About Saint Petersburg’s Skolkovo and new chips by Tesla: main news in the field of technologies
Google releases a new charging station for phones, Tesla will present its own chips for cars, and Saint Petersburg-based Skolkovo will start the development according to the approved plan. Read about these and other events in the world of the IoT in our digest.
Google releases Pixel Stand dock station with AI
Google is releasing a smart dock station Pixel Stand to supplement new smartphones Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in autumn 2018. The station will use voice control and offer a possibility of wireless charging for phones.
The station will not only charge your phone – Google Assistant will answer questions and perform your commands. Any smartphone will be compatible with Pixel Stand.
Tesla develops chips for cars
In early 2019, Tesla will change the platform for Model S, X and 3 cars – they will be powered by Hardware 3. This new hardware is intended to process data required by self-driving cars. It has been developed over the last few years and will soon replace Nvidia Drive.
In such a way, the company plans to boost the efficiency of neural networks. The chips will improve Tesla’s computer vision – networks will be able to process 2000 frames per second.
Google creates a new chip for IoT devices based on AI
Google has developed Edge TPU chip to be used for IoT devices based on AI. It will make calculations and optimize energy consumption.
The chip is being tested by LG and ensures almost hundred-per-cent accuracy of computations. The company has plans to replace the current computing system Nvidia with Google’s solution to increase operating efficiency.
Saint Petersburg’s analogue of Skolkovo has an accurate development program
The board of directors of ITMO Highpark has approved the development plan of Skolkovo subdivision in Saint Petersburg. The innovative research and education complex should be constructed by 2024. In total, 41 billion rubles will be invested in the project.
Highpark will be located in Pushkinsky district of Saint Petersburg and occupy around 350 thousand square meters.
It is planned to establish 50 laboratories and 5 production plants in the new complex. Highpark will provide workplaces for 12 thousand people and enroll around 3.6 thousand students.
IID suspends the process of creating of the Russian smart cities rating
The independent non-profit organization Institute of Internet Development (IID) has announced the suspension of the preparation of the Russian smart cities rating. Obtained results will be used in the new project called Digital region.
The rating was compiled together with Rostelecom PJSC and the National Association of Industrial Internet Market Participants. The companies reported about the work on the project in 2016 for the first time. The aim of the rating is to help the regions of Russia to learn about the best practices of using smart systems in the municipal government.
The results were expected to be announced in the late 2016, but it was postponed to the autumn of 2017. Due to the lack of resources, the companies decided to stop working on the rating and direct their energy to the new project Digital region.
It is aimed to define the best methods for using innovation technologies in region management and prevent lagging behind in this field.
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