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Scotland announces plan to pioneer driverless technology

The CAV Roadmap for Scotland, newly released by the government, aims to make Scotland a leader in driverless technology with a plan that combines the efforts of government, industry, academics and key stakeholders to drive adoption of connected and automated vehicles.

Anticipated benefits of the new plan include reducing air pollution and congestion, reliability, and improved access to public transport for elderly, disabled, and underserved populations.

Driverless technology could also significantly impact the economy in the UK, with one report from Frost & Sullivan estimating that early adoption could result in the creation of 420,000 new jobs by 2030. Another report noted that by improving access, automated vehicles could provide an additional 1 million UK citizens with better access to higher education.


UK organisations struggling with cloud security responsibilities

Although UK organisations are increasingly moving sensitive data to the cloud, IT staff and employees are failing to define cloud security responsibilities, a new report suggests.

Cyber security company McAfee surveyed 1310 IT staff and 755 employees in businesses with over 250 employees across Europe to understand how cloud adoption is progressing and how well organisations are dealing with cloud security concerns.


MPs want more clarity over penalties for improper use of drones and their proposed risk

The Government is being urged to set out plans to integrate drones into society and allay concerns over public safety and privacy. More must be done to understand the risks posed by drones to public safety and privacy, with clearer penalties, the Government has been told by a group of MPs.


Kao Data to support life sciences with EMBL-EBI deal

Kao Data has announced it is to provide compute capacity to EMBL-EBI, a world leader in the storage, analysis and dissemination of large biological data sets.

The wholesale colocation provider said its London One facility will initially supply 1.5MW of capacity to the institute with an option to expand if necessary.


‘World’s first’ ocean-powered data centre planned for Scotland

Green developer SIMEC Atlantis Energy has announced plans to construct the world’s first sea-powered hyperscale data centre in the north of Scotland.

The site in the Caithness region of Scotland will be powered by electricity generated from MeyGen, a tidal energy project SIMEC Atlantis launched 2010 at an offshore site between Scotland’s northernmost coast and the island of Stroma.



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