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Scientists claim to have developed solar power technology that can produce around 20% more energy in cloudy weather, compared to conventional solar cells. Researchers say their co-called “British weatherproof” technology is cheaper, more energy-efficient and more flexible than traditional solar panels – and can convert solar energy to electricity in low light conditions.
The London School of Economics (LSE) is reportedly in talks with Huawei over the Chinese company funding a three-year study on its “leadership” in the development of 5G technology. The university confirmed to the Financial Times (FT) that “commercial negotiations” were ongoing, but no final agreement or payment had been made.
O2 claimed it will become the first carrier to bring LTE-M to the UK when its new network is rolled out in 2020. 50 sites are already live and national rollout is scheduled to complete this year.
The 4G-based LTE-M (Long Term Evolution M1) network is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) service designed to facilitate uptake of IoT business applications like asset tracking, connected traffic lights, parking sensors, soil monitoring and assisted living.
Intel has become the latest high-profile technology company to withdraw from forthcoming trade show Mobile World Congress (MWC) over concerns about the spread of coronavirus. The firm follows the likes of LG, Amazon, Sony, Ericsson and Nvidia in withdrawing from the Barcelona trade show, due to take place at the end of the month.
Major technology trade show Mobile World Congress (MWC) has banned visitors from China’s Hubei province as part of new measures introduced in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The technology convention in Barcelona has announced safety precautions – including a ‘no-handshake’ policy. The annual event, one of the biggest in the industry’s calendar, is due to take place in Barcelona between February 24 and 27.
The boss of BT has welcomed the Government’s “clarity” over its decision to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei access to the UK’s 5G phone network infrastructure.
Philip Jansen said the decision will have “an impact of around £500 million over the next five years”, and admitted that current trading has been weaker than expected.
IoT device makers could be forced to follow new security rules in a bid to protect people from the threat of hackers.
The Government plans would make manufacturers use unique passwords on all internet-connected devices out of the box, instead of one default password.
They will also have to ensure that these passwords are not resettable to any universal factory setting.
Fully autonomous cars will not be on public roads for at least 10 years despite claims from some manufacturers they will be available sooner, BlackBerry’s chief executive has said. John Chen said the technology was not yet in place to handle fully driverless vehicles and building such infrastructure would be costly. The Canadian firm’s chief executive was speaking during CES in Las Vegas, the annual technology convention where thousands of new gadgets are unveiled.
Over-the-air health checks coming to a cockpit near you Qualcomm lived up to its pledge to deliver the unexpected at CES 2020 with a series of automotive announcements, including an autonomous driving platform and cloud services platform on wheels. The American chipmaker’s new autonomous driving system, Snapdragon Ride, is an end-to-end solution for vehicles that… Read More
Taiwan-based blockchain firm International Trust Machines Corp. (ITM) has touted a new blockchain SDK for Azure IoT chipsets that it claims improves the security and viability of edge-based blockchain applications.
ITM, which claimed 1st runner-up honours at the recent Qualcomm Innovate in Taiwan Challenge 2019 (QITC 2019), claims it “co-developed” the solution with the American chipmaker and Microsoft.
The Taiwan blockchain specialist’s bitesize edge agent is certified for use in Microsoft Azure Sphere, Microsoft’s “secure environment” for IoT devices spanning OS, hardware and cloud services.
Bosch is set to become the first company to offer a long-range lidar system for the mass-market that it says makes autonomous driving a ‘viable possibility’.
The system is designed to work in conjunction with cameras and radar detection to offer maximum safety for self-driving vehicles.
It has been designed for car manufacturers to integrate into their own systems on a wide variety of vehicle types.
The CAV Roadmap for Scotland, newly released by the government, aims to make Scotland a leader in driverless technology with a plan that combines the efforts of government, industry, academics and key stakeholders to drive adoption of connected and automated vehicles.
Anticipated benefits of the new plan include reducing air pollution and congestion, reliability, and improved access to public transport for elderly, disabled, and underserved populations.
Driverless technology could also significantly impact the economy in the UK, with one report from Frost & Sullivan estimating that early adoption could result in the creation of 420,000 new jobs by 2030. Another report noted that by improving access, automated vehicles could provide an additional 1 million UK citizens with better access to higher education.