OpenSynergy paves way for next-generation autonomous devices with virtualization for ARM’s most advanced real-time processor

To address increasing software complexity in devices such as autonomous vehicles and industrial control systems, this approach allows for the isolation of safety-critical functions from those that require less stringent control. In addition, it enables the consolidation of applications onto fewer electronic control units (ECUs) to both manage complexity and reduce cost.

ABB wins $640 million mega deal for long distance power transmission link in India

New link across over 1,800 km will be capable of bringing electricity to more than 80 million people.

ABB has teamed up with India’s national electricity grid operator Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) in a mega project worth over $640 million for ABB to deliver a transmission link that will have the capacity to bring reliable electricity to more than 80 million people. The Raigarh-Pugalur 800 kilovolt (kV) ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) system will connect Raigarh in Central India to Pugalur in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

Volvo Cars adds Microsoft’s Skype for Business to its 90 Series cars

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that it will introduce Skype for Business, Microsoft’s leading collaborative productivity app, to its new 90 Series cars. Volvo Cars is the first carmaker to launch such an in-car productivity tool.

“We’ve all been there. Sitting in the car trying to join a conference call. You either fumble with or drop your phone while trying to connect or you forget the long pin code to join. It’s not the best way to start an important call in the car. On top of all that your attention is not where it should be – on the road. With the addition of Skype for Business all that goes away,” said Anders Tylman-Mikiewicz Vice President Consumer Connectivity Services at Volvo Car Group.

Robotex 2016 – how total failure comes to a very useful lesson

„Comparing our results with previous successful year, we have a lot o learn about,“ summarizes Uptime CTO Raimo Seero, what happened at Robotex 2016. „Our supported teams had not reached to top first three places (the best place was 6th), but nevertheless we have a very good feeling,“ is Raimo fulfilled. „We got some very good lessons.“

Lithuania Strengthens its Air Defence Capability with RBS 70 Simulators

Defence and security company Saab has received an order for RBS 70 simulators from the Lithuanian Armed Forces. Deliveries will take place during 2018.

The Lithuanian Armed Forces have been an RBS 70 customer since 2004. In order to further strengthen their air defence capability, an order for simulators has been placed with Saab. Included in the contract are simulators, training services and spare parts. Saab will work together with the Lithuanian-based Baltic Institute of Advanced Technology (BPTI) on the integration of customised 3D-maps into the RBS 70 simulators, so as to visualise real operational environments for their armed forces.

Silly house: how hackers send Your smart home to hell

Very soon all our home equipment will be connected to Internet. Don´t be surprised, when Your "smart" home, for instance, rises inside temperature to 1000 degrees, writes

Fire alarm will start at three o´clock in the middle of night. You know, that this is not possible, but this sound is made by all kitchen and living room devices together. At that time, TV will start to show raw porn, water flows and so on. What´s going on? Read more here.

A record-breaking number of teams have signed up for Robotex

1132 teams have signed up for Robotex this year. It is more than the previous Guinness record of 1075 teams at the VEX Worlds robot competition that took place in the United States in April 2016.

Robotex, the biggest robotics competition in Europe from last year, is aiming to be the largest in the world next year, in connection to the 100 th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.

“Estonia’s success story-to- come will be the extensive robotics skills among children and the youth, which will provide them with interesting and profitable jobs,” says Mart Laul, Project Manager of Robotex 2016. “We will be going for the official world record next year, this year we have concentrated on introducing even younger children to the world of robotics,” adds Laul.


Meet Koda - a concrete house You can have in 7 hours

Group of Estonian designers and engineers constructed simple house, what uses solar energy and can move with You.

Small house is built ecologically. Air in a KODA house is cleaned and keeps right level of humidity. Vacuum-insulated concrete walls keep warmth and stop noise, with solar panels on the roof You can be almost energy independent. Usually KODA returns more power to the grid than it uses. Features like these mean that little or no energy is wasted:

• use of smart systems
• thin but well-insulated walls (with a U value of 0.1 W/m²K)
• quadruple glazing (with a U value of 0.3 W/m²K) and
• innovative LED lighting and architecture (which makes maximum use of sun).

AEG Power Solutions Launches its Hybrid Energy Storage Solution, Cutting Down Costs of Energy Storage Systems

The new platform is a unique system combining battery energy storage with Power-to-Heat technology. Solution targets the primary control reserve power reducing capital expenditure by 30 % and possibly more, depending on installation.

AEG Power Solutions has developed a Hybrid Energy Storage System which combines standard battery storage with power-to-heat technology to reduce the total cost of energy storage operation.

The solution can be installed in any type of facility which uses thermal processes, including local heat networks in combination with an electrical distribution network.