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I have just put up the second post in a longer series on the major disruptors of the next decade. The first two posts focus on the driverless car including:
"Global implementation of driverless cars will mean sweeping changes to the car manufacturing system due to a number of key factors:
This means that it is likely that the number of car models will reduce significantly and the focus will be on durability and reliability and a faster changeover of the life of cars measured in time while they last longer in terms of kilometres traveled. So while there may be a bloodbath in car manufacturing as these adjustments are made there is the capacity to have significant reductions in the costs of car manufacturing and running costs based on improved model volumes and increased durability from improved design, and more rapid innovation cycles”
You can see the full post at:
The closure of car manufacturing could cost Australia nearly 200,000 jobs and $29 billion in lost economic output, a new report predicts.
The nationwide impacts will extend far beyond the core car-making regions of Victoria and South Australia.
Victoria will be hardest hit by the closure of the car plants when first Ford, then General Motors Holden and Toyota stop manufacturing in Australia over the next three years.
The study estimates that up to 100,000 direct and indirect jobs will be lost in Victoria when the plants shut their doors.
Full Story: ABC
Neura gets $2M to bring AI to the internet of things
Stacey Higginbotham, gigaom.com
With more than 26 billion (or more) connected devices anticipated by 2020, there’s a big question about how those devices will talk to one another. But the scientists behind Neura, a startup that has offices in both California and…