On Tuesday, July 3rd the first SmartPlan of the #FutureTech series took place in the heart of Zurich, at the Tesla flagship store.
Here a few highlights of the engaging evening.
Guests were introduced to Tesla’s latest achievements and were given insights about their Gigafactory: the second largest building on footprint by the time it’s completed. The giant factory will help to dramatically cut the cost of batteries by "using economies of scale, innovative manufacturing, reduction of waste, and the simple optimization of locating most manufacturing process under one roof".
Making sustainable energy and therefore sustainable living increasingly affordable.
Can AI Pass the Exam for Human Pilots?
Daedalean is a Zürich-based startup, where experts from robotics, computer vision, machine learning and avionics are on a mission to build a certified airworthy autopilot that can also pass the exams for human pilots.
Guests learned about vertical takeoff and landing aircrafts, such as Lilium, an electric Vertical Takeoff & Landing aircraft (eVTOL): taking off vertically, then proceeding to forward flight. Completely electric and fits up to five people.
Imagine getting into this plane for your daily commute to work?
Daedalean’s autopilot system will be able to fly, navigate and make autonomous decisions by exercising full control of the aircraft, situational awareness and interaction with the air traffic control, other aircraft and passengers, they are on a mission to build a certified airworthy autopilot that can also pass the exams for human pilots, revolutionising urban air travel before 2025.
Preparing the insurance industry for the tech revolution
By 2020, the accident frequency for an ADAS-equipped vehicles is expected to drop by 25% compared to traditional vehicles (assuming no increase in distracted driving). With Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), manufacturers are quickly driving active vehicle safety to a completely new level.
Swiss Re is accelerating the transition within the insurance industry by introducing new insurance solutions to allow societies to adopt new technologies, making the world more resilient.
Pictures & video
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