Waymo and Volvo establish partnership to build electric robotaxis

Waymo has formed a partnership with automotive giant Volvo to build electric robotaxis. The companies announced the “exclusive” collaboration on Thursday which will see Waymo’s self-driving software being integrated with an electric vehicle by Volvo designed for taxi purposes. “Through our strategic partnership, we will first work together to integrate the Waymo Driver into an…

What defines a Smart City?

June 24, 2020 Dr. Jonathan Reichental, former CIO of the City of Palo Alto and the Founder and CEO of Human Future, explores what is at the heart of the future of all cities. To succeed at elevating the human condition for billions of people, cities need to adopt new ideas, new approaches, and new…

Microsoft acquires CyberX to bolster Azure IoT security

Microsoft has announced the acquisition of IoT security specialist CyberX to beef up Azure IoT’s capabilities and help customers assess their risk profile across industrial environments. CyberX, which will complement existing Azure IoT security offerings, aims to solve two specific challenges, according to a blog post from Microsoft announcing the news. Customers need greater visibility…

Data about self-driving car tests will be shared publicly through AV TEST initiative

A new initiative called AV TEST (Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing) will see data about self-driving car tests shared publicly. AV TEST is being launched by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and pledges to give the public more insight into the ongoing tests of autonomous vehicles. “Through this initiative, the…