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New Technology Announcement in 2024

New Technology Announcement in 2024

NHAI Explores New Self-Healing Road Technologies

  • The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is exploring new technologies aimed at creating pothole-free highways. This includes innovative development towards self-healing roads, encapsulating technologies that allow the roads to repair themselves automatically under specific conditions.

  • NHAI’s Approach to Self-Healing Roads : NHAI is particularly focusing on a technology that incorporates infused bitumen and steel fibres into the asphalt mix. This approach ensures that gaps or potholes on the road surface can spontaneously fill and repair themselves through the combined action of the bitumen and steel threads.

  • Implementation Status and Future Prospects: Currently, the technology is not in use as the government intends to perform a thorough cost-benefit analysis to ensure its effective implementation. Looking forward, these innovative self-healing road technologies hold significant potential to make Indian roads more durable and sustainable, with a likelihood of becoming more common in the coming years.


Scotland's first digital Hospital

  • Scotland's first digital hospital takes shape – new technology improves emergency department patient care

  • University Hospital Monklands in Lanarkshire is testing the Patientrack digital patient observations system in its emergency department (ED) as part of the Monklands Replacement Project (MRP).

  • The MRP aims to replace University Hospital Monklands with a new, state-of-the-art facility by around 2031, making it Scotland's first digital hospital.

  • This trial marks the first time electronic observations are being used in an ED in Scotland, aligning with plans for the new hospital.

  • The initiative is part of NHS Lanarkshire's Operation FLOW phase three, emphasizing innovation, transformation, and reform in healthcare processes.


New technology can mitigate a volatile EV market

  • Cap HPI data indicates a rise in used vehicle volume and various issues affecting demand in the past 18 months.

  • Several models have experienced substantial decreases in value, with some dropping by over 40%, and a few by more than 50%.

  • Motom's digital marketplace facilitates swift sales for fleet vendors, with vehicles selling in as little as 19 seconds by targeting active buyers.

  • Electric vehicles (EVs) sell on average within 17 hours and one minute on Motom's platform.

  • The ability to image and remarket vehicles remotely reduces the need for physical movement, thus lowering the carbon footprint of the selling process.


Unlocking Brain Function and Advancing Autonomous Vehicle Safety

  • Schmidt Transformative Technology fund focuses on mapping brain function and enhancing autonomous vehicles.

  • Project aims to provide detailed insights into neural networks' functioning in the brain.

  • Teams led by Leifer and Murthy will develop a system to map functional connectivity in the brain.

  • The system will allow researchers to understand how the brain controls decision-making and movement.

  • Using light beads microscopy and machine learning, the system will stimulate and image neural pathways simultaneously.

  • This technology promises significant discoveries in neuroscience, unveiling the relationship between neural circuitry and behaviors.

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