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Current trends and actors impacting the Ridesharing Economy across the world

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We are still at the early stages when it comes to ridesharing ecosystem, services and technology with expectations asABI Research forecasts global bookings to exceed $100 billion by 2020 and $300 billion by 2030 at an average growth rate of 18%. 
As current trends and actors impacting the Ridesharing Economy across the world, one can observe that, Many car OEMs are now aiming to gain back control of the future automotive landscape through advancements in driverless car technology. 
Big brands and niche startups like Opel’s CarUnity and carpooling operations like BlaBlaCar and Scoop Technologies, in which BMW i Ventures recently invested, are currently thriving. 
ABI Research finds ridesharing growth will slow as it becomes more challenging to recruit users. 
Business model of aggressive marketing and subsidized driver recruitment is showing its weaknesses. 
Many car OEMs recently announced partnerships and/or investments in ridesharing brands. We have GM’s and Toyota’s intentions to partne…

Bosch, Harman, and Continental on the Connected Cars industry

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The Connected Cars industry is experiencing a set of interesting dynamics at the rapid pace with at set of trends including continued transformation through strategic acquisitions, partnerships, and disinvestments as suppliers converge and shift toward software, services, and security.
According to ABI Research, Bosch’s explosive sales growth last year, significant capital expenditures to fund future development, cadre of strategic partnerships, and commitment to advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) solutions place it in a strong position to pioneer the continuing evolution of the automotive industry.
The firm places Bosch, Harman, Delphi, Continental, and Hyundai Mobis as top innovators thanks to their work in ADAS and autonomous features, HMI, infotainment, and telematics.
Continental is an ADAS market leader, Harman pioneers in its development of virtual reality modeling that blends different camera images to generate a full surround view.

IBM bets on an open development approach for new levels of computing power

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The high processing requirements related to advancements including artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, real-time fraud protection and the development of life-saving drugs require new levels of computing power, and are steadily at the core new technical challenges.
To address this need, IBM has taken an open development approach to system design to more fully take advantage of acceleration technologies.
Based on OpenPOWER innovations from companies such as NVIDIA, IBM’s OpenPOWERLinux servers with POWERAccel set a new standard for data-intensive workloads compared with x86 processor-based servers.
Featuring a newly designed processor, the IBM POWER8 with NVIDIA NVLink, the new system delivers aims to deliver industry-first innovation available on POWER’s open architecture.

New IBM POWER8 Chip with NVIDIA NVLink(TM) Vs Intel x86-based server

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Data-intensive workloads, rich-data applications, performance and greater computing efficiency, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning and Advanced Analytics are at the core of stakes. 
IBM’s new series of new servers are designed to help propel cognitive workloads and to drive greater data center efficiency. 
One can observe that, featuring a new chip, the Linux-based lineup incorporates innovations from the OpenPOWER community that can deliver higher levels of performance and greater computing efficiency than available on any Intel x86-based server. 
A large cluster of the new IBM OpenPOWER servers can run a data-intensive workload three times faster than its former x86-based infrastructure, while using fewer servers to deliver faster performance.

The Launch of SAT-Trak Technology for Satellite tracking enhancement

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Satellite tracking enhancement technology for AIS transceivers is at the core of stakes, with the launch of SAT-Trak technology which can significantly enhances the tracking of vessels with AIS transceivers by AIS satellite systems (S-AIS). 
SAT-Trak technology can be deployed on all AIS Transceiver types (Class A, Class B, Identifier, SART and AtoN) and configured and optimised for any AIS satellite system.

A New 100-Watt Fiber Laser Marking System to Address Manufacturers’ Need for Power and Speed

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Extended application coverage and enhanced performance are at the core of stakes, with the Videojet 7610 which completes its existing range of fiber laser marking systems, and also extends application coverage for manufacturers. 
In effect, the 7610 fiber laser marking system has been specifically designed for high-speed beverage, pharmaceutical and extrusion manufacturers that need power and speed when marking high-contrast codes on hard plastics and metals, such as aluminium cans, extruded tubes and cables.

Polymicro Technologies™ optical fiber used to build NASA’s Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2)

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High OH glass/glass fiber, including a glass core, glass cladding layer, acrylate buffer and a protective Nylon outer jacket are at the center of stakes.  Polymicro Technologies™ optical fiberembarks on NASA’s Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) brings enhanced efficiency when it comes to measure changes in Earth features, from melting ice sheets to thinning sea ice to growing trees. 
In effect, the specialty optical fiber from Molex will be used onboard ICESat-2 and in Ground Support Equipment (GSE) assemblies that enable integration and testing.

Zeppelin, Spark SQL and MLLib to simplify exploratory Data Science

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Data exploration and visualization transform the work of data scientists. Zeppelin, Hadoop, Apache Spark SQL and MLLib are among key technologies that help simplify exploratory Data Science.
Zeppelin as a web based notebook server implements Spark, and other implementations, such as Hive, Markdown, D3 etc. 
Zeppelin, Spark SQL and MLLib can be combined to simplify exploratory Data Science with a set of basic capabilities for data exploration that Zeppelin offers.

The primary goal is to build interactive data analytics. En effect, you can also make beautiful data-driven, interactive and collaborative documents. 

Data Science with Apache Spark

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Data science is at the core our ever-connected digital world. The algorithms that power this disciple are increasingly sophisticated with cognitive capabilities. 
The AI (Artificial Intelligence) is streamlining each step combining a set of technologies and approaches including Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, to name a few.
Apache Sparkin this momentum provides a lot of valuable tools for data science. The release of Apache Spark 1.3.1 Technical Preview as an interesting Data Frame API available on HDP, can help many among you.