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General Motors Donates First-Generation Self-Driving Test Vehicle

The first-generation self-driving test vehicle is displayed in The Henry Ford Museum’s “Driving America” exhibit
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When General Motors’ self-driving technology made its debut in 2016 in Cruise Automation test vehicles on the streets of San Francisco, it marked a significant step in our journey to zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

Working Together Toward More Sustainable, Livable Cities

Guest post by Alex Keros, Smart Cities Chief at GM Urban Mobility/Maven
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The pace of transportation technology development is opening the door to a broader array of mobility and partnership options. In parallel, perceptions toward personal car ownership are shifting, especially in urban environments. These trends afford us the opportunity to reexamine the way people are moving through their community, and leverage technology to help make that movement easier, safer and more reliable.

EDF Launches Smart Boat Initiative to Help Recover Global Fisheries

New initiative to harness digital revolution to accelerate sustainable networked fisheries
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today at the World Ocean Summit being held in Abu Dhabi, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced the launch of its Smart Boat Initiative designed to accelerate the exploration and adoption of powerful new technologies to greatly improve sustainability, efficiency and profitability in the fishing sector across the globe.

Wireless Blasting at Musselwhite Signals Improved Safety

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The mining industry is adopting automation in many areas to improve the safety of workers and increase efficiencies.

At Goldcorp’s Musselwhite mine, new applications have been tested underground in the blasting process, which indicates a decisive step on the path towards full automation of drill and blast operations in the future.

HP’s 2019 Megatrends Reveal How Technology Is Shaping a New Era

A look at how people, machines, data and energy intersect and influence a new global reality.
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By Shane Wall, Chief Technology Officer at HP and Global Head of HP Labs

In my role as HP’s CTO, I spend a lot of time pondering questions such as: What will future customers need from their HP products? How do we start the work now to meet those demands?

HP CTO Shane Wall Interview — Megatrends, Automating Jobs, and Fighting Growing Inequality

by Dean Takahashi
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HP is unveiling today its expectations for “megatrends,” or the major trends that will shape our world in the years to come. It comes courtesy of Shane Wall, the chief technology officer of HP and head of HP Labs. He oversees research and development at HP.

Cisco GPS Challenge Highlights | Social Entrepreneur OmniVis Uses IoT to Improve Cholera Detection

Learn about the continued global impact of the Second Runner-up in the 2017 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge
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Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, we seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

As our 2019 Global Problem Solver Challenge gets underway, we are highlighting the work of some social entrepreneurs who became finalists during past Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenges. 

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Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, we seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

As our 2019 Global Problem Solver Challenge gets underway, we are highlighting the work of some social entrepreneurs who became finalists during past Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenges. 

General Motors Partners With DTE on Wind Energy in Michigan

GM renewable energy deals to date total 1.71 terawatt hours in North America, more than any other automaker in the region
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DETROIT, February 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ — As part of its commitment to increasing its renewable energy footprint globally and finding clean energy solutions near its operations, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) has partnered with DTE Energy for 300,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy in the state of Michigan. Once complete, the energy sourced will be enough to power 100 percent of the electricity needs of GM’s global technical center in Warren and its Detroit-based operations at the Renaissance Center. The 300,000 MWh are equivalent to the amount of power consumed by nearly 30,000 U.S.

Call for Scholarship Applicants: Dave Donley Memorial Scholarship

Recognizing students who have a passion for information technology, creative thinking, and enthusiasm for helping others
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The family of former Tetra Tech employee Dave Donley, Jr., has established a memorial scholarship for Canadian post-secondary information technology (IT) and computer studies students. The Dave Donley Memorial Scholarship is accepting applications through April 30, 2019.

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