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:
Truck-ID and Truck Wallet +++ Assistance systems understand drivers’ emotions +++ Sensor-based parking guidance systems +++ Passive 3D display +++ Scalable floor assembly for EVs
Electric // Payment
This month, Daimler’s first electric Freightliner eCascadia semis will go into operation at two companies, Penske and NFI. But Daimler’s truck department is also involved in two other pilot projects: Truck-ID is a digital signature for trucks; Truck Wallet is the platform architecture for all Truck-ID applications. Trucks could use them to pay automatically at charging stations, for example.
Source: Next Mobility (German)
Careful driving based on emotional feedback: At EPFL in Switzerland, scientists are analyzing the brain’s electrical signals to determine how well passengers tolerate various autonomous driving maneuvers. The technology could enable semi-autonomous vehicles to adapt their driving style to individual preferences. As well as in-car cameras, passengers’ emotional status can be measured by microphone: Munich-based startup audEERING uses algorithms to analyze passengers’ breathing rhythm and intensity, and can correctly interpret 75 percent of passengers’ emotions.
Source: heise.de (German)
IoT // Parking
30 percent of urban driving time is spent looking for parking spaces. To avoid urban gridlock, smart parking guidance systems are needed, using algorithms and geomagnetic sensors embedded in the pavement to intelligently manage parking facilities. Key criteria are low-energy sensors capable of reliably filtering out magnetic interference fields, so they are not disrupted in operation.
Source: Industry of Things (German)
Automotive supplier Bosch is working on a passive 3D display for use in future vehicle models. Drivers no longer need special 3D glasses – alerts or navigational instructions now appear directly in front of them. In certain situations, this should ensure that they do not overlook important information. The company is not yet saying when these systems will be installed, but the technology should soon find its way into the premium segment.
Electric // Manufacturing
Service provider EDAG has developed a flexible floor assembly for EVs that can be scaled to fit a wide variety of vehicle types. In the SCALEbase, only the distance between the front wheel and heel point is fixed – all other measures of length and width are variable. According to EDAG, this could save automakers money and 3-4 months of development time.
Source: electrive.net (German)
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