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Augmented and virtual reality to create $20bn risk by 2020

Augmented and virtual reality to create $20bn risk by 2020 | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
There is a new dimension of risk that insurers and brokers should be doing much more to keep up with
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Snapsheet gets $20 million venture investment - Chicago Business Journal

Snapsheet gets $20 million venture investment - Chicago Business Journal | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
Snapsheet, a provider of virtual insurance claims technology, partnered with venture capital groups based in Boston and New York, as well as several major insurers.
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Automation of claims

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Mahindra to develop range of autonomous electric vehicles | Autocar

Mahindra to develop range of autonomous electric vehicles | Autocar | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
Leading Indian firm is integrating its wide portfolio of companies to produce advanced EVs
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Mahindra CEO Anand Mahindra told Autocar that the company plans to produce a range of autonomous electric cars by leveraging Mahindra’s many brands including Tech Mahindra. Further details remain unknown.

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Sweden Tests Electric Roads to Give EVs Unlimited Range

Sweden Tests Electric Roads to Give EVs Unlimited Range | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
Overhead wires provide electricity for buses and trains. Could they work for trucks, too?
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Walmart and Five Elements Robotics Working on Robotic Shopping Cart

Walmart and Five Elements Robotics Working on Robotic Shopping Cart | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
We like the idea of an autonomous shopping cart, but getting it to work will be a challenge
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Nissan finally admits that a 200-plus mile Leaf electric vehicle is coming. We've been waiting for this.

Nissan finally admits that a 200-plus mile Leaf electric vehicle is coming. We've been waiting for this. | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
At EVS29, Nissan finally admits that it is working on a next-gen Leaf with a 60-kWh battery pack that will be able to go over 200 miles on a charge.
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Les nouvelles du jour - La Presse+

Les nouvelles du jour - La Presse+ | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
Investir dans un réseau pancanadien de bornes de recharge rapide pourrait coûter cher, mais il s’agit d’un investissement qui peut devenir rentable très rapidement, même au Canada, où les distances sont grandes et la population, clairsemée. - Tels sont les résultats d’une étude dévoilé
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MARCON study on DC fast charging discussed in media. The future of public charging is DCFC

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Tesla’s newest hire may be proof Elon Musk is ready to hear some hard truths about batteries

Tesla’s newest hire may be proof Elon Musk is ready to hear some hard truths about batteries | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
Jeff Dahn, a leading battery researcher who teaches at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, will go on an exclusive contract with Tesla Motors on June 8, just as CEO Elon Musk is facing serious skepticism over his plans to rapidly transform into a mainstream carmaker. And Dahn says he is arriving with marching orders t
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Canada's strength in battery tech is emphasized once again with this hire.

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Rolls-Royce unveils its first driverless car - FT.com

Rolls-Royce unveils its first driverless car - FT.com | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars on Thursday unveiled its first driverless car, with a “vision vehicle” it hopes will cast a glimpse into the future of luxury transport. With no steering wheel, a door on one side only and a virtual assistant that can book
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Will enter production in late 2040s :))

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Why Apple's new energy business should scare utilities

Why Apple's new energy business should scare utilities | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
As the latest corporate energy user to jump into the wholesale electricity business, the tech giant shows how the tide may be turning away from power monopolies.
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Dépôt du projet de loi pour favoriser la vente de voitures électriques

Dépôt du projet de loi pour favoriser la vente de voitures électriques | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
Le gouvernement du Québec a déposé jeudi un projet de loi pour forcer les grands constructeurs automobiles à vendre plus de voitures électriques.
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Automated company raises equivalent of $120m in digital currency - FT.com

Automated company raises equivalent of $120m in digital currency - FT.com | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
An automated business run on computer code, with no human input beyond its anonymous backers, has raised the equivalent of $120m in digital currency. The financial support for the vehicle, called The DAO, makes it the most advanced embodiment yet of
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Shared-Use Mobility

Shared-Use Mobility | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
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This research shows that the more people use shared modes, the more likely they are to use public transit, own fewer cars, and spend less on transportation overall

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Roulez, vous êtes filmés

Roulez, vous êtes filmés | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
L'explosion d'une énorme météorite, le crash d'un Boeing 747 Cargo ou encore le renversement d'une cargaison de vaches... Des scènes incroyable
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réduction de prime de 30% 

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Aetna, Apple Enter Wellness Partnership

Aetna, Apple Enter Wellness Partnership | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
Aetna will subsidize Apple Watch purchases for its customers to support a suite of apps for the wearable device.
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Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Wants to Help You Navigate Smart Cities

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Wants to Help You Navigate Smart Cities | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
A mobile app will give you all the best options for driving, parking, and transit
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7 Chinese companies that want to dominate the electric car market

7 Chinese companies that want to dominate the electric car market | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
If you've seen photos of Shanghai or Beijing engulfed in smog, you know that China has room for improvement on the environmental front. But change is coming quickly to the world's most populous country, and nowhere is that more visible than in the auto industry. Roughly 40 years ago, China bega
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Columbus wins Smart City Challenge, netting $50 million and beating out San Francisco, Denver, other cities for U.S. Department of Transportation grants - Columbus - Columbus Business First

Columbus wins Smart City Challenge, netting $50 million and beating out San Francisco, Denver, other cities for U.S. Department of Transportation grants - Columbus - Columbus Business First | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
Columbus has won a contest that “could completely change the American city.""
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Automated technology in Toronto public transit scheduled for executive committee discussion

Automated technology in Toronto public transit scheduled for executive committee discussion | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
A recommendation to ask the Toronto Transit Commission to report on a plan for automated vehicle technology is on the agenda of a June 28 meeting of local politicians. The executive committee – comprised of 13 of Toronto’s city councillors…
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Electric Truck Startup Nikola Motors Claims $2.3 Billion in Preorders Before Prototype Is Even Ready

Electric Truck Startup Nikola Motors Claims $2.3 Billion in Preorders Before Prototype Is Even Ready | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
If $2.3 billion in preorders for a nonexistent hybrid electric semi truck sounds far fetched, that's because it is
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Fantastic. This only proves that the demand is there.

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Whim, the world’s first all-inclusive mobility service, promises to change urban travel forever - ERTICO NETWORK

Whim, the world’s first all-inclusive mobility service, promises to change urban travel forever - ERTICO NETWORK | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
13 June was a ground-breaking day for urban travel. It will see the unveiling of Whim, the world’s first ever all-inclusive mobility service. Whim, an app based on the Finnish MaaS (Mobility as a Service) concept, gives people instant access to virtually every kind of transport, from brand new cars to taxis, buses, trains and bike …
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Watson's Newest Job Is a Tour Guide on a Self-Driving Bus

Watson's Newest Job Is a Tour Guide on a Self-Driving Bus | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
​The AI system is going to control a self-driving bus called "Olli." ​
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Local Motors and IBM have developed a self-driving electric bus called Olli. It sits 12 and thanks to the integrated computer system Watson, passengers can ask the bus questions (and get an answer). The electric Olli is now on the road in Washington, D.C. and is said to also travel to Miami and Las Vegas.

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REVA 2 : l’incroyable projet de mobilité urbaine que la France pourrait perdre - PMELink

REVA 2 : l’incroyable projet de mobilité urbaine que la France pourrait perdre - PMELink | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
Propriétaire de presque 150 brevets différents, Raoul Parienti est l’un des inventeurs français les plus innovants de sa génération. En atteste, son dernier projet de mobilité urbaine « REVA 2 », lauréat du prix du président du Jury du Concours Lépine 2016, qui a pour visée de « rendre un véhicule collectif privé le temps de l’usage ». Une invention française révolutionnaire donc, mais qui, faute de financements, pourrait voir son développement se faire à l’étranger, en Chine notamment…
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Delivery Service Brings Groceries to Your Fridge When You’re Away

Delivery Service Brings Groceries to Your Fridge When You’re Away | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
In Sweden, groceries can be delivered in your absence and directly to where they belong: your kitchen and fridge. PostNord and supermarket chain ICA are testing the new service with about 20 households in the Swedish capital, promising that messengers will remove their shoes and unpack online deliveries.
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not sure I would be comfortable with this 

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This drone can paint your house better than you can

This drone can paint your house better than you can | Technology and its impacts on our lives | Scoop.it
They're taking over everything.
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