Why Europe is More Primed for Autonomous Vehicles Than China
The KPMG Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index places four European countries among the top ten best prepared to deal with autonomous vehicles. China is ranked 16th on the index of 20 countries, which includes four factors in the total score calculation: policy and legislation, technology and innovation, infrastructure, and consumer acceptance.
Will Brexit Cripple Automobile Manufacturing in the UK?
Brexit has been one of the most discussed topics in the UK in the past year. The implications of a deal or no-deal consensus between the UK and EU will affect every facet of the economy due to the multi-level trade agreements the country has had with EU member states for decades. More specifically, a no-deal Brexit will certainly impact the vehicle manufacturing industry.
Perovskite-based Solar Cells: The Future of Solar Power Technology in the UK
Against the backdrop of climate change and rising global emissions from fossil fuels, Europe, like the rest of the world, is grappling with the urgent need to implement renewable technology to meet its current and future energy demands.
Are We Making Any Progress With Medical 3D Implants?
Back in 2015, market research firm Gartner predicted that 3D implants were set to make a big impact on the medical field. In fact, the prediction was that by 2019, 10% of people in the developed world would be living with 3D-printed items either on or in their bodies.
4 Key Software Programs That Are Critical for Hardware Engineers
There are certain types of software programs that just about every hardware engineer is going to be working with on the job, whether they are employed by a small startup or an established firm. This software is critical to the timely completion and future success of the projects that you work on. Much of them, like IDEs and PCB design software, are used in higher education classes, while others, like project management software, is something that you learn on the job.
Can Voice Recognition Applications Retain Surge of Growth in European Market Despite Device Flaws?
Voice recognition technology is an incredibly exciting innovation that is becoming a big part of our day-to-day lives. First integrated into our smartphones several years ago, the technology is now able to automate tasks, giving us the hands-free ability to achieve more.
A Doctor on Your Wrist? The Rise of Wearable Technology in European Healthcare
Western medicine has seen huge growth in the use of technology for the treatment of disease and in preventative medicine. Many centres in Europe are leading the way in the use of smartwatches and fitness trackers to treat a number of different conditions, making innovative new leaps in how these body-worn sensors can help keep us fit and well.
Why Augmented Intelligence is Throwing a Spanner in the Works of European Copyright Legislation
It is often said that, in general, some laws as they stand today are not fit for purpose in their application to the digital world. One area where this is truer than any other is intellectual property—the digital age has completely changed the rules on intellectual property and the antiquated laws and systems of yesterday are no longer feasible.
STEM Fields Are Lacking Diversity in Europe
Diversity, in many ways, is important. Even the most frugal researchers would agree that considering a hypothesis from multiple viewpoints contributes to its viability. A new perspective can arise from differences in age, ethnicity, gender, culture, socioeconomic background, access to education, and even from micro-differences such as individual upbringing.
Why Silicon Valley Isn’t Necessarily the Future of Electronics
Silicon Valley has always been the tech world's answer for Hollywood. Whilst it is still the home of big tech companies, exciting innovations, new start-ups, and where a lot of the money is, the seeds of tech's future are being sown in other cities across the globe—from Barcelona to London and beyond, let's look at how the rest of the world is catching up.
What The Gatwick Drones Say About The Future of Airport Security
From the 19th to the 21st of December 2018, hundreds of flights were cancelled due to malicious drone activity disrupting the airspace of Britain’s second busiest airport, London Gatwick—just in time for Christmas! Here are the lessons learned, and the lessons that at least should be learned, for present and future airport security.
Electrical Engineers Designed This Shoe and That’s How It Should Be
Wearable technology is nothing new. Smart devices such as watches and glasses have become commonplace, giving us convenient access to all their features. In the same way that smartphones have untethered us from our desktops, smartwatches have released us from our phones.
EU Commission Approves $2 Billion Public Funds for High-End Chips and Driverless Cars Research
IoT technologies have added another layer to the meaning of a digital single market, a policy the European Union has been pushing forward since the adoption of the Digital Single Market Strategy in May 2015. The Internet of Things is connecting virtual and physical touch points and dissolving many of the previously unshakable cross-border limitations and will continue to do so, thus changing the tapestry of societies as we know them.