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Parking Facilities Cater to Autonomous Vehicles

USA – A Chicago-based technology company has upgraded 500 of its parking spaces with technology to meet the needs of driverless cars. SpotHero,...Read More

Company Makes Sensors That Could Ease Parking Congestion

UK – UK-based Nwave’s smart sensors use the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve parking efficiency. The sensors (roughly the size of a...Read More

Seeing Through a Robot’s Eyes Helps Those With Motor Impairments

USA – The Georgia Institute of Technology has found a simpler way to control complex robots. It could lead to the development of faster and...Read More

Greek Startup Tracks What People Ignore on a Webpage

Greece – Greek startup Loceye is offering a tool to track when, where and how long people focus on various parts of a webpage. Users upload a...Read More

Safe Sleep Relief For Your Kids

USA – Building on the success of its line of chocolate supplements for adults, Good Day Chocolate launched Good Day Chocolate For Kids, a...Read More

No More Counting Sheep

UK – The old folklore of drinking a cup of warm milk before bed is common, but UK-based brand Sleep Well took it to the next level by releasing...Read More

Research Attempts To Make Self-Driving Safer For Pedestrians

UK – As self-driving vehicles become closer to an everyday reality, manufacturers are becoming concerned with building trust in autonomous...Read More

Virtual Reality Videos Teach Drivers Road Safety

Hungary – UK and Hungary-based FrancisKodak Design Lab has created a virtual reality (VR) immersion safety course for drivers. The product,...Read More

Love The Way you Pay

USA – In the past, payment plans (e.g., layaway programs) were typically available for big ticket items, such as electronics and appliances,...Read More

Pay Over Time At Your Favorite Stores

USA – Millennials often splurge on big ticket experiences such as travel, live events, and meals, and are strapped for cash afterward. Affirm...Read More

New Hotel Suite Promises 100% Vegan Experience

UK – A London-based design studio has created a completely plant-based hotel suite in London, reportedly a world first. The Hilton London...Read More

E-commerce Platform Offers Sustainable Fashion Options

UK – Access to sustainable fashion becomes far easier with this e-commerce platform, Antibad, made up solely of sustainable brands. The site...Read More

Solar Tech Innovations Offer New Capabilities

Korea – Solar panels on cars aren’t just reserved for luxury brands or experimental vehicles. Hyundai and Kia have both announced plans...Read More

Honda Program Offers Cash Back To Those Who Charge Their Cars During Off-Peak Hours

USA -Many drivers have experienced the benefits of owning an electric car, especially when it comes to saving money on fuel. Honda is looking to...Read More

Designed to Reuse

USA – Family-run KoffieStraw produces reusable straws made completely of silicone. The soft straws come in two lengths and are a good fit for...Read More

Have Your Cocktail and Eat Your Straw Too

UK – As part of their goal to reduce plastics used in their operations, Diageo has created an innovative solution to cocktail straws –...Read More

Facial Recognition App Helps People Remember Faces at Event

Australia – At large events, it can be difficult to remember every individual’s name and face. The team behind Social Recall sought to...Read More

New Font Aids Memory and Helps You Learn Study Notes

Australia – A team of designers and behavioral scientists at Australia’s RMIT University have developed a new font called Sans Forgetica...Read More

Cars Made Easy

USA – Car subscription service Canvas is backed by Ford, offering exclusively Ford and Lincoln vehicles, currently available in LA and San...Read More

Get The Car You Want When You Need It

USA – Flexdrive is a subscription service that allows you to select a car via its app, pay a weekly fee — which differs from car to car...Read More

Autonomous Robot Can Replace Bees As Pollinator

USA – There is a great deal of concern about the rate at which honey bees are disappearing due to colony collapse disorder. Bees are the...Read More

Autonomous Robot Dog Could Be Used In Construction

USA – Autonomous robots are impacting a myriad of industries. Usually, these robots are designed to perform repetitive simple tasks. Boston...Read More

Flying Car Uses All-Electric Power

USA – Many companies are working on creating the world’s first mass-market flying car. Kitty Hawk, backed by Google founder Larry King,...Read More

Danish Bicycle Brand Unveils Its First Electric Car

Denmark – Biomega, the Danish company known for its stylish, electric city bicycle, has announced the creation of its first electric car....Read More

WeWork Promotes Its Members’ Products in Rotating Shop

USA – Shared workspace company WeWork has opened a retail space called WeMRKT that will feature the products of the various startups and...Read More

New Space Combines Co-Working with Children’s Education

Hong Kong – The co-working company Campfire has added children’s education to its spaces to allow parents more flexibility. The Campfire...Read More

Company Creates Sunglasses from Coffee Waste

Ukraine – The coffee industry is known to produce tons of waste in the form of water, cherry pulp, husks, and leftover grounds. While some of...Read More

Ecological Packaging Material Made From a Plant

Netherlands – Don Kwaning, a graduate at Design Academy Eindhoven, is using the pith of soft rush to create an ecological packaging material....Read More

Waze Collaborates With Fiat To Create A Navigation-Friendly Car

Italy– The navigation application Waze has helped users find their destinations and maneuver local traffic for years. Now the app has...Read More

Navigation Service Gives Drivers A Simpler Way To Maneuver The Roads

UK– What3words is partnering with leading automobile manufacturers to create a new navigation system involving a three-word address system...Read More

Digital Teacher Educates Children About Renewable Energy

New Zealand – Vector, New Zealand’s largest distributor of electricity and gas, has partnered with artificial intelligence company Soul...Read More

Screen-Monitoring App Teaches Children Responsibility and Family Values

Australia – Spending excessive time using technology can encourage anti-social behavior and parents may often find it difficult to limit the...Read More

Spray-on Fabric Creates Clothes Out of a Can

UK – British company Fabrican has created a spray-on fabric that instantly sprays onto any surface. The technology combines engineering,...Read More

Company’s Brand Flexibility Lets It Quickly Create New Cosmetics

UK – Innovative brand Be for Beauty is on a mission to fast-track the cosmetic creation process. Over the next three years, the company plans...Read More

Anti-Energy Drink Promotes A Better Night’s Rest

USA – Anyone looking for a product to keep them awake will find most supermarkets contain a plethora of caffeinated beverages available to do...Read More

Multi-Sensory Magazine Advertisement Helps People Sleep Better

Sweden – Furniture company IKEA has released an advertisement in the United Arab Emirates called the IKEA Somnig advertisement. Somnig means...Read More

Auto Retailer Designs Family Friendly Dealerships

UK– Lookers, a car dealership chain based in the UK, has started to shape all of its locations to better cater to families who are shopping for...Read More

Ford Offers Shoppers Interactive Showroom Experiences

UK– Ford is empowering customers to lead their own shopping experience with its new location at the Arndale shopping center in Manchester. The...Read More

Radio Station To Calm Vet-Bound Cats

Canada – Pet food supplier WHISKAS recently created a radio station tailored toward calming cats in transit. Called Cat Calm Radio, the program...Read More

Virtual Vet Consultations Offer Pet Owners Less Stress

Canada – There are few things more stressful than having a sick or injured pet. While the vet can help diagnose the issue, trips to the office...Read More

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  • New Copper Material Could Replace Precious Metals in Electronics April 25, 2019
    Researchers in Japan have developed a technique to turn a copper-based metal into a material that can mimic the properties of precious metals such as gold and silver, paving the way for cheaper fabrication of next-generation electronic devices for the Internet of Things (IoT). A collaboration between researchers at Tohoku University and Mitsui Mining & […]
  • Imagine a World Where the IoT Is Powered By Body Heat April 25, 2019
    Matrix Industries' novel theromoelectric generator can harvest energy across temperature differentials of less than zero degrees Fahrenheit. (Image source: Matrix Industries) What if all of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices out there could power themselves using body heat from the people that use them? Energy harvesting is often discussed as a innovative solution for powering […]
  • 9 Ways Electrons Can Carry You Across the Water April 24, 2019
        ESC BOSTON IS BACK!REGISTER TODAY! The nation's largest embedded systems conference is back with a new education program tailored to the needs of today's embedded systems professionals, connecting you to hundreds of software developers, hardware engineers, start-up visionaries, and industry pros across the space. Be inspired through hands-on training and education across five conference tracks. Plus, take […]