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Jaguar Land Rover developing AI mood detection to reduce driver stress

New system adjusts cabin features such as heating and ventilation in response to facial expressions British car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is working an AI system that can to detect a driver’s mood and adjust the car’s environment to reduce stress. The firm has developed a mood detection system, using a driver-facing camera and biometric… Read More


Bosch’s cloud-based EV battery service uses AI to extend service life

Cloud-based battery management to improve electric vehicle battery performance and reduce cell ageing Bosch has announced a cloud-based service aimed at extending the life of electric vehicle batteries. The German company said the cloud service — dubbed ‘Battery in the Cloud’ — will supplement vehicles’ onboard battery management systems by combining data and machine learning… Read More


Lettuce-picking robot could plug agriculture labour gaps

New Vegebot could help plug agriculture labour gaps, claim researchers Engineers have developed a vegetable-picking robot to complete the challenging task of harvesting lettuces. The prototype Vegebot, developed by a team at Cambridge University, is nowhere near as fast or efficient as a human worker at picking iceberg lettuces. But research published in The Journal… Read More


Polarisation camera breakthrough could transform IoT

Researchers have developed a portable thumbnail camera capable of instant image polarisation, opening up a range of potential IoT applications Whereas normal camera sensors detect the intensity and wavelength of incoming light, polarisation sensors capture the direction in which light vibrates, a fundamental property of light that is invisible to the human eye. Polarisation cameras… Read More


IoT vendor Orvibo leaves user and device data dump on exposed server

Orvibo manufacturers over a 100 different smart home and automation products and boasts a million users A database belonging to IoT vendor Orvibo containing 2 billion data logs has been discovered by researchers on an exposed ElasticSearch server. China-based Orvibo manufacturers smart home products for consumers, hotels and businesses, including security, energy management, and home… Read More


Boeing to work on flying taxis with US firm Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk is backed by Google co-founder Larry Page Aerospace firm Boeing has announced plans to work on self-flying taxis with an American start-up backed by Google co-founder Larry Page. The company will collaborate with Kitty Hawk on future efforts to advance safe urban air mobility, with a focus on providing its aerospace expertise to… Read More


Experts demand action to improve medical IoT security

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has published a new briefing note on ethical issues surrounding medical implants Medical implants are “vulnerable” to cyber attacks and should be developed with security in mind to help protect patients, experts have said. Connected devices placed inside the body can communicate with external devices and be exposed to breaches… Read More


Akamai launches Edge Connect to reduce IoT latency

Akamai is targeting the IoT market with low-latency and secure connectivity Akamai has launched Edge Connect, a product aimed at reducing latency between IoT applications and endpoints. Akamai’s Edge Cloud network places content and media closer to customers to reduce latency, but this is the first time the company is extending the technology to expedite… Read More


Three confirms UK 5G network to launch in August

5G networks are beginning to go live in across the country Mobile network Three has confirmed it will launch its 5G network in August and plans to reach 25 UK towns and cities before the end of 2019. The network operator said it is investing £2 billion in its infrastructure to support the new network,… Read More


What does Sony’s new wireless chip mean for IoT connectivity?

Sony is anticipating a new market for transmitting data over long distances at high speeds Sony is launching a 1.6 cm2 chip that might radically change how some connected devices communicate. Devices equipped with the CXM1501GR module, compatible with Sony’s proprietary low-power wide area (LPWA) ELTRES network, launching in August, can transmit data over a… Read More


IoT device makers have little faith in the security of their products

Devices are being churned out at record rates, but security remains “an afterthought”, says new study The public-facing stance of your average IoT device manufacturer when it comes to security is one of reassurance. But the overwhelming majority of IoT device makers fear the products they’re making are vulnerable to threats, according to a new… Read More


Nvidia launches EGX platform for AI processing at the edge

Early adopters of EGX include BMW group and Foxconn Nvidia has announced a new accelerated computing platform for deploying AI at the edge of the network. AI has grown into an indispensable tool for businesses of all stripes, yet the majority of these applications still sit in the core, whether that’s on-prem or in the… Read More



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