Smart inventions : DRIVERLESS CAR

DRIVERLESS CAR

The Institute for Infocomm Research designed a driverless car that is suitable for use on public roads.

The autonomous vehicle is able to auto-navigate with or without support or assistance from intelligent infrastructure.

It is equipped with multiple features, including a vision- based smart sensor that detects vehicles, pedestrians and other objects, and a front radar that can track vehicles cutting in from adjacent lanes.


TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION FOR IoT DEVICES

Two-factor authentication means using two independent sources of evidence to demonstrate who you are. So an attacker would need to steal two different bits of information to gain access.

The Institute for Infocomm Research created a two-factor authentication for Internet of Things devices by combining a novel authentication factor created based on historical data exchanged between the IoT device and the backend server, and the conventional secret key or password as the first factor.


REAL-TIME MACHINE HEALTH MONITORING APP

Current maintenance is typically done on pre-determined schedules, regardless of machine conditions, leading to either needless downtime or breakdowns between maintenance.

Developed by the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, this app, powered by real-time feedback, alerts the maintenance department as soon as a machine's condition degrades and when failure is impending.

It allows maintenance personnel to take preventive measures where possible and to alert other departments on the expected downtime.

Samantha Boh

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 22, 2016, with the headline 'Smart inventions'. Print Edition | Subscribe