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:
Regulating e-scooters +++ Autonomous vehicle for HD mapping +++ Paris tests noise radar +++ Smart EV charging infrastructure +++ Quantum teleportation of internet data
Electric scooter-based micromobility is growing rapidly. Municipalities now have three options for managing e-scooter usage in an orderly, well-regulated manner. Firstly, by monopolizing additional mobility services as BVG has done in Berlin, operating ridesharing project BerlKönig in partnership with Daimler and Via. Secondly, by aggregating multiple services in Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) initiatives. Thirdly, by using the city itself as a platform which all services must use and with which they must share their anonymized data.
Autonomous // Mapping
Dutch satnav company TomTom has developed a fully autonomous Level 5 vehicle for producing HD maps. Working in partnership with carmaker Volvo, the vehicle will be used to test technologies for safe autonomous driving on the road. The resulting data will be used for AI-driven mapping.
The city of Paris is testing “noise radars” from non-profit organization Bruitparif in several neighborhoods. The technology uses four microphones to detect noisy driving, identifying the vehicle owners using CCTV. A two-year trial involving 40 devices is both testing the technology and establishing the noise levels that will eventually result in tickets.
Charging // Electric
Energy company Delta presented several new e-charging stations at mobility trade fair eMove360° 2019. The 100 kW DC City Charger can charge several EVs simultaneously and supports dynamic load distribution for optimizing charging locations. The AC MAX 22 kW charger is designed for private and commercial charging. Both products are OCPP-compatible to enable authentication, remote access and power management through system integration.
In an experiment using photons, scientists from Austria and China not only proved that theoretical higher-dimensional quantum states actually exist, but also teleported them. This suggests that quantum teleportation is feasible not just in three dimensions, but (theoretically) in any number of them. At some point, this will benefit electronics by enabling interconnected quantum computers to teleport data at very high speeds over a quantum internet.
Source: New Atlas
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