CeBIT 2012 is to become history soon but before it does I want to tell you about three futuristic ideas emerged at the trade show at Hanover, Germany.
I have chosen them in order of my choice so don’t mind that please.
EO Smart Connecting Car
The German Robotics Innovation Centre has created a car that shrinks to squeeze into parking lots where spaces are tight. Named EO Smart Connecting Car has small engines in its four wheels rather than in the bonnet like a regular vehicle, the technique used by engineers to avoid any extra space covered by this shrinkable car.
EO Smart Connecting Car can also be connected to other similar cars to make a train. Timo Birnschein from the German Robotics Innovation Centre said “With newly developed technologies, vehicles can be mechanically and electrically docked together in order to transfer data and electric power from one vehicle to the next.”
“It is thus possible to steer several vehicles at a time and to drive in the slipstream. This way, traffic jams can be reduced and large quantities of energy can be saved.”
Accident Prevention System
My second choice includes a system that is domed at CeBIT by Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology. Their system develops a connection between traffic lights and cars. It prevents the cars from potential accidents by enforcing the vehicle to slow down on intersection when the light is near to turn red. Oliver Sawade from the institute said that the technology will be commercialized in five years time.
Though the system of Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology resembles in core purpose to that of MIT, to avoid accidents, but the approach used by both varies to an extent.
At last comes the Shore, a software that reads your face. I saved it for last because it didn’t fancied me to a great deal since Intel’s iSample is also offer same sort of features. But your opinion can different from mine’s.
The Shore uses algorithms to work out the age, sex and even what mood they are in. People’s expressions are recorded using a camera sensor. This face recognizing software can perform well under the changed backgrounds and varied lighting conditions also.