Ara Institute Of Canterbury To Play A Key Role In A New $15 Million Plan To Train Future Engineers

A recently-announced MBIE-funded research project led by
Dr. Rod Badcock of Victoria University has designated Ara,
along with Manukau Institute of Technology, as the lead in
ensuring that diploma and technology degree students gain
the expertise needed to work with futuristic electric
vehicle technologies.

The project, helmed by Te
Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington’s Robinson
Research Institute under the Strategic Science Investment
Fund – Advanced Energy Technology Platform – is a
collaboration between local and international tertiary
institutions and industry to develop high-power electric
motors for large-scale transport systems including trains
and aircraft, and to train those who will develop and
maintain these new technologies.

The effort is timely;
with New Zealand hosting the UN SDG’s Summit series next
year, the country is primed to begin tackling the
environmental problems posed by the transportation
industry’s overwhelming reliance

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Train Battery Market by Type & Technology, Advanced Train, Rolling Stock Type, Application and Region – Global Forecast to 2030

DUBLIN, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Train Battery Market by Type & Technology (Lead Acid-Gel Tubular, VRLA, Conventional; Ni-Cd-Sinter, Fiber, Pocket, & Li-Ion), Advanced Train (Autonomous, Hybrid, Fully Battery-Operated), Rolling Stock Type, Application and Region – Forecast to 2030” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global train battery market size is projected to reach USD 255 million by 2030, from an estimated value of USD 143 million in 2020, at a CAGR of 5.9%.

The growth is influenced by factors such as rapid urbanization in emerging countries and advanced economies is considered to be one of the largest drivers of infrastructure spending over the next few decades, which is expected to bolster the demand of rail expansion. The incorporation of these developments in urban rail infrastructure is expected to lead to the demand for energy storage systems and hence is expected to propel the demand

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Train employees to be first line of defense

This October looks quite different from previous years, as IT oversees staff who are no longer centrally located, creating a larger attack surface for bad actors. Awareness is key, experts say.

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Maintaining good cyber hygiene is always essential for an IT department, and it’s equally important that IT remind company employees of the looming threat of cyber breaches. October marks Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and it’s particularly relevant this year as many people are working remotely, spread out in the wide-ranging locations they call home, rather than housed within a company building. The greatest cyber risk are employees, generally the source of breaches, not for ill-intentioned reasons but for lax cyber hygiene.  

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A cybersecurity expert warns that during Cybersecurity Awareness Month it is time for the enterprise to emphasize training that doesn’t just keep their employees from putting the business

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