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Notes from the field: key trends in the vehicle safety market

vehicle safety market

What are the key trends that are driving the development of the vehicle safety market? This is a question we’ve thought a lot about over the past few months as we’ve finalized our plans and roadmaps for 2020 and beyond.

Technology is by far the most important one. Thanks to the massive proliferation of camera sensors in vehicles, we are seeing millions upon millions of new eyes appear on the road that are making it possible to capture ever greater volumes of video data about general road and weather conditions and specific events such as collisions and congestion. Just as significantly, rapid advances in AI are starting to make it possible to sift through the mountains of data collected by these cameras to both prevent possible collisions from happening by issuing alerts to drivers and to find evidence of the causes of accidents that have occurred. Continue reading Notes from the field: key trends in the vehicle safety market

Notes from the field: VIA Events Calendar for 2020

VIA 2020 Events

Writing my preview of Embedded World  yesterday reminded me that we have quite an intensive VIA  events calendar for 2020. Not to mention a heavy travel schedule for yours truly as straight after the show in Nuremberg I head to Indianapolis for the Work Truck Show 2020 and then go on to Las Vegas for CONOXPO-CON/AGG 2020.

I’m particularly looking forward to going to the Work Truck Show 2020 because this will be my first ever visit to Indianapolis and the first time I’ve ever attended a commercial transportation exhibition as opposed to a technology tradeshow. I’m sure it’s going to be a hugely enjoyable and educational experience. Continue reading Notes from the field: VIA Events Calendar for 2020

Notes from the field: an invigorating hike to clear the mind

invigorating hike

There’s nothing like a long and invigorating hike to clear the mind and take stock of the week. This morning I walked from my usual starting point at the Four Beasts Scenic Area (四獸山市民森林碑) behind the Houshanpi MRT station to the Beixingbao Temple (北星寶宮). From there I took the Xiangshan Circular Trail down to Elephant Mountain and back into the city.

The views of Taipei and the surrounding mountains were spectacular. The temples along the way also provided myriad visual treats. I feel so grateful to live in this wonderful place where the peace and tranquility of nature are less than half-an-hour away. Continue reading Notes from the field: an invigorating hike to clear the mind

Notes from the field: blue skies over Beijing

blue skies over beijing

Clear blue skies over Beijing! The weather’s not quite as cold as I’d expected either, though I’m sure that the mercury will begin a rapid descent as evening arrives. My flights haven’t been as stressful as I’d expected either given that the Lunar New Year Holiday is fast approaching. Facial recognition systems at airport security check points dramatically reduce the waiting times for everyone.

China is justifiably proud of the capacity it has built up to handle an estimated 3 billion trips during the holiday period. No other country comes anywhere near matching the scale, efficiency, and convenience of its transportation infrastructure. Its high speed trains, in particular, put the rest of the world to shame. Continue reading Notes from the field: blue skies over Beijing