Airbus SE is looking to develop autonomous aircraft and technologies that will allow a single pilot to operate commercial jetliners, helping cut costs for carriers, Airbus Chief Technology Officer Paul Eremenko said to Bloomberg. “The more disruptive approach is to say maybe we can reduce the crew needs for our future aircraft,” Eremenko told Bloomberg Television’s Yvonne Man in an interview broadcast on Wednesday. “We’re pursuing single-pilot operation as a potential option and a lot of the technologies needed to make that happen has also put us on the path towards unpiloted operation.”
Apple is working on a rear-facing 3-D sensor system for the iPhone in 2019, another step toward turning the handset into a leading augmented-reality device, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the plan.
Lenovo announced that it doubled its x86 world record benchmark count with 46 new benchmarks based on the Intel Xeon Scalable Processor, more than any other vendor in the latest Intel benchmark cycle. Lenovo’s ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile portfolio of servers, now with 88 total world record benchmarks, continues driving their lead in data center performance.
IBM announced two significant quantum processor upgrades for its IBM Q early-access commercial systems. They represent rapid advances in quantum hardware as IBM continues to drive progress across the entire quantum computing technology stack, with focus on systems, software, applications and enablement.
The $5.1 trillion-a-day currency market is losing its human touch. According to Bloomberg, that’s the conclusion of trading and foreign-exchange heads surveyed by the organizers of the TradeTech FX conference in Miami.
Qualcomm, trying to break Intel’s lucrative stranglehold on server chips, said it began selling a new processor that will outperform its rivals and has support from some of the industry’s biggest buyers of the technology, according to Bloomberg.
Visa, the exclusive payment technology partner at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, introduced three commercially available wearable payment devices. In the spirit of the Olympic Winter Games, Visa created NFC-enabled payment gloves, commemorative stickers and Olympic pins that allow fans and athletes to complete seamless and secure payments with a simple tap at any contactless-enabled terminal.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise revealed the world’s most scalable and modular in-memory computing platform, HPE Superdome Flex. It enables enterprises of any size to process and analyze massive amounts of data and turn it into real-time business insights.
Intel said it delivered a test chip to a research partner that demonstrates the rapid progress being made in the field of quantum computing, according to Bloomberg. That chip, in theory would, be able to perform tasks on huge amounts of data and do it faster than regular computers.
Japanese optical glassmaker Ohara, whose products are used in precision optical devices such as digital cameras and telescopes, is eyeing a share of the fast-growing battery market with a material that it says can be used in both next-generation batteries and to enhance conventional batteries, according to Bloomberg.
Thin Film Electronics announced that GlaxoSmithKline has commercially deployed SpeedTap tags. That will enable them to create interactive smart shelves for enhanced communication with consumers at time of purchase decision-making.
CERN, the European nuclear physics research organization, is contemplating the development of a particle accelerator three times larger than the Large Hadron Collider, according to Bloomberg. That move is intended to match growing Chinese ambitions in particle physics.
Two years ago, a robot crushed a 22-year-old man to death at a Volkswagen factory in Germany. While this type of tragedy is still relatively rare, efforts to improve safety are intensifying as factories around the world become increasingly automated, according to Bloomberg.
A new initiative to identify, fund and scale new ventures, partnerships and business models that harness Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies to transform how the world tackles environmental issues, was launched at the World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit.
IBM unveiled LinuxONE Emperor II, the next generation of its family of Linux-only enterprise systems, which delivers new capabilities aimed at helping organizations achieve very high levels of security and data privacy assurance while rapidly addressing unpredictable data and transaction growth.
Apple packed its $1,000 iPhone with augmented reality features, betting the nascent technology will persuade consumers to pay premium prices for its products even as cheaper alternatives abound, according to Bloomberg.
The first China built commercial airliner C919 took its maiden flight on 5th May, 2017 at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. This marks a historical moment in China’s aviation industry. C919 was developed by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC), who used 3D printing technologies and specialty metals like titanium alloys in the developments of the airliner.
Neuralink, the startup co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has taken steps to sell as much as $100 million in stock to fund the development of technology that connects human brains with computers, according to Bloomberg.