FUELlink’s IoT fuel-tracking device, named ‘VINIE’, sits on the dashboard and allows fleet managers keep track of and analyse data picked up from the vehicle’s engine management computer. Operators can set miles per gallon targets, view the amount of hours worked per litre, and detect fuel leaks.
Fleet management for city transport
FUELlink expects to see its VINIE devices gain traction in the coming months, particularly as the benefits become clear to transport operators that are keen to retrofit old vehicles and build more efficient fleets.
John Ashley, director at FUELlink Systems, notes the importance of support from CENSIS in reaching this point. “The way we’ve grown as a business is by listening to our customers and developing products which help them run their companies more efficiently,” he said.
“Working with transport operators, we recognised some of the pitfalls and challenges facing them on a daily basis. And while we had a concept to address some of those challenges, it was by teaming up with CENSIS that we were able to develop VINIE.”
He continued, “by demonstrating the proof of concept, we could pilot the product with a number of companies, showcasing the benefits of the device, and have since landed significant contracts, including Nottingham City Transport.
“At the moment, we’re focused on introducing the product to local authorities, bus operators, and haulage firms, but in the future, we hope to diversify and allow companies across industries to take advantage of VINIE’s versatile data monitoring and storage capabilities.”
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Fuel and energy efficiency is emerging as an important hotspot in IoT programmes, not just in transportation and the supply chain, but also in starting new relationships between utilities and energy companies and their business and domestic customers.
We applaud any new programme that seeks to make public transport smarter and more efficient, and city centre traffic more environmentally friendly and sustainable.
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In late 2016, Google announced that it expected to offset all of its office and data center electricity use with 100 percent renewable energy in 2017. Today, the company says it achieved that goal. Google has been working on reducing its carbon footp…
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Apple has quietly pushed out an update for the iOS version of GarageBand, complete with support for the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera setup. Here are the details.
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For the first time in nearly five years, there’s a 40 MP camera on the market – and it belongs to the Huawei P20 Pro. It’s only one of three cameras, making it unique. Here’s what a pro photographer thinks of the latest Leica-Huawei collaboration. The next video expands on the ballet portion of the first one. It focuses on the virtues of the 960fps slow-mo video capture. Next up, we’re back to taking photos. This video carries an inspirational message and along the way mentions the advantages of the AI-powered camera. And just so the Huawei P20 doesn’t feel left out,…
Internet of Elephants is a development studio based out of Kenya who focuses on making digital experiences that help people learn about and make connections with animals in hopes of raising awareness about animal conservation. In August of last year they released the app Safari Central [Free] which allows users to interact with a handful of protected safari animals in augmented reality and do things like take photos or learn more about them. It’s definitely an “app” and not a “game” but that’s where GDC 2018 comes in. We met up with Internet of Elephants to see their future plans for Safari Central, which right now is considered just a limited preview. The real goal is to create an almost Pokemon GO-like tracking experience through AR. What’s really cool is that the studio has many partners in Kenya who are able to provide real-life data on all the featured animals, and coupled with the impressively animated 3D models it really has the potential to bring real awareness and knowledge to people who use Safari Central. You can find much more information about Safari Central and Internet of Elephants at their official website, and you can see a brief demo of the new AR mode in the video below. It’s in a VERY early state right now but already looks really cool. And of course if you want to check out the limited preview version of Safari Central, you can do so with the link at the end of this article.
The iPhone X’s advanced TrueDepth Camera may have wider applications than just Face ID and Animoji — the flagship is now apparently being used in game development. Finnish game studio Next Games is reportedly using the iPhone X for a new location-based augmented reality title called The Walking Dead: Our World. Specifically, the studio has […]
For the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), killing people isn’t all that complicated. A budget of more than $ 600 billion per year buys a whole lot of tanks, guns, and bombs.
But not killing someone proves to be a bit more complicated. How about just stunning them a bit from far away? Or maybe setting their clothes on fire without having to look them in the face?
For that, we’ve got the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Development Program (JNLWD). The program’s purpose: to develop weapons and other devices military personnel can use to incapacitate targets without outright killing them. As explained on the program’s FAQ, the goal of the JNLWD is to fill the gap between “shout and shoot” (truly, we should all be grateful the armed forces acknowledge that such a gap exists).
The JNLWD’s latest breakthrough is the Non-Lethal Laser-Induced Plasma Effect (NL-LIPE) system. They recently gave Defense One a look at the in-development device. And it’s truly a sight to behold.
Rather, a sound to behold. Take a listen below (and maybe make sure your pets are out of the room because, we promise, they really hate this).
Here’s how this device is useful. Imagine an enemy is getting a bit too close for comfort, and you want them to back off.
You could use a stun grenade, a blinding flash of light and noise that leaves the enemy disoriented and stunned. Those only work if you’re close enough to throw them, though.
And maybe you have some good guys standing in between. How do you blast the enemy but not the good guys? That’s where the lasers come in.
First, the NL-LIPE operator shoots a burst of light at the target using a femtosecond laser. This rips electrons from the air molecules to create a ball of plasma at the targeted site. The operator then manipulates the plasma ball using a second nanolaser, directing the plasma to produce sound or light, or even burn clothing.
Right now, of course, the technology is still in development, so it only works under pretty specific conditions. Eventually, though, the military thinks it could get the device to work at distances of tens of kilometers, David Law, head of JNLWD’s technology division, told Defense One. That would give it a longer range than any other non-lethal weapon.
Law also said the researchers believe they’re very close to getting their device to outright “speak” to them, but the creepy almost-voice it already produces would likely be enough to get any enemies to turn tail.
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Finding the cheapest flights can be tricky, especially since prices tend to fluctuate rapidly and so many third-party services like Expedia, KAYAK and Priceline exist and are vying for your business. There’s an innovative new tool on the block now though, and according to Business Insider it’s specifically designed to exploit 100% legal loopholes in an effort […]
Today IKEA has announced that its IKEA Place augmented reality app, previously exclusive to iOS, is now available for Android. With it, prospective furniture customers can see if a given IKEA product will be a good fit—in every sense. From relative sizes to aesthetic comparisons, you can choose just the right side table, lamp, or shelf to fit your particular niche, and even search for your existing IKEA furniture in the app.
[Hands-on] IKEA Place uses AR to see if your Ektorp goes with that Lövbacken was written by the awesome team at Android Police.