Technology to revolutionize transportation in the next decade

technology to revolutize

Autonomous vehicles, drones taxis, hyperloops, and smart city infrastructure are going to drive the biggest disruptions to society in the years ahead.

The most powerful factor that's going to transform society over the next decade will be the revolution in transportation. From self-driving taxis and tractor trailers to autonomous flying drones to 30-minute rides from LA to San Francisco on a hyperloop, we're about to witness a series of a massive disruptions.

These new technologies are going to make it faster and cheaper to move around and make it possible to commute to work from much longer distances, but it's also going to have a major impact on jobs, cities, and the economy.

Here are the three big tectonic shifts to watch

IIT Kharagpur and Microsoft join to create 'deeper' search engine

IIT Kharagpur

NEW DELHI: Oct 30, 2017. In a bid to take on Google Search, Microsoft said on Monday it is working with professors from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kharagpur towards developing a system that can form the basis for a deeper, more meaningful search engine.

The new search engine could assist users looking for subjective information and trusted opinions, the company said in a statement.

Bing is a web search engine owned and operated by Microsoft.


Samsung ARTIK Cloud aims to help monetise and create an IoT data economy

samsung cloud for IoT devices

A new data monetisation solution announced by Samsung Electronics aims to allow users to share data by IoT devices and enable an ‘IoT data economy’.

Called the ‘Samsung ARTIK Cloud Monetization’, the solution allows device manufacturers and service providers to tap into an open ecosystem and create services plans that generate revenue directly from the interactions of devices and services.

This new data monetisation model allows device manufacturers take advantage of the Samsung ARTIK Cloud’s extensive interoperability features to generate new revenue streams and implement new business models, such as hardware as a service. IoT shifts device manufacturers’ operating model from selling hardware to selling hardware products connected to digital applications.


Why is Apple starting to patent light fittings?


Apple has been granted a patent for the ceiling lighting system it has developed for its new-look stores in a move that has again raised the issue of the company’s intentions in the lighting market.

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple US Patent No. 9,217,247 for its new illuminated ceilings, which will be the showpiece feature of its next-generation stores. One of the first in the world to sport the new look is the company’s outlet in Brussels. The fully-illuminated LED ceiling is interspersed with narrow linear lighting troughs which include spotlights and other services, a design that is not wholly unfamiliar to lighting professionals working in the retail sector.