China kickstart research into 6G technologies

In February 2019, Trump had urged U.S. companies to increase their research spending on 6G or be left behind. In a news bulletin that was published by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology, China officially announced that it has started researching sixth-generation telecoms technology. Officials from government ministries and research institutes met this week to…

Porsche invests undisclosed amount in TriEye

TriEye’s cameras, which uses short-wave-infra-red sensing technology, can see at night as well as in adverse weather conditions. Israeli startup TriEye, which has developed short-wave-infra-red sensing technology which enables cars to see in night time as well as in adverse weather conditions, has attracted $19 million in its latest funding round, which also saw the…

Microsoft launches HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset

Augmented Reality technology has the potential to improve the efficiency of businesses ranging from users at a factory floor to doctors and those at a farm. In its second push at Augmented Reality, Microsoft unveiled the latest edition of its HoloLens augmented reality headset with promises that it provides a more immersive augmented reality experience…

Microsoft Corp wins $479.2 million contract from U.S. Army

Microsoft won the contract through an auction process which saw the participation of tech companies, including Magic Leap. The U.S. Army has awarded Microsoft Corp a $479.2 million contract to supply prototypes for the Army’s augmented reality systems which will help soldiers in training and combat missions. The U.S. Army has posted the awarded contract…

Apple acquires augmented reality focused startup for undisclosed amount

Although no date and price information is available for the acquisition, as per an industry executive in the augmented reality industry, the acquisition may have taken place in the first half of 2018. In a development that clearly shows Apple Inc’s plans for the augmented reality market, Cupertino has acquired Colorado-based Akonia Holographics – a…

Samsung unveils autonomous driving and infotainment systems at CES 2018

These are truly exciting times for the auto industry: personalized driving, autonomous driving, infotainment systems, Samsung has them all covered. In a significant development that underscores Samsung Electronics Co’s plans in the auto electronics market, the South Korean giant unveiled its first series of components for autonomous driving and infotainment solutions which it co-developed along…