Every week we’ll share a selection of the most recent news that grab our attention. Here are our favorite picks of the week:
The Guardian – Olivia Solin
A month after WannaCry, a new ransomware spread through large firms in Europe and the US. The ransomware attack known as “Petya” affected companies such as WPP, food company Mondelez or legal firm DLA Piper. Like WannaCry, “Petya” spread through networks that use Microsoft Windows. But how does a ransomware work and how can it be stopped?
Readwrite – David Curry
Volvo and Autoliv are forming a new partnership to develop new advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving technologies based on NVIDIA computing platform. The first driver assistance products is expected to be available for sale by 2019 with autonomous driving technologies following shortly after. Volvo will use the software in its own vehicles while Autoliv will sell it to third-parties.
At Movin’On in Montreal, Michelin unveiled an airless, connected and 3D printed organic tire. The wheel is made up of recycled and biodegradable material which allows for the tires treads to be replenished using 3D printing and adjusted for road conditions. “Because we believe that mobility is essential for human development, we innovate passionately to make it safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly,” said the company.
The Verge – James Vincent
Dubai Police signed an agreement with Singaporean company OTSAW Digital to introduce an “autonomous outdoor security robot” by end of the year. The security robot is equipped with 360-degree HD cameras, thermal imaging, a laser scanner and Lidar to navigate its surroundings and identify objects. The self-driving robocar will be used to identify faces, wanted vehicles and unattended objects.