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Volvo Plans AI-enabled Vehicles by 2021

Posted July 03, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Volvo, Autoliv, Zenuity, and NVIDIA will work together to create systems that can utilize deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, to recognize objects in their environment, anticipate potential threats, and navigate safely. Read more


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Based on Bitcoin: A New System for Online Security

Posted June 25, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

MIT researchers have devised a new system to defend against online identity theft using the security machinery of Bitcoin. The new system has implications that go beyond Bitcoin. It can be used to secure other types of systems.


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Helsinki Transport Uses Open Source Code for Trip Planner App

Posted May 06, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Ongoing development of this trip-planning tool is designed to be collaborative and involve developers, the general public, and other cities’ transportation authorities. Among others, New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is testing the source code.


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Liquid Volumetric Displays of 3D Images

Posted March 16, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

A new volumetric display with laser-generated microbubble voxels enables a 3D image to appear in a columnar display instead of on a flat surface without wearing glasses or headsets. Full-color updatable volumetric displays could be used for art or museum exhibits, where viewers can walk around the display.


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Iridium: The Audacious SatComm Network That (Almost) Couldn't

Posted January 13, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

A bold plan conceived in the late 1980s almost didn't happen. Iridium, a worldwide satellite-based communications system, is a project so large and audacious that its backers misread market realities despite achieving astonishing technical success. This article chronicles the story of the system and the struggles it faced.


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