Years of research tells us that human error has long been the biggest factor behind road fatalities in Canada. With the Ontario government’s recent approval of a three-year self-driving car research program at the University of Waterloo, Canadian roads could become a lot safer.
“The autonomous systems … allow the car to stop and to pick up on danger before the accident happens,” says Pearl Sullivan, dean of the faculty of engineering at U of Waterloo and a researcher with the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research, or WatCAR. The WatCAR project is the first university-based initiative to be granted permission to test self-driving cars on Ontario roads.Read more
The largest blockchain conference ever held in the Baltic region lived up to its billing as 250 people from 20 countries traveled to Tallinn, Estonia for Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Tallinn on Mar. 9.
Event organizer Smile-Expo, which has organized similar conferences in Russia, Ukraine and the Czech Republic, said it chose Estonia because of a strong IT environment and government support of blockchain projects, especially in the govtech sector.Read more
Whether you're thrilled or frustrated by your internet connection, the City of Ottawa wants to hear about it.
Delivered in partnership with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, a new online portal allows Ottawa residents to put their internet connection through its paces. The tool is available on the CIRA website here.Read more
Ohio University and Dublin are putting the finishing touches on plans that envision the city's last big expanse of undeveloped land evolving into a bustling district of people studying, researching, inventing, working and living.
What Dublin calls its West Innovation District currently is 1,100 acres that is mostly farmland, with the four buildings of Ohio University's medical campus at its center. If plans pan out over the next 30 to 50 years, that acreage could be packed with research facilities, offices, parks, light manufacturing and homes — but not the classic Dublin four-bedroom, three-car-garage variety.Read more
Dublin, OH (PRWEB) March 13, 2017 - Infoverity, a leading provider of Master Data Management (MDM) and Product Information (PIM) strategy and implementation solutions, today announced the expansion of its global Managed Services capabilities, with the opening of a new and dedicated facility at the company's headquarters at 5131 Post Road in Dublin, Ohio and the addition of six new software engineers.Read more
MONCTON – Propel ICT, Atlantic Canada’s startup accelerator, has announced the names of the 23 companies who have been chosen to participate in its next round of the 12-week intensive startup accelerator program.
For over 10 years, Propel ICT has been delivering mentorship, training and networking opportunities through two of its accelerator programs, Launch and Build. The Launch program supports entrepreneurs during the early stages of starting a technology driven business, with a focus on validating their value proposition, building and testing a minimum viable product (MVP) and signing on early customers. The Launch program will run in three locations at community partner locations – in Fredericton, New Brunswick at PlanetHatch, in Halifax, Nova Scotia at Volta and for the first time in Sydney, Nova Scotia at Navigate.Read more
You've heard of Ericsson, Skype, and Spotify. But Stockholm has nurtured many other soon-to-be household names.
The Swedish capital is home to 134 of the fastest-growing private companies in Europe, according to the 2017 Inc. 5000 Europe. The third annual tally--which is based on private-companies' three-year revenue growth--finds that five of the top 10 companies hail from Stockholm. These include Daniel Wellington, a global watch manufacturer with sales of more than €155.8 million in 2015 ($169 million), and Star Stable Entertainment, a game developer that grew revenue by more than 3,000 percent between 2012 and 2015.Read more
Columbus is bolstering its Smart City efforts with a new point person to lead the multimillion-dollar initiative, and giving its staffers a new home in up-and-coming Franklinton.
Mayor Andrew Ginther announced during a recent press conference that Mike Stevens, a former deputy director of the Columbus Department of Development, would return to the city as Columbus' first chief innovation officer to lead the Smart City effort. He has been CEO of Lake County Partners, a nonprofit economic-development organization outside Chicago, since leaving the city in 2012.Read more
On March 6, in front of a big audience attracted by this event, André SANTINI, Mayor of Issy-les-Moulineaux and Member of Parliament, with high representatives of the funding entity “Societé du Grand Paris” and other project partners (Cisco, Colas, Indigo and Transdev), launched and presented to the press the pilot aiming to show how new solutions exist to promote sustainable and modern solutions for urban travels.
This experiment is part of one of the most ambitious European projects around mobility, the Grand Paris Express, will lead to the construction of an automated metro in the Paris Region up to 2030. This project will highly improve the public transports offer, but it will make necessary to do many road works to build more than 200 km of metro and 68 new stations. Its impact of congestion may be unpredictable and it makes necessary to find solutions to avoid congestion and any parking issues.Read more
The head of Calgary Economic Development is in California this week, hoping to lure tech companies further north.
Mary Moran says Calgary has the potential to be the next Silicon Valley — though another Canadian region between Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo is already laying claim to the title "Silicon Valley North."Read more