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UK to see roll out of AI-powered traffic lights

A smart AI-based traffic lights system which monitors road congestion is set to launch in the UK, with the city of Milton Keynes investing £3 million in the technology. The scheme will see 2,500 cameras rolled out across the city in a bid to prevent traffic bottlenecks by giving priority to emergency vehicles, public transport… Read More

Google and Volvo partner to build Android into connected cars

Google has announced that it has partnered with Volvo Cars to support the development of the car maker’s next-generation connected vehicles. Through the new partnership, Volvo will be using Google’s Android to design its in-car infotainment and connectivity systems – offering a variety of connected and predictive apps and services. According to the Swedish car… Read More

LYNK & CO and Ericsson drive forward built-in car sharing

The two companies have debuted a new in-car, app-based sharing feature at a Shanghai demonstration A major breakthrough in built-in car sharing has been witnessed at a demonstration from LYNK & CO and Ericsson. The two companies tested the new in-car, app-based sharing feature at a live demonstration on 17th April 2017 in Shanghai. LYNK… Read More

India to require biometric ID at airport check-in

The Indian government is driving forward with its plans to implement a nation-wide biometric-based ID system at all domestic airports. The new system proposes the use of the Aadhaar – a 12-digit unique identity number issued to all Indian residents based on their biometric and demographic data. The programme has now registered around a billion individuals’… Read More

Using legacy ‘human-centric’ traffic surveillance systems for machine learning

Video monitoring systems for traffic have been in use since the mid- 1960s, initially pioneered by Israel and the Netherlands in order to capture motorists violating traffic light regulations. But they would have been very differently-designed if computer evaluation, rather than human monitoring, had been anticipated – a problem which researchers from Carnegie Mellon are… Read More

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