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Self-driving in the dark

If autonomous driving is ever going to be a reality, we’ll probably have to accept some deaths caused by machine error in order to save many more lives in the long run.


Phix and Ficontec assemble photonics partnership
Vibes, BMW and TU Munich collaboration gives Eurostars a good vibe
NXP opens 5G RF power amplifier fab in Arizona
Thales and UT extend collaboration to AI and cybersecurity
CITC and HAN kick off chip packaging course

Game of marbles

Over the last four years, TUE researchers have been developing smart marbles, sensors to explore hard-to-reach and even inaccessible environments. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Ingu Solutions is deploying a strikingly similar solution.

In other news

“The Netherlands falling behind in AI” (Delta)
Audi plans 9,500 job cuts to save for EV investment (Guardian)
Dutch-Chinese radio telescope antennas unfold behind the moon (

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When you don’t know, run experiments

Agreeing on the right way forward is difficult. It’s often quite challenging to accurately predict the implications of changes to the way things are working today.