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Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport Winners Announced for Prizes Worth USD 5.1 MillionOctober 15, 2019

Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport; organised by Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Dubai on 15th and 16th October 2019 has attracted more than 700 technology leaders and innovators as well as 3000 visitors of the accompanying exhibition. The congress focuses on cutting-edge technologies, besides discussing and developing a general legislative structure for autonomous transport.

The event is part of RTA’s efforts in support of"...

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Inkas Launches SWAT Series APCsOctober 14, 2019

Based on the high demand for non-military armored vehicles by international SWAT units, Mr. Ulugbekhon Maksumov, CEO of Inkas Vehicles LLC made a decision to contribute to the law enforcement sector on rescue missions. This decision supports the INKAS mission of “saving lives” through the development, assembling and armoring vehicles.

Therefore, Inkas’ CEO has insisted that our resident engineers revisit TITAN-DS design and fashion"...

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Velodyne Lidar Executive Addresses How to Make Driverless Vehicles Safe, Ready and Familiar on the RoadOctober 6, 2019

Dr. Mircea Gradu, Sr. Vice President Quality and Validation at Velodyne Lidar, Inc., will be featured on two panels at the upcoming GITEX Technology Week in Dubai on October 7 and 8. Gradu, a distinguished engineer, is an officer and the 2018 President of SAE International. He will review how lidar sensors deliver outstanding perception performance in three dimensions, allowing vehicles to detect and avoid objects in a range of environmental conditions and roadway settings. Furthermore, he will discuss the critical success factors in testing and validation that lidar sensors must achieve to support autonomous vehicles (AV) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The first panel, “Teaching Vehicles to Think, Drive and Talk,” occurs on October 7, from 2:40 to 3:10 p.m., at the Vertical Stage 1, Za’abeel Hall 4. Gradu will provide information about how advanced sensor technologies generate massive amounts of data. The future AV will generate two petabits – about the same as two million gigabits of data. The second panel, “Driverless......

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U.S. Army Awards $35.1 Million Contract to FLIR Systems for New Chemical Agent Disclosure Spray October 1, 2019

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced it has won an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract worth up to $35.1 million with the United States Army to deliver a new version of the company’s Agentase™ C2 chemical agent disclosure spray to detect sulfur mustard, a highly toxic chemical warfare agent.

FLIR Agentase C2 spray quickly changes color on a surface if a chemical warfare agent is present. With faster and more"...

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Iochpe-Maxion Joins New Mobility Ecosystem with Innovation Office in BerlinSeptember 30, 2019

Iochpe-Maxion, a multi-billion dollar global leader in the production of automotive wheels, and a leading producer of automotive structural components in the Americas, announced today the opening of a new mobility innovation office in Berlin, Germany.

“As the automotive industry undergoes a major transformation, Iochpe-Maxion is keen to actively participate so we can capitalize on new growth opportunities while also remaining relevant to our"...

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The Stubborn Non-Use of Indicators on UAE Roads, a Key Ingredient to the #1 Cause of Road FatalitiesSeptember 29, 2019

A nuisance observed daily on UAE roads is the stubborn non-use of indicators. Regardless if motorists change lanes, merge onto highways, exit highways, turn at T-junctions or 4-way junctions or exit roundabouts, very often this happens without the use of indicators. Even fines of AED 200 in Abu Dhabi (3 black points) or AED 400 in Dubai don’t act as a deterrent.

In a non-representative ‘behind the wheel’ study conducted by RoadSafetyUAE,"...

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