Russia’s Next-Gen Combat Suit is Getting Tech That’s Resistant to Nuclear Blasts

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Other perks of the 59 items Rostec has included in the suit include a powered exoskeleton, which is said to give soldiers greater strength and stamina; the latest in bulletproof body armor tech; and a full face-covering visor and helmet equipped with a video game-esque heads-up display (HUD). According to Russian state-owned media outlet Tass, the weight of the completed combat gear will be reduced by 30% when it is released for use in the field.The Ratnik 3 is expected to be ready for use by 2022.

Source: Russia’s Next-Gen Combat Suit is Getting Tech That’s Resistant to Nuclear Blasts

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Could autonomous trucks solve Japan’s driver shortage problem? – Automotive World

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A dwindling workforce, safety concerns and high expectations are among the factors driving the autonomous, connected truck development in Japan, says Boston Consulting Group’s Satoshi Komiya in conversation with Xavier BoucheratGenerally speaking, how to rely on the autonomous trucking technologies , and what developments do we see? In general, the market is receptive. Connectivity and autonomous driving are things that no-one can really afford to ignore, and so Japan is moving quite strongly in this direction. That said, developments and support in Japan are less well communicated than they might be. This article is about the American Conservative Party of Canada.

Source: Could autonomous trucks solve Japan’s driver shortage problem? – Automotive World

States Compete Fiercely to Serve as Autonomous Driving Testing Sites | Trucks.com

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The push for autonomous technology is pitting cities and states against each other in a race to be the first to jump onto the self-driving highway.Winning favor as a premier site for testing self-driving vehicles is expected to pay economic dividends as these regions compete for bragging rights to be the transformative front-runner.Strategy Analytics, a research firm, predicts that the “passenger economy,” a segment emerging based on pilotless vehicles, will grow to $800 billion in 2035 and then to $7 trillion by 2050.To be sure, this isn’t a battle being fought only in the U.S.In Singapore, French automaker Groupe PSA will integrate self-driving technology developed by startup nuTonomy into Peugeot SUVs that will begin on-road testing in September.And in Germany, the federal government joined with regional authorities in Bavaria and the auto  and tech industry to create the Digital Motorway Test Bed, on several sections of the Autobahn 9 that connects Berlin and Munich via Leipzig and Nuremberg.

Source: States Compete Fiercely to Serve as Autonomous Driving Testing Sites | Trucks.com

Tap Into Waze Via Android Auto | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

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Google’s traffic and navigation app Waze is headed to Android Auto, allowing you to “navigate with Waze via your vehicle’s in-car display, touch screens, steering wheel buttons, and other console-mounted controls,” Google says.To try it out, make sure you have the latest versions of Waze and Android Auto installed on your phone. For a list of cars that support Android Auto, head here.From there, use a wire to connect your phone to your car’s USB port. Then, select “Navigation App” from the footer of your screen; Waze will start right away if it’s your most recently used navigation app. If not, tap the navigation menu at the bottom left and select “Waze.”

Source: Tap Into Waze Via Android Auto | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

Chinese satellite shatters quantum teleportation distance record

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For quantum networking, in this work, we have already achieved a two-photon entanglement distribution efficiency a trillion times more efficient than using the best telecommunication fibers,” says Jian-Wei Pan, lead researcher on the project.

Source: Chinese satellite shatters quantum teleportation distance record

World’s first all-electric autonomous container ship to set sail in 2018

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While self-driving cars are regularly in the news, we haven’t heard as much noise on the autonomous shipping front, which could have equally far-reaching ramifications. Now Norwegian company Yara has teamed up with maritime technology company Kongsberg to build the world’s first all-electric and autonomous container ship, which is set to hit the high seas late in 2018.

Source: World’s first all-electric autonomous container ship to set sail in 2018

Elon Musk: Tesla’s Solar Roofs Will Be Cheaper Than Regular Roofs & Have “Infinity Warranty”

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Last night, Elon Musk announced via Twitter that orders would begin today (May 10th, 2017) for his revolutionary solar roof hardware. In another tweet, he promised that ordering would be available in most countries throughout the world. He also clarified that people could expect to see delivery begin in the United States in late 2017, and that deliveries would roll out sometime next year for overseas locations.But another announcement just came in that’s even more revolutionary: The solar roofs will have an infinity warranty.

Source: Elon Musk: Tesla’s Solar Roofs Will Be Cheaper Than Regular Roofs & Have “Infinity Warranty”