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E 350 e passes environmental audit

E 350 e passes environmental audit

Feb 22, 2017 Germany
The Mercedes-Benz E 350 e has successfully completed the TÜV validation audit and received the Environmental Certificate.
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Faurecia Ventures investment pushes TactoTek funding over 20 Million

Faurecia Ventures investment pushes TactoTek funding over 20 Million

Feb 22, 2017 Finland
TactoTek, a leader in injection molded structural electronics solutions, has announced that its funding has grown to over 20 million USD.
Ultrafast camera for self-driving vehicles and drones

Ultrafast camera for self-driving vehicles and drones

Feb 21, 2017 Singapore
Scientists have developed an ultrafast high-contrast camera that could help self-driving cars and drones see better in extreme road conditions and in bad weather.
EHang partners with Dubai RTA to boost smart transport

EHang partners with Dubai RTA to boost smart transport

Feb 20, 2017 China, United Arab Emirates
Chinese drone company EHang and the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority have announced a partnership to jointly promote and introduce the EHang 184 autonomous aerial vehicle into Dubai, the city with the aim to build the world's most intelligent transportation system.
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A report from Batterieforum Deutschland 2017: Part 2 (chemistry)

A report from Batterieforum Deutschland 2017: Part 2 (chemistry)

Feb 20, 2017
Things will have to change in order that they remain the same (i.e., Li-ion batteries are here to stay). From the 25th to the 27th January around 300 stakeholders in the battery business gathered in Berlin to discuss battery innovation in Germany. The fifth edition of Batterieforum Deutschland, the prime event organised to foster a Li-ion battery ecosystem in Germany, took place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel near Potsdamer Platz, with three topics as…
Trial of driverless airport shuttle

Trial of driverless airport shuttle

Feb 17, 2017 1 New Zealand
HMI Technologies in partnership with Christchurch International Airport and with the support of the Christchurch City Council have launched New Zealand's first fully driverless vehicle trial.
Bridging simulator-to-reality gap with aerial informatics and robotics

Bridging simulator-to-reality gap with aerial informatics and robotics

Feb 17, 2017 United States
Machine learning is becoming an increasingly important artificial intelligence approach to building autonomous and robotic systems. One of the key challenges with machine learning is the need for many samples — the amount of data needed to learn useful behaviors is prohibitively high.
Tiny drones as artificial pollinators

Tiny drones as artificial pollinators

Feb 15, 2017 Japan
As bees slip onto the endangered species list in the United States, researchers in Japan are pollinating lilies with insect-sized drones.
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A report from Batterieforum Deutschland 2017: Part 1 (manufacturing)

A report from Batterieforum Deutschland 2017: Part 1 (manufacturing)

Feb 13, 2017
There is only one thing worse than bad planning, and that is too much planning. From the 25th to the 27th January around 300 stakeholders in the battery business gathered in Berlin to discuss why is Germany not building its own gigafactories yet. The fifth edition of Batterieforum Deutschland, the prime event organised to foster a Li-ion battery ecosystem in Germany, took place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel near Potsdamer Platz, with three topics as…
Infineon says US could block planned acquisition of Wolfspeed

Infineon says US could block planned acquisition of Wolfspeed

Feb 13, 2017 Germany
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has blocked Infineon's planned acquisition of Wolfspeed saying it may pose security risks, which remain unspecified so far.
New IDTechEx report reveals much larger drone opportunity

New IDTechEx report reveals much larger drone opportunity

Feb 10, 2017 Worldwide
Just when many investors are running for the exit, having burnt their fingers with toy drones and the like, IDTechEx reveals a much bigger picture with considerable potential for the level-headed.