Tesla’s interactive, millimeter wave radar sensor can help prevent children being left behind in car, boost theft prevention systems

California based Tesla Inc has applied for permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to market a short-range interactive motion-sensing device that could help prevent children from being left behind in hot cars. The system could also help improve theft-prevention systems. Tesla aims to get permission for its devices, which will use unlicensed millimeter-wave sensors,…

U.S. Commerce Department further restricts Huawei’s access to U.S. chip design hardware and software

In a significant development, the Trump Administration announced that it will further tighten the screws on Huawei Technologies Co, and crack down on its access to commercially available semiconductors. The development underscores the U.S. Commerce Department’s intent to expand restrictions that were announced in May 2020 which were aimed at preventing the Chinese company from…

Tech firms deploy Bluetooth enabled contact tracing apps to contain spread of coronavirus

Technology companies have begun developing their own contact tracing systems to help prevent and contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreaks in their offices. The development comes in the wake of countries begining to ease lockdown measures and return to the workplace. Juniper Networks Inc plans on equipping its nearly 10,000 employees with work identification…

Electric scooter maker Superpedestrian raises $20 million in latest funding round

Electric scooter maker Superpedestrian said in a statement that it has raised $20 million for its diagnostic software that can spot impending hardware failure – an area that is of major concern for scooter operators. Although electric scooters have become a popular mode of transport in many cities, with the vehicles breaking down in a…

European Commission looking to set up ethical guidelines for AI

The European Commission is looking to setup ethical guidelines for artificial intelligence which should be transparent, secure, have human oversight and have reliable algorithms. They should also be subject to privacy and data protection rules. The European Commission stated, companies working with artificial intelligence need to install accountability mechanisms that prevent the misuse of AI.…

Japan’s Financial Services Agency grants cryptocurrency industry self-regulatory status

Following hacker attacks which left crypto exchanges shorter by millions of dollars earlier this year, Japan intends to nurture growth while ensuring strict regulatory compliance for the cryptocurrency industry. On Wednesday, Japanese watchdog Financial Services Agency (FSA) stated, it has given the country’s cryptocurrency industry a self-regulatory status. As a result Japan Virtual Currency Exchange…