Distributed Networks and IoT: A new way of thinking about shipping

Blockchain and distributed ledgers are ‘undisrupting’ logistics supply chains in ways unimaginable previously. While the most popular application of the distributed ledger technology occurs in the financial sector with cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to blockchain’s potential. A bit about blockchains & distributed ledgers Put simply, … Continue reading “Distributed Networks and IoT: A new way of thinking about shipping”

An open road junction that hides cyclists and smaller vehicles from oncoming traffic

After three separate car crashes between trucks and cyclists along a 100m stretch of road at Ipley Cross, it was time to do some digging up. Ipley Cross is an open plain where two roads; Beaulieu Road running north-to-south and Dibden Bottom running roughly east-to-west run across each other. The truck drivers in all the … Continue reading “An open road junction that hides cyclists and smaller vehicles from oncoming traffic”

Drones and robots automate industrial inspection

Avitas Systems, A GE subsidiary in Boston employs advances in machine learning to enhance fleets of low-cost drones and robots to inspect infrastructure including pipelines, powerlines, and transportation systems. Drones have assisted with monitoring of mines, wind turbines, and insurance claims for some time now. However, off-the-shelf deep learning technology is automating more of the … Continue reading “Drones and robots automate industrial inspection”

A driverless car navigates Tokyo highways

Image by: Car Scoops Equipped with 12 sonars, 12 cameras, nine radar sensors and six laser scanners, Nissan’s Infiniti Q50 travelled 12 miles through Tokyo, including a highway, without human interference. Nissan has previously tested ProPilot cars fitted with ‘single-lane freeway autonomous driving technology’, which allows the vehicle to detect road markings and obstacles to … Continue reading “A driverless car navigates Tokyo highways”

New world record: Mumbai airport handles 969 flights in 24 hours

Image by:- T. Laurent Mumbai broke its previous record of handling 935 flights in 24 hours by tackling 34 additional arrivals and departures between Friday and Saturday last week. This is a noteworthy feat especially because Mumbai has two runways that intersect, allowing only one to be operational at a time. Thus, safely and punctually … Continue reading “New world record: Mumbai airport handles 969 flights in 24 hours”