• Horiba Mira accelerates autonomous vehicles with Vodafone 4G and 5G

    In what is said to mark a major milestone for developing connected vehicles by creating “vehicle networks”, Horiba Mira has teamed up with Vodafone to bring 5G to its Midlands headquarters using the next-generation network technology to improve the safety, efficiency and convenience of driverless vehicles.

    Claiming to be home to one of the world’s most advanced set of facilities for engineering self-driving vehicles, Horiba Mira is a global provider of engineering consultancy, research, verification and validation services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. It works in collaboration with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers around the world, providing

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  • Cambridge Consultants takes off with airborne 5G

    After keeping its idea under wraps – or, more accurately, in a hangar – for a number of years, Cambridge Consultants has revealed what it calls a stratospheric breakthrough in a programme which aims to realise the dream of superfast 5G for everyone and everything across the globe, delivered by a fleet of aircraft at very high altitude.

    Working in collaboration with Stratospheric Platforms Limited (SPL), the Cambridge Consultants solution comprises a wireless antenna that the company says is unlike anything seen before, delivering what is claimed to be affordable connectivity from a fleet of zero-emission aircraft, airborne at an

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  • Finnish government rolls out digital projects to support SMEs

    Finland is moving ahead with an ambitious plan to create a nationwide network of digital innovation hubs in partnership with the European Union (EU).

    There will be up to five hubs, which are intended to bolster the domestic and international business competitiveness of Finland’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

    The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE) is working from a national digital innovation hub (NDIH) roadmap created by the state-funded VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT).

    The roadmap outlines a long-term strategy to provide added-value technology support to enable SMEs to exploit enhanced digital competence in a bid

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  • Maze ransomware shuts down with bizarre announcement

    A year after coming to prominence with one of the first high-profile double extortion ransomware attacks on facilities services supplier Allied Universal, the Maze ransomware gang appears to be shutting down its activities.

    Rumours of the shutdown had been circulating in the security community for some time before being confirmed by the operators of Maze in a lengthy and somewhat bizarre screed on 1 November 2020.

    “Maze Team Project is announcing it is officially closed,” the group said. “All the links to out [sic] project, using of our brand, our work methods should be considered to be a scam.”


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