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    How will autonomous vehicles impact physical infrastructure and the way we build roads? During Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure in Singapore, DirectIndustry e-magazine met with Dustin Parkman, VP for modeling and visualization at Bentley Systems. He introduced the concept of digital infrastructure and explained how...

    Why are mobile applications becoming increasingly important for industry? Why invest in them? According to experts, on-the-go apps promise to boost safety, as well as a firm’s productivity.   United Utilities supplies two billion liters of water to 2.9 million UK households, businesses and organizations every day. To...

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    This video was published in DirectIndustry e-magazine #23, an IMTS Special Edition in October 2016. Autonomous vehicles were one of the major attractions at IMTS this year. Several exhibitors were there to demonstrate the viability of such driverless vehicles. Despite the advanced technology, they are not yet...

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    NVIDIA has manufactured popular graphics processing units for nearly a quarter century. But its been pushing in a variety of new directions, especially into the automotive field. Through multiple partnerships—with TomTom and IBM, in particular—the firm has cruised into the world of self-driving cars using deep...

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    Last month’s Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest in London saw the launch of the company’s Future-Type concept car. Equipped with Sayer, a voice-activated steering wheel boasting artificial intelligence, the vehicle embodies a vision of post-2040 transportation possibilities. The sleek, rectangular device, a wheel in name...

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    Imagine a vehicle that automatically takes the most efficient route to avoid traffic jams or analyzes its own systems and takes itself to the nearest service center. How about one that communicates with other vehicles on the road to reduce collisions, or that gives you parking, weather information, and road hazards...

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    Self-driving car technology is maturing, but challenges persist. Sensors need improvement and prices must drop. Luckily, hundreds of startups are seeking solutions.   A few years after Google entered the race, cofounder Sergey Brin crowed that autonomous vehicles were just around the corner. “You can count on one hand...

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    A little twist of the wrist and this overhead crane begins to move. The operator is not some sort of Jedi, but simply a factory employee using a new kind of wearable device. Developed by French start-up Siatech, ComHand is a connected radio remote control for materials handling applications. Equipped with motion...

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    IoT and Industry 4.0 are transforming industry, giving birth to a new generation of jobs. What new roles will emerge as industrial and manufacturing processes adopt technologies such as automated robotics, VR/AR and connected machinery?   According to research from Gartner, there will be nearly 26 billion IoT devices...

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    A new type of malware, dubbed Industroyer, has poked its nasty nose into the news. It was detected and analyzed by security firms ESET and Dragos after an attack last December tripped circuit breakers at a Ukrainian high-tension station, cutting power to the neighborhood. Designed to attack electrical distribution...

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