13 Aug 2019

TechBits, August 13, 2019

1. Bosch is working on glasses-free 3D displays for in-car use

  • German auto industry giant Bosch is developing new technology that will add glasses-free 3D imaging to future versions of its in-car digital display technology. These 3D displays use passive 3D tech, which means you won’t need to wear glasses to see the effect, and it also skips eye tracking, which is a key ingredient for most high-quality glasses-free 3D displays today.
  • Going glasses-free and not requiring that a viewer look from a very specific position are both key ingredients for successfully bringing 3D display tech to cars — for obvious reasons. A driver needs to be focused on the road, and the fundamental guiding principle for all current in-car display tech is that they provide easy-to-grasp information at a glance, so that a driver’s focus stays exactly where it should.




2. India’s Reliance Jio inks deal with Microsoft to expand Office 365, Azure to more businesses; unveils broadband, blockchain and IoT platforms

  • India’s Reliance Jio, which has disrupted the local telecom and features phone markets in less than three years of existence, is ready to foray into many more businesses.
  • In a series of announcements Monday, which included a long-term partnership with global giant Microsoft, Reliance Jio said it will commercially roll out its broadband service next month; an IoT platform with ambitions to power more than a billion devices on January 1 next year; and “one of the world’s biggest blockchain networks” in the next 12 months — all while also scaling its retail and commerce businesses.


3. IoT for security: Bengaluru startup Openapp uses connected devices to provide innovative security solutions

  • Gone are the days when an expensive lock and key mechanism was enough to keep the thieves at bay. Over the last decade, locks have gone digital with the likes of Godrej pioneering them in India. However, startups are now adding Internet of Things (IoT) into this area.
  • Meet Openapp, which was launched in 2015 by Gotama Gowda, Rajshekar Jenne, and Siddhesh Keluskar. Openapp builds customised smart locks under three categories – fingerprint-enabled, locks with built-in Bluetooth, and GSM-enabled locks.

4. Actionable Intelligence through Schneider Service Bureau



  • Mayank Srivastav, Director-Data center Lifecycle Services, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric India and Binu Philip, Subject Matter Expert, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric India give a brief presentation on Actionable Intelligence through Schneider Service Bureau


5. How the first CIO of MHRD is working to make innovation the ‘epicentre of India’s education system’

  • Dr Abhay Jere never thought of getting into government service or being a part of the government. But destiny had other plans. He was appointed as the first Chief Innovation Officer of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) last year.
  • “It is a completely new dimension and an eye-opener. It has widened my horizon,” says the researcher-scientist of his latest avatar of a being in a government position. In his previous role, Jere was Associate Vice President – Life Sciences at Persistent Systems, a position he continues to hold but is not allowed to contribute to because of his current role with the government.

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