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GeoWrap: Survey of India’s new Web portal launched; AR drone startup Edgybees wins Techsauce Israel challenge and more

Survey of India’s new Web portal launched

On the occasion of 20th National Technology Day celebrations, Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Dr. Harsh Vardhan launched the Web portal of Survey of India at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, on May 11. The Web portal allows the sharing of the digital map to every citizen and departments of the country, to enable decision making for planning, development and governance. Speaking on the occasion, the minister…(Read More)

AR drone startup Edgybees wins Techsauce Israel challenge

US: Edgybees, whose technology enables augmented reality on high-speed platforms such as drones and cars, today announced that it has won the Techsauce Israel Innovation Challenge. The event, organized by Upround Ventures and Singtel Innov8, with participation by GE Ventures, startup advisor, Hillel Fuld and media partner, Silicon Dragon Ventures, identified the startups most relevant for SE Asian markets. Edgybees will represent Israel at the Techsauce Global Summit, a tech event…(Read More)

TowerJazz and Newsight Imaging announce Advanced CMOS Image Sensor Chips for LiDAR used in autonomous vehicles

US: TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, and Newsight Imaging, today announced the production of Newsight’s advanced CMOS image sensor (CIS) chips and camera modules, customized for very high volume LiDAR and machine vision markets, combining sensors, digital algorithms and pixel array on the same chip. Newsight’s CIS chips are used in ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) and autonomous vehicles as well as in drones and robotics. LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), a detection system which works on the principle of radar, but uses light from a laser…(Read More)

Neurala announces new update to Deep Neural Network Technology

US: Neurala today announced a breakthrough update to its award-winning Lifelong Deep Neural Network (Lifelong-DNN) technology. The update allows for a significant reduction in training time compared to traditional DNN—20 seconds versus 15 hours—a reduction in overall data needs, and the ability for deep learning neural networks to learn without the risk of forgetting previous knowledge—with or without the cloud. This follows the recent announcement by the Edison Universe that it was recognizing…(Read More)

Morrison construction launches VR site induction

UK: Morrison Construction has developed a new virtual reality (VR) induction as a way to improve site safety, following a £50,000 investment. The induction, which has been developed in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland with the expertise of 3D animation specialist Animmersion, was launched at the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre in Blantyre. The induction, set in a computer-generated imagery (CGI) construction site, permits users to immerse themselves…(Read More)

Flirtey partners With four governments selected for nationwide drone integration pilot program

US: Flirtey, the world’s leading drone delivery startup, today announced it has partnered with 4 of the 10 governments selected for the nationwide Drone Integration Pilot Program. Flirtey and its government partners will now have access to fast-tracked regulatory approvals as they work to expand lifesaving drone delivery operations across America. The Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation received 149 proposals for the Drone Integration Pilot Program…(Read More)

Skyfire Consulting and W.S. Darley extend drone program giveaway

US: Last month Skyfire Consulting, an Atlanta-based public safety drone consultancy, announced their partnership with equipment giant W.S. Darley and Co. to give away a complete drone program to a public safety agency. With over 1200 entrants, the giveaway has been such as success, that the entry period will be extended to 11:59 p.m EST on May 24, 2018. “The response to the giveaway has been so overwhelming, we wanted to give more departments the chance to join in the fun,”…(Read More)

Boundless continues its commitment to the Open Source Community with Platinum FOSS4G NA Sponsorship

US: Boundless, the leader in open GIS, today announced it has reinforced its ongoing commitment to open source by providing a Platinum Sponsorship of FOSS4G NA, taking place May 14-16 in St. Louis, MO. The conference provides opportunities for the open source geospatial community to learn, explore, share and collaborate on the latest ideas and information. In addition to its sponsorship, Boundless will be presenting a total of nine talks on a variety of topics as well as welcoming attendees…(Read More)

Cape selected in partnership with the city of San Diego for first-ever UAS Integration Pilot Program

US: Cape, the leading cloud platform for drone telepresence and data management, has announced it has been selected for participation in the UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) in partnership with the city of San Diego. As an industry partner of one of only 10 awardees chosen from 149 applicants across the country, Cape’s selection furthers its reputation as one of the global innovators in the drone software automation space. Overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)…(Read More)

Indian Railways to begin land surveying on the worlds highest rail line

India: The Indian railway has set a target of completing the 498-km Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line and 2 other railway projects by 2019. The final location survey at Leh in Jammu and Kashmir began in the year, as per officials. At a height of 3,300 meters, the 498-km long stretch is set to become the highest rail track in the world, overtaking Chinas Qinghai-Tibet Railway. The railways has received Rs 47.18 crore from the Indian Defence Ministry for the final location survey (FLS) of the 378-km Missamari-Tenga…(Read More)