Tech Tent: cars, drones and the voice-controlled fridge

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This week’s Tech Tent became a gadget-fest as we explored the merchandise turning heads on the Berlin IFA tech honest, the drones delivering medical provides in Africa – and the related automobile information that may very well be used to promote you extra stuff.

David Paja from the automobile agency Delphi defined that, in his view, the rise of autonomous automobiles will result in “exponential” progress within the information they’re able to generate – and his agency is eager to money in on it.

It is basically the smartphone enterprise mannequin on 4 wheels.

The agency has developed an web platform that allows it to select helpful information, transfer it to the Cloud after which be shared with, on this case, an Israeli start-up accomplice known as Otonomo which specialises in “data-brokering options”.

“Usually the motive force might want to settle for that their information is getting used,” he stated.

Jane Wakefield reported from the TEDGlobal occasion in Tanzania, the place robotics agency Zipline is planning to expand its drone delivery service of emergency blood provides.

Chief government Keller Renaudo stated he was in talks to open 4 distribution centres within the nation.

“Having an agile provide chain for healthcare makes an enormous distinction in enhancing entry and empowering medical doctors,” he stated.

And at last to the IFA tech honest in Berlin, the place we heard about calorie-counting kitchen scales and voice activated robotic fridges.

Because the saying goes, they promised us flying automobiles….

Rory Cellan-Jones is again within the Tech Tent subsequent week.

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