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GeoWrap: TomTom and Zenuity join hands on autonomous driving system software; Indian Railways to deploy drones for project monitoring and more

TomTom and Zenuity join hands on autonomous driving system software

US: TomTom and Zenuity have announced that they will accelerate the future of driving by collaborating on “Zenuity Connected Roadview” for autonomous vehicles. TomTom’s HD Map will power the localization, perception and path planning in the Zenuity autonomous driving software stack, in combination with on-vehicle sensors such as cameras, radar and LiDAR, to create a continuously updated map. The collaboration between Zenuity and TomTom creates a strong offer accelerating the OEMs pursuit…(Read More)

Indian Railways to deploy drones for project monitoring

India: The Indian Railways has decided to deploy drones for project monitoring. The UAVs will be used to monitor railway projects, tracks maintenance, help in crowd management and oversee maintenance work across different zones, railway officials said today. “Directions have been given to Zonal Railways to procure such cameras. This is in-line with Railways’ desire to use technology to enhance safety and efficiency in train operations,” the national transporter said in a statement. Unmanned aerial vehicles…(Read More) 

TomTom launches AutoStream, a map delivery service for autonomous vehicles

TomTomUS: TomTom has announced the launch of TomTom AutoStream, an innovative map delivery service for autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems. TomTom AutoStream enables vehicles to build a horizon for the road ahead by streaming the latest map data from the TomTom cloud. By ensuring that the map used to power advanced driving functions is always the latest, TomTom AutoStream enhances driver comfort and safety. Willem Strijbosch, TomTom’s Head of Autonomous Driving…(Read More)

Department 13 join hands with Raytheon to develop new drone-defeat technologies

US: Columbia, Maryland-based software and telecommunications company, Department 13 (D13), has joined hands with defense giant Raytheon to develop new drone-defeat technologies, according to Russian news agency, Sputnik. “D13 and Raytheon initially will seek opportunities for MESMER, D-13’s patented, low-power, non-jamming, non-line-of-sight, non-kinetic, counter-drone solution,” D13 said in an announcement on Monday. “[We will] market and support existing counter-drone technologies…(Read More)

VolkerWessels, Trimble come together to drive BIM technology innovation

US: Trimble and VolkerWessels, announced a strategic relationship to standardize VolkerWessels’ projects on a key set of Trimble construction technologies. The collaboration is designed to leverage each company’s core capabilities to advance innovations in Building Information Management (BIM) technology and improve the management and predictability of building construction and real estate projects. As part of the collaboration, Trimble will closely work with VolkerWessels’…(Read More)

Intel unveils first autonomous vehicle; announces new collaborations at CES 2018

US: In the opening keynote for CES 2018, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich highlighted how data is transforming the world around us and driving the next great wave of technology innovation, from autonomous driving to artificial intelligence (AI) to virtual reality (VR) and other forms of immersive media. In a keynote packed with glimpses into future technologies, Krzanich treated the audience to a dazzling array of data-driven innovations. In autonomous driving, he unveiled Intel’s first autonomous vehicle…(Read More)

Hexagon to display its cutting-edge products at Geospatial World Forum 2018

India: Hexagon, the leading global provider of information technology solutions, will display its products and solutions at Geospatial Media and Communications’ flagship event, Geospatial World Forum 2018. Hexagon’s solutions are used in broad range of industries, such as agriculture, metals and mining, oil and gas, automotive, chemical, power, shipbuilding, urban development and smart cities, safety, defense and aerospace, surveying, medical devices and pharmaceutical, among others…(Read More)

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Interview with Director, National Remote Sensing Center [NRSC], India- Dr. Y.V.N Krishna Murthy…(See Here)