HIGH 5! Here is the news update of the latest trends from the global technology and startup scene. HIGH 5 is published by Lab1886. This week’s topics are:
First 5G projects +++ Test phase for EU hyperloop +++ Substitutes for rare elements in electronics +++ New programming language Gen +++ EVBox and Smappee partnership
As the 5G network launches, startups from telecom incubator Hubraum are showing off their 5G applications. Immersiv.io has developed an augmented reality platform for live sports events that allows users to view information and details on smartphone screens or AR headsets. Quark VR is a startup that specializes in immersive displays of rendered architectural blueprints: Using VR headsets, employees can be familiarized with unbuilt factories in which they will later be working.
Source: Gründerszene (German)
During a preliminary test phase, Dutch company Hardt Hyperloop has been researching basic hyperloop technologies in a 30-meter tunnel. This includes its own HLS technology: Hyperloop Lane Switch enables hyperloop capsules in branched networks to change lanes at high speeds. Now the company plans to build a 3-kilometer test track. Various firms will use it for trials, aiming to develop a European standard.
Source: next-mobility-news (German)
Solar panels and smartphone screens contain optoelectronic materials based on rare elements. By combining tin, zinc and nitrogen, a team of researchers from the USA, New Zealand and France has developed a replacement material capable of capturing solar energy and light. By substituting magnesium for zinc, the spectrum could be extended to include blue and ultraviolet light.
Researchers at MIT have presented a new programming language: Gen was developed for computer vision, robotics, statistics and other applications. Even non-programmers should be able to use the language to easily program AI models and algorithms without having to write code. Intel, DARPA and the MIT-IBM Watson AI project already use Gen.
Source: SD Times
Electric // Charging
EVBox, a charging station manufacturer, and Smappee, a specialist in energy management monitoring for users, are partnering up. The partnership aims to introduce smart charging so that users can adapt charging speeds and times to various factors such as grid capacity, infrastructure or their personal needs.
Source: electrive.net (German)
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