The news that an Uber self-driving vehicle has killed a pedestrian in the US has made headlines around the world. It’s a reminder that the era of self-driving cars is fast approaching. Decades of research into advanced sensors, mapping, navigation and control methods have now come to fruition and autonomous cars are starting to hit … Continue reading Who’s to blame when driverless cars have an accident?
CSIRO research will fill a gap in the global energy technology chain to supply fuel cell vehicles with low-emissions hydrogen sourced from Australia.
Research led by ANU on the use of magnets to steer light has opened the door to new communications systems which could be smaller, cheaper and more agile than fibre optics.
The advent of the Internet of Things will result in a complete overhaul of industrial operations.
Two years ago, Solcon Industries released the DriveStart to deliver on a promise to create a medium voltage motor control that costs less and requires a smaller footprint than a variable frequency drive (VFD).
Power management company Eaton has today announced the launch of its annual Blackout Tracker Report for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), which has revealed 3 million people were affected by more than 240 power outages in 2016.
A new study aimed at ensuring car manufacturers comply with emissions regulations has revealed Australia’s top-selling new vehicles are using up to 60 per cent more fuel than advertised.
Alicat Scientific has expanded the communications protocol offerings on its line of mass flow controllers for vacuum coating applications, adding EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet.
Industry innovators must “embrace change” if Australia is to remain open to business in the global marketplace, it has been claimed, federal industry minister Arthur Sinodinos told the AFR today.
An Australian manufacturer is using the Internet of Things (IoT) to tackle fuel theft across the globe.
Samsung DI has introduced a high-energy density battery cell of the next generation that is claimed to have a driving range of up to 600km.
Uber has begun trialling autonomous cars in San Francisco, but the trial has not gone without a hitch; cars were seen running red lights and the DMV has called for Uber to pull the vehicles from roads due to its lack of a permit.
Siemens and Denmark’s DAMM, a provider of the TETRA communication platform, have announced an agreement to combine the international train control standard ETCS with the long range radio communication system TETRA for rail operators in Australia.
The company showcased its vehicles earlier this week, where a driverless Leaf was seen towing vehicles on a trailer to the wharf for loading onto transport ships.
Companies, industry bodies, research institutions and other organisations are invited to submit creative proposals to the South Australian government which will accelerate the development and implementation of connected and autonomous vehicle technology.
Lase has launched LaseAVP – Automatic Vehicle Positioning, to be used for automated guided vehicles (AGVs).
Ministers at a recent Transport and Infrastructure Council Meeting agreed to a series of reform initiatives over the next 24 months that will assist the deployment of autonomous vehicles to Australian roads.
Melbourne’s transport uses 311 billion litres of water each year – equivalent to flooding the city’s centre 8 metres deep. That’s just one of the findings of a new study looking at how much water different modes of transport use.
An inexpensive, portable and safe water disinfection system from Australia could be one solution to rehabilitating the Ganga River in Rajasthan.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is constantly growing. This is confirmed by a recent research report from Berg Insight, which has forecast the installed base of wireless devices in industrial applications will grow at a CAGR of 27.7 per cent from 14.3 million connections at the end of 2015 to 62 million by 2021