Friday, August 26, 2016

nuTonomy Self-Driving Taxis Giving Rides in Singapore

nuTonomy launched a self-driving taxi service today in Singapore, offering free rides to the public on a limited basis. nuTonomy claims this is the world’s first self-driving taxi service that offers rides to people, beating out Uber, Delphi, GM and Lyft.

Software startup nuTonomy is using six Renault Zoe and Mitsubishi iMieV self-driving cars, which people can summon from their phone, to shuttle passengers around the city’s 2.5-square-mile “one-north” business and residential district. nuTonomy said it plans to add more self-driving taxis to the fleet in the next two years.

nuTonomy will have two engineers in each self-driving taxi - one in the driver’s seat and another in the back monitoring real-time data - in case a human driver needs to take the wheel.

“When you’re able to take that many cars off the road, it creates a lot of possibilities,” said NuTonomy CEO Doug Parker told AP. “You can create smaller roads, you can create much smaller car parks – I think it will change how people interact with the city going forward.”

Not only does nuTonomy have stiff competition around the world when it comes to self-driving taxis, Delphi recently partnered with the Singapore Land Transport Authority to launch a similar service in 2017. Delphi will be using six self-driving Audi SQ5s that will drive passengers along three fixed routes that cover about 5 miles.

Delphi said there will be a human in the car ready to take over the car in case of an emergency. However, the plan is to remove that human and eventually the steering wheel, hopefully by 2019 or 2020.

And Uber, of course, is looking to launch a self-driving taxi service in downtown Pittsburgh this month. Uber said 100 modified Volvo XC90s will be supervised by humans in the driver’s seat at the start. The self-driving Volvo’s feature dozens of sensors that use cameras, lasers, radar, and GPS receivers.

nuTonomy, currently headquartered in Cambridge, MA, was founded in the US in 2013 by Karl Iagnemma and Emilio Frazzoli of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It also has a base in Singapore.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Google's self-driving car learns how to honk

After enough tweaking, the team finally let the horn rip outside the car. It has even fitted the vehicle with different types of honks for different degrees of danger. So if a vehicle is backing up slowly, Google's car might decide that a gentle little beep-beep will suffice. Whereas if there is immediate, serious danger, the car will opt for a sustained, blaring horn instead.

Some of Google's self-driving cars are electric, so those nearby won't receive the same audible warning as if it was a gasoline engine approaching. As a way of addressing this, the company has already designed the vehicle to make an artificial hum as it roams the streets, and is now letting it toot-toot to boot.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

CES2016 January 6-9, Las Vegas , Nevada

The International Consumer Electronics Show (International CES) showcases more than 3,600 exhibiting companies, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference program with more than 200 conference sessions and more than 150K attendees from 150 countries.

World-Changing Innovations Announced at CES

 The first CES took place in New York City in June of 1967. Since then, thousands of products have been announced at the yearly show, including many that have transformed our lives.

  • Videocassette Recorder (VCR), 1970  
  • Laserdisc Player, 1974 
  • Camcorder, 1981 
  • Compact Disc Player, 1981 
  • Digital Audio Technology, 1990 
  • Compact Disc - Interactive, 1991 
  • Mini Disc, 1993 
  • Radio Data System, 1993 
  • Digital Satellite System, 1994 
  • Digital Versatile Disk (DVD), 1996   
  • High Definition Television (HDTV), 1998   Hard-disc VCR (PVR), 1999
  • Digital Audio Radio (DAR), 2000
  • Microsoft Xbox, 2001
  • Plasma TV, 2001
  • Home Media Server, 2002
  • HD Radio, 2003
  • Blu-Ray DVD, 2003
  • HDTV PVR, 2003
  • HD Radio, 2004
  • IP TV, 2005
  • An explosion of digital content services, 2006
  • New convergence of content and technology, 2007
  • OLED TV, 2008
  • 3D HDTV, 2009
  • Tablets, Netbooks and Android Devices, 2010
  • Connected TV, Smart Appliances, Android Honeycomb, Ford’s Electric Focus, Motorola Atrix, Microsoft Avatar Kinect, 2011
  • Ultrabooks, 3D OLED, Android 4.0 tablets, 2012
  • Ultra HDTV, Flexible OLED, Driverless Car Technology,  2013
  • 3D Printers, Sensor Technology, Curved UHD 2014

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Aplikasi Teknologi RFID untuk kontrol akses kendaraan dan sistim perparkiran

Aman dan efisien kontrol akses dan manajemen aset eksternal maupun internal seperti kontrol akses kendaraan, area parkir dan bangunan. Teknologi RFID telah menjadi pilihan yang populer karena berbagai keunggulan serta biaya relatif rendah untuk penggunaan teknologinya. Selain itu, sistem kontrol akses tradisional yang menggunakan magnet stripe dan kedekatan kartu digantikan oleh Teknologi RFID UHF dan/ atau  RFID aktif  yang menggabungkan keamanan dengan kenyamanan.

RFID telah menjadi teknologi pilihan ketika mampu meningkatkan dan mengotomatisasi akses keamanan. Beberapa alasan untuk menggabungkan RFID dengan semua kontrol akses Anda meliputi:
  • Meningkatkan keamanan dengan membatasi akses ke daerah terlarang
  • Membatasi akses hanya ke personil  berwenang
  • Pelacakan dan merekam aktivitas akses
  • Pencegahan kerugian
  • Kepatuhan terhadap peraturan 
  • Mengkonversi dari outsourcing ke pengguna yang memiliki sistem
  • Kepemilikan dengan Biaya relatif rendah 

Itu sebabnya perusahaan manajemen properti komersial menginstal dan mengoperasikan Sistem Teknologi RFID  untuk akses kontrol kendaraan yang memudahkan akses bagi penyewa mereka