Archive | March, 2021

4 Forces Changing Automotive Electronics Systems

This column is an overview of key driving forces that are changing automotive electronics systems.
The figure below summarizes my views of the most important technologies changing automotive technologies. I used an earlier version of this figure during my keynote speech at the EE Times’ virtual conference called Roadmap to Next-Gen EV & AV. All conference presentations and exhibitor information

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Microsoft is supplying 120,000 HoloLens-based headsets to the US Army

Image: US Army

Microsoft has won a contract to supply the US Army with HoloLens-based headsets. The contract could be worth up to $21.88 billion over 10 years, and CNBC reports that it will involve Microsoft supplying 120,000 headsets. The software maker has been working closely with the Army since 2018, and soldiers have been testing

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Microsoft awarded $21.8B Army contract to make HoloLens-type mixed reality headset for soldiers

The IVAS headset will be based on the Microsoft HoloLens. (Photo via Microsoft)
Microsoft has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to produce a mixed reality headset called the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) based on the tech giant’s HoloLens technology.
Microsoft first started prototyping the system back in 2018 when it was awarded a contract for nearly

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Safety Pool Announces 100,000 Self-Driving Test Scenarios Ready For Download

A new shared pool with over 100,000 simulation scenarios for testing self-driving cars could speed up testing and certification. Teams that build scenarios and contribute theirs in and get back more in return from other teams, to make everybody safer.

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Why We Shouldn’t Fear Elon Musk’s Cyber Pig

In August of 2020, a curious hashtag started trending that was strange, even by Twitter’s standards: #CyberPig.
This was a sobriquet for Gertrude, a hog serving as the star of the latest eye-popping PR event for Elon Musk’s Neuralink. The display was more reminiscent of a magic show than a PR event. And as the former vice president of innovation and creativity at Disney, she

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The Magic Of Tech: The Latest Digital Trends And What They Mean For Retail And Gaming

As brands vie for position in an ever-crowded online space, research has found that it takes a user 0.05 seconds to form an opinion on a website.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is powering new product discovery platforms to deliver enhanced search, analytics and hyper-personalised shopping journeys.

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Microsoft gives $5M to UW Medicine to use AI to accelerate response to next pandemic

Scientists are using software to design new biomolecules that treat cancer and block viral infection. (Photo by Ian Haydon, UW Medicine Institute for Protein Design.)
The speed of the creation of vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 was a modern marvel. You might already have already gotten yours, a little more than a year after the virus overtook

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In pursuit of pragmatic solutions to pervasive problems

The Alibaba Damo Academy is a unique hybrid research and development (R&D) facility. An academically-oriented independent science organization established in 2017 in Hangzhou, China, it is also an arms-length research affiliate of its founder, Chinese internet technology giant Alibaba. Damo’s project development pipelines are positioned around developing data-enabled technologies for fundamental business and social challenges, such as alleviating traffic congestion

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