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JLR Announces Partnership With NVIDIA

Jaguar Land Rover has formed a multiyear strategic partnership with NVIDIA, the leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and computing, to jointly develop and deliver next-generation automated driving systems plus AI-enabled services and experiences for its customers.

Starting in 2025, all new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will be built on the NVIDIA DRIVE™ software-defined platform — delivering a wide spectrum of active safety, automated driving and parking systems as well as driver assistance systems. Inside the vehicle, the system will deliver AI features, including driver and occupant monitoring, as well as advanced visualisation of the vehicle’s environment.

Baidu brings Apollo Go Robotaxi Service to Downtown Shenzhen

Baidu Apollo’s ride-hailing service platform Apollo Go has launched trial operation in Shenzhen’s Nanshan District, providing autonomous robotaxi services to Shenzhen commuters. Shenzhenis the seventh city where Baidu has introduced its robotaxi ride services in China.

The launch of Baidu’s robotaxi services is set to drive further developments in autonomous driving in Shenzhen and accelerate the development of local intelligent connected vehicles, underscoring Baidu’s continuous efforts and ambition to lead the transformation of intelligent transportation in China.

SoC solution for direct-to-satellite IoT connectivity

Orca Systems announced its first wireless system-on-chip (SoC) solution for the satellite Internet of Things (IoT), the ORC3990. The company, which focuses on cost-effective, low-power wireless solutions for IoT applications, designed and developed the fully integrated ORC3990 SoC to meet the demands of satellite IoT connectivity. The new SoC solution provides enabling RF technology for Totum, an innovator in IoT connectivity, enabling directto- satellite, indoor operation over Totum’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) network.

Autoliv to collaborate with Polestar

Autoliv, Inc. has announced its intent to collaborate with Polestar in its industry-leading initiative Polestar 0. The goal is to develop a truly climate-neutral car by 2030.

The “Polestar 0” project unites companies across the automotive supply chain to leverage innovation and collaboration to address the climate crisis and change the view of how to manufacture cars in a sustainable way. The collaboration is in line with Autoliv’s commitment to be the first automotive safety supplier to become carbon neutral in its own operations by 2030 and aim for netzero emissions across its supply chain by 2040.

Lumen to modernize and transform USDA’s IT services across

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently awarded Lumen Technologies a task order worth more than $1.2 billion to deliver a fully integrated wide area data transport service with secure remote access, contact center and cloud connectivity solutions to more than 9,500 USDA locations across the country and abroad.

These solutions will enable nearly 100,000 USDA employees to effectively manage vital farming, food and nutrition, forestry and rural economic development services upon which America relies.

The Lumen platform’s edge computing architecture and vast fiber connectivity will help the USDA securely acquire, analyze and act on data closer to where it is collected at the edge of the network, which reduces latency and saves bandwidth.

Baraja and Tier IV collaboration

Baraja and Tier IV have announced a new collaboration to research and develop a new software-defined sensor suite combining best-in-class LiDAR and HDR cameras to enable the future of autonomous vehicles. ‘

Joining forces in the development of this new system for the first time, the suite will bring together Baraja’s leading Spectrum-Scan™ LiDAR technology with Tier IV’s sensor fusion software and HDR cameras, creating a perception solution designed to provide optimal performance in the widest possible range of situations and environments for autonomous vehicles. The two companies will collaborate on building a reference unit that will form the basis of future commercial product opportunities with automotive OEMs.

NextNav partnership with CRG

NextNav has partnered with Critical Response Group (CRG). By leveraging NextNav Pinnacle, CRG will strengthen its mapping capabilities, which are relied upon by thousands of building owners and public safety agencies across the country.

CRG’s mapping data combines a gridded overlay, high resolution imagery, and floor plans together into one map to provide customers and public agencies with the situational awareness needed to improve emergency response coordination and ultimately help first responders get to people in need more quickly.

The integration of the NextNav Pinnacle will strengthen existing and new building surveys with critical vertical location data, and help ensure that each building has the proper preparations and protocols in place to aid emergency response.

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