archelios™ Pro. The software is an excellent tool for the feasibility and bankability study, simulation, 3D design, and sizing of any photovoltaic project. As the solar market becomes more and more complex and challenging, the company has …

Iteris expands Geographic Coverage into US Pacific Islands with Phoenix Pacific

Iteris expands Geographic Coverage into US Pacific Islands with Phoenix Pacific Iteris a global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, today announced that it has partnered with Phoenix Pacific, Inc. to expand distribution of its roadway sensors technology across the U.S. Pacific Islands regions of Hawaii and Guam. The deal will see Iteris’ full range …

UVAX Connected Street Lighting and MaxLinear G.hn tech powering Smart Cities

UVAX Connected Street Lighting and MaxLinear G.hn tech powering Smart Cities MaxLinear, a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analogue, digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits, today announced that UVAX has selected a MaxLinear G.hn Wave-2 chipset to develop solutions for Smart Cities. “UVAX solutions are driving interconnectivity as a powerful tool for offering better services …

Intel Responsible Minerals Program in Africa to track responsibly sourced tech minerals

Intel Responsible Minerals Program in Africa to track responsibly sourced tech minerals Standing beside a rutted red dirt road at about 5,000 feet up in the jungled mountains of northern Rwanda, Intel’s Adam Schafer explains in four words why he and a teammate had travelled from Oregon to this especially remote part of Central Africa. …

Ford trialling tech to foresee accidents, connect cars and improve road safety

Ford trialling tech to foresee accidents, connect cars and improve road safety A consortium led by Ford is developing an innovative predictive road safety tool which, using data from connected vehicles and intelligent roadside sensors, could help to make travel in towns and cities safer and easier. Each year more than 1.3 million people are killed …

Gartner explores 5 emerging technology trends for the next decade

Gartner explores 5 emerging technology trends for the next decade The 30 must-watch technologies on the Gartner Inc. Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2020 include technologies that enable a composable enterprise, aspire to regain society’s trust in technology, and alter the state of your brain. “Emerging technologies are disruptive by nature, but the competitive advantage …

Revu 20 streamlines remote collaboration for construction professionals worldwide

Revu 20 streamlines remote collaboration for construction professionals worldwide Bluebeam, Inc., a leading developer of solutions and services that set the standard for architecture, engineering and construction professionals worldwide, announces the newest version of Revu, their flagship project efficiency and collaboration solution. Revu 20 delivers greater flexibility and control with improved user and content management …

Velodyne Lidar combined with Kaarta Cloud produces stunning 3D Maps

Velodyne Lidar combined with Kaarta Cloud produces stunning 3D Maps Velodyne Lidar today announced Kaarta Cloud® exclusively supports Velodyne’s lidar sensors. Kaarta’s new cloud-based application is a platform to process, store, and share 3D spaces. Paired with high quality lidar to capture the environment in 3D, the data is uploaded into Kaarta Cloud to quickly …

EIB finances €15m for smart charging technology at The Mobility House in Germany

EIB finances €15m for smart charging technology at The Mobility House in Germany The European Investment Bank (EIB) and The Mobility House, a leading technology company and solution provider for charging services, have signed a €15 million financing agreement to promote the integration of electric vehicles into the energy markets. The loan will allow the …

StreetDrone secures UK funding for 5G connected and autonomous truck project

StreetDrone secures UK funding for 5G connected and autonomous truck project StreetDrone, the full-stack autonomous technology company, have won UK Government funding as part of a consortium tasked with delivering an autonomous logistics capability to Nissan’s Sunderland car plant. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport grant will be used to develop 5G connected and …

Sectigo releases Quantum-Safe Kit to test Quantum-Resistant Crypto

Sectigo releases Quantum-Safe Kit to test Quantum-Resistant Crypto Sectigo has announced the launch of Sectigo Quantum Labs to help organizations prepare for the time when quantum computers render existing standard encryption algorithms obsolete. As part of the company’s quantum initiative, Sectigo has partnered with ISARA Corporation, a leading provider of crypto-agile quantum-safe security solutions, to …

Forecasts predict steady 5 percent growth for Traffic Management System market

Forecasts predict steady 5 percent growth for Traffic Management System market According to a recent study from market research firm Global Market Insights, the traffic management system market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $20 billion to over $25 billion by 2026, gaining remarkable traction over the 2020 to …

Blaize Pathfinder and Xplorer platforms deliver breakthrough AI Edge Computing

Blaize Pathfinder and Xplorer platforms deliver breakthrough AI Edge Computing New Blaize Pathfinder and Xplorer platforms for more efficient, more flexible, more accurate and more cost-effective real-time AI computing on the edge Blaize today announced the company’s first AI computing hardware and software products built to overcome today’s unmet requirements for compute and productization of …

Red Hat becomes a leader in Infrastructure Automation Platforms Evaluation

Red Hat becomes a leader in Infrastructure Automation Platforms Evaluation Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform has been named a Leader by Forrester Research in The Forrester Wave™: Infrastructure Automation Platforms, Q3 2020. Red Hat was evaluated for The Forrester Wave™ based …

306 km LoRa based network deployed for South Korean Expressways by Semtech

306 km LoRa based network deployed for South Korean Expressways by Semtech Semtech Corporation, a supplier of high performance analogue and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Korea Expressway Corporation (KEC), a government affiliated company building and managing expressways in South Korea, has built a network based on Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® …

Samsung high-performance X-Cube 3D IC technology now available

Samsung high-performance X-Cube 3D IC technology now available Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced the immediate availability of its silicon-proven 3D IC packaging technology, eXtended-Cube (X-Cube), for today’s most advanced process nodes. Leveraging Samsung’s through-silicon via (TSV) technology, X-Cube enables significant leaps in speed and power efficiency to help address …

Four Telecoms trends set to revolutionise the Mobile Workforce

Four Telecoms trends set to revolutionise the Mobile Workforce Technology has come a long way in the past decade, and the telecoms industry is no exception. Since 2010, this sector has seen incredible advancements and the worldwide revenue of telecoms services is estimated to be £1,026 billion. This year, we have seen an overwhelming move …

MIT studies how airplanes counteract St. Elmo’s Fire and corona discharge

MIT studies how airplanes counteract St. Elmo’s Fire and corona discharge On the ground, windy conditions strengthen these electrical flashes, but new experiments tell a different story for flying objects. At the height of a thunderstorm, the tips of cell towers, telephone poles, and other tall, electrically conductive structures can spontaneously emit a flash of …

TRACTO‐TECHNIK UK gearing up to resume trenchless technology courses

TRACTO‐TECHNIK UK gearing up to resume trenchless technology courses The construction sector is bouncing back and one sure sign of this is the resumption of industry training courses and trenchless technology equipment specialist, TRACTO‐TECHNIK UK is ready to resume their training courses. There is such a demand to attend the company’s face to face training …

Groundwork Group introduce the Challenger Guardrail Barrier Install Unit

Groundwork Group introduce the Challenger Guardrail Barrier Install Unit Groundwork Group have been providing construction equipment to companies globally for over 30 years. Their range of construction equipment varies from drilling rigs, to pile drivers (guardrail and solar) to concrete batching plants to demolition equipment. Groundwork Group supplies a range of Guardrail Post Drivers which …

Avatar CONNECT AR for advanced real-time Virtual Workforce Collaboration

Avatar CONNECT AR for advanced real-time Virtual Workforce Collaboration AVATAR Partners, a world-leading innovator in virtual, augmented and mixed reality (extended reality or XR, collectively) software solutions for heavy-duty industry and defence, has introduced its new Avatar CONNECT solution. Avatar CONNECT is designed to deliver a highly user-friendly, robust and low-cost way to connect remote …

Combating the £2bn congestion problem in the UK with DAS enabled smart highways

Combating the £2bn congestion problem in the UK with DAS enabled smart highways Highways England estimates that congestion on the motorway and major road network in England costs an estimated £2 billion every year. To combat this, the UK Government’s strategy to keep traffic flowing smoothly and reduce journey times has focused on smart motorways. …

thyssenkrupp carbon wheels achieve worldwide approval for road use

thyssenkrupp carbon wheels achieve worldwide approval for road use Following the European road approval by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) in 2019, thyssenkrupp Carbon Components has reached a new milestone with their worldwide approval for road use. As a result, the German enterprise is the first and only carbon wheel manufacturer in the …

ExOne launches Scout App to monitor Industrial 3D Printers

ExOne launches Scout App to monitor Industrial 3D Printers ExOne, a leader in industrial sand and metal 3D printers using binder jetting technology, today announced the launch of ExOne Scout, a secure Industry 4.0 app that provides real-time machine monitoring and analysis of production 3D printers on a wide range of digital devices, including smart …

Latest generation of YellowScan Mapping Systems rely on Velodyne Lidar Sensors

Latest generation of YellowScan Mapping Systems rely on Velodyne Lidar Sensors Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced two new generation YellowScan mobile mapping systems that use Velodyne’s lidar sensors to help achieve the high precision and accuracy needed in aerial 3D mapping. Velodyne’s powerful lidar sensors generate real-time georeferenced point cloud data that allows YellowScan systems …

RoboSense 80 Laser-Beam LiDAR RS-Ruby Lite now on sale for $12,800

RoboSense 80 Laser-Beam LiDAR RS-Ruby Lite now on sale for $12,800 RoboSense, the leading provider of smart LiDAR sensor, today launched an 80 laser-beam 3D sensing LiDAR ready for customer delivery with early-bird price of $12,800 (limited offer till 31st August, 2020), and standard price of  $15,800. The timing of announcing this favourable package also …

GM expands investment in 3D printing capabilities with Stratasys technology

GM expands investment in 3D printing capabilities with Stratasys technology As the COVID-19 pandemic has ripped through much of the world this year, 3D printing has emerged as an agile and effective technology for producing personal protective equipment, medical equipment prototypes and nose swabs. GM has been steadily upping its investments in 3D printing over …

Leading construction technology expert calls for UK Taskforce to drive tech revolution

Leading construction technology expert calls for UK Taskforce to drive tech revolution Leading construction technology expert, Paul Cuatrecasas, has urged the Government to form a specialist taskforce to drive the adoption of cutting-edge technologies in the UK construction industry. Cuatrecasas, who leads specialist M&A and strategic advisory firm, Aquaa Partners, has stressed the need for …

HAPSMobile completes test-flight of stratospheric telecommunications platform

HAPSMobile completes test-flight of stratospheric telecommunications platform HAPSMobile today announced the fourth successful test flight of its “Sunglider” solar-powered high-altitude platform system (HAPS). The flight took place on July 23, 2020 (PT) at Spaceport America (“SpA”) in New Mexico. With all basic aircraft tests for the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) now complete, HAPSMobile will proceed …

Velodyne Lidar sensors power Emesent autonomous Drone 3d Hovermap

Velodyne Lidar sensors power Emesent autonomous Drone 3d Hovermap Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced that Emesent’s newly introduced Autonomy Level 2 (AL2) technology for Hovermap uses Velodyne lidar sensors to provide real-time perception and high-quality, accurate 3D data. Hovermap is a plug-and-play mapping and autonomy payload for industrial drones that enables autonomous flight in areas …

Are Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning the same?

Are Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning the same? As children we believed in magic, imagined, and a fantasy where robots would one day follow our commands, undertaking our most meagre tasks and even help with our homework at the push of a button! Sadly it always seemed that these beliefs, along with the idea of …

OC 405 Partners managing traffic on I-405 Project in California with Iteris ClearGuide

OC 405 Partners managing traffic on I-405 Project in California with Iteris ClearGuide Iteris, a global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, today announced that OC 405 Partners is upgrading to the ClearGuide™ solution as part of the I-405 Improvement Project in southern California, supporting its traffic management operations during construction. With real-time and historical …

SEAT bringing imagination to life with their 3D Printing LAB 

SEAT bringing imagination to life with their 3D Printing LAB Made without moulds, with no design limitations and 10 times faster. 3D printing has infinite applications and the automotive industry has been among the first to embrace it to save time and gain flexibility in all phases of a vehicle’s development and production. This is …

Hilti and Ottobock power up with Exoskeleton solutions for the construction industry

Hilti and Ottobock power up with Exoskeleton solutions for the construction industry The Hilti Group has entered into a technology partnership with Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA to develop exoskeletal systems. Such solutions open new possibilities in terms of health protection and productivity and represent a future market in the construction industry. The construction technology …

MusashiAI Robotic Employees now available

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Ford Experimenting with 4-legged Boston Dynamics robots to 3D Scout factories

Ford Experimenting with 4-legged Boston Dynamics robots to 3D Scout factories These four-legged dog-like robots can sit, shake hands and roll over. They also can perform 360-degree camera scans, handle 30-degree grades and climb stairs for hours at a time. That’s because they are actually 70-pound quadruped robots with distinctly dog-like mobility. They’re part of …

NEOM and STC Group developing IoT and 5G infrastructure for cognitive cities

NEOM and STC Group developing IoT and 5G infrastructure for cognitive cities NEOM announced its first step to create the world’s leading cognitive cities that rely on leading technology for digital services after signing a contract with stc group to establish a 5G network infrastructure that will accelerate NEOM’s digital ambitions. In addition to the …

The Smart Technologies set to transform the Automotive Industry

The Smart Technologies set to transform the Automotive Industry In recent years, the focus for automotive giants around the world has been automation. Manufacturing innovation has given us so much in the past — what the future holds is almost unimaginable. The automotive industry is laden with technological advancement — and always has been. Whether it …

Synthomer secures funding to improve performance and impact of EV batteries

Synthomer secures funding to improve performance and impact of EV batteries Synthomer Plc, one of the world’s foremost suppliers of aqueous polymers, and its partners have together been awarded £760,826 in funding from the ISCF Faraday Battery Challenge for a project focused on increasing the performance, manufacturability and environmental profile of lithium-ion battery cells. This …

Satellite telemetry technology supporting flood protection in Scotland

Satellite telemetry technology supporting flood protection in Scotland In recent years the development of flood warning systems has benefited from advances in sensor, datalogger and communications technology. The expansion of mobile telecommunications has meant that more locations now benefit from increased coverage, so that water level and meteorological monitoring systems can now be installed in …

Velodyne Lidar and PARIFEX announce 3 year agreement to improve road safety

Velodyne Lidar and PARIFEX announce 3 year agreement to improve road safety Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced a three year sales agreement with PARIFEX, a leading provider of traffic management and speed measurement systems. PARIFEX uses Velodyne lidar sensors in its traffic monitoring solutions which can help reduce road accident rates and enhance roadway safety. …

MIT research suggests Autonomous Vehicles at least a decade away

MIT research suggests Autonomous Vehicles at least a decade away The MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future has released a new research brief examining the future of autonomous vehicles. The brief is part of a series of subject-specific research projects by MIT faculty that will help frame national discussion and policies about …

Velodyne Lidar adds the Smart to Blue City Technology Solutions

Velodyne Lidar adds the Smart to Blue City Technology Solutions Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced a multi-year sales agreement with Blue City Technology, developer of a Smart City system for traffic monitoring. The Blue City Technology solution, equipped with Velodyne’s lidar sensors, helps improve road safety and mobility by providing real-time multi-modal traffic data and …

Leica Geosystems BLK247 wins Security Industry Association Best New Product Award

Leica Geosystems BLK247 wins Security Industry Association Best New Product Award Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announced its 3D surveillance product, the Leica BLK247, won the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) 2020 Best New Product Award. The BLK247 was demonstrated as part of SIA’s annual New Product Showcase Awards competition held at this year’s virtual ISC …

Singapore researchers explore Intel Neuromorphic Computing to bring touch to robots

Singapore researchers explore Intel Neuromorphic Computing to bring touch to robots Today, two researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), who are members of the Intel Neuromorphic Research Community (INRC), presented new findings demonstrating the promise of event-based vision and touch sensing in combination with Intel’s neuromorphic processing for robotics. The work highlights how …

2020 Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals tackling World’s biggest challenges

2020 Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals tackling World’s biggest challenges Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) 2020 Global Finals was truly one for the ages, with the competition held virtually amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The finals event kicked off in April 2020 with more than 2,400 world-changing startups from 87 countries showcasing their technologies at a time when …

Quanergy unveils 3D LiDAR for smart city solutions

Quanergy unveils 3D LiDAR for smart city solutions Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors and smart perception solutions, today unveiled the MQ-8 solution family, a new generation of 3D LiDAR sensors and perception software which are part of Quanergy’s Flow Management™ platform. Designed with a new smart beam configuration, the …

Audi in the lead of Electric Vehicle patents

Audi in the lead of Electric Vehicle patents Technical Development, internally referred to at Audi as TE, is the place where the brand’s heart beats. It is the place where “Vorsprung durch Technik” becomes a reality. The engineers develop innovations from the initial idea to market level. The new “Audi TechFocus” online newsletter provides detailed …

Ordnance Survey protecting the world beneath our feet

Ordnance Survey protecting the world beneath our feet Accidental strikes on the myriad of underground pipes and cables in the UK cost the economy £1.2 billion a year. Workers who strike gas pipes and electric cables by mistake put themselves and others in danger of death or serious injury. But with no below ground base …

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and TÜV SÜD publish Safety Guidelines

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and TÜV SÜD publish Safety Guidelines Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) announced today the first ever completed certification guidelines for Hyperloop systems will now be available to the public. The guideline was published in collaboration with HyperloopTT by the internationally recognized TÜV SÜD Group, an industry leading testing, certification, auditing, and advisory services …

Bentley Systems Acceleration Fund announces The Cohesive Companies

Bentley Systems Acceleration Fund announces The Cohesive Companies Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced that its Acceleration Fund has launched The Cohesive Companies, a wholly owned subsidiary, anchored by the acquisition of Atlanta-based Cohesive Solutions. The …

Skydio introduces X2 family of drones and Autonomy Software

Skydio introduces X2 family of drones and Autonomy Software Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight technology, today announced the upcoming availability of a new autonomous drone platform for enterprise and public sector, the Skydio X2. Skydio also announced several new software solutions that simplify inspections and situational awareness workflows: …

Zerto simplifies disaster recovery and builds IT Resilience for Ritchie Bros

Zerto simplifies disaster recovery and builds IT Resilience for Ritchie Bros Zerto, an industry leader for IT resilience has announced that Ritchie Bros., a global asset management and disposition company, has modernized its disaster recovery (DR) and strengthened its IT resilience with Zerto. Through its multiple online selling platforms, Ritchie Bros. helps thousands of people …

McConnell Dowell delivers Smart IoT for Construction Sites with Orange Business Services

McConnell Dowell delivers Smart IoT for Construction Sites with Orange Business Services McConnell Dowell, a leading infrastructure construction company has selected Orange Business Services to design a customized, smart and scalable IoT solution. It will enable construction sites to collect and report on real-time information, such as heavy machinery utilization and asset tracking, to enable …

ProStar joins Trimble GIS Partner Program to define the next generation of Utility Mapping

ProStar joins Trimble GIS Partner Program to define the next generation of Utility Mapping Trimble has announced that ProStar has joined Trimble’s GIS Business Partner Program. As part of the program, ProStar has implemented the Trimble® Precision SDK (Software Developer Kit) to integrate high-accuracy positioning capability in its PointMan® mobile application running on smartphones and tablets …

RedTail LiDAR RTL-400 drone delivers the 3 keys to successfully penetrate canopies

RedTail LiDAR RTL-400 drone delivers the 3 keys to successfully penetrate canopies Summer is here and with it comes the challenge of creating accurate topographic maps under tree canopies. The adoption of drone based, 3D light detection and ranging – or LiDAR– is emerging as the “go-to” sensing technique to meet this challenge consistently, safely, …

The Mercedes Benz S-Class Digital MY MBUX Experience

The Mercedes Benz S-Class Digital MY MBUX Experience Mercedes-Benz has systematically designed the new edition of its flagship model with the rear in mind. One example: passengers in the rear have the same extensive Infotainment and comfort features as the driver and front passenger. They have access to up to three touchscreens and a variety …

Geotab and Ford expand their integrated telematics into Europe

Geotab and Ford expand their integrated telematics into Europe Geotab, a global leader in connected and electrified transportation, today announced the availability of the Geotab Integrated Solution for Ford Vehicles in several European countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain and Italy. Enabling the integration of Ford Data Services™ into the MyGeotab platform with …

Norwegian Arctic SAR Unit chooses Atlas search and rescue Unmanned Aerial System

Norwegian Arctic SAR Unit chooses Atlas search and rescue Unmanned Aerial System Atlas Aerospace, a global leader in autonomous unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operating in the U.S., U.K. and EU, announced it has been chosen as a UAS provider for the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPAID) Search and Rescue (SAR) Mid-Troms unit, due to its unique …

Condat introduces IoT for Tunnel Boring sites

Condat introduces IoT for Tunnel Boring sites Condat, a global specialist in surface chemistry including industrial lubricants, today announced its partnership with Sigfox, the world’s leading IoT service provider and initiator of the 0G network. With its long-term partner delaware, an internationally renowned integrator of innovative technology solutions, the two companies have created CondatLink, an …

GoBe Robots develops new generation of Telepresence Robots 

GoBe Robots develops new generation of Telepresence Robots Blue Ocean Robotics’ subsidiary GoBe Robots announces a new generation of its climate-friendly telepresence robots with significant demand driven by COVID-19 pandemic. Get the experience of being there without actually going there with Blue Ocean Robotics’ new GoBe Robots that replace travel with a Remote Presence. Users remotely control the …

Deere announces new smart technology vision and operating model

Deere announces new smart technology vision and operating model Deere & Company has announced a new vision and operating model in order to accelerate its success in the integration of smart technology innovation with Deere’s legacy of manufacturing excellence. The Deere Smart Industrial strategy is designed to unlock new value for customers and to help …

Zyfra testing 5G network to control autonomous haulers in Russia

Zyfra testing 5G network to control autonomous haulers in Russia A 5G pilot zone has been deployed for the first time at the SUEK coal company open-pit mine in Khakassia, Russia to test the potential of 5G as part of an autonomous haulage system developed by Zyfra, Finnish-Russian industrial digitalization leader. The pilot project is …

Oxbotica deepfake technology enabling autonomous vehicle testing

Oxbotica deepfake technology enabling autonomous vehicle testing Oxbotica has developed and deployed a “deepfake” technology that is capable of generating thousands of photo-realistic images in minutes; helping to expose its autonomous vehicles to the near infinite variations of the same situation – without real-world testing of a location having ever taken place. Deepfaking, which first …

Panasonic introduces Android platform for New TOUGHBOOK A3 Tablet

Panasonic introduces Android platform for New TOUGHBOOK A3 Tablet Panasonic has announced productivity+, a suite of Android support solutions to futureproof rugged mobile deployments for existing and new customers transitioning to the Android operating system. Productivity+ is a multi-faceted offering that features hardware, software, and professional services, including from an extensive support partner ecosystem to …

Lidar specialist XenomatiX launches 6D Road Scanning

Lidar specialist XenomatiX launches 6D Road Scanning For many years, XenomatiX has been providing road mapping and road scanning services to private sector companies in Belgium, where the company is based as well as around the globe. New for 2020, XenomatiX is launching 6D Road Scanning and is offering their services directly to road management …

Zebra Technologies introduces rugged Mobile Computers for the front-line

Zebra Technologies introduces rugged Mobile Computers for the front-line Zebra Technologies Corporation an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, today announced the industry’s first enterprise-class mobile computers running on the Android™ 10 operating system (OS): the TC21/TC26, TC52x/TC57x and MC3300x. With integrated scanning and unique …

Cummins forms joint-venture with NPROXX for hydrogen storage technologies

Cummins forms joint-venture with NPROXX for hydrogen storage technologies Cummins a global technology and power solutions leader, today announced an agreement to form a joint venture with NPROXX, a leader in hydrogen storage and transportation, for hydrogen storage tanks. The joint venture will continue under the name NPROXX. “We are thrilled to combine Cummins’ expertise, …

NTT DATA awarded $17.5m US Department of Homeland Security contract

NTT DATA awarded $17.5m US Department of Homeland Security contract NTT DATA Services Federal Government, a public sector subsidiary of NTT DATA Services, today announced it has been competitively awarded a five-year $17.5 million task order under its GSA Alliant 2 contract by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It will provide a …

Samsung demonstrates drone-based AI to optimize 5G network performance

Samsung demonstrates drone-based AI to optimize 5G network performance Samsung Electronics today announced a successful demonstration of its new drone-based antenna configuration measurement solution for 4G and 5G networks in the company’s campus. This automated solution will offer operators a simplified way to more efficiently manage cell sites, improve employee safety, and ultimately optimize network …

UK invests £70m to become a world-leader in quantum computing technology

UK invests £70m to become a world-leader in quantum computing technology The government has announced 38 new UK projects that will benefit from more than £70 million government investment to help mark the start of Quantum Tech Digital Week. Science Minister Amanda Solloway has announced 38 new UK projects that will benefit from more than …

Boston Dynamics Spot robot dog now available in USA

Boston Dynamics Spot robot dog now available in USA Boston Dynamics, the global leader in mobile robotics, has debuted sales for Spot, the agile robot that climbs stairs and traverses rough terrain with ease. This launch marks the first time that businesses can purchase a Boston Dynamics robot, and represents Boston Dynamics’ first online sales …

Caterpillar acquires Marble Robot and their mining robotics expertise

Caterpillar acquires Marble Robot and their mining robotics expertise Caterpillar Inc. today announced they’ve acquired select assets and hired employees from San Francisco, Cal. based robot and autonomy technology solutions company Marble Robot, Inc. The acquisition is part of Caterpillar’s automation and autonomy strategy and demonstrates its commitment to the next generation of jobsite solutions. …

Monitor health and safety with FogHorn Edge AI and streaming video analytics

Monitor health and safety with FogHorn Edge AI and streaming video analytics FogHorn, a leading developer of Edge AI software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced the availability of their Lightning™ Health & Safety Solutions to improve the safety of workplaces and help mitigate the spread of contagious illnesses, as …

Digital Traffic Systems and Iteris to deploy ITS Asset Management System for Georgia DoT

Digital Traffic Systems and Iteris to deploy ITS Asset Management System for Georgia DoT Iteris, a global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, today announced that it is one of the core members of the Digital Traffic Systems, Inc. (DTS) team that has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for statewide intelligent transportation …

IoT Security videos give Engineers guidance on securing connected devices

IoT Security videos give Engineers guidance on securing connected devices Sectigo, a leading provider of automated digital identity management and web security solutions, today announced a new video series on Sectigo’s YouTube Channel. The IoT video series offers security engineers, developers, product managers, and anyone using or developing connected components and devices valuable guidance—ranging from …

J2 Innovations is turning buildings into smart buildings

J2 Innovations is turning buildings into smart buildings J2 Innovations, a Siemens Company, unveils the entry-level FIN microBMS, a compact feature-rich building management software package that enables its OEM partners to deliver easy-to-install solutions for small to mid-sized buildings across multiple sites J2 Innovations, the developer of the easy-to-configure and use software platform for building …

Highways England sets out 15 year digital vision to revolutionise construction

Highways England sets out 15 year digital vision to revolutionise construction A digital revolution in the construction industry could dramatically increase productivity and save billions of pounds, while radically reducing disruption to the public and slashing the number of fatal building site accidents. That was the rallying call to the sector today from Highways England …

Thales technologies selected for China, South Korea and Turkey Metros

Thales technologies selected for China, South Korea and Turkey Metros Thales will provide its SelTrac™ Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling solution in South Korea, Turkey and China, after signing three urban rail signalling contracts. Despite the current Covid-19 pandemic, governments around the globe are committed to progressing forward with crucial public transportation developments and …

Wenco and Oxbotica developing open autonomy solution for the mining industry

Wenco and Oxbotica developing open autonomy solution for the mining industry Wenco International Mining Systems and Oxbotica have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a world-first Open Autonomy solution for mining. Initial trials are underway, and the companies are actively recruiting mining partners with appropriate testing grounds. The industry-leading system will provide customers flexibility …

FLIR captures $23.5m orders for 500 Centaur UGV robots for US Army and Navy

FLIR captures $23.5m orders for 500 Centaur UGV robots for US Army and Navy FLIR Systems has announced that the United States (U.S.) Army and Navy have ordered in total more than 160 of the company’s Centaur™ unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), plus related spares and accessories. The two contracts, totaling $23.5 million, are being sourced …

Velodyne Lidar Sensors powering AGROINTELLI’s Autonomous Farm Vehicles

Velodyne Lidar Sensors powering AGROINTELLI’s Autonomous Farm Vehicles Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced a three-year sales agreement with AGROINTELLI, a developer of intelligent farming solutions. AGROINTELLI uses Velodyne lidar sensors in production of its Robotti autonomous tool carriers that increase efficiency on fields and help professional farmers save time and money. Robotti uses Velodyne’s Puck™ …

Graco introduces HydroShield electrostatic technology to spray waterborne material

Graco introduces HydroShield electrostatic technology to spray waterborne material Graco, a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, announces the release of the HydroShield® Waterborne System. The new, operator-friendly finishing system gives manufacturers more reason to switch from conventional to electrostatic technology to spray waterborne material. The HydroShield batch system, the first installment of the developing …

MIT Engineers put tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses on a single chip

MIT Engineers put tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses on a single chip MIT engineers have designed a “brain-on-a-chip,” smaller than a piece of confetti, that is made from tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses known as memristors — silicon-based components that mimic the information-transmitting synapses in the human brain. The researchers borrowed …

Printed sensors driving emerging technologies

Printed sensors driving emerging technologies Asked to picture a printed sensor, you might well imagine a paper test strip for measuring blood glucose concentration. After all, such test strips comprise the majority of the printed sensor market, with billions used each year by diabetics around the world. However, this ubiquitous application masks a highly complex, …

Hitachi Zosen Inova supporting Moscow Waste Management with Technology

Hitachi Zosen Inova supporting Moscow Waste Management with Technology Technology company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) and Russian consortium partner ZiO-Podolsk are to supply the entire technology for the new Energy from Waste plant in the Moscow region. The installation will process 700,000 metric tons of waste to generate 70 MW of electricity for the grid. …

CASE launches world’s first fully electric backhoe loader concept in North America

CASE launches world’s first fully electric backhoe loader concept in North America At CONEXPO 2020, CASE Construction Equipment launched the construction industry’s first fully electric backhoe loader. The 580 EV (Electric Vehicle) concept, dubbed Project Zeus, offers the same power and performance as a diesel-powered CASE backhoe loader, but with zero emissions and considerably reduced …

Einride launches Intelligent Freight Mobility Platform to deliver sustainable transport

Einride launches Intelligent Freight Mobility Platform to deliver sustainable transport After beta testing with select customers since the start of the year, Swedish technology company Einride is launching its freight mobility platform designed for businesses that want to make their shipments sustainable. The platform provides live insights on emissions, energy usage, location data, and more, …

Velodyne Lidar and Idriverplus co-operate to promote Idriverplus Mobile Robotic Solutions

Velodyne Lidar and Idriverplus co-operate to promote Idriverplus Mobile Robotic Solutions Velodyne Lidar, Inc. and Idriverplus have announced an expanded partnership and Idriverplus inclusion into the Automated with Velodyne integrator ecosystem, which helps companies grow their businesses while using Velodyne lidar technology. Through the program, Velodyne will further collaborate with Idriverplus to support its continued …

Scientists from NUST MISIS have developed the most heat-resistant material

Scientists from NUST MISIS have developed the most heat-resistant material A group of scientists from NUST MISIS in Russia have developed a ceramic material with the highest melting point among currently known compounds. Due to the unique combination of physical, mechanical and thermal properties, the material holds great potential for use in heat-loaded applications and components of aircraft and engines, …

Hytera leading the development of Push-to-Talk over Cellular

Hytera leading the development of Push-to-Talk over Cellular The Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) radio market has expanded rapidly in the last few years. PoC offers instant PTT communications based on public cellular broadband networks, rather than private narrowband Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems. As a leader in the PoC industry, Hytera has focused intensely on …

MIT algorithm simulates the roll of loaded dice to analyse complex systems

MIT algorithm simulates the roll of loaded dice to analyse complex systems The fast and efficient generation of random numbers has long been an important challenge. For centuries, games of chance have relied on the roll of a die, the flip of a coin, or the shuffling of cards to bring some randomness into the …

Garmin unveils new oversized dēzl truck navigators

Garmin unveils new oversized dēzl truck navigators Garmin has announced the oversized dēzl OTR700/800/1000 GPS truck navigators. For a clear view of the road ahead, the new dēzl series features a 7-, 8-, or an extra-large 10-inch display option that can be easily switched from traditional landscape to portrait mode. In addition to large, easy-to-read …

MIT study finds electrical fields could selectively separate suspended nanomaterials

MIT study finds electrical fields could selectively separate suspended nanomaterials MIT researchers have discovered a phenomenon that could be harnessed to control the movement of tiny particles floating in suspension. This approach, which requires simply applying an external electric field, may ultimately lead to new ways of performing certain industrial or medical processes that require …

Worldsensing builds on Sisgeo partnership with automated readings from digital sensors

Worldsensing builds on Sisgeo partnership with automated readings from digital sensors Worldsensing has announced a new firmware release as part of its growing partnership with the leading geotechnical instrumentation manufacturer Sisgeo. The move means Sisgeo customers can now enjoy automated readings when using Sisgeo’s version 3 digital protocol sensors in combination with Worldsensing’s leading wireless …

RoboSense LiDAR partners with DT Mobile on Smart City Vehicle-to-Infrastructure

RoboSense LiDAR partners with DT Mobile on Smart City Vehicle-to-Infrastructure RoboSense has teamed up with DT Mobile, the China’s top communication equipment manufacturer, on the deployment of the first Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) solution based on the MEMS solid-state LiDAR in Xiong’an New Area, Hebei, China, which marks the beginning of MEMS solid-state LiDAR to be used …

MakerBot launches METHOD Carbon Fibre 3D Printing

MakerBot launches METHOD Carbon Fibre 3D Printing MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing and subsidiary of Stratasys, moves into the next level of 3D printing with the launch of the METHOD Carbon Fibre Editions. The new METHOD Carbon Fibre Editions are designed to enable engineers to print stronger and more accurate parts for manufacturing …

Bosch celebrates 25 skid free years with their electronic stability program

Bosch celebrates 25 skid free years with their electronic stability program A wet road and a sudden evasive maneuver: there was a time when such a situation would frequently have ended in a ditch or against a crash barrier, and not rarely with fatalities or severe injuries. Almost 25 years ago to the day, a …

Berkeley partners with NTT to accelerate Smart Technologies

Berkeley partners with NTT to accelerate Smart Technologies The University of California, Berkeley and NTT Corporation (NTT) today announced a connected campus pilot project that will leverage technology to transform the UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation Department by analyzing patterns, easing traffic congestion and increasing pedestrian safety in the Bancroft Way area of campus. The …

Esri offering Free Mapping Software to Women in GIS

Esri offering Free Mapping Software to Women in GIS Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that it will be making its software available to Women in GIS (WiGIS). The company is offering WiGIS members a free, one-year, home-use subscription to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro. Esri seeks to foster a diverse and …

User-friendly Intelligent Construction Data Analysis with Veta 6 release

User-friendly Intelligent Construction Data Analysis with Veta 6 release Veta, developed by The Transtec Group, is a free map-based intelligent construction data management software tool that enables contractors and highway agencies to analyze and report data collected from intelligent compaction (IC) rollers and paver‐mounted thermal profilers (PMTP)/infrared (IR) scanners or cameras. Veta 6 is the …

NVIDIA EGX Edge AI Platform enables real-time AI and Robotics Applications

NVIDIA EGX Edge AI Platform enables real-time AI and Robotics Applications NVIDIA today announced two powerful products for its EGX Edge AI platform — the EGX A100 for larger commercial off-the-shelf servers and the tiny EGX Jetson Xavier NX for micro-edge servers — delivering high-performance, secure AI processing at the edge. With the NVIDIA EGX™ Edge AI platform, hospitals, stores, farms and …

Van der Meijden and Yotta partner to address needs of Dutch waste industry

Van der Meijden and Yotta partner to address needs of Dutch waste industry Netherlands-based, IT and services consultancy, Van der Meijden (VDM-Management and advice) has announced it has signed a partnership agreement with asset management provider, Yotta. Under the terms of the agreement, VDM-Management and advice will offer Yotta’s next generation connected asset management software …

Technology Investment and responsible investing are the Megatrends of the decade

Technology Investment and responsible investing are the Megatrends of the decade Technology and responsible investing will “inevitably be the top two megatrends” of the 2020s, affirms the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. The bold, unambiguous message from deVere Group’s chief executive and founder, Nigel Green, comes global stocks rise as …

BMW chooses NVIDIA Isaac robotics platform to redefine factory logistics

BMW chooses NVIDIA Isaac robotics platform to redefine factory logistics BMW Group has selected the new NVIDIA Isaac™ robotics platform to enhance its automotive factories — utilizing logistics robots built on advanced AI computing and visualization technologies. The collaboration centers on implementing an end-to-end system based on NVIDIA technologies — from training and testing through to deployment — with …

FLIR launches C5 Thermal Camera with Ignite Cloud Connectivity

FLIR launches C5 Thermal Camera with Ignite Cloud Connectivity FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced the C5 Compact Thermal Camera with new built-in FLIR Ignite™ cloud connectivity and Wi-Fi features for professionals in the building maintenance, manufacturing, and utility industries. The C5 is designed as a pocket-portable thermal camera, providing easy sharing tools and reduced diagnostic …

Ingevity Evotherm technology simplifies remote island paving in Ohio

Ingevity Evotherm technology simplifies remote island paving in Ohio The benefits of Ingevity’s Evotherm warm-mix asphalt technology are highlighted in a recently released video about Gerken Companies’ successful paving of the airport runway on North Bass Island, a secluded 700-acre island off the coast of Ohio that maintains a single airstrip essential to serving inhabitants. …

Las Vegas accelerating Smart Cities Project with NTT

Las Vegas accelerating Smart Cities Project with NTT The city of Las Vegas and NTT Corporation (NTT) have announced the Accelerate Smart project has expanded to include two new locations – the city’s Community Healing Garden and a portion of Las Vegas Boulevard at South Main Street and East St. Louis Avenue. As part of …

SWARCO launches MyCity Modular Traffic Management Platform

SWARCO launches MyCity Modular Traffic Management Platform SWARCO, the traffic technology group, has launched MyCity, a new highly flexible and customisable modular traffic management platform that gives local authorities and city planning officials greater control of its systems to improve mobility for its citizens. MyCity includes the functionality of a traditional traffic management system such …

Ford’s artificial bird droppings are keeping your paintwork safe in the real world

Ford’s artificial bird droppings are keeping your paintwork safe in the real world While getting struck by bird droppings may be a sign of good luck in many countries, bird droppings landing on your car can have more serious implications – for your paintwork. Fortunately, Ford vehicles are tested for just this eventuality – with …

Caterpillar hauls 2 billion tonnes with their autonomous truck technology

Caterpillar hauls 2 billion tonnes with their autonomous truck technology Caterpillar is again hitting a significant milestone in autonomous haulage—achieving 2 billion tonnes (2.2 billion short tons) hauled using Cat® MineStar™ Command for hauling. Caterpillar has doubled the amount hauled in the 16 months since reaching 1 billion tonnes hauled in November 2018. “In just …

MIT study looks at the links between automation, inequality and jobs

MIT study looks at the links between automation, inequality and jobs In many parts of the U.S., robots have been replacing workers over the last few decades. But to what extent, really? Some technologists have forecast that automation will lead to a future without work, while other observers have been more skeptical about such scenarios. …

ACEINNA IMU’s chosen by Komatsu for their Smart Construction Retrofit Kits

ACEINNA IMU’s chosen by Komatsu for their Smart Construction Retrofit Kits ACEINNA today announced its MTLT305D Dynamic Inclination and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) has been selected as the IMU solution for Komatsu Smart Construction Retrofit kit available in Japan through LANDLOG Ltd. ACEINNA’s MTLT305D IMU accurately measures 3 dimensions of linear acceleration and 3 dimensions …

Freeman Clarke unveils Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Knowledge Centre

Freeman Clarke unveils Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Knowledge Centre Freeman Clarke has today released their Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Knowledge Centre, and is now giving access free-of-charge here through Highways Today. This is a comprehensive library of content about effective use of systems, digital and tech for the sector. Widely reviewed by industry …

MIT teaching robots to perform complex tasks by observing humans

MIT teaching robots to perform complex tasks by observing humans Training interactive robots may one day be an easy job for everyone, even those without programming expertise. Roboticists are developing automated robots that can learn new tasks solely by observing humans. At home, you might someday show a domestic robot how to do routine chores. …

Digital Twins to have major impact on how we interact with buildings post lockdown

Digital Twins to have major impact on how we interact with buildings post lockdown We are moving ever closer to a world where Digital Twins developed to aggregate, manage, analyze, visualize, and predict information for today’s smart cities, manufacturing plants, and building construction sites, can be successfully re-purposed to provide a unique information management solution …

Trimble launches Roadworks 2D Paving Platform for advanced Paving Machine Control

Trimble launches Roadworks 2D Paving Platform for advanced Paving Machine Control Trimble has announced Trimble® Roadworks 2D Paving Control Platform for asphalt pavers, an automatic screed control system that can improve the accuracy and productivity in applications of asphalt paving. Trimble Roadworks enables paving contractors to minimize the waste of expensive asphalt material, achieve optimal …

TRL calls for safer voice-controlled in-vehicle technologies

TRL calls for safer voice-controlled in-vehicle technologies TRL, the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory, has recently authored a report – commissioned by IAM Roadsmart, FIA Road Safety and Rees Jeffreys Road Fund – into the impacts of in-vehicle infotainment systems such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on driving performance. Evidence shows that driver distraction levels …

How Council Highways departments can break down data silos for digital transformation

How Council Highways departments can break down data silos for digital transformation Local authorities put in a great deal of investment and planning time every year in maintaining and developing the nation’s highways and surrounding infrastructure. There is much to be gained from coordinating activities to address the goal of keeping infrastructure assets in optimum …

Bosch shows coronavirus commitment with technological innovations

Bosch shows coronavirus commitment with technological innovations After shutting down production at nearly 100 Bosch locations worldwide this month, the company is systematically preparing for a gradual ramp-up of manufacturing. “We want to ensure reliable supplies to meet our customers’ demand as it gradually returns, with a view to helping the world economy recover as …

VolvoCE adds Five new apps to expand Load Assist on-board information system

VolvoCE adds Five new apps to expand Load Assist on-board information system Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) Load Assist is the umbrella term for a series of machine control applications that are designed specifically for Volvo CE wheel loaders. These ‘apps’ operate via Volvo Co-Pilot – the award-winning in-cab interface with a 10-inch high-resolution touch …

EIB and European Startup Prize join forces to help smaller mobility companies

EIB and European Startup Prize join forces to help smaller mobility companies Following the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Startup Prize (EUSP) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have developed a joint initiative to support European sustainable mobility small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The best SMEs of this year’s edition of EUSP …

i.safe MOBILE introduces robust Android tablet for use in hazardous areas

i.safe MOBILE introduces robust Android tablet for use in hazardous areas i.safe MOBILE GmbH, one of the world’s leading developers of mobile communication devices in the hazardous zone 1/21, today presents the IS930.1. The IS930.1 combines the indestructible robustness of an IP-certified tablet with ATEX and IECEx approvals for safe use in hazardous environments. It …

MIT explores reducing the carbon footprint of artificial intelligence

MIT explores reducing the carbon footprint of artificial intelligence Last June, researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst released a startling report estimating that the amount of power required for training and searching a certain neural network architecture involves the emissions of roughly 626,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. That’s equivalent to nearly five times …

Study reveals cost of sourcing battery metals for electric vehicles and renewable energy

Study reveals cost of sourcing battery metals for electric vehicles and renewable energy A coalition of leading researchers and scientists have released the findings of a year-long study into the impacts of sourcing metals to produce battery cathodes and wiring for electric vehicles (EVs). As calls for a transition to renewable energy and electric transport …

Flexible Hybrid Electronics set to drive innovation and opportunities

Flexible Hybrid Electronics set to drive innovation and opportunities While flexible electronics have been around for years, either as flexible PCBs or genuinely printed electronics, there has always been a trade-off between flexibility and capability. Circuits with a few printed transistors based on organic semiconductors could be printed onto flexible substrates but were not generally …

Volvo and Daimler Trucks form joint venture for large-scale production of fuel cells

Volvo and Daimler Trucks form joint venture for large-scale production of fuel cells Sharing the Green Deal vision of sustainable transport and a carbon neutral Europe by 2050, two leading companies in the commercial vehicle industry, Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group, have signed a preliminary non-binding agreement to establish a new joint venture. …

Experts push for innovative new technology for road repairs

Experts push for innovative new technology for road repairs Following the Chancellors £2.5bn commitment to pot holes in the recent budget and many Local Councils now targeting to become carbon neutral by as early as 2030, Sheffield based material engineering company Roadmender Asphalt are launching a new breed of road repair materials that are greener, faster …

MIT explores smartphones and Bluetooth Covid-19 contact tracing that protects privacy

MIT explores smartphones and Bluetooth Covid-19 contact tracing that protects privacy Imagine you’ve been diagnosed as Covid-19 positive. Health officials begin contact tracing to contain infections, asking you to identify people with whom you’ve been in close contact. The obvious people come to mind — your family, your coworkers. But what about the woman ahead …

Highway wind turbines are generating energy from passing cars

Highway wind turbines are generating energy from passing cars The average wind turbine generates 6 million kilowatts of energy in a year. That’s enough to power 1,500 households. Entrepreneurs Kerem Deveci and Sarp Papatya have integrated these clean and efficient devices into highway infrastructure. On highway meridians in Istanbul, Turkey, smart vertical axis turbines are converting wind from passing …

bbits and Yotta partner to improve citizen engagement and connected asset management

bbits and Yotta partner to improve citizen engagement and connected asset management Mobile app and cloud services provider, bbits has announced it is working in partnership with asset management provider, Yotta. The new agreement will enable UK authorities using the two companies’ software to achieve enhanced engagement with their citizens by allowing the public to …

Council of Europe issues human rights guidelines for algorithms and automation

Council of Europe issues human rights guidelines for algorithms and automation The Council of Europe today called on its 47 member States to take a precautionary approach to the development and use of algorithmic systems and adopt legislation, policies and practices that fully respect human rights. In a Recommendation on the human rights impacts of …

Will 5G boost connectivity on trains? 

Will 5G boost connectivity on trains? The recent announcement that the British Government will push forward with HS2 has led to renewed calls for an improved connectivity on the railways. Prime Minister Boris Johnson reiterated a need for the high-speed railway’s connection to northern England, with the updated infrastructure expected to cost between £62bn to …

Semcon develops AI-powered virtual assistant for professional use

Semcon develops AI-powered virtual assistant for professional use We’re used to chatting with computers nowadays. We talk to Siri and Alexa, for example, in our homes and our cars. But for many companies, services of this kind aren’t an option due to security classified data. Semcon has used the very latest in artificial intelligence to …

Zappshelter industrial strength air-beam tents perfect for the NHS front-line

Zappshelter industrial strength air-beam tents perfect for the NHS front-line Specialist shelter provider Zappshelter have come up with an innovative product to assist the NHS, emergency services, essential services and anyone faced with needing to separate people on sites, in factories, etc. ZappshelterAir is an industrial air-beam tent system which is erected in minutes and …

Hyundai Exoskeleton wearable robot wins Red Dot Innovation Design Award

Hyundai Exoskeleton wearable robot wins Red Dot Innovation Design Award Hyundai Motor Group’s latest exoskeleton wearable robot, Vest Exoskeleton (VEX), has won the Product Design category (Innovative Product field) at the Red Dot Design Awards, the prestigious international design competition, now in its 60th year. VEX was developed in line with Hyundai Motor Group’s commitment …

Motorcycle theft numbers on the rise – here is what you should do

Motorcycle theft numbers on the rise: Here is what you should do Did you know that over one single day, 130 motorcycles will be stolen in the UK, the same number in the US and over 150 will disappear in Spain and France. The ‘Telegraph’ called the rising numbers an epidemic of motorcycle theft which …

The first Solar Road may have failed, but they still have a bright future

The first Solar Road may have failed, but they still have a bright future Just three years after it was built, Normandy’s 0.6 mile solar-powered road was deemed a total failure. Consisting of 30,000 square feet of solar panels, the solar road was meant to kick off a long-term project in France that would see …

Cat Command for Compaction helps to achieve compaction quality

Cat Command for Compaction helps to achieve compaction quality Caterpillar announces the release of Cat Command for Compaction, an operator-assisted technology that automates the soil compaction process and helps contractors achieve compaction quality. The Command for Compaction system is available for use on select Cat vibratory soil compactors. Simple Set-up and Operation An in-cab display …

Easytread Automated Tyre Tread Measurement set to drive road safety forward

Easytread Automated Tyre Tread Measurement set to drive road safety forward Tackling common road safety issues, and delivering an ongoing sales opportunity, the Beissbarth EasyTread automated tyre wear measurement system from Everard allows workshops to provide customers with a quick, effective and value-driven service. Figures from the Department for Transport show that faulty tyres contributed …

Hyper Poland smashes funding goal in 10 days to demonstrate prototype Magrail system

Hyper Poland smashes funding goal in 10 days to demonstrate prototype Magrail system Just ten days after their launch on investment platform Seedrs, Hyper Poland has achieved its €451,000 investment target. This funding will be dedicated to the continued testing and development of the next generation of high-speed railways, based on magnetic levitation, linear motor …

Groundbreaking new features take Trimble machine control to the next level

Groundbreaking new features take Trimble machine control to the next level Trimble has announced Trimble® Earthworks Grade Control Platform version 2.0 with groundbreaking new features for all machine types, along with the release of the Trimble Earthworks Assistant App for in-cab learning material. These improvements are designed to enable faster ROI, increase productivity and decrease …

MANN+HUMMEL showcased new technologies for construction machines at ConExpo

MANN+HUMMEL showcased new technologies for construction machines at ConExpo Predictive service, protection of valuable components and space-optimized use – these are just a few advantages of the new technologies presented by the filtration specialist MANN+HUMMEL at the CONEXPO trade fair in Las Vegas. New software solution enables fleet operators to plan service precisely Information on …

Nomad Digital to deploy train WiFi with Öresund in Denmark and Sweden

Nomad Digital to deploy train WiFi with Öresund in Denmark and Sweden Nomad Digital has won a multi-million-pound contract to execute their Nomad Connect WiFi solution for 111 trains, securing more market share in Denmark and Sweden. The contract is made between Nomad Digital and the owners of the Öresund train fleet, also known as …

HA-BE Betonchemie develops ANTIPOR HD high-density semi-dry concrete technology

HA-BE Betonchemie develops ANTIPOR HD high-density semi-dry concrete technology ANTIPOR® HD by Ha-Be Betonchemie is a new product series for semi-dry concrete based on a new type of high density technology. The series is equally suitable for the production of precast concrete and manufactured concrete products. “Our innovative ANTIPOR HD – series consists of high-performance …

Colas introduces the French Exopush rake Exoskeleton to the UK

Colas introduces the French Exopush rake Exoskeleton to the UK Colas has launched the Exopush in its UK business. Exopush is an exoskeleton designed to give power assistance to operatives working on levelling with a rake. Amongst emerging benefits will be productivity gains and increased efficiency plus direct cost savings from lost time at work …

Innovating companies could reduce UK Corporation Tax to 10 percent

Innovating companies could reduce UK Corporation Tax to 10 percent Data provided by HMRC in October 2019 showed that over £1 billion in tax relief was claimed by 1,170 companies under a scheme called Patent Box. The scheme is designed to reward companies who invest in innovation and seek to protect their IP with a …

TU Wien unveils the Unfoldable Bridge in Austria

TU Wien unveils the Unfoldable Bridge in Austria There are many different methods for erecting bridges – but the new technique developed by TU Wien, the balanced lowering method, is quite spectacular: the bridge is not built horizontally, as would normally be case, but erected in a vertical position and then rotated into the horizontal …

GM unveils Ultium electric vehicle batteries and Platform with their new EV Global strategy

GM unveils Ultium electric vehicle batteries and Platform with their new EV Global strategy General Motors is gathering hundreds of employees, dealers, investors, analysts, media and policymakers to share details of its strategy to grow the company’s electric vehicle (EV) sales quickly, efficiently and profitably. “Our team accepted the challenge to transform product development at GM …

MIT explores 3D-printed CurveBoards to integrate electronics onto physical prototypes

MIT explores 3D-printed CurveBoards to integrate electronics onto physical prototypes MIT researchers have invented a way to integrate “breadboards” — flat platforms widely used for electronics prototyping — directly onto physical products. The aim is to provide a faster, easier way to test circuit functions and user interactions with products such as smart devices and …

Five raises $41 million to tackle the biggest challenges in self-driving vehicles

Five raises $41 million to tackle the biggest challenges in self-driving vehicles Five, the UK self-driving company, has raised $41M in a Series B round of equity funding. New investors are Trustbridge Partners, Direct Line Group and Sistema VC. Existing investors Lakestar, Amadeus Capital Partners, Kindred Capital and Notion Capital also participated in the round, …

Parking Sense and ParkHelp merge into ParkHelp Technologies to evolve parking sensors

Parking Sense and ParkHelp merge into ParkHelp Technologies to evolve parking sensors Parking Sense, the creator of parking solutions reshaping the industry, today announced the company has merged with ParkHelp, and the combined company will soon rebrand as ParkHelp Technologies. This merger significantly expands the reach of ParkHelp Technologies and its products, creating the widest …

MIT AI uses hidden earthquake vibrations to accurately map geologic structures

MIT AI uses hidden earthquake vibrations to accurately map geologic structures Over the last century, scientists have developed methods to map the structures within the Earth’s crust, in order to identify resources such as oil reserves, geothermal sources, and, more recently, reservoirs where excess carbon dioxide could potentially be sequestered. They do so by tracking …

Boston Dynamics and OTTO partner to integrate Mobile Robots for flexible automation

Boston Dynamics and OTTO partner to integrate Mobile Robots for flexible automation Boston Dynamics, a world leader in mobile manipulation robots, and OTTO Motors, leader in industrial autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), today unveiled a demo of the future of warehouse automation. In a video released today, Boston Dynamics’s logistics robot, Handle, can be seen picking …

Energy Systems Catapult calls for innovators for zero carbon smart building challenge

Energy Systems Catapult calls for innovators  for zero carbon smart building challenge Energy Systems Catapult is launching an innovator challenge call in collaboration with Places for People, Geovation and Pineapple Partners, inviting SMEs developing products and services targeted at Zero Carbon Housing Solutions, Smart Buildings and Estates, to receive tailored business incubation and acceleration support. …

Contech delivering benefits for the Construction Industry

Contech delivering benefits for the Construction Industry ConTech, or technology created specifically for the construction industry, is a burgeoning sector that has the potential to benefit every stage of the building process. Augmented reality (AR) and innovative integrated information tools improve accuracy and efficiency from initial planning to final completion. Marketing strategies are also evolving, …

Septentrio unveils dual antenna receiver for accurate GPS-GNSS positioning and heading

Septentrio unveils dual antenna receiver for accurate GPS-GNSS positioning and heading Septentrio, a leader in high-precision positioning solutions, introduces today AsteRx SB ProDirect, a new compact and robust integrated heading GPS/GNSS receiver – Global Navigation Satellite System including the American GPS, European Galileo, Russian GLONASS, and Chinese BeiDou, Japanese QZSS and Indian NavIC. It delivers …

Norwegian Berge Bygdeservice goes global with Hitachi and ABAX technology

Norwegian Berge Bygdeservice goes global with Hitachi and ABAX technology The 23-year-old Norwegian contractor, Simen Berge, has a high level of expertise beyond his years, driven by his company Berge Bygdeservice’s latest acquisition, a Hitachi ZX65USB-6, and technology available from ABAX. This market-leading software platform enables the new Zaxis-6 range of mini excavators to communicate …

TRL analysis enables legislation to drive greener and safer trucks

TRL analysis enables legislation to drive greener and safer trucks Analysis by TRL has enabled ground-breaking legislation to be passed regarding European truck cab designs that could prevent up to 1,200 killed or seriously injured (KSI) pedestrians and cyclists over the next ten years. One year on, streamlined truck cab designs are closer to reality …

MIT enables Sensorized skin to help robots find their bearings

MIT enables Sensorized skin to help robots find their bearings For the first time, MIT researchers have enabled a soft robotic arm to understand its configuration in 3D space, by leveraging only motion and position data from its own “sensorized” skin. Soft robots constructed from highly compliant materials, similar to those found in living organisms, …

8 ways Fleet Management Software is improving productivity

8 ways Fleet Management Software is improving productivity When managing commercial fleets, service managers are saddled with important tasks such as ensuring driver safety, staying abreast of auto checks, handling operations and monitoring driver performance. The difficulty of this role increases significantly as the fleet grows larger. Without the use of advanced technology, fleets are …

Ford develops 3d-printed locking wheel nuts to stop tyre thieves

Ford develops 3d-printed locking wheel nuts to stop tyre thieves As car security systems become increasingly more sophisticated, thieves are targeting car parts instead, including alloy wheels. One method to deter wheel thieves is to use locking nuts, one on each wheel, which require a special adapter, or key, to loosen. But even these are …

Global integrator Optilan appoints new CEO to drive expansion

Global integrator Optilan appoints new CEO to drive expansion Leading communications and security technology integrator, Optilan, has announced the appointment of Bill Bayliss as new CEO and Director of the company. Bill, who succeeds Richard Buckland, has a strong track record of building and leading international companies in the sector. His appointment is effective immediately …

DokaCAD for Revit delivers productive formwork planning in BIM

DokaCAD for Revit delivers productive formwork planning in BIM Digitalisation and Construction 4.0 promise significant productivity gains for the construction industry and its complex planning processes and procedures. The use of building information modelling (BIM) in construction design is a key factor in these gains. BIM models are increasingly used as the basis for formwork …

Pinsent Masons reveals infrastructure technology revolution being held back

Pinsent Masons reveals infrastructure technology revolution being held back A global infrastructure survey by international law firm Pinsent Masons has revealed that there is still a lack of understanding of technology across the sector, which is prohibiting change. The research, which explored the digital transformation of the infrastructure sector, found that 64% of respondents said …

MIT looking at cheaper solar cells by making them really thin

MIT looking at cheaper solar cells by making them really thin Researchers at MIT and at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have outlined a pathway to slash solar cell manufacturing costs by slimming down the silicon cells themselves. Costs of solar panels have plummeted over the last several years, leading to rates of solar …

Hyundai pushing the boundaries in robotic exoskeleton suit technology for disabled

Hyundai pushing the boundaries in robotic exoskeleton suit technology for disabled An extraordinary moment a paraplegic sportsman walked over to his mum and hugged her for the first time in more than 10 years – with the help of a robotic exoskeleton. Jun-beom Park was confined to a wheelchair in 2008 after being involved in …

MIT and QCRI study artificial intelligence models to enrich digital maps

MIT and QCRI study artificial intelligence models to enrich digital maps An artificial intelligence model invented by researchers at MIT and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) that uses satellite imagery to tag road features in digital maps could help improve GPS navigation. Showing drivers more details about their routes can often help them navigate in …

Virtual planning using BIM proved successful on Gelbe Haide formwork project

Virtual planning using BIM proved successful on Gelbe Haide formwork project The experts at Doka created a virtual model based on building information modelling (BIM) for the construction of a reservoir in Vienna’s 23rd district so that wall formwork and cycle times could be planned precisely using Virtual planning. This reduced the on-site work and …

Rolls Royce and UK Government champion compact nuclear power stations

Rolls Royce and UK Government champion compact nuclear power stations UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has provided match funding to the consortium of companies designing a new type of compact nuclear power station in the UK. The initial joint investment of £18million from UKRI will be matched by nuclear, civil engineering construction and manufacturing industry …

Air Monitors AQMesh technology essential to Breathe London SMART 50 Award

Air Monitors AQMesh technology essential to Breathe London SMART 50 Award The Breathe London project has been announced as the winner of a SMART 50 Award by Smart Cities Connect, within the Digital Transformation category. Created to better understand Londoners’ exposure to air pollution, Breathe London combines state-of-the-art technology with new data analytics, delivering real-time …

Glaston celebrates 150 years of world leading glass processing technology

Glaston celebrates 150 years of world leading glass processing technology The Glaston Corporation’s roots extend back to 1870, when the company Hammarén & Comp was established at the Kyröskoski rapids. Throughout their history, the company has evolved from a traditional forest industry company into the world’s leading glass processing technology company. For 150 years, quality, …

Panasonic UHD Virtual Reality Eyeglasses set to revolutionise VR

Panasonic UHD Virtual Reality Eyeglasses set to revolutionise VR Panasonic Corporation has announced that it has developed the world’s first High Dynamic Range (HDR) capable ultra high definition (UHD) virtual reality (VR) eyeglasses which boasts a comfortable fit that makes users feel as if they were wearing eyeglasses. With anticipation of the forthcoming full-fledged commercial …

VINCI Energies looks at 5 ways smart industry will boost manufacturing

VINCI Energies looks at 5 ways smart industry will boost manufacturing Contrary to perception, the UK manufacturing sector is already on the rise thanks to increased investments in skills and technology. By taking a lead in automation and networking, the UK could accelerate this growth further still. Politicians and press often lament the state of …

Small Robot Company is now fundraising on Crowdcube

Small Robot Company is now fundraising on Crowdcube The Small Robot Company (SRC), a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, today announced the launch of its latest Crowdcube equity crowdfunding campaign. The campaign seeks £700,000 to finance SRC’s non-chemical weed zapping robot Dick to field trials, and the manufacture of a fleet of Tom monitoring …

Doosan Infracore champions unmanned and automated construction site solutions

Doosan Infracore champions unmanned and automated construction site solutions Last November Doosan Infracore unveiled ‘Concept-X’ at its Proving Grounds in Boryeong City, Korea, with more than 200 people in attendance including National Assemblymen, Mayor of Boryeong City, business executives from Bosch, ASI, LG U+ and PoteNit related to the development of Concept-X, representatives of government …

South Gloucestershire Council chooses Yotta Alloy to drive digital service delivery

South Gloucestershire Council chooses Yotta Alloy to drive digital service delivery South Gloucestershire Council has awarded technology company, Yotta a major multi-year contract for the delivery implementation and support of its flagship connected asset management platform, Alloy. The council plans to use Alloy as a strategic asset management platform, delivering a wide range of infrastructure …

MobileWorxs supports National Pothole Day with Mobile 3D imaging solution

MobileWorxs supports National Pothole Day with Mobile 3D imaging solution In support of National Pothole day on Wednesday, 15th January this year, MobileWorxs lends its support by highlighting its 3D imaging solution that takes the hassle out of identifying and measuring potholes on highways. National Pothole day is an initiative started by Mark Morrell, known …

Caterpillar Conexpo CON-AGG experience to highlight new equipment and tech

Caterpillar Conexpo CON-AGG experience to highlight new equipment and tech Paying tribute to those building the world’s infrastructure, the Caterpillar CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 experience includes a mix of static displays, equipment demonstration area, and new services/technologies under the theme of “Your Work Matters.” The 60,000 ft2 (5574 m2) exhibit in the show’s new outdoor Festival Grounds …

Sarcos Robotics partners with Delta to demo Guardian XO Exoskeleton Robot at CES 2020

Sarcos Robotics partners with Delta to demo Guardian XO Exoskeleton Robot at CES 2020 Delta Air Lines is partnering with Sarcos Robotics to explore new employee technology fit for a superhero – a mobile and dexterous exoskeleton designed to boost employees’ physical capabilities and bolster their safety. Sarcos, the world’s leader in exoskeleton development, has …

Hexagon introduces visualisation platform for accurate digital representation at CES2020

Hexagon introduces visualisation platform for accurate digital representation at CES2020 Hexagon AB, a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions, today announced the introduction of HxDR, a new cloud-based, digital reality visualisation platform. HxDR creates accurate digital representations of the real world through the seamless combination of reality capture data from airborne, ground and …

Bosch raises the artificial intelligence bar at CES2020

Bosch raises the artificial intelligence bar at CES2020 Whether for automated driving, the smart home, or manufacturing: artificial intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of everyday life. Bosch uses AI and the internet of things (IoT) to make life easier for people and as safe as possible. Here, the slogan “Beneficial AI. Building trust together” …

Caterpillar showcasing new equipment, technologies and services at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

Caterpillar showcasing new equipment, technologies and services at CONEXPO-CON/AGG Paying tribute to those building the world’s infrastructure, the Caterpillar CONEXPO – CON/AGG 2020 experience includes a mix of static displays, equipment demonstration area, and new services/technologies under the theme of “Your Work Matters.” The 60,000 ft² (5574 m²) exhibit in the show’s new outdoor Festival …

FSWBot pipeline tech to be featured at Transformative Robotics for Industries day in Manchester

FSWBot pipeline tech to be featured at Transformative Robotics for Industries day in Manchester WORLD-FIRST pipeline technology which will revolutionise performance and safety in industries around the world will feature at a robotics conference this month. The development of the first ever FSWBot, Friction Stir Welding Robotic Crawler for internal repair and refurbishment of pipelines, is …

Siemens Mobility launches first mobile bus lane enforcement solution in New York

Siemens Mobility launches first mobile bus lane enforcement solution in New York Siemens Mobility has successfully launched an Automatic Bus Lane Enforcement (ABLE) solution in New York City, representing the first-ever application of this technology to be mounted on buses. The ABLE systems are installed on M15 Select Bus Service buses that operate on bus …

STRABAG using BIM 5D on Austrian CAPE 10 social project

STRABAG using BIM 5D on Austrian CAPE 10 social project STRABAG, the largest Austrian construction group will be utilising BIM 5D for their new contract to design and build CAPE 10, a modern social and health services centre that will serve as a beacon of cooperation between business and civil society. The new centre, being …

Wearable tech is a $54 billion opportunity for the construction industry by 2023

Wearable tech is a $54 billion opportunity for the construction industry by 2023 Wearable tech has the potential to transform the construction industry through the ability to improve safety and efficiency for workers. Safety is being spearheaded by innovations such as gyroscopes, emergency alerts, and tracking devices, while GPS-enabled wearables and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology …

Texas Demolition Contractor uses tech to solve challenging bridge project

Texas Demolition Contractor uses tech to solve challenging bridge project If there’s one thing most people can agree on, it’s that being stuck in traffic is incredibly annoying. It was a problem the Texas Department of Transportation was dealing with on the state’s 47th most congested roadway when they needed to find an effective demolition …

B2W Inform App in Construction Equipment Magazine’s Top 100 New Products of 2019

B2W Inform App in Construction Equipment Magazine’s Top 100 New Products of 2019 B2W Software, a leading provider of heavy construction management software, announced that its new mobile app for B2W Inform was chosen as one of the Top 100 New Products of 2019 by editors of Construction Equipment magazine. The award-winning B2W app allows …

Geo Connect Asia 2020 gathers momentum

Geo Connect Asia 2020 gathers momentum Montgomery Asia has announced the first wave of speakers and exhibitors for the March Geo Connect Asia 2020 event, which will be a focal point for the multi-billion-dollar ASEAN geospatial industry. The global geospatial market is estimated to be worth US$134 billion by 2025, with the Asia-Pacific region in …

Innovative UK tech scheme launched to support next generation of ambitious entrepreneurs

Innovative UK tech scheme launched to support next generation of ambitious entrepreneurs Exchange, a revolutionary new digital and technology programme, has opened applications for its first cohort, as it looks to foster the UK’s next best start-ups. The one-of-a-kind scheme will offer ambitious, early stage, tech companies and entrepreneurs access to the tools and infrastructure …

Making the Most of Data and why it is Key for Public Sector Organisations in 2020 and Beyond

Making the Most of Data and why it is Key for Public Sector Organisations in 2020 and Beyond In this article, Nick Smee, CEO of  Yotta, a leading, global connected asset management software and services provider shares his insights on the importance of Data for Public Sector in 2020 and beyond: “As we look ahead …

Fujitsu UK’s CTO of Transport shares his Transport predictions for 2020

Fujitsu UK’s CTO of Transport shares his Transport predictions for 2020 The past year has seen considerable change across the UK’s transport industry, from the arrival of the first driverless taxi trials on London’s roads and an ever-growing demand for electric cars, to further digital transformation across rail networks and roadways. According to Rabih Arzouni, Chief …

A custom SWARCO solution is helping protect cyclists in Bedfordshire

A custom SWARCO solution is helping protect cyclists in Bedfordshire A tailor-made traffic solution from SWARCO Traffic Ltd, the traffic technology specialist, is helping to keep cyclists protected on busy country lanes in Bedfordshire. Central Bedfordshire Council in the UK was looking to improve protection for cyclists and encourage safer cycling on its rural roads …

Siltbuster deploys large temporary Modular Water Treatment Systems for Welsh Water

Siltbuster deploys large temporary Modular Water Treatment Systems for Welsh Water Siltbuster has designed and mobilised one of the UK’s largest ever temporary modular water treatment solutions, in just two weeks, to assist JN Bentley during essential maintenance work on the Castell Nos Reservoir infrastructure in South Wales, as part of a resilience project for …

New Cat D5 Dozer delivers unmatched productivity boosting technology

New Cat D5 Dozer delivers unmatched productivity boosting technology The new Cat® D5 Dozer offers superior performance and the broadest choice of easy-to-use technology features to help you get the most from your bulldozer. Nimble and responsive, it has power for dozing and finesse for grading. A fully automatic transmission gives you seamless acceleration, so …

Converge launches AI machine learning program for concrete strength prediction

Converge launches AI machine learning program for concrete strength prediction Converge has built the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) concrete strength prediction engine. This was made possible by Converge’s unique access to a huge concrete performance data set, paving the way for the first commercial application of Machine Learning to monitor and predict material performance in …

British-made 100000 hour LED technology putting the spotlight on Rail and Construction

British-made 100,000 hour LED technology putting the spotlight on Rail and Construction World class technology manufactured by Marl International, which has helped keep the UK rail industry on track is set to enjoy export success and expand into a range of industries. Billions of train passengers heading into some of the biggest and busiest stations …

Point of Rental establishes South African HQ and expands team

Point of Rental establishes South African HQ and expands team Point of Rental is expanding in South Africa with a new home and team members at Waterfall in the heart of Midrand, South Africa. Kelly Hoffman, Point of Rental’s Business Manager for the African continent, and the Africa team, will provide assistance to hire companies …

Bosch applies for local 5G licenses to bolsters innovation in Industry 4.0

Bosch applies for local 5G licenses to bolsters innovation in Industry 4.0 Bosch believes 5G local area networks and Industry 4.0 are the way forward. The company has applied for 5G operating licenses for selected German locations. “As an IoT company, Bosch began researching into 5G early. The new communications standard is a key to …

Williams Advanced Engineering helps JCB secure Tractor Speed World Record

Williams Advanced Engineering helps JCB secure Tractor Speed World Record Williams Advanced Engineering has worked as an important part of a project team to support JCB’s World Record attempt to build the World’s Fastest tractor. Using its expertise in aerodynamics, Williams Advanced Engineering’s brief was to maximise the aerodynamic performance of the tractor, without compromising …

Trimble, Hilti and Boston Dynamics partner to Explore Autonomous Robots in Construction

Trimble, Hilti and Boston Dynamics partner to Explore Autonomous Robots in Construction Trimble, Hilti and Boston Dynamics announced today a collaboration to explore the integration of Trimble’s and Hilti’s construction management software solutions, GNSS technology and reality capture devices with Boston Dynamics’ Spot Robot platform. Autonomous robots can play a significant role in construction, specifically …

Magway revolutionary subterranean delivery network opens up for Crowdfunding investment

Magway revolutionary subterranean delivery network opens up for Crowdfunding investment Magway, the British start-up that has developed a ground-breaking, sustainable delivery utility designed to transport online customer orders through a network of pipes, today opens a new phase of funding. Magway aims to raise over £750,000 via the UK’s leading crowdfunding site, Crowdcube. Investors will …

Eurovia UK and Academy of Robotics to trial new solutions in highways, data and CAV

Eurovia UK and Academy of Robotics to trial new solutions in highways, data and CAV UK roads specialist, Eurovia UK and British AI startup Academy of Robotics agree to major partnership to trial new solutions in highways, collecting data and accelerating autonomous vehicle development with “Kar-go.” The deal gives AI startup, access to one of …

GSSI announces GS Series GPR for Geophysical and Environmental Surveys

GSSI announces GS Series GPR for Geophysical and Environmental Surveys GSSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, introduces the new 200 MHz (200 HS) antenna, the first of the next-generation high-performance GS Series, designed for applications that require deeper depth penetration such as geophysical and environmental surveys. The new 200 HS …

Omnicom Balfour Beatty and University of York revolutionising railway inspection

Omnicom Balfour Beatty and University of York revolutionising railway inspection A new Artificial Intelligence computer software, developed in partnership by Omnicom Balfour Beatty and The University of York, and supported by Innovate UK, is set to revolutionise the rail track inspection process and save the rail industry £10 million in track maintenance costs per year. …

AUSA C251H forklift receives Technological Innovation recognition at Ecomondo Italy

AUSA C251H forklift receives Technological Innovation recognition at Ecomondo Italy AUSA‘s new all-terrain C251H forklift won the award for Technological Innovation at the 23rd edition of the Ecomondo trade show held in Rimini, Italy. Ecomondo is an annual trade fair that is focused on the sustainability of technological and industrial equipment and this year it …

Rio Tinto partnership receives accreditation for Australian-first qualification in Remote Operation

Rio Tinto partnership receives accreditation for Australian-first qualification in Remote Operation Current and future workers in the resources industry will be able to gain formal qualifications in remote operations for the first time following a partnership between Rio Tinto, the Western Australian Government and South Metropolitan TAFE. A Certificate IV in Autonomous Control and Remote …

DOKA Smart Tools making construction more economic

DOKA Smart Tools making construction more economic DOKA Smart Tools enable more efficiency and more productivity, while working at ever-increasing speeds with no loss of precision. These are the challenges that construction companies face today along with planning and execution, which are becoming increasingly complex. To address these challenges, the construction industry is progressively integrating …