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Smart Watchband Answers Calls with a Fingertip to Ear

South Korea – The Sgnl smart strap uses Bluetooth to connect calls coming in to a wearer’s phone. The smart strap vibrates to indicate...Read More

Headphones Create A Personalized Noise-Cancelling Bubble Around Wearer’s Head

France – Sounds in the workplace, especially those created by coworkers, are ranked as the number one distraction for productivity. To help...Read More

Jaguar Appoints A Virtual Band Member As Its Brand Ambassador

UK – The automaker has announced its new global representative to help inspire the next generation of engineers. Noodle, the Japanese...Read More

Lexus Creates A Sriracha Car

USA– Lexus celebrated the launch of the 2017 IS by creating a spicier, customized version of the sports sedan: The Lexus Sriracha IS. Lexus...Read More

Audi And LEGO Exhibit An Autonomous Vehicle Installation

USA – Self-driving cars relieve the strain on drivers while also giving them precious added time, since their hands and minds are freed up for...Read More

Smog Vacuum Cleaner Turns Pollution into Jewelry

Netherlands – Rotterdam-based Studio Roosegaarde created a giant smog vacuum cleaner that creates bubbles of clean air and then turns the...Read More

Wastewater Turned into Furniture

Netherlands – Designer Nienke Hoogvliet has partnered with the Dutch Water Authorities to produce a range of homeware that celebrates the use...Read More

Giant Coffee Cups Encourage People To Recycle Their Morning Cup of Joe

United Kingdom – The Hubbub Foundation has created a set of themed bins meant to inspire recycling on a large scale. Coffee is one of the...Read More

Flying Water Taxi Transporting Parisians Across the Seine

France – Paris plans to test a futuristic flying water taxi – dubbed Sea Bubbles – next year that will be able to...Read More

Airport Offers Robo-Assistants to Help Travelers Find Their Way

Japan – The variety of tasks which robots now undertake is mind-boggling from cooking fresh meals from a menu in under 5 minutes to checking...Read More

Major Airline Announces New Low-budget, No-frills Fare

USA – With a few additional restrictions, United Airlines‘ Basic Economy fare offers customers the lowest possible price. Available...Read More

An Extra Helping Hand for New Parents

Israel – New parents are busy and anything that helps them navigate the stress of constant multitasking is welcomed. Now, NoomiNoomi offers...Read More

Scientifically-Crafted Song Keeps Babies Happy

UK – What’s one of the greatest universal truths? That parents want their children to be happy. Luckily for parents everywhere, C&G...Read More

Smart Crib Helps Babies (and Parents) Back to Sleep

USA – Fuseproject design studio has developed a wifi-connected smart crib, that detects when babies cry and safely rocks them back to sleep,...Read More

Truckside Ads Provide Real-Time Updates For Drivers

Germany – RoadAds Interactive has partnered with Visionect, a digital signage brand, to offer truckside ads with location-specific features...Read More

Earn Money Just By Driving Your Car Around

UK – If you’re willing to put advertising stickers on your car, StickerRide can make your driving time profitable.StickerRide is an app...Read More

Highway Signs Help Truckers Find Available Spaces

USA – According to the Department of Transportation, 75% of US truck drivers often struggle to find a safe space when it’s time to park...Read More

Modern Home Created Entirely Out Of Modular Shipping Crates

Ecuador – Generally speaking, shipping crates and other containers are used for transporting goods, unless of course you’re looking to...Read More

Free-standing Smart Home: Portable and Eco-friendly

Estonia – Design company Kodasema’s square KODA home is assembled in seven hours and includes LED lights, solar panels and smart...Read More

Shipping Containers Repurposed as Floating Student Accommodation

Denmark – Urban Rigger, designed by Bjarke Ingels’ firm for Copenhagen harbor, the accommodation can be configured in lots of...Read More

Bigelow Mobile Tea Bar Hits the Road

USA – To drive trial of new flavors and build brand awareness by promoting its family-owned story, Bigelow Tea has launched a mobile tour...Read More

Tide Takes a Spin

USA – Earlier this year, P&G owned Tide detergent launched Tide Spin in beta in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago. Recognizing young...Read More

ServiceMaster Launches Mobile Experience Showcasing “Fix It” Services

USA – With seven brands under its corporate roof, Memphis-based ServiceMaster is literally taking its show on the road to make everyone...Read More

TFI Envision “Sizzles”

USA – TFI Envision, Inc. has a comprehensive understanding of multiple categories, but we also have a very specific expertise in the...Read More

All wrapped up

USA –  For more than 50 years, Graphic Design USA has sponsored competitions that spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative...Read More

Three Automotive awards from American Graphic Design Show

USA – From almost 10,000 entries, the judges of the American Graphic Design Awards Showannounced the winners, which included 10 projects...Read More

Tech Startup Creates Indoor Flying Robots

USA –  IFM (Intelligent Flying Machines)is using autonomous drones to automate data capture inside warehouses, streamlining the process of...Read More

No Waste, Edible Emergency Drone Carries More Food

Britain – The Pouncer is an eco-friendly humanitarian food aid drone adaptable to local dietary requirements. Pouncer creator Nigel Gifford...Read More

Aqua Drone Gulps Harbor Trash, Prevents Ocean Pollution

Netherlands – RanMarine Technology’s latest waste-management solution is the WasteShark, a solar-powered, autonomous drone that collects...Read More

On-demand App for Leftover Food Donation

USA –  ikened to an Uber for food rescue, Transfernation’s app links available volunteers with corporate events wanting to donated...Read More

Localized Sharing Economy for Neighbors

Amsterdam – Based on the knowledge that 80% of items are used less than once a month, Peerby is an app that helps people engage with the...Read More

Hungry Users Order Unsold Restaurant Meals

UK – Studies show that roughly half of all our food goes to waste. Too Good To Go is an app that allows users to order food from local...Read More

Taxis With Salvaged Parts Promote Organ Donation

Argentina – In Argentina, there are 7,949 people on the organ waiting list, and so far this year, only 108 have donated. Many citizens are...Read More

Robo Taxi Launches in Singapore

USA – Driverless cars have left the science-fiction and arrived on our roads. Startup, nuTomony, has launched the first fleet of driverless...Read More

Safer Taxis via Female-only Uber

USA – Uber may have revolutionized the taxi industry, but women often feel unsafe using the service. Michael Pelletz, a former Uber driver,...Read More

New Ink Lets Printed Photos Produce Energy

Finland –  Finnish researchers printed photovoltaic ink onto a solar cell to create energy-producing photographs. Using new designs to make...Read More

Real-time, 3D Oil Painting Simulator

USA – Project Wetbrush is a new 3D oil painting tool from Nvidia and Adobe Research, which simulates the motion and interaction of each...Read More

Ink Made From Car Exhaust Emissions

India – Bangalore-based startup captures air pollution and recycles the soot into ink. Soot in the environment is widely recognized to be...Read More

Commitment Rings Prevent Netflix Cheating

London –  These days, people spend more time watching Netflix than they do socializing, reading and exercising combined. Clearly, ignoring...Read More

Electric Shocks to Curb Overspending

United Kingdom – With online banking, it is now easier than ever for people to stay on top of their finances – but that doesn’t...Read More

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  • Automakers Are Rethinking the Timetable for Fully Autonomous Cars May 17, 2019
    The popular notion of the go-anywhere, go-anytime, sleep-in-the-back autonomous car crumbled a bit in the last few weeks, as automakers admitted that the development of full self-driving technology is more difficult than expected. Questions about the technology’s future reached full public view in April, when Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Hackett acknowledged what had already […]
  • Experts Have Doubts About Musk’s Robo-Taxi Plan May 17, 2019
    Elon Musk’s recently-announced plan to put a million robo-taxis on the road by 2020 is serious, but industry analysts this week questioned whether Tesla Inc. is capable of delivering a single fully-autonomous car, let alone a million, by then.  Musk, CEO of the upstart electric car manufacturer, outlined a plan in late April that would […]
  • Where Does PLM Fit in Digital Transformation? May 16, 2019
    Where does PLM fit in digital transformation? You might think that’s a strange question in view of all the talk about digital transformation. You may think that surely everybody knows the answer. I’m not so sure. For manufacturers, PLM has become a crutial part of the digital transformation. (Image source: Razorleaf) Let’s start with some […]