TESLA to unveil first electric battery powered truck

TESLA to unveil first electric battery powered truck

Nov 21, 2017

Tesla has unveiled its first electric articulated lorry, designed to challenge diesel trucks as king of the road. The long-anticipated Tesla Semi has a range of 500 miles on a single charge. Tesla says the vehicle – known in the US as a semi-trailer truck – will go into production in 2019. Photo Credits: © Tesla The Tesla Semi will achieve 0-60mph in 20 seconds when pulling 36,287kgs (80,000lbs), the maximum allowed on US roads. Speaking on stage at Tesla’s facility in Los Angeles, chief executive Elon Musk said: “It’s not like any truck that you’ve ever driven.” With Tesla Semi, Mr Musk enters a competitive, demanding market. There are an estimated 3.5 million truck drivers in the US, the vast majority of whom drive diesel-powered engines. Tesla will not be able to compete on diesel’s range, and battery specialists doubt Tesla can produce a powerful enough battery at a reasonable price. Photo Credits: © Tesla A Carnegie Mellon study concluded that a 300-mile-capable battery pack costs about $200,000,which is much higher than a diesel-powered semi-truck, which costs about $120,000, on average, for the entire vehicle. As well as coming up against diesel incumbents, Tesla also faces other electric rivals. Concept electric big rigs have been unveiled by Daimler, Volkswagen and Cummins – though all fall short on range, and none are currently on the roads. Photo Credits: © Tesla Where Tesla believes it can bring an added advantage is with on-board safety and comfort. A statement from Tesla boasted that jackknifing is prevented due to the Semi’s onboard sensors that detect instability and react with positive or negative torque to each wheel while independently actuating all brakes. Source: Mexico News...

SPECIALIZED ENGINEERS IN AREAS OF CONTINUOUS SYSTEMATIC IMPROVEMENT ARE VITAL

SPECIALIZED ENGINEERS IN AREAS OF CONTINUOUS SYSTEMATIC IMPROVEMENT ARE VITAL

Oct 21, 2017

Mexicali BC, October 19, 2017. “Data analysis and the generation of knowledge within companies is vital for their optimum and competitive development for professionals specialiists in this industry”, said Dr. Gabriela Estrada, professor and researcher at the School of Engineering of CETYS University Campus Mexicali. During the conference “Model for systematization of continuous improvement”, Dr. Estrada explained the importace of human capital, since it is synonymous of productivity. The model refers to the implementation of a system that concentrates the knowledge and information necessary for the continuous operation of a workplace within the industry, through constant data analysis, which measures the probability of trial and error. “I consider that a professional has to continue with hunger and interest to go beyond the college degree. Continue researching and start a master’s degree is a great option, because it gives you the guidelines to generate knowledge that, at the end of the day, will make you more competitive and attractive for companies and clients “explained the college professor. Also, Estrada invited the engineers interested in continuing their studies, to consider the CETYS Masters in Engineering and Innovation, featuring 5 axes of training, which provide the opportunity of specialization according to worldwide requirements of the industrial sector. “If you want to know more about the IIM offer, you can visit http://www.cetys.mx/ offer-educative/postgraduate / or call 567-3700″, concluded Dr. Gabriela...

Google’s new earbuds instantly translate 40 languages

Google’s new earbuds instantly translate 40 languages

Oct 7, 2017

Google held its annual hardware event on Wednesday October 4, at which it unveiled its newest Pixel and Google Home, among other products. But, it was an item revealed late in the presentation that might have been the most mind-blowing. Google’s Pixel Buds are essentially the company’s answer to Apple’s AirPods. They’re earbuds that connect to a smartphone–in this case, the Pixel–via Bluetooth. At $159, they’re priced exactly the same as AirPods. But, because they pair with the Pixel smartphone, and thus Google’s software, the headphones can do something Apple’s headphones can’t do: Translate spoken language in real time. The operation is performed using Google Translate, which is built into the Google Pixel. The wearer taps the right earbud and says something like, “Help me speak Spanish,” and Google gets to work. A person standing nearby can speak out loud in Spanish, and the earbuds will give the wearer the English translation in her ear. She can then hold down her right earbud and speak in English, and her phone will project the Spanish translation from the Pixel’s speaker. The live translation begins only a second or two after the person stops speaking. Google demoed the technology in action on Wednesday, and the earbuds quickly translated a conversation between English and Swedish–to much applause from the audience. The platform operates in 40 different languages. That’s essentially like having a translator that can speak in 1,600 different language combinations right in your ear. The Pixel Buds can be used with the iPhone too, but only Pixel owners will be able to use tools like Translate and the Google Assistant. The earbuds don’t have any buttons–you can adjust the volume by swiping or change music tracks by swiping. They connect to your phone wirelessly, but the two earbuds are tethered together by a cloth-like cord. The Pixel Buds come with a case that’s also used to charge them. According to a blog poston Google’s site, they can play music for about 24 hours without needing a charge.They will be available in November, conveniently just in time for your holiday shopping. Source: https://www.inc.com/...

New Mexican Software will help in the rescue of people

New Mexican Software will help in the rescue of people

Sep 29, 2017

According to El Universal locating and rescuing people in disaster areas could be more effective thanks to the “Solity” software developed by Mexican scientist Israel Reyes Gomez. In its website, the software is described as a platform that “supports disaster, data breach, and general incident response plans as well as business continuity planning.” Therefore, “Solity” would allow authorities to know the number of people who were actually inside a building before, during and after it collapses during an earthquake, hurricane or terrorist attack. Reyes Gomez said that according to the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Risk Report, the world could witness further natural disasters as well as terrorist attacks in the near future. The Mexican scientist explained that this software works with mobile devices allowing to detect the precise location of a person in a building via Global Positioning System (GPS). In addition, the software sends a “safe and sound” alert to the authorities so they can carry out contingency and rescue plans in real time. With this technology, already applied in New Zealand, it could be observed to which area the population heads for, at the exact moment of a tremor or a hurricane. Scientist Israel Reyes Gomez said that at the moment he is improving “Solity” software with the help of students of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), in addition to that, they also hold talks with the Federal Government for its implementation in Mexico. The Mexican Scientist is nominated for the 2017 National Science Award as a result of the “Solity” development. For more information visit: solity.co.nz...

Roomie Bot is the first Spanish speaking robot for home usage

Roomie Bot is the first Spanish speaking robot for home usage

Sep 22, 2017

According to Conacyt news webiste, a group of Mexican entrepreneurs created Roomie Bot, a robot for home use, that in addition to identifying the faces of the people with whom he lives, it also uses artificial intelligence to control the electrical devices of the house. Although home control robots are already a global trend, Roomie Bot is the first for the Latin market since its base language is Spanish, said the engineer in Computer Science and Systems, Aldo Luévano Ibarra. He detailed that this robot has the ability to control intelligent devices like locks, blinds, doors, windows and even television. “One of the challenges we proposed was not only to be a virtual assistant, but to see a physical entity, which technically complements the functionality that can be granted by a virtual assistant.” In an interview with the news agency Conacyt, the engineer commented that a camera allows Roomie Bot to recognize people who are programmed in its system, and in case of detecting someone unidentified, it issues an alert. Source:...

Amazon plans mega-warehouse for Mexico growth spurt

Amazon plans mega-warehouse for Mexico growth spurt

Sep 22, 2017

Amazon.com is preparing to open a 1 million square-foot warehouse near Mexico City, sources familiar with the project said, part of an effort to boost its presence in Mexico’s nascent e-commerce industry. The new warehouse is slated to be built in the Tepotzotlan municipality about 25 miles (40 km) north of the Mexican capital, according to four Mexico City real estate professionals familiar with the plans. Expected to be completed next year, the facility would triple Amazon’s distribution space in Mexico, home to around 120 million potential customers. Amazon’s Mexico push comes amid talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, which could benefit the Seattle-based retailer if the United States persuades Mexico to raise a $50 limit on the value of online purchases that can be imported duty-free. Amazon is a relative newcomer to Mexico; it opened its Kindle e-books site to Mexican customers in 2013 and expanded into sales of physical goods just two years ago. But it is growing much faster than rivals such as Wal-Mart Stores, and is already the nation’s third-largest online retailer. Amazon posted $253 million in sales in Mexico last year, more than double the year before, according to market research firm Euromonitor International. Sharing a nearly 2,000-mile long border with the United States, Mexico would seem a logical place for Amazon to expand. But duplicating the company’s U.S.-style success could prove tougher. Online shopping comprises nearly 3 percent of all retail sales in Mexico compared with over 10 percent in the United States. Some Mexican shoppers are wary of online fraud and many do not have credit cards. Some analysts believe Amazon is willing to take the risk as it races to bulk up in foreign markets to compete with fast-moving global competitors such as China’s Alibaba. “Amazon is not afraid to plow into a new market in a very big way, take a big hit, but say, 10 years down the line, this is going to be big and profitable,” said Neil Saunders, managing director at the GlobalData Retail research firm. Amazon spokesman Julio Gil declined to comment on plans for a new warehouse in Mexico. He said the company’s Mexican unit is aiming...