2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class brings automated valet parking to Stuttgart airport

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Mercedes-Benz and its technology partner Bosch have not been shy about their collective desire to bring automated valet parking to the masses, and thanks to the city of Stuttgart and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, that future is inching closer to reality.

Mercedes-Benz announced on Monday that it, Bosch and parking-garage operator Apcoa will deploy an automated valet parking (AVP) system at the Stuttgart Airport’s P6 parking garage. According to the automaker, there’s an optional “pre-installation” for its flagship 2021 S-Class that will eventually enable something called Intelligent Park Pilot, which will give the car the ability to park itself based on a smartphone command, a first for the industry.

Here’s how it will work. Behind the entrance to Stuttgart’s P6 garage, there will be a space for AVP users to leave their car. After confirming the car is ready to park, the vehicle will

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Nissan Will Provide Automated Driving Technology in All Future Models

Self-driving: It’s not just for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) owners! Japanese automaker Nissan (OTC:NSANY) announced on Thursday that it will include automated driving features in all of its future models, regardless of price.

In an ambitious three-year plan, the company expects to roll out 20 new models by 2023, all of which will feature some level of automated driving capability. The move comes as competition heats up among automakers of all sizes to implement advanced technology like long-range batteries, automated driving, and heads-up displays. 

A concept rendering of an autonomous vehicle cockpit.

Image source: Getty Images.

Race to the top

Nissan, the ninth-largest automaker in the world by revenue, has had some success bringing technological innovations to market. It was the first carmaker to offer a mass-market battery-electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf, in 2010. In 2016, the company introduced its ProPILOT 1 technology, which allowed a car to automatically follow the car in front of it while driving on the

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Woolworths speeds up online grocery orders with automated fulfilment technology

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Image: Leigh Henningham/Woolworths

Woolworths has deployed its first micro-automation technology in the e-commerce facility located at the back of its existing Melbourne-based Carrum Downs supermarket, in a bid to speed up the delivery of online grocery orders.

The supermarket giant claims to be the first in Australia to deploy the Takeoff technology, which has been designed to sort and move up to 10,000 grocery products from automated storage units to team members that are handpicking customer orders. Fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat will continue to be handpicked from the shop floor, Woolworth said.

According to Woolworths Group CEO Brad Banducci, automating the picking of products will help dispatch five times the online order volume of a standard Woolworths store.

“As customer expectations continue to rise, we’re investing in new technology to keep pace with the growth and focusing on building an ever more convenient online offer,” he said.

“The micro-fulfilment

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Automated Test Equipment Market – Actionable Research on COVID-19 | Growing Use of Smartphone to Boost the Market Growth

The global automated test equipment market size is poised to grow by USD 1.47 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 4% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Automated Test Equipment Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

The electronics industry is growing at an unprecedented rate, with a significant increase in the exports of electronic goods in countries like China, Japan, and Singapore. There has been a stagnant increase in sales and shipment of smartphones,

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Global Automated Fingerprint Identification System Markets, 2013-2018 & 2019-2024 Featuring 3M Cogent, Morpho, NEC, Crossmatch Technologies, M2SYS Technology, AFIX Technologies, Papillon Systems – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Automated Fingerprint Identification System Market Report: Trends, Forecast and Competitive Analysis” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The automated fingerprint identification system market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 21% from 2019 to 2024.

The future of the automated fingerprint identification system market looks promising with opportunities in the government, healthcare, transportation, hospitality, and banking and finance industries. The major drivers for this market are transformation and technology evolution from manual process to the digital process, increasing need for secure transaction, and increasing adoption of mobile payment solutions.

Some of the automated fingerprint identification companies profiled in this report include 3M Cogent, Morpho, NEC Corporation, Crossmatch Technologies, M2SYS Technology, AFIX Technologies, Papillon Systems

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COVID-19 Ushering in Automated Future for Retail Marijuana

The future of marijuana retail could mean more automation and shorter wait times as Colorado marijuana retailers change their business models during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Green Solution, one of the state’s largest dispensary chains, has installed self-service kiosks in all 21 lobbies of its retail stores. Meanwhile, Boston-based Anna offers self-service marijuana purchasing lockers that operate similar to vending machines, which are currently available in stores owned by Starbuds and Strawberry Fields dispensaries.

The need to fulfill fast, self-service marijuana sales was actually being developed before the pandemic, but the minimal-contact vending machines and self-serve kiosks are becoming more popular in Colorado dispensaries as the pandemic continues. Both options limit the amount of time spent by customers in the dispensary, minimize person-to-person contact and allow for faster customer turnover rates.

“We have clients who have really enjoyed the convenience and feel like it’s created a level of safety for

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