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Singapore’s first 5G pilot network

Singtel and Ericsson are strengthening their 5G Centre of Excellence Programme partnership with the announcement of a new initiative that will see Singapore’s first 5G pilot network go live this year.

Using Ericsson’s 3GPP standardscompliant 5G technology with the trial spectrum allocated by Singapore’s Info- Communications Media Development Authority (IMDA), the pilot network will deliver 5G coverage with enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) speed and low latency communications.

Arcules launches Intelligent Video Cloud platform

Arcules, the provider of video cloud internet of things (IoT) as a service technology, announced the launch of the Arcules platform at Google Cloud Next. The Arcules Intelligent Video Cloud platform aggregates and analyzes previously untapped video surveillance and IoT sensor data, identifies trends in that data and applies predictive analytics to help businesses optimize operations and improve safety. Using the Arcules solution, businesses can access these insights anywhere and from any device in a streamlined, centralized platform, and quickly scale the solution without the burden of additional maintenance or hardware.

Intel and SiTime collaboration

SiTime Corporation, provider of MEMS timing, and Intel announced a collaboration to work together on integrating timing solutions for Intel’s 5G multi-mode radio modems, with additional applicability to Intel LTE, millimeter-wave wireless, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GNSS solutions.

SiTime’s MEMS timing solutions enhance system performance in the presence of stressors such as vibration, high temperature, and rapid thermal transients. Such stressors can disrupt the timing signal and result in network reliability issues, lower data throughput, and even connectivity..

Uber halts autonomous car program, lays off 100 operators

Uber’s experimentation with self-driving cars are being put on the backburner for now, and consequently, it has led to a lay off in the San Francisco Bay area.

Recently, the ride-sharing company laid off around 100 autonomous-vehicle operators in the wake of an accident in March in which an Uber selfdriving car collided with a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona.

Baraja unveils Spectrum-Scan LiDAR for autonomous vehicles

Sydney-based company Baraja has publicly unveiled Spectrum-Scan LiDAR, which uses prism-like optics and shifting wavelengths of light to create powerful eyes for autonomous vehicles, giving those vehicles unprecedented data and clarity of vision, a requirement for safe, fully-autonomous driving.

Vietnamese transport ministry allows autonomous car development

Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport supports the development of self-driving cars because it is in line with the government’s strategy on the fourth industrial revolution development. The ministry in Hanoi has positively responded to a proposal by a local technology firm named FPT Software on allowing it to operate its driverless cars on a trial basis on the internal road in a hi-tech park in Ho Chi Minh City.

Baidu Joins Forces with Softbank’s SB Drive, King Long

Baidu, Inc. SB Drive, a subsidiary of Softbank dedicated to self-driving technology research, and King Long, a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer in China, has announced a strategic partnership to jointly develop and deploy a version of the Apolong self-driving mini bus for the Japanese market. Under the agreement, ten Apolong mini buses will be exported to Japan from China in early 2019. This agreement marks the first time autonomous vehicles will be exported from China.

New autonomous vehicle platform connects road authorities with vehicle operators

Highly automated vehicles (HAV) are currently testing on public roads in fewer than 50 cities around the world, but more markets are interested in bringing this new technology to their streets. INRIX has announced a new platform that provides the foundation for cities and road authorities to communicate with operators for safe and effective deployment of HAVs on public roads. INRIX AV Road Rules is the first platform that enables cities and road authorities to assign, validate and manage traffic rules and restrictions for autonomous vehicles operating on public roads. The platform also leverages information from HAVs to report infrastructure improvement needs, making the roads safer for all users.

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