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Automotive olfaction consortium to improve AV comfort and safety through digital smell technology

Aryballe Technologies, a digital olfaction company, has launched the Digital Olfaction Automotive Consortium (DOAC) to address industry trends in new mobility services and the evolution of self-driving cars. DOAC, with members from the automotive industry, will establish the standards for odor measurement in the automotive industry and inform olfaction—smelling and the sense of smell—product development and services.

OneWeb ramps up satellite production with new round of funding

OneWeb has secured $1.25 billion in its latest funding round. The company, which seeks to deploy a satellite communication network by 2021 that will enable global high-speed, low-latency Internet access, has now raised a total of $3.4 billion to fund its mission. Tokyo-based Softbank Group Corp., Mexico’s Grupos Salinas, San Deigo-based Qualcomm Technologies Inc., and the Government of Rwanda led the last round of funding.

WABCO, SmartDrive collaborate on safety event video recording solution

WABCO, a leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies designed to improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, today announced that it has collaborated with SmartDrive Systems, Inc. to provide safety event video recording through the WABCO OnLane camera system.

The Air Force’s new unmanned wingmate completes inaugural flight

The long-range, “high subsonic” aircraft is part of AFRL’s Low Cost Attritable Aircraft Technology (LCAAT) portfolio, which was established to break the escalating cost trajectory of tactically relevant aircraft and provide an unmanned escort or wingmate aircraft for Lockheed Martin F-35 Lighting II and Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fifth-generation fighter aircraft.

AAA: Three in four Americans afraid of fully self-driving vehicles

According to a survey from AAA, 71 percent of people are afraid to ride in fully self-driving vehicles—indicating that overall sentiment has not yet returned to what it was prior to high-profile automated vehicle incidents over the past year—63 percent. But experience with features like ADAS can help.
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