VIAVI携手Microsemi共建生态系统加速灵活OTN与以太网部署 助推5G商用落地

VIAVI将于3月13日-15日OFC展会上推出基于FlexE的ONT-600新品

美国加州圣何塞 2018年03月15日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ VIAVI Solutions公司(纳斯达克股票代码: VIAV)今日宣布与国际领先的半导体解决方案提供商Microsemi(美高森美)达成合作,以进一步落地灵活的光网络技术在5G通信中的应用。其新品VIAVI ONT-600光网络测试仪,结合Microsemi最新的光传送网(OTN)处理器DIGI-G5,将为全球通信服务商提供搭建、测试并快速部署OTUCn 、灵活光传送网(FlexO)、灵活以太网(FlexE)等5G光网技术的解决方案平台。VIAVI将于3月13日至15日在美国光纤通讯展览会(OFC)上展出这款适用于FlexE的新品ONT-600(#3423展位)。

基于对5G网络需求的广泛分析,通信领域一致认为传输网络是一个核心的焦点,它需要一个能支持标准带宽、流量模式、切片、延迟及时间同步特性的架构系统。中国是全球手机用户最多的国家,而中国的通信服务商也正努力进击这项技术的最前沿。中国移动目前正计划在其5G传输网络中采用基于FlexE的SPN(切片分组网络,Slicing Packet Network),而其他运营商也相继采用面向移动承载优化的OTN技术(M-OTN)。

通过此次合作,VIAVI与Microsemi为开发及验证这些不同传输技术下的解决方案平台提供了各自的优势资源。VIAVI ONT已通过100G组件及系统实验测试,并在行业内率先支持400G以太网,及前向纠错 (FEC)与四级脉冲幅度调制 (PAM4)技术,目前可支持包括CFP8、QSFPDD和OSFP在内的所有400G光模块。该产品还可以与其它一系列应用程序相结合来处理诸如FlexE、OTUCn和FlexO等拐点。

Microsemi最新的DIGI-G5 OTN处理器速度达1.2Tbps/秒,搭载一个集成的安全引擎,可支持灵活的加密光网连接,并首次与最新标准化的25GE(千兆以太网)、50GE、200GE、400GE、灵活OTN(FlexO & OTUCn)及FlexE等光网络一同面市。DIGI-G5处理器使分组光纤传输平台的容量增加了三倍,同时将每个端口的功耗降低了50%。

Microsemi通信业务部门副总裁兼总经理Babak Samimi表示:"随着越来越多的通信服务商们迫切希望扩大其光纤覆盖来为5G网络做准备,我们的客户需要全新的OTN 3.0功能以实现千兆网络下高速、灵活的连通性。在Microsemi与VIAVI合作搭建的生态系统支持下, 全球的OTN商用网络服务商可以开发支持OTUCn、FlexE和FlexO的一系列新产品。"

VIAVI Solutions副总裁兼实验室和生产业务部总经理Tom Fawcett表示:"VIAVI很高兴能与Microsemi并肩合作构建平台以支持全球运营商的网络需求…5G时代的来临将要求整个行业加快、延伸并协调技术开发的步伐。我们各自的技术优势和深厚的联系使我们自然而然成为这一举措的理想合作伙伴。"

关于VIAVI Solutions
VIAVI(纳斯达克代码:VIAV)是全球领先的通信网络测试服务、监控和保证解决方案提供商,服务于通信服务商、企业及其生态系统,得到Viavi Velocity Solution Partners等全球渠道网络的支持。我们提供物理、虚拟和混合网络中的端到端可视化服务,让客户能够优化连接、提升用户体验和盈利能力。VIAVI也是高性能薄膜光学涂层领域的领导者,为防伪、消费电子、汽车、国防和仪器市场提供照明管理解决方案。欲了解更多关于VIAVI信息,请访问 www.viavisolutions.com。 敬请访问VIAVI PerspectivesLinkedInTwitterYouTubeFacebook关注该公司。

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Source: VIAVISolutions

2018年国际妇女节–佰莉寇授予所有女性美丽+健康活动




澳大利亚阿德莱德 2018年03月09日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 2018年3月8日,澳大利亚南澳州企业-佰莉蔻有限公司(Belle'Botanique Pty Ltd)于阿德莱德宣布,该公司近期致力于推出的美丽+健康运动,庆祝和纪念2018国际妇女节–赋予全球女性美丽和健康。

每天一个女人都要对抗内部和外部的压力,她选择感觉良好且看起来美丽,这就需要每日保持情绪和身体的健康。内外兼顾的滋养战略,通过将营养与优质护肤相结合,整体美化,这会达到一个双赢的结果。

污染无处不在,且世界各地污染情况都在不断恶化。因此,降低身体暴露于有毒化合物和毒性物质的几率是十分重要的。这是每一位妇女所应承担的责任,不仅是为了她自己,也是为了下一代。

观看视频:

https://v.qq.com/x/page/g0531rv5jj8.html?

"我们在佰莉蔻研发的护肤品、护发产品和100%天然香水,均采用 "绿色化学"的原则和制造过程,只使用安全和天然成分。"佰莉蔻品牌创始人之一、香水调香师、艺术家Peta-Ann Jain女士表示,"每天我都会遇到许多女性,无论是年轻女性还是成熟女性。我很惊讶许多女人都不知道大多数的香水,不管是昂贵的还是经济型的都是用合成的化学物质制成的。大量的这些香料成分经过证实会干扰内分泌(荷尔蒙),且拥有引起生殖毒性的特性。"

来自安全化妆品组织的研究表明,大脑中的情感中枢与嗅觉密切相关,皮肤不仅是人体最大的器官,而且是免疫系统的前哨。

"随着人工智能的数字时代的来临,保持我们的自然性是至关重要的。"佰莉蔻高级研发员Josh Adams称,"无论是幸福感、香水还是护肤品,我们都提供安全有效的选择,让女性感觉良好、看起来美丽同时抵抗污染。"

最近由佰莉蔻推出的"美丽+健康"活动通过提高人们健康美丽的意识,并提供有效的解决方案,赋予全球女性健康、美丽的权利。

联络人
Peta-Ann Jain
邮箱: info@bellebotanique.com.au
微信号: BelleBotanique






Source: bellebotanique

Forty Seven银行将为全球金融业带来创新和实效,同时为年轻的当地开发人员提供新的机会




英格兰伦敦 2018年03月09日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 2008年的全球经济崩盘,可说是由鲁莽和贪婪所造成的。至今全球金融业声誉仍未从中恢复过来。而基于新兴金融科技框架的年轻银行正在加紧脚步,试图撼动这个行业。Forty Seven 银行是目前正在开发的最有趣的新项目之一。它为年轻工程师提供一个平台,让他们开发新的应用程序并激发传统银行业中的创新–这个行业正是急需被撼动的。

传统银行业是缓慢、无效且停滞不前的。这个行业迫切的想要坚持过时但高利润的商业模式,并一直在反抗可能威胁到他们的创新。反观Forty Seven这样的年轻金融新创公司完全采用最新的科技,致力于把客户放在第一位。

用Forty Seven银行首席执行官亚历山大·马林斯(Alekandrs Malins)的话说:"我们正在做的就是向全世界表明,在顾及稳定性和利润等其他重要价值的情况下,仍是有可能取得实效和盈利的。我们认为,通过使用最新技术,我们可以为客户提供2018年应能期待的体验,也能持续积极增加我们的市场份额。"

为了确保Forty Seven银行始终能够使用最新和最好的技术,Forty Seven银行为世界各地的开发人员提供一个在Forty Seven银行保护下开发新应用程序的机会。马林斯还表示:"对我们来说,这是一种挖掘中国惊人人才库的方式,同时提供小型独立开发人员以最少投资在最高水平上竞争的机会。我们的目标是不断创新,提供更好、更高效、更以客户为中心的服务。"

Forty Seven银行总部位于伦敦。Forty Seven银行即将进军全球市场,将完全符合其所经营的每个市场的所有规范。有关Forty Seven银行及其价值观和理念的更多信息,请访问 www.fortyseven.io

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关于FORTY SEVEN银行
Forty Seven银行希望为金融科技开发人员创造一个创新、灵活和开放的应用平台。他们将能够在Forty Seven银行的保护下工作,并可以利用银行的基础设施与接触银行的客户群。这将为资金有限的开发人员创造机会,使之创建可与传统银行竞争的白标应用程序。我们的"银行即服务"解决方案将通过减少进入金融科技市场的障碍,撼动亚洲和其他地区的金融市场。

欲了解详情,请联系:
弗拉基米尔·汤姆科(Vladimir Tomko)
Forty Seven银行首席营销官
电话:+44.2.071.013.530
电子邮箱:vladimir@fortyseven.io






Source: fortysevenbank

Humaniq releases brand new version of popular App


London, England, March 8, 2018 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - London-based FinTech firm Humaniq is marking the milestone of its app reaching its first 50,000 downloads by announcing a new, improved version.

Humaniq announced a Free Secure Chat & Crypto-Wallet App and a new referral program for its community of users. The Humaniq app includes a wallet, bioID, secure messenger and the unbanked can use it for making digital ID and peer-to-peer transactions in African countries (including Uganda, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Rwanda).

The new features include:

New referral program
With Humaniq's  egalitarian emission approach, a large proportion of the HMQ crypto coin is reserved for active app users. A referral program has showed a very positive adoption curve from users, with more than 10,000 users together inviting more than 75,000 thousand friends in total to join the application. Humaniq's new 2.0 referral program  will build on this by displaying community progress with referrals and thereby make the  referral process more transparent and intuitive for all users.

Transaction options extension
Transactions can now be made via the messenging chat system. The principle the Humaniq app is grounded in- is that everything should revolve around humans coming together to build community. That is why an ability to communicate is crucial. The Humaniq team have introduced transactions into personal chats to focus on the communication between people. Whether it is a text, or an image or a gift in HMQ – it is now all in one place.

In addition,  users  are now allowed not only to send HMQ, but also to request directly from their friends or family. The Humaniq team believes that an ability to request a desired amount is a more efficient and faster way to communicate financially. This feature is available for all users that have access to the wallet, and is also secured by our enhanced anti-fraud system. Users can also enjoy  a new way of grouping transactions as  a smarter way to organise personal communication. From now on, users will be able to clearly focus either on the financial history or on the correspondence with a specified friend  by staying in the unified chat room. While text and media messages will be group based on the timing, financial transactions will be grouped by type and action type.

New on-boarding process
The Humaniq team redesigned the on-boarding process to make it clearer and easier for inexperienced smartphone users. The close collaboration with Humaniq's ambassadors in African nations led to the  creation of an on-boarding process that adapts to the needs of customers, whereas the purpose remains the same: to explain what features are available, how to use them and how to benefit from their use.

New registration process
A new registration process allows users to start interacting with a Humaniq assistant bot, which becomes  smarter and is learning to execute more useful commands, even without the registration. Unlike conventional applications where a user has to specify required personal credentials in order to get access to a given  functionality, the Humaniq team would like to let users choose what functionality is needed, and how to access it.

Optional passcode and new security standards
Humaniq App security standards have also been reconsidered and will allow users to opt-out from a required passcode. There is, therefore, also an AI powered system to decide when an additional biometric verification is required to eliminate the risk of  of unauthorised transactions.

"The Humaniq's team of ambassadors in Africa received and analysed feedback from users, and with this data it was possible to create such  significant updates. We hope our users will appreciate all the innovations and we will move even further towards our goal to empower the unbanked" – said Anton Mozgovoy, CTO Humaniq.

The Humaniq team has also made additional upgrades to remote infrastructure and with new CDN points, users in Africa will experience a faster by 16% response rate from mobile application which is already available in Google Play and can be used even on low-end mobile devices with Android 4.0.3.

ABOUT HUMANIQ
Humaniq is a London-based Fintech firm that provides next generation financial services using its Blockchain-based mobile application targeted at the unbanked and underprivileged in emerging economies globally. Humaniq is focused on worldwide financial inclusion by providing access to global markets, greater opportunities, and novel financial solutions using repurposed technologies for those gaining exposure to financial services for the first time.

Media contact
Alex Fork Office
+447375640918
pr@humaniq.com




Source: humaniq

Humaniq发布大众APP全新版本




英格兰伦敦 2018年03月08日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 2018年2月28日,伦敦-总部在伦敦的金融科技公司Humaniq正推出一个新的改进版本,以纪念其App应用程序下载量首次突破5万这一里程碑事件。

Humaniq宣布推出一款免费安全聊天及密码钱包APP,并为其用户群提供一个新转介计划。Humaniq App内含钱包、生物识别码和安全使者。无银行账户用户可以用Humaniq App在非洲国家(包括乌干达、塞内加尔、津巴布韦、坦桑尼亚和卢旺达)制作数字身份、进行对等交易。

新功能包括:

新转介计划
用Humaniq平等释放法将大量的HMQ加密代币留给活跃App用户。转介计划显示出一条正向用户采用曲线,超过1万用户共同邀请了超过7500万名朋友加入该应用程序。通过转介显示社群进步,在此基础上打造了新2.0转介计划,从而使转介流程对用户来说更加透明、更加直观。

交易选项扩展
现在可以通过短信聊天系统进行交易。Humaniq App的基本原理是: 一切事物都应围绕着"人类聚集起来、建立一个社区",这也是为什么沟通能力至关重要的原因。Humaniq团队将交易引入到个人聊天,关注人与人之间的通信。无论是在HMQ中的文字,图像还是礼物,现在都集中在一个地方。

此外,用户现在不仅可发送HMQ,而且可以直接从他们的朋友或家人处获取。Humaniq团队认为能提出所需金额是一种更有效、更快的金融通信方式。此功能可供所有可访问该钱包的用户使用,而且我们的增强防欺诈系统也保证了使用安全。用户还可用一种新的方式将交易进行分组,以一种更智能的方式组织个人通信。从现在起,用户将能够明确地集中于金融记录,或呆在在统一聊天室与指定朋友通信。虽然文本和媒体消息将按时机进行分组,但金融交易将按类型和操作类型分组。

新入门流程
Humaniq团队重新设计了入门流程。该流程对于缺乏经验的智能手机用户来说更加清楚简便。通过与Humaniq驻非洲国家代表们的密切合作,开发了一个适应客户需求的入门流程,但其目标保持不变,仍然是解释哪些功能可用、如何使用这些功能、以及如何从使用这些功能中受益。

新注册流程
新注册流程使用户开始与Humaniq助理机器人进行互动。即便不注册,助理机器人也更加智能,而且助理机器人正在学习如何执行更有用的命令。与传统应用程序不同的是,用户必须明确所需的个人凭据,才能访问给定功能,Humaniq团队希望让用户选择其所需功能和访问方式。

可选密码和新安全标准
已重新考虑了Humaniq App的安全标准,允许用户自愿退出必需的密码。因此,,还有一个人工智能供电系统来决定何时需要进行额外的生物特征识别验证,以消除未经授权交易的风险。

Humaniq首席技术官Anton Mozgovoy表示:"Humaniq非洲代表小组收到并分析了用户反馈意见,用该数据可能实现如此重要的更新。我们希望我们的用户欣赏所有的创新,我们将朝着我们的目标"赋能无银行账户"迈进。

Humaniq团队还对远程基础设施和新的内容分发网络(CDN)节点进行了额外升级。非洲用户的移动应用程序的响应速度将提高16%,而Google Play已经提供该应用程序,甚至可以用于搭载Android 4.0.3系统的低端移动设备。

关于HUMANIQ
Humaniq是一家总部位于伦敦的金融技术公司,利用其基于区块链的移动应用,为全球新兴经济体的无银行账户和不受银行支持的账户提供下一代金融服务。Humani致力于通过为首次接触金融服务的人员提供全球市场准入、更多机会以及采用重新目的化技术的新金融解决方案,打造全球金融包容。

媒体联系
Alex Fork办公室
+447375640918
pr@humaniq.com pr@humaniq






Source: humaniq

城大环球事务处支持海外生办文化之夜 宣扬多元文化




香港 2018年03月07日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 香港城市大学主张学生建立国际视野,订立放眼世界的「Go Global」发展方针。每年,城大响应学生自发的构思和计划,透过校方拨款赞助学生在校园举行文化活动,向学生们宣扬各国不同的文化,让他们磨砺多元文化触觉和国际观,培养世界公民素养。近日,城大印度尼西亚学生策划「印度尼西亚之夜 (Indonesian Night 2018: DEVATA)」,将巴利岛的民间故事、传统歌舞搬上舞台,并且分享印度尼西亚传统手作及美食。活动吸引超过250名本地及国际学生参与,进行文化交流。

除「印度尼西亚之夜」外,一系列由学生策划的活动,包括「中国文化节(Chinese Culture Festival)」、「台湾之夜(Taiwanese Night)」等,将陆续为校园增添不同的文化元素,促进大学国际化发展。

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关于香港城市大学
城大致力从事专业教育及研究,培育具备应对日新月异的全球化社会能力的毕业生。

城大历年来阔步向前,近年来在大学排名榜上表现卓越,现位列亚洲十大,并位列全球前50名。城大发展迅速,学术范畴涵盖科学及工程、商业管理、创意媒体、法律、人文社会科学、能源及环境、动物医学。 城大开创的「重探索求创新」课程,即以探索与创新为目标,提供专业教育并从事问题导向式研究。受益于校园内学习空间的扩大和教研设施的更新,「重探索求创新」课程将致力实现城大的策略发展计划,引领大学迈进新纪元。






Source: cityuniversityhongkong

一个重大的改变–视觉和感官的极致–美丽又不失健康




澳大利亚阿德莱德 2018年03月05日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 南澳大利亚企业佰莉蔻通过促进健康美容的基本原理,在美容行业提出一种重大的改变–这是一种对维持健康和外部环境等综合因素的调和。

美丽,迷人且健康
无论在生理还是心理方面,感觉良好和外在美丽都是至关重要的,而这需要每日保持健康。美容产品的选择十分关键,因为对于培养健康的生活方式起着重要的作用。内外兼顾的滋润,通过将营养与优质护肤相结合,整体美化,这是一种双赢的美容效果。

请观看视频
https://v.qq.com/x/page/e0536az8t3m.html?

健身房训练,有氧运动,体育锻炼和护肤品
你的肌肤是一个活的器官–它需要呼吸、排毒,并且需要氧气和营养物质来保持美丽健康。

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CA Technologies Named One of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the Third Year in a Row




Hong Kong, China, February 22, 2018 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - HONG KONG, 22 February, 2018 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that it has been recognized as a 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies#174; for the third year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

CA Technologies is one of only 3 winners in the Software and Services category, underscoring the company’s commitment to leading with integrity and prioritizing ethical business practices.

“Success in today’s rapidly evolving economy is contingent on so much more than business acumen. How an organization is run, the diversity of the team, and the driving mission directly impact both the bottom line and sustained success,” states Mike Gregoire, chief executive officer at CA Technologies. “CA is adamant in maintaining the highest ethical standards in all we do – both internally and externally. The recognition for three years running by the Ethisphere Institute is the best validation of our efforts and our commitment. Our ethical principles inform everything we do and it is deeply satisfying for that work to be recognized.”

Twenty-eighteen is the twelfth year that Ethisphere has honored those companies who recognize their role in society to influence and drive positive change, consider the impact of their actions on their employees, investors, customers and other key stakeholders and use their values and culture as an underpinning to the decisions they make every day.

“While the discourse around the world changed profoundly in 2017, a stronger voice emerged. Global corporations operating with a common rule of law are now society’s strongest force to improve the human condition. This year we saw companies increasingly finding their voice. The World’s Most Ethical Companies in particular continued to show exemplary leadership,” explained Ethisphere’s CEO, Timothy Erblich. "I congratulate everyone at CA Technologies for being recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies."

Ethics Performance
Once again, the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies have proven that operating with integrity leads to greater financial performance. Research has found that, when indexed, listed World’s Most Ethical Companies outperformed the U.S. Large Cap Index over five years by 10.72 percent and over three years by 4.88 percent. Ethisphere refers to this as the Ethics Premium.

Methodology Scoring
The World's Most Ethical Companies assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient#174; (EQ) framework, which offers a quantitative way to assess a company’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized manner. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics.

Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35 percent), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 percent), culture of ethics (20 percent), governance (15 percent) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10 percent). All companies that participate in the assessment process receive their scores, providing them with valuable insights into how they stack up against leading organizations.
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The full list of the 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at https://worldsmostethicalcompanies.com/honorees
Best practices and insights from the 2018 honorees will be released in a report and webcast in March and April of this year. Sign up to receive the report.

About the Ethisphere Institute
The Ethisphere#174; Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character and measure and improve culture. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition program and provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA). More information about Ethisphere can be found at: https://ethisphere.com.

About CA Technologies
CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate – across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com.

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Source: ChinaNewswire.com

TÜV Rheinland Releases Wide-Ranging Study on Global Consumer Perception of Autonomous Vehicle Safety




Hong Kong, China, February 22, 2018 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Chinese motorists nearly twice as trusting of autonomous car technology as the United States and Germany; all expect improvement in road safety, yet want to be able to intervene at any time

T#220;V Rheinland, a leading international testing service provider for quality and safety, today announced results from a global survey designed to assess consumer perception of safety of autonomous vehicles in different regions. The survey, conducted among more than 1,000 licensed drivers aged 18 years and above each in China, Germany, and the United States, reveals that trust in technology of completely autonomous cars is nearly twice as high in China as the other two countries. More than 63 percent of respondents in China believe driverless cars will increase road safety, while the figure is 34 percent in the United States and Germany.

Respondents were equal in the degree of importance placed on data protection and desire for assurances that autonomous vehicles will be protected against cyberattacks. Drivers the world over also wish to be able to decide for themselves when to let a car drive autonomously, and when to control it themselves.

Respondents convinced that automated driving increases overall road safety

While respondents generally agree that automation of driving will improve road safety, again we see a higher proportion of respondents believe this in China than in Germany and the USA. Interestingly, however, people’s doubts tend to increase and trust in the technology decreases as vehicles’ level of automation goes up. Only 11 percent of the respondents in Germany and 15 percent in the USA state they fear ‘a deterioration of road safety’ due to partial automation, while nearly half of those same respondents believe that road safety will deteriorate with the advent of completely driverless cars. In China, only 24 percent expect road safety to decrease in the case of driverless cars.

“When we see large swaths of motorists in China, Germany, and the USA share a belief that road safety will decrease as automation increases, it tells us we must give people much more information and communicate the benefits of autonomous technology more clearly,” said Dr. Matthias Schubert, executive vice president of mobility at T#220;V Rheinland.

The results of the international study echo the same trends shown in a similar T#220;V Rheinland survey from Spring, 2017 on the acceptance of autonomous driving in Germany. This study revealed that 75 percent of respondents generally view autonomous vehicle technology positively but, when looked at in detail, there are still many reservations about the technical implementation.

In the current study, 78 percent of all global respondents agree that it must be possible for a person to take full control of the vehicle at any time in the event of an emergency – this opinion is stronger in Germany and the USA than in China.

Cyberprotection leading indicator of trust in technology

Fear of cybercrime around autonomous vehicles is widespread among global motorists – especially in Germany. A full 76 percent of respondents in Germany believe that personal data can fall into unauthorized hands when using autonomous vehicles. The United States and China stand at 67 percent and 63 percent, respectively. In all three countries, respondents fear to an equal extent that autonomous cars could lead to increased vehicle crime due to people accessing the vehicles via technical means and data theft. This opinion was somewhat more prevalent in the USA, with 52 percent of respondents in agreement.

A majority of respondents think the systems of future cars should be updated regularly and automatically to ensure road safety and protection against cyberattacks. In China, 80 percent of respondents support “over-the-air updates;” the figure is 68 percent in the United States, and 64 percent in Germany.

Notably, in all three countries cyberprotection is so important that the majority of respondents (Germany 66 percent, USA 61 percent, China 60 percent) would change to a different make of car if hacker attacks were to come to light. On this topic, consumers in China are more likely to trust the competence of the manufacturers to develop autonomous vehicles that are protected against unauthorized access (71 percent). In Germany, the sentiment tends to be positive (55 percent), an opinion that has risen significantly compared to the survey from Spring, 2017. At that time, only 47 percent of German respondents held this faith. Americans show the least confidence in automobile manufacturers to build autonomous vehicles that are protected against cybercrime, at just 41 percent.

Data collection just as necessary as data protection
Most motorists today are aware that data in modern vehicles is recorded and transmitted to automobile manufacturers. This includes data on the state of the vehicle (e.g., mileage, error messages) as well as vehicle movement data (e.g., speed, position) or person-specific data, such as style of driving or seat adjustment settings. Just how well-informed do people believe they are on this matter? Very large differences show up here across the three countries: 55 percent of respondents in the United States say that they are rather poorly informed about which data is used for which purpose, who has access to the data, and how well-protected the data is. This is also the case for 52 percent of respondents in Germany. In China, however, only 15 percent of respondents believe they are poorly informed.

For all respondents, safety is a primary motivation for sharing data. Between 30 percent and 50 percent of motorists in all three countries state a specific desire to make their data available for breakdown assistance services, car insurance companies, testing organizations, automobile manufacturers, and state institutions. However, motorists are less willing to transmit their data to service and mobility providers, particular data app providers, automotive suppliers, automobile dealers, and infrastructure operators such as gas stations.

Finally, 71 percent of the Chinese respondents demonstrate a greater inclination (Germany 45 percent, USA 42 percent) to pass on their data for updating and using new services (e.g., for telematics services such as parking space finders).

Politicians and industry executives need to do their homework

The survey brings to light motorist perceptions that may impair the acceptance of autonomous vehicles and pose significant barriers to widespread adoption. To eliminate these kinds of obstacles, politicians and industry executives, in particular, need to do their homework. In Germany, more than half (53 percent) of survey participants believe it is most important for the driver to always be able to take full control of the vehicle. Furthermore, 49 percent feel the need for legal situations to be clarified further (e.g., questions of liability), and 37 percent want data protection to be ensured through a corresponding framework. For respondents in the United States, having a permanent option for the driver to take full control of the vehicle is also the top priority (47 percent). Proof of functional safety through tests comes a close second (45 percent). Following in third place is the protection of the car against unauthorized access (43 percent). For Chinese respondents, backup of personal data is the most important (43 percent), even more so than ensuring data protection (40 percent) and protection of the vehicle against unauthorized access (36 percent).

The survey on the safety of autonomous vehicles by T#220;V Rheinland in the context of autonomous driving was conducted in September 2017 via an online panel. For the study, T#220;V Rheinland polled a representative sample of around 1,000 each from China, Germany, and the Unites States aged 18 years and over and in possession of a driver’s license. It is the second study of this kind by T#220;V Rheinland; in Spring 2017, the company carried out a study on the acceptance of autonomous vehicles in Germany.

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

UWB/Bluetooth Low Energy module supports out-of-the-box advanced real time location applications potentially employing thousands of tags




Hong Kong, China, February 22, 2018 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Decawave UWB technology combines with Nordic’s nRF52832 Bluetooth LE solution to support prototyping, testing, and implementation of accurate, reliable Real Time Location Systems without the need for extensive RF expertise

Nordic Semiconductor today announces that Decawave, a Dublin, Ireland-based fabless semiconductor company, has selected Nordic’s award-winning Bluetooth#174; Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) nRF52832 System-on-Chip (SoC) for its DWM1001 module. The module forms the foundation of scalable Two-Way-Ranging (TWR) Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) potentially comprising thousands of tags.

The DWM1001 module combines Decawave’s DW1000 Ultra Wide Band (UWB) transceiver, the nRF52832 SoC, a three-axis accelerometer, a UWB Channel 5 printed PCB antenna (6.5 GHz), and a Bluetooth LE chip antenna.

The module is accompanied by Decawave’s DWM1001-Dev development board and MDEK1001 evaluation kit which enables users with limited RF design experience to program and evaluate the DWM1001 module. Development is further simplified because Nordic’s unique software architecture cleanly separates the RF software protocol stack from the developer’s application code eliminating the possibliity of code development and compilation corrupting the stack, and accelerating time-to-market.

The DWM1001 module is based on Decawave’s DW1000 single-chip, IEEE802.15.4-2011 UWB-compliant transceiver. The technology is immune to multipath fading which is key to guaranteeing high reliability—within 2cm precision—in indoor environments. The 6.8Mbps data rate capability reduces the air time, enabling the real-time location of thousands of tags, as well as low power consumption for battery-operated devices.

In the module, the nRF52832 SoC provides Bluetooth LE connectivity to Bluetooth 4.0 (and later) smartphones and tablets allowing end customers to configure, control, and monitor RTLS applications. The nRF52832 SoC’s powerful 64MHz, 32-bit ARM#174; Cortex#174; M4F processor not only runs Nordic’s S132 SoftDevice (a Bluetooth 5-certifed RF software protocol stack) but also the module’s RTLS firmware and supervisory functions. The SoC’s 512 kB Flash memory application and powerful microprocessor support customer location- and sensor-fusion algorithms, and Over-the-Air Device Firmware Updates (OTA-DFU). The S132 SoftDevice also offers mesh capability, enabling scalable networking.

The DWM1001 module is a cost-efficient development platform targeted at low-to-mid volume industrial, healthcare, retail, and consumer applications. For example, the technology could be used to avoid collisions between people and robots in a factory, or for advanced analytics or navigation services to locate medical equipment in a hospital; tools and spare parts in a warehouse; or shopping carts at a retail center.

Nordic’s nRF52832 Bluetooth LE SoC, a member of Nordic’s sixth generation of ultra low power (ULP) wireless connectivity solutions, combines an ARM microprocessor with a 2.4GHz multiprotocol radio (supporting Bluetooth 5, ANT#8482;, and proprietary 2.4GHz RF software) featuring -96dB RX sensitivity, with 512kB Flash memory and 64kB RAM. When launched, the SoC was the world’s highest performance single-chip Bluetooth LE solution.

The SoC is supplied with Nordic’s S132 SoftDevice which supports Central, Peripheral, Broadcaster and Observer Bluetooth LE roles, supports up to twenty connections, and enables concurrent role operation.

“The key factors in our decision to choose the nRF52832 SoC were its competitive feature/price ratio, ultra low power consumption to support customers’ low duty cycle applications, the maturity of the RF software stack, and the clean separation between the SoftDevice and customer application code,” says Mickael Viot, Vice President of Marketing at Decawave.

“Nordic’s online community and support is also very important to SME customers specializing in our target applications.”

About Decawave
https://www.decawave.com/

About nRF52832
tinyurl.com/nRF52832

About Nordic Semiconductor ASA
tinyurl.com/NordicSemi

Source: ChinaNewswire.com