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Volvo autonomous truck finds first application

Volvo autonomous truck finds first application

Last fall, a prototype of the Volvo Vera autonomous electric truck was presented in Sweden. The car recently passed preliminary tests and found its first practical application.
TEST: Emotional intelligence: a resource that raises business efficiency by 30%

TEST: Emotional intelligence: a resource that raises business efficiency by 30%

We are aware that Hitecher readers set high goals for themselves. You most likely aspire to leadership and advancing your career. We have prepared a test that will help you to evaluate your emotional intelligence level and be a good guide of how to enhance it
Drones will help French winemakers take their products to the next level

Drones will help French winemakers take their products to the next level

The south of France is a region famous for its wine. In the near future, this fame might get to the next level as local winemakers are actively implementing innovations in their industry.  Today, you can already find drones identifying sick plants, creating agricultural maps and predicting crop yields in the Fronton province.

Uber set to launch air taxi service next month

Uber representatives have shared the company’s plans to launch an air taxi service as soon as next month. At first, the service will only be available for New York residents. Helicopter taxis will operate on a single route.

IKEA creates furniture of the future

Widespread migration into major metropolitan areas is leading to an increase in real estate prices and a reduction in living areas. Each square meter makes a difference, and future furniture has to make effective use of available space. Furniture giant IKEA is currently working on developing the right technology to achieve this.

What Did Apple Present at Its Annual Conference?

California is hosting the 30th annual WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) conference for developers working on Apple platforms. The company presented its new products awaiting us this year.

Looking Glass Pro: a new kind of computer display

Looking Glass is an American startup which has received funding of over $14 million last year to build the first ever holographic display that doesn’t require additional filters to operate. In the end, the company chose to build an entire computer.

IKEA goes online

Many companies are gradually shifting from their retail sales model to online apps. IKEA is no exception, announcing an upcoming release of a mobile app for shopping.

Yandex Conference concluded in Moscow

On May 23, Moscow became the setting for Yet another Conference (YaC) - an annual event where Yandex representatives showcase their latest features. The conference - running under the official slogan of ‘The future is in the details!’ - was very eventful.

USPS tests autonomous trucks

American postal service USPS has recently started testing autonomous trucks made by startup TuSimple. The tests will run for a total of two weeks.

Minecraft Earth to follow the success of Pokemon Go

Ten years ago, the famous game of Minecraft was first released. When celebrating this anniversary, Microsoft announced the upcoming summer release of Minecraft Earth: a new game within this game universe that would actively use augmented reality technology.

Autonomous electric trucks launched in Sweden

T-pod, a prototype of a completely autonomous electric truck, was first introduced two years ago by Swedish company Einride. Logistics company DB Schenker expressed great interest in the vehicle, and the truck passed all tests in 2018. It has recently been put to commercial use.

The world’s fastest plane: what will it look like?

US-based company Hermeus has announced plans to create a new ultrasonic commercial liner. If their official announcement is to be believed, the vehicle will have a maximum Mach number of 5 (approximately 6100 km/h) which will earn it a position as the fastest plane in the world.

Flying taxis are one step closer to reality

German-based company Lilium Jet has been talking about plans to create an electric flying taxi service for a long time, with the ultimate goal of reducing traffic on the streets and harmful emissions in the air. Their prototype airplane has recently made its first flight.

Buchla Thunder: the new best friend of gamers and musicians

Sensel announced plans to build the multifunctional Morph interface back in 2015. Funding for the project was collected two years later, and the company has just released the Buchla Thunder controller, which was created as an overlay for Morph.