Nexar is offering 55,000 geographically diverse photos from 80 countries to support the development of autonomous-car technology. The images, called NEXET, are designed to establish self-driving perception models with a range to cover weather, roads and geography.
India will not allow driverless cars due to concerns about lost commercial driving jobs, Nitin Gadkari, the nation's transportation minister, said. Inderpreet Kaur, an analyst at Ovum, added, "The ministry has cited job losses as a reason behind banning autonomous cars in India, a bigger challenge would be to have ready infrastructure for these self-driving cars."
Any car can be a self-driving car with a robot developed by an Israeli team led by Hugo Guterman. The 33-pound Intelligent Vehicle Operator, equipped with vision sensors and mechanical systems, can be strapped into the driver's seat where it can operate all the conventional controls.
Norwegian maritime company Kongsberg says it will launch a zero-emission, autonomous ship to navigate the Scandinavian waterways. The ship can haul 150 containers and be sailing with full autonomy by 2020.
The number of logistics jobs in the US will grow by 26% by 2020, and globally, the demand for experienced supply chain professionals exceeds supply by at least 6:1. Supply chain companies need to address changing skill requirements, an aging workforce and lack of development to fill the increasing supply chain talent gap, says DHL.
Amazon grew from its business-to-customer model to a business-to-business model with Amazon Business in 2015 in the US. It later expanded to the UK and Germany after drawing more than 400,000 businesses and $1 billion in revenue in its first year of operation, said Bill Burkland of Amazon Business UK.
Alibaba may lead a substantial funding round in Indonesian online marketplace startup Tokopedia, sources say. The talks come as other major Chinese companies step up their searches for promising startups across Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia, which has the region's biggest economy.
A delay in moving utility lines at the Card Sound Bridge between Florida's mainland and the Keys means tolls will continue to be collected by hand through Sept. 1. The bridge will then be toll-free until an electronic tolling system is installed.
Cape May County, N.J., saw a 13% increase in traffic over the July 4th weekend compared with 2016. Also, toll revenue has increased, rising 1.4% between 2015 and 2016, with over 24.7 million vehicles using the Atlantic City Expressway since Jan. 1, said Stephen Dougherty of the South Jersey Transportation Authority.