E-books describe technology solutions for crowded cities

7th October 2017
Posted By : Mick Elliott
E-books describe technology solutions for crowded cities

A series of compelling e-books that provide in-depth views of leading-edge technology featured in the Shaping Smarter Cities series have been released by Mouser Electronics. The Shaping Smarter Cities series features exclusive videos, articles, and blog posts about how engineers on three different continents created technology-based solutions to some of most pressing problems of crowded cities.

The newly-release e-books provide a deeper dive into the technologies shown in the series, looking at how the world’s best engineers and experts foresee innovations shaping humanity over the coming years.

The Internet of Moving Things Imagine being able to sleep or exercise in your car while it drives itself; the possibility may be closer than we think. The Internet of Moving Things e-book not only describes how revolutionary fully autonomous vehicles may be in the near future, but also explores the communications technologies that will allow these vehicles to interact with humans, other vehicles, and city infrastructure.

Vertical Farming As shown in the Shaping Smarter Cities video, engineers in Tokyo have revolutionised vertical farming, devising a system that could feed millions of people while using 99 percent less water than traditional farming methods. The Vertical Farming e-book looks at different types of vertical farming as well as how robotics and other technologies can increase food production up to 100 times current levels.

Augmented Reality Many people still think of augmented reality (AR) in terms of gaming, but the emerging technology is most promising in medical education, healthcare and even manufacturing and construction applications — all of which are covered with unique real-world examples in this e-book.

With stories about AR as an alternative to invasive examinations and data visualisation to increase workplace safety, the Augmented Reality e-book describes ways innovators are transforming the technology to improve conditions in our cities.

“The Shaping Smarter Cities series e-books enhance readers’ understanding of how these engineering feats are already changing the way we live,” said Glenn Smith, President and CEO of Mouser Electronics. “Along with the videos, technical articles, and blog posts in the series, these e-books offer readers a holistic view of important emerging technologies.”

The Shaping Smarter Cities series is supported by Mouser suppliers Analog Devices, Intel, Microchip Technology and Molex. The series features the latest products from leading suppliers plus exclusive videos, articles, blog posts, and e-books related to the cutting-edge technologies used to create the cities of the future.


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