Research team at Fraunhofer IPMS develops scanning eye for autonomous driving

Research team at Fraunhofer IPMS develops scanning eye for autonomous driving

In autonomous vehicles, people are only passengers. The car steers independently and recognizes obstacles and dangers. Optical sensors replace the driver’s eye so that the vehicle can recognize its environment. A team of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden is developing microscanner mirrors (MEMS scanners) that can perceive their environment reliably and without interference while being small and integrable at the same time. The vision of safe autonomous driving is…

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National Express Uses Teleopti WFM to Keep Passengers on the Move

National Express Uses Teleopti WFM to Keep Passengers on the Move

Teleopti announced today that National Express, the largest operator of coach services in the UK, is using its workforce management (WFM) solution to create schedules for over 160 frontline employees, working complex shift patterns in its customer service centre. The National Express contact centre supports ticket sales and assistance to customers of its bus and coach services every day of the year. The customer service teams also manage online queries. The customer service centre handles…

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Facebook ordered to stop tracking people in Belgium without consent

Facebook ordered to stop tracking people in Belgium without consent

Belgium’s privacy watchdog said the website had broken privacy laws by placing tracking code – known as cookies – on third-party websites. Facebook said it would appeal against the ruling. The social network faces fines of 250,000 euros (£221,000, $311,000) a day if it does not comply. The court said Facebook must “stop following and recording internet use by people surfing in Belgium, until it complies with Belgian privacy laws”. “Facebook must also destroy all…

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