Tech Tent: cars, drones and a voice-controlled fridge

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More unconstrained cars are generating some-more data, though what’s it worth?

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This week’s Tech Tent incited into a gadget-fest as we explored a products branch heads during a Berlin IFA tech fair, a drones delivering medical reserve in Africa – and a connected automobile information that could be used to sell we some-more stuff.

David Paja from a automobile organisation Delphi explained that, in his view, a arise of unconstrained cars will lead to “exponential” expansion in a information they are means to beget – and his organisation is penetrating to money in on it.

It’s radically a smartphone business indication on 4 wheels.

The organisation has grown an internet height that enables it to collect out profitable data, pierce it to a Cloud and afterwards be common with, in this case, an Israeli start-up partner called Otonomo that specialises in “data-brokering solutions”.

“In many cases a motorist will need to accept that their information is being used,” he said.

Jane Wakefield reported from a TEDGlobal eventuality in Tanzania, where robotics organisation Zipline is planning to enhance a worker smoothness service of puncture blood supplies.

Chief executive Keller Renaudo pronounced he was in talks to open 4 placement centres in a country.

“Having an flexible supply sequence for medical creates a large disproportion in improving entrance and lenient doctors,” he said.

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This shade hovel perplexed visitors during a IFA tech fair

And finally to a IFA tech satisfactory in Berlin, where we listened about calorie-counting kitchen beam and voice activated drudge fridges.

As a observant goes, they betrothed us drifting cars….

Rory Cellan-Jones is behind in a Tech Tent subsequent week.