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Smart Mobility: “Zelfrijdende auto haalt rijbewijs niet”

Smart Mobility: “Zelfrijdende auto haalt rijbewijs niet”

Het allereerste rijexamen ter wereld voor een zelfrijdende auto zou morgen in Assen worden afgenomen. Maar het examen is afgeblazen omdat de autonome auto finaal zou zakken voor dat examen. Autonome voertuigen kunnen op de openbare weg niet harder dan 15 kilometer per uur rijden. Foto: Reuters Dat zegt directeur van RobotTUNER Jorrit Kuipers tegen BNR Nieuwsradio. Het bedrijf ontwikkelt samen met het Centraal Bureau Rijvaardigheidsbewijzen (CBR) en de Rijksdienst voor het Wegverkeer (RDW) een heus rijexamen voor de volledig…

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FUTURE of FOOD, part 6: design

FUTURE of FOOD, part 6: design

The ‘Food Non Food’ department at Design Academy Eindhoven is a department led by Marije Vogelzang, focussing on food as a complete subject, and the interconnections to its surroundings. Food is not just material, but connects, comforts heals and shapes identity. www.mediamatic.net/en/page/370329/food-non-food Adelaide Lala Tam explores complexities within the food production system with an intention to unfold the stories behind it. She is curious about the role of a designer as a mediator between food and design and uses her…

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ENERGY: The spiralling environmental cost of our lithium battery addiction

ENERGY: The spiralling environmental cost of our lithium battery addiction

As the world scrambles to replace fossil fuels with clean energy, the environmental impact of finding all the lithium required could become a major issue in its own right AMUR RIVER, THE CHINA/RUSSIA BORDER This cold, remote region is where around 100 Chinese electric-car manufacturers test prototypes, such as the Chinese/Slovenian joint venture APG Elaphe, pictured. Global annual sales of electric vehicles exceeded one million for the first time in 2017, with more than half of these in China Matjaž…

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FUTURE of FOOD, part 4

FUTURE of FOOD, part 4

kitchen of the future One example of this IoT ecosystem is Haier’s Internet of Food platform. Through the platform, a refrigerator not only stores food and keeps it fresh but also connects with other kitchen appliances, water heaters, air-conditioning systems, laundry machines, and other devices for smart cooking, housekeeping, and environmental settings. In addition, Haier’s Internet of Food integrates more than 200 resources across eight categories, allowing users to buy ingredients directly from farms and nutritionists, for example, and then…

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