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Intel says it is on track to deploy 40 autonomous test vehicles by the end of the year. BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye are working together to make self-driving vehicles a reality by collaborating to bring solutions for highly automated driving (Level 3) and fully automated driving (Level 4/5) into

It’s common to hear modern cars referred to as computers on wheels. They boast sensors that measure fuel and braking, along with built-in navigation and infotainment systems. These digital systems could be hacked and Australia needs to preempt this threat. Compromised vehicles present unique issues. Besides putting people at serious

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Fully autonomous vehicles — cars which don’t require steering wheels or brake pedals — are likely to appear on Australian roads within eight years. The prediction is made in an 86-page whitepaper released by the NRMA this week, which sets out a timeline for the roll out of driverless vehicles

Australian start-up Imagine Intelligent Materials (Imagine IM) has won $100,000 grant from toll road operator Transurban to develop “smart” roads. The grant will be used by Imagine IM over a nine-month period to build graphene-based sensors that will be able to be installed under motorways. These will ultimately be able

agriculture

The CSIRO and ASX-listed agribusiness, Ruralco, have announced a partnership that will see the latest digital technology, including drones and long-range sensing, applied to Australian agriculture. Through a series of projects to be rolled out in coming months, the two organisations will develop data-driven solutions for more efficient and sustainable

Mapping technology company HERE has launched a traffic service that aggregates live vehicle sensor data from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The HERE Real-Time Traffic service integrates the live vehicle data with traffic probe information to provide more accurate and precise information about traffic conditions. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights

Electronic cryptocurrency, bitcoin

Recoin Group and its founder, real estate guru Maksim Zaslavskiy, have announced the launch of ReCoin. According to a company spokesperson, ReCoin is a new, proprietary cryptocurrency designed for a broad range of financial transactions, while being backed by real estate held by 101ReCoin Trust in countries with a developed and

passenger economy

As society shifts to a world of autonomous driving over the next 30 years, the economic implications are profound — initially, but not only for the automotive sector. Some of the world’s leading automotive brands are already investing heavily in the technology. Daimler for instance says that prototypes like its

In 2008, there were already more “things” or objects connected to the Internet than people. By 2020, it is estimated that the number of Internet-connected things will reach 50 billion. A recent research report compiled by McKinsey forecasted that the total economic impact of the IoT on the global economy

By 2022 50 per cent of new vehicles will be shipped with V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) hardware — a technology that enables real-time short-range communication between vehicles — according to a new report from Juniper Research. The new research, Consumer Connected Cars: Applications, Telematics & V2V 2017-2022 found that the total number