Hitachi, Ltd. has launched Lumada Inspection Insights, its end-to-end portfolio of digital solutions for the inspection, monitoring, and optimization of critical assets. It enables customers to automate asset inspection, support sustainability goals, improve physical security, and reduce risks and impacts related to storms or fires by using powerful artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze photographs and video, including LiDAR, thermal and satellite imagery. The new portfolio addresses various root causes of failures and forced shutdowns by deploying AI and machine learning (ML) to analyze a wide spectrum of image types, assets and risks. Predictive analytics assesses the risks to operations or environment, and organizations can streamline remediation before outages occur. www.hitachi.com
CACI International has successfully demonstrated space to space optical communications links in low earth orbit (LEO) in partnership with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Space Development Agency (SDA) as part of the Mandrake II program.
Mandrake II is a joint risk-reduction program with DARPA, SDA and the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV) to evaluate the pointing, acquisition, and tracking algorithms that allow for optical communication terminals to establish and maintain high-speed communication links in the upcoming Blackjack and SDA Transport and Tracking Layer constellations. This successful test, completed using CACI’s CrossBeam free-space optical terminals, is the first step in establishing more secure, space-based communications networks for defense agencies using more powerful, efficient technology that can transmit more data, faster. caci.com
EcoStruxure for eMobility in buildings
Schneider Electric has launched a new EV charging solution for efficient, resilient, and sustainable electric mobility and net-zero buildings. EcoStruxure for eMobility provides more than just EV chargers, it is an endto- end connected solution that is easy to install, maintains building power reliability, and provides a convenient experience for EV drivers. www.se.com
Tech Mahindra has inaugurated a 5G Lab in Bellevue, WA that will curate vertical solutions in the telco space to help customers achieve their future business ambitions through 5G and related technology. The lab will combine an ecosystem of partners (both telecom and cloud) and help build end-to-end solutions for enterprises. The innovation lab will witness software and hardware developers, operators, and cloud service providers coming together to cocreate solutions that will define a new era of customer experience powered by 5G. www.techmahindra.com
Buildings IoT launches UK operations
To decarbonize buildings and help advance Net-Zero initiatives, US-based Buildings IOT has launched operations in the UK to serve the unique needs of building stakeholders in Europe. The Buildings IOT UK team will be seeking opportunities in several London-based commercial buildings, including office and manufacturing, to improve the occupant experience as well as realize overall operational efficiencies. www.Buildings IOT.com
Hesai reached strategic cooperation with WeRide
Hesai Technology and WeRide announced a new strategic cooperation agreement. Both the parties will promote the autonomous vehicle application of automotive grade, hybrid solid-state lidar, empowering scale deployment and commercial application of WeRide’s autonomous driving technology. www.weride.ai
Wayve announced that it is working with Microsoft to leverage the supercomputing infrastructure needed to support the development of AI-based models for autonomous vehicles (AVs) on a global scale. This announcement follows Microsoft’s participation in Wayve’s $200M Series B investment round.
The companies are bringing together Wayve’s expertise using deep neural networks and vast quantities of data to train AI models with Microsoft’s engineering excellence in powering large-scale AI systems. Together, they aim to unlock the power of deep learning systems for autonomy, which holds the promise of being able to scale faster to new places than rules-based approaches.
Traditional self-driving systems rely on expensive hardware, HD mapping, and complex localization systems that can take months and years to re-engineer for any new location. https://wayve.ai
Anduril Industries and the Australian Defence Force are entering into commercial negotiations for a US$100m co-funded design, development and manufacturing program for Extra Large Autonomous Undersea Vehicles (XL-AUVs) for the Royal Australian Navy. The XLAUV is a modular, customizable and can be optimized with a variety of payloads for a wide range of military and non-military missions such as advanced intelligence, infrastructure inspection, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting. www.anduril.com