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Mobility continues to be one of the greatest challenges for smart cities, so researchers have developed a system that not only improves current transportation management but also expands the opportunities for building better-connected cities.

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Many vaccines, like those for COVID-19, must be kept cold. To prevent waste and breaches in the cold chain system, researchers have developed an IoT monitoring system that tracks the temperature and location of vaccines from the manufacturing plant to the patient's arm.

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50 years ago, Neil Armstrong made history by taking the first steps on the Moon. The research, planning, and technology that took him there now stands at the foundation for new space missions and ambitions. How does the space technology of 1969 compare to 2019?

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A novel intelligent transportation system architecture that incorporates 5G and SDN could reduce traffic congestion and driving accidents.

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A new system could better protect self-driving vehicles from hackers and bad signals by using artificial intelligence (AI) to secure wireless communications. With human lives on the line, it is crucial self-driving vehicles are secured in the design stages rather than in afterthought spot patches. With countless data messages coming...

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Are car makers rushing into the connected-vehicle era without properly evaluating the risks? That’s the concern raised by two computer and network security researchers from England who provided a comprehensive overview of cybersecurity in modern cars, and the threats posed by increased connectivity. With the introduction of telematics, vehicle-to-vehicle...

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When it comes to driver safety, let’s face it: smartphones do not have a good reputation. However, new research from China suggests there may be a role these devices can play to make people better drivers. By incorporating machine learning, smartphones may be able to help drivers ditch bad habits...

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Not only can wearable devices use vibration energy to charge their own batteries, but they could one day have a big impact on our communities. That’s the conclusion reached by a group of international researchers experimenting with kinetic energy harvesting. The group – comprised of researchers from the University of ...

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Robotics researchers recently set out to make technology more user friendly for blind people. What they found, however, may actually make robots more helpful for everybody – visually impaired or not. Building-service robots (BSRs) are a popular research topic in terms of their technical capabilities, but they still aren’t very...

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Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are quickly picking up speed, but they remain an expensive luxury for a select few. A team of researchers in Hong Kong, however, is developing a system to merge autonomous vehicles with the “shared economy” concept that could help expedite their use—and accessibility—among the general mass public....

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