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Is Robocar Death the Price of Progress?

Source: EETimes  – March 20th, 2018   A self-driving Uber vehicle, driving in autonomous mode with a safety driver behind the wheel, hit and killed a pedestrian Sunday night in Tempe, Arizona. The preliminary investigation shows that Uber’s robocar, identified as 2017 Volvo XC90, was driving “at approximately 40 miles per hour,” said Tempe police during…

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First Malware to Attack Industrial Control Safety Systems

Source: EETimes  – March 15h, 2018   Less than two months after October’s U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FBI joint technical alert confirmed cyberattacks against industrial control systems, a new type of malware targeting industrial processes struck an unnamed critical infrastructure facility. The TRITON/TRISIS/HatMan malware is the first designed to attack an industrial plant’s safety systems. Since the…

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Norway tests real-time road condition data system

Source: EENews  – February 14th, 2018   The Norwegian road traffic authority Norska Statens Vegvesen is investing in the Swedish road weather technology Road Status Information. RSI is a software that combines information from networked vehicles using sophisticated algorithms with data from local street weather stations and weather forecasts. Thus, connected vehicles become rolling weather…

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