This Week in Technology Innovation and Trends

Autonomous shuttles to hit the road by 2023. Using technology to invest in childrens’ futures. A new Intel SSD for mainstream gaming. MSI’s ultra-thin gaming laptop. Vertical farming in Abu Dhabi.

Mobileye, Transdev ATS, and Lohr Group to Develop AV Shuttles

In an effort to improve mass transportation solutions, three companies are teaming up to develop and deploy autonomous shuttles in public transportation networks by 2023. Over the next year, Mobileye will work with Transdev ATS and Lohr Group to integrate and deploy i-Cristal autonomous shuttles, initially testing them in France and Israel, aiming to ready technology designs for production by 2022.

Why Investing in Powerful Devices Invests in Students’ Futures

The Intel Skills for Innovation framework, designed to help students develop job-ready skills, is helping to redefine technology’s role in education by equipping teachers with everything they need to teach in remote and hybrid environments. Michael A. Campbell, Global Head of Education at Intel, reflects on how investing in students’ futures with technology can create greater unity and equity in education.

Intel Launches SSD for Everyday Computing and Mainstream Gaming

Over the past decade, Intel has been developing its QLC technology to offer the performance and capacity required to meet today’s PC storage needs. Now with the newly launched Intel® SSD 670p, a 144-layer QLC-based client SSD, everyday PC users and mainstream gamers get the right balance of performance, cost, and power with up to two terabytes of storage in a single drive.

How MSI and Intel Ushered in a New Ultraportable Gaming Category

Intel and its ecosystem partners have created an entirely new category of PC: the ultraportable gaming laptop. Meet the new MSI Stealth 15M, one of the thinnest 15-inch gaming laptops ever created. Like other solutions in its category, it’s designed for a generation of gamers who want thinner, more versatile gaming laptops that are also great all-around PCs for work, school, and much more.

Feeding the World Through Science

AeroFarms is developing the world’s largest indoor vertical farm of its kind in Abu Dhabi, which will be dedicated to R&D and commercialization of local crops using AeroFarms’ proprietary indoor vertical farming technology. But running the operation at scale requires a lot of supporting technology to help track and monitor products from seed to package. That’s where Dell Technologies comes in.