Saturday , October 24 2020

Technology

Canada, a leader in AI, now takes aim at driverless cars

Bloomberg Having built an impressive lead in artificial intelligence, Canada is keen to do the same in driverless cars—specifically the lidar (laser radar) technology that lets these vehicles see where they’re going. The nation’s main contender is LeddarTech Inc. The Quebec City-based company makes solid-state technology it says is better ...

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Volkswagen to roll out electric trucks, buses in $1.7bn push

Bloomberg Volkswagen AG is flanking its push into electric cars with plans to roll out battery-powered commercial vehicles targeted at urban areas as growing public concerns about air quality boost demand. The Volkswagen Truck & Bus division will invest 1.4 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in new technology including electric drivetrains, ...

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Facebook touts $199 Oculus Go VR headset in mainstream push

Bloomberg Facebook Inc. unveiled a cheaper virtual-reality headset that works without being tethered to a computer, rounding out its plan for pushing the emerging technology to the masses. The new $199 wireless headset, called Oculus Go—meant to be the company’s most accessible VR device—will be available in early 2018. Facebook ...

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Founder of Apple top chipmaker Chang to hand over reins in June

Bloomberg Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. chairman and founder Morris Chang will retire in June next year, handing the helm of the world’s largest producer of made-to-order microchips to the company’s two co-chief executives. Breaking with tradition, Chang used his retirement announcement to issue a 2017 revenue forecast that surpassed analysts’ ...

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