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:
EU project for smarter traffic management +++ Germans and location data +++ Travel analysis using mobile data +++ E-platform for all models +++ Self-driving taxi service for communities
CLASS is an EU project run by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and Modena City Council, focusing on mobility applications for smart cities. The aim is to develop a software architecture for big data analytics in real time involving connected cars, driverless vehicles and smart cities. The framework will be tested in the Modena Automotive Smart Area (MASA), a district with 4.5G and LTE coverage, using three connected cars with infrastructural connectivity (V2I).
Source: Intelligent Transport
According to a survey, three-quarters of Germans have reservations about sharing their location-related data with mapping applications, mass transit services, taxis and driving services. Germans only occasionally share data (70 percent, compared to 90 percent in China). Worldwide, around 30 percent of respondents would share more data in return for a service. But 27 percent would expect more in return than is currently available.
Source: Gründerszene (German)
Mapping // Mobile Data
Replica, a data-gathering and modeling tool for urban planners developed by Alphabet’s smart-city subsidiary Sidewalk Labs, is being spun off as a separate company. The tool uses anonymized mobile location data to provide public agencies with analyses of how, when and why people move around.
Electric // Manufacturing
At IAA 2019, Bosch developers presented a complete EV platform for all kinds of e-cars; automakers simply have to fit a suitable body. Developed with supplier Benteler, the new EV platform supports two-wheel and all-wheel drive, and is equipped with a flexibly scalable battery system.
Source: Motor Zeitung (German)
Autonomous // Ride Sharing
Self-driving startup Voyage specializes in driverless taxis for communities, aiming to help senior citizens in particular to travel independently. The firm already has a license to deploy an autonomous ridesharing service in one of the world’s largest retirement villages in Florida. The company is also conducting test drives at a community in San Jose, California.
Source: Venture Beat
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