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HoloLens, Microsoft, Ford

Ford designers in Melbourne are increasingly using virtual and mixed reality to accelerate the design process for new vehicles. Designers have been piloting Microsoft HoloLens technology for a year now in Ford’s Dearborn headquarters, allowing them to see proposed virtual design elements brought to life inside the physical vehicle. Sign

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Chinese search engine Baidu will invest $1.5 billion in autonomous driving projects over the next three years. The Apollo Fund will be used to advance the self-driving industry, an area Baidu has invested heavily in over recent years. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter This week Baidu also announced

Global provider of data centre Digital Realty said it began construction on a new data centre development in Western Sydney. Australia is a key market for Digital Realty’s business across APAC and worldwide. The new development is expected to create over 500 jobs throughout the construction phase and upon completion.

We are really close to perfecting the technology for self-driving cars. But our driverless future won’t go anywhere if people don’t trust it. It’s one thing for our autonomous test cars to take us for a drive with a safety driver behind the wheel. But soon there won’t be anyone

Intel says it is on track to deploy 40 autonomous test vehicles by the end of the year. BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye are working together to make self-driving vehicles a reality by collaborating to bring solutions for highly automated driving (Level 3) and fully automated driving (Level 4/5) into

It’s common to hear modern cars referred to as computers on wheels. They boast sensors that measure fuel and braking, along with built-in navigation and infotainment systems. These digital systems could be hacked and Australia needs to preempt this threat. Compromised vehicles present unique issues. Besides putting people at serious

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Fully autonomous vehicles — cars which don’t require steering wheels or brake pedals — are likely to appear on Australian roads within eight years. The prediction is made in an 86-page whitepaper released by the NRMA this week, which sets out a timeline for the roll out of driverless vehicles

Australian start-up Imagine Intelligent Materials (Imagine IM) has won $100,000 grant from toll road operator Transurban to develop “smart” roads. The grant will be used by Imagine IM over a nine-month period to build graphene-based sensors that will be able to be installed under motorways. These will ultimately be able

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The CSIRO and ASX-listed agribusiness, Ruralco, have announced a partnership that will see the latest digital technology, including drones and long-range sensing, applied to Australian agriculture. Through a series of projects to be rolled out in coming months, the two organisations will develop data-driven solutions for more efficient and sustainable

Mapping technology company HERE has launched a traffic service that aggregates live vehicle sensor data from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The HERE Real-Time Traffic service integrates the live vehicle data with traffic probe information to provide more accurate and precise information about traffic conditions. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights