OMRON Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Komaki, Aichi Prefecture, President: Katsuhiro Wada), a subsidiary of OMRON Corporation (TSE: 6645) has announced a prototype non- contact pulse sensor that can measure heart rates with high accuracy inside vehicles, where measurements are difficult to perform.
The future belongs to self-learning robots that interact with human beings, explains Yoshiharu Inaba, Chairman and CEO of Fanuc, the Japanese robot and controller manufacturer. With robots, the entrepreneur seeks to handle future growth. And locally networked managers are intended to help them do so.
In a collaboration with researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) has started the world’s first major research program on autonomous floating vessels in metropolitan areas. Roboat will be conducted by researchers from MIT, Delft University of Technology (TUD) and Wageningen University and Research (WUR). The five-year program has a budget of €25 million and is set in Amsterdam.
Did you know that even advanced gasoline engines waste roughly a fifth of their fuel? Especially at high engine speeds, some of the gasoline is used for cooling instead of for propulsion. With its new water injection, Bosch shows that it does not have to be that way. Particularly when accelerating quickly or driving on the freeway, the injection of additional water makes it possible to reduce fuel consumption by up to 13 percent. “With our water injection, we show that the combustion engine still has some tricks up its sleeve,” says Dr. Rolf Bulander, chairman of the Bosch Mobility Solutions business sector and member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. The fuel economy offered by this Bosch technology comes especially to the fore in three- and four-cylinder downsized engines: in other words, in precisely the kind of engines to be found under the hood of any average midsize car.