Keep abreast of the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, the Smart Cities revolution and the transport industry with our roundup of the most important stories from around the world.
SmartCitesDive has reported that the City of Calgary in Alberta, Canada has unveiled four new smart city initiatives, designed to make use of sensors and the internet of things to improve air quality, disabled services, climate and speed of play on its golf courses....read more
The Verge has reported that lawmakers is the US are trying to pass the country's first regulatory framework for autonomous vehicles. The report states that "The AV START Act is sponsored by the Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD), but hasn’t moved...read more
The BBC have reported that Tesco will start to provide free charging for electric cars from next year. The report states that Tesco, in partnership with Volkswagen, plans to install almost 2,500 charging bays at up to 600 stores by 2020. A standard 7kW charger will be...read more
Amazon has announced a fully autonomous scale race car to help developers with automotive ML. The announcement states "AWS DeepRacer is a 1/18th scale race car which offers an interesting and fun way to get started with reinforcement learning (RL). RL is an advanced...read more
Under the UK government's Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, £3M will be made available to fund research projects to investigate how businesses can make best use of artificial intelligence in law and insurance, and additionally how consumer attitudes to AI are...read more
The Financial Times has reported that Rio Tinto, the Anglo-Australian mining conglomorate expects to deploy close to 100 per cent driverless trains by the end of 2018, which they believe are safer as well as being less costly to operate. Rio Tinto reported the...read more
South Korea’s SparkLabs Group is partnering with Singaporean investor and venture builder IncuVest to expand its internet of things (IoT) and smart city-focused accelerator program to Singapore, according to TechInAsia. SparkLabs IoT is a global initiative that the...read more
Project CAV Forth, led by Fusion Processing, has secured a £4.35M grant to develop a high capacity Autonomous Bus Pilot Service across the iconic Forth Bridge. The project will convert five full-size Alexander Dennis single decker manually driven buses into autonomous...read more
General Motors has announced a major restructuring of its global business, saying it will shut production at eight plants including three in North America and reduce its workforce by 15%, according to CNN. The restructuring is to meet existing demand away from sedans...read more
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