Engineering

Smart window—augmented reality for tomorrow's ship management

The precisely transmitted image of the quay wall on the ship's window of the steering bridge, provided with some additional information, for example on current conditions and mooring possibilities—even in fog, darkness ...

Machine learning & AI

Pastors' view: Sermons written by ChatGPT will have no soul

Among sermon writers, there is fascination—and unease—over the fast-expanding abilities of artificial-intelligence chatbots. For now, the evolving consensus among clergy is this: Yes, they can write a passably competent ...

Robotics

Japan rolls out 'humble and lovable' delivery robots

"Excuse me, coming through," a four-wheeled robot chirps as it dodges pedestrians on a street outside Tokyo, part of an experiment businesses hope will tackle labor shortages and rural isolation.

Energy & Green Tech

Electric trucks produce far fewer emissions than diesel: EU report

Electric trucks produce far fewer planet-warming emissions than their diesel counterparts over a lifetime, a report in Europe showed Tuesday, emphasizing that the biggest climate impact comes from driving vehicles and not ...

Automotive

Self-driving semis focus of California rules, legislation

As California regulators explore new rules to put self-driving semitrucks on the road, labor unions are rushing to the state Legislature to ask for a new law they say will protect their jobs—the start of a debate that could ...

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