Ars makes every effort to cover its own travel costs. We covered the flight out to Scottsdale, AZ, but Nikola covered one night in a nearby hotel. SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.—Nikola Motor Company announced a slew of all-electric and hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles on a cool Tuesday night in a warehouse surrounded by desert. The company seems to be positioning itself as the "trucker's Tesla," serving up Budweiser (supplied by partner-customer Anheuser-Busch) and country music to the same industry watchers and investors that Tesla usually courts. Of the five products that Nikola CEO Trevor Martin talked about on Tuesday night, very little came as a true surprise to watchers of the company. There were two trucks: the Nikola Two and the Nikola Tre (for European markets), as well as a Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) for off-roading, a military-grade UTV, and a previously unannounced jet ski. Trucks The most important of these debuts were the trucks: Martin admitted later in a private discussion … [Read more...] about Nikola Motor Company shows off two real trucks and …a new jet ski?
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Technologies such as 5G, IoT sensors and platforms, edge computing, AI and analytics, robotics, blockchain, additive manufacturing and virtual/augmented reality are coalescing into a fertile environment for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which is set to usher in what's often described as the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0. Here's how analyst firm IoT Analytics sees the relationship between the broader IoT and the IIoT/Industry 4.0 sector: In this brave new world, supply chains will have end-to-end transparency thanks to sensors, data networks and analytics capabilities at key points. All other things (trade barriers, for example) being equal, parts and raw materials will arrive just in time at highly automated factories, and the fate of the resulting products will be tracked throughout their lifetimes to eventual recycling. Similarly, 'smart farms' will combine emerging IIoT-related technologies into integrated high-resolution crop … [Read more...] about The Industrial Internet of Things: A guide to deployments, vendors and platforms
A couple years ago I wrote about an effort to emulate analogous thinking in order to tackle difficult problems and drive innovation. The research, conducted by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and Hebrew University in Jerusalem, sought to harness the power of a deceptively simple intellectual trick: Solving a complex problem by making unlikely connections to known problem-solution sets that might seem unrelated on the surface.If you could train AI to "think" analogously, the premise holds, you'll drive an explosion of innovation.The researchers are back, abetted by scientists from the Bosch Research and Technology Center in Pittsburgh, the University of Maryland, and New York University Stern School of Business, with a new report published online this week by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The report describes a process for utilizing remote workers and AI in concert to identify analogies. The possible upshot is a machine learning toolkit … [Read more...] about Comparative thinking: Are analogies the engine of innovation?
Article Contents1 Panasonic Automotive2 Press Release3 Press Release4 Cinemo5 Press Release6 Visteon7 Press Release Android Automotive remains something of an obscurity, but companies are still happy to tout their latest progress with the platform (or something like it), especially on a stage as large as CES 2018. Before we get to that, it's probably worthwhile to distinguish between Android Automotive and Android Auto: Android Automotive is a standalone, in-vehicle infotainment and control system running Android — basically Android OS for your car. This is a more appealing proposition than the rather laggy experience that is Android Auto, which just projects what's on your phone to an interface that sits in your car. In case it's not clear from the distinction above, Android Automotive is the more compelling future, one that's not tethered to your phone. Panasonic, Cinemo, and Visteon are among the companies that want you to know they're riding that wave early. Here's … [Read more...] about Android Automotive updates from CES 2018: 8.0 Oreo, Google Assistant, fancy head units, and more
German supplier Bosch has entered the race to connect the world. The company aims to become a leading provider of mobility services, and it created a division named Smart Mobility Solutions in 2018 to fast-track its projects. Championing connectivity and autonomy is easier said than done, even for a company that has over a century’s worth of experience under its belt. Digital Trends sat down with Bernd Heinrichs, the executive vice president and chief digital officer of Smart Mobility Solutions, during CES 2019 to learn more about the company’s vision for a connected future. Digital Trends: 5G is the talk of the show at CES. Does it open up new possibilities for IoT(internet of Things)? Bernd Heinrichs: In my view, I0T consists of four pieces. You have the things that are connected, the data they generate, the processes that analyze it, and the humans who digest it. Everything is connected. 5G is one possible – and I intentionally say one – means of connecting … [Read more...] about Bosch’s smart mobility division chief on connecting the world, 5G, and more