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Now Windows Have Entered the Internet of Things

USA – View’s windows tint automatically according to the weather conditions and can be controlled by a smartphone app. The system tracks...Read More

Smart Thermostat for Idling Truckers

USA – Idle Smart is a heating control system that uses a smart thermometer to automate the temperature in truck drivers’ cabins...Read More

Roving Craigslist for Truck Drivers

USA – Roadswap is an app that enables truckers to join the sharing economy and buy, sell and swap items at truck stops. After creating a...Read More

Billboard Rest-Stop Provides Temporary Bedroom for Tired Drivers

Peru – Tiredness behind the wheel is one of the major causes of road accidents globally. Now, Sodimac – a home center in Peru –...Read More

Mentor Platform Links Applicants with Current Students for Advice

USA – StudentConnect matches college applicants with student mentors who have similar majors, interests and ambitions, so they can receive...Read More

App Links Coffee Lovers with On-demand Baristas

Netherlands –  Coffee Shots is an app, which connects coffee lovers with nearby home-baristas, so that they can enjoy a coffee together. To...Read More

Matchmaker Links Users Who Want to Form Similar Good Habits

USA – Partners In Grind is a matchmaking service that links users up with an accountability partner, so they can keep each other in check....Read More

Virtual Reality Stadium Lets Distant Friends Watch the Game Together

USA – Most sports-lovers would agree that one of the main pleasures in watching a match is the shared experience of being among fellow...Read More

Conflict Zone VR Game Teaches Peacekeeping Skills

Ireland –  Rightly or not, violent video games have often been criticized for encouraging aggressive and callous behavior in their players....Read More

Virtual Reality Platform for Nervous Public Speakers

UK – VirtualSpeech can help nervous speakers gain confidence, by enabling them to practice in front of a virtual crowd using Google...Read More

Diet Coke Unveils Millions of Unique Package Designs

USA – Diet Coke is launching a fun new packaging design in the U.S., using HP Indigo digital printing technology to create millions of...Read More

Downloadable Designer Furniture Can be Made Locally

UK –  Opendesk is a platform that enables customers to download furniture designs from around the world, and have them made at a local...Read More

Two-in-One Juvenile Wheelbarrows

USA – Modern child toy design is becoming more focused on development than ever, which is what the ‘Nest’ wheelbarrow does by...Read More

Timeshare for Car Leases Via App

USA – Car-sharing is becoming an increasingly popular way for commuters and drivers around the world to save money. Now car manufacturing...Read More

App Allows Car Owners to Message Via License Plates

USA – When a driver leaves their lights on, or a car alarm goes off endlessly, there is often little people can do to get in touch with the...Read More

Gamified App Encourages Safe Driving Habits

USA – Though the talk of driverless cars are rampant, we still have a long way to go, and businesses are increasingly offering intelligent...Read More

Posture-Correcting Eyewear Turns Off Devices

Canada – Gameboy disease is a catch-all diagnosis for those who suffer from conditions such as backache, headaches and vision problems induced...Read More

Kid-to-Kid Toy App Introduces Children to the Sharing Economy

USA –  Sharing is something children all struggle with to some degree, and many have a hard time parting with their precious toys, even if...Read More

Diabetic Doll Helps Children Understand Illnesses

USA – American Girl’s diabetic care kit and arm crutches help children create a doll as unique as themselves. Dolls were once...Read More

Autonomous Fireproof Drone Can Navigate High-Rise Fires

South Korea – FAROS is a fireproof drone, which can autonomously navigate a fire site and provide vital data and information before...Read More

Drone Can Airlift Casualties From Conflict Zones

Israel –  The AirMule drone can carry passengers and land in a variety of terrains, including forests and urban conflict zones. The unmanned...Read More

Bird-Repelling Drone Imitates a Predator to Clear Unwelcome Pests

USA – Scarecrows and other visually intimidating props placed on the ground can be useful in deterring birds within a certain radius, but one...Read More

On-Demand App Gives Stranded Drivers a Boost

Canada – Boostmi is an on-demand app for motorists to connect with other drivers and mechanics, in the case they need to jump start their...Read More

A Smart, Self-Installing Car Safety Seat

USA – Car safety seats are infamously tricky to install correctly, so the upcoming 4moms self-installing child seat is a welcome development....Read More

Driver Distraction Tool Monitors Pupil Activity

USA – HARMAN eye-tracking software will determine the driver’s mental load, and auto-adjust smart car features to do-not-disturb mode....Read More

Cashiers Will Keep an Eye on Elderly Customers’ Wellbeing

The Hague – Dutch supermarket staff are keeping an eye out for signs of loneliness or neglect in older customers as part of the Super Care...Read More

Rent-a-Mom Service For Twentysomethings

USA –  Millennials in need of some motherly care can now rent the services of Nina Keneally, who runs the business Need a Mom. Aimed at...Read More

Students Get Free Accommodation at Dutch Care Home

Netherlands – Humanitas Residential Care Center, gives free accommodation to students, in exchange for 30 hours of voluntary work in the home...Read More

Disposable Fingertips for Greasy Food

Italy – For lovers of greasy and messy food, the Italian Design Agency has created a product to enable them to satisfy their appetites on...Read More

Socks Pause Netflix When the Wearer Falls Asleep

USA – Netflix Socks are homemade high-tech wearables that send a signal to the viewer’s TV, which will pause Netflix when they doze...Read More

Fishing In The Great Oudoors . . From Home

Romania – RoboFisher enables users to fish-from-home – remotely control a robot fishing rod and catch fish in real-time. The platform...Read More

The Seeing Car

Radar, camera sensors and a remote-sensing technology called Lidar will help cars see their surroundings and decide what actions to...Read More

“Vehicle-to-Everything” Autonomous Tech

V2E is actually an umbrella term, under which vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-pedestrian all fall. Delphi says its aim...Read More

The Caring Car

Fit Driver is a driver wellness project by Audi that links fitness wristband or smartwatch data with in-car sensors. The technology aims to reduce...Read More

Locker System Could Improve Airport Bag-Check Experience

Qylatron is a self-service honeycomb locker system that could provide more efficient carry-on security checks at airports. On the busiest days of the...Read More

Travelers Have Affordable, Premium Essentials Delivered to Hotel

unPack delivers an inventory of essential items and clothing – starting from $29.99 – to users’ hotels, so they can go...Read More

Bluelight Filter App

Can’t sleep on the plane, bus, train, or your hotel . . . this app might help. It’s hard to escape the glow of a computer screen-maybe...Read More

Nashville Car Dealership Opens Huge Vehicle Vending Machine

Online car dealership Carvana has unveiled a huge gamified vehicle vending machine, from which customers collect their car purchase....Read More

Drive Different Cars Each Week According to Your Travel Needs

Clutch is a monthly service that lets you rent a broad range of cars dependent at rates of $800 or $1,300 a month. Clutch is a subscription service...Read More

The Car Owner’s Manual Drivers Might Actually Read

Dacia collaborated with multiple writers and illustrators to create an updated car owner’s manual for the Gaudeamus book fair in Romania. For...Read More

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  • The 'Smart' in Smart Manufacturing Shows Up in Off-the-Shelf Appliance August 18, 2017
    One of the remarkable automation trends in recent years is vendor community’s ability to embed plant intelligence into the control system and its devices. The embedded digital intelligence frees control personnel from the considerable burden of original programming. To some extent, the equipment and its software have closed the skills gap by making the system […]
  • Machines Text and Tweet, Eliminates Need to Write Custom Code August 18, 2017
    The ability to send to send text messages and/or email from a machine, triggered by specific events, is potentially an effective way to increase machine availability and limit downtime. The idea is that, by providing a configurable software block, users can create messages in just a few clicks. A simple, obvious example would be an […]
  • What’s the Best Computing Architecture for the Autonomous Car? August 17, 2017
    As the autonomous car evolves, automakers face a complex question: How to enable self-driving cars to process massive amounts of data and then come to logical and safe conclusions about it. Today, most automakers accomplish that with a distributed form of data processing. That is, they place intelligence at the sensors. More recently, though, that’s […]