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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.6.7 | Award Amount: 15.54M | Year: 2012

MOBiNET will develop, deploy and operate the technical and organisational foundations of an open, multi-vendor platform for Europe-wide mobility services. Key MOBiNET innovations address the barriers to cooperative system-enabled service deployment, including the lack of harmonised services; availability of communication means; inaccessibility and incompatibility of transport-related data; fragmentation of end-user subscription and payment services; proprietary technologies in user devices; etc.\nMOBiNET will develop solutions for both business (B2B) users and end (B2C) users (drivers and travellers):\n- a comprehensive directory of Europe-wide mobility and transport-related data and services;\n- an e-Marketplace as an e-commerce network linking end users, content- and service-providers;\n- single sign-on MOBiNET membership & single payment account for end users;\n- membership of the MOBiNET B2B Provider Community enables providers to add third-party content and services contract-free to their own products;\n- a platform-independent agent on end-user devices, including access to a MOBiNET App Store and an intelligent communication & connectivity manager that hosts end-user services;\n- the project will develop both a Service Development Kit to enable easy creation of MOBiNET user services and a set of uniform Reference Services suitable for Europe-wide deployment, including eco-traffic management-as-a-service and a multimodal traveller assistant;\nMOBiNET central facilities will be hosted as cloud services available to the provider community, and will be operational early during the project. These facilities will be taken up at a group of diverse pilot sites that will validate MOBiNET in trials aimed at learning from operators and users experience how to create, deploy and operate services in a Europe-wide platform.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: EPSRC | Program: | Phase: Training Grant | Award Amount: 4.52M | Year: 2014

Moores Law states that the number of active components on an microchip doubles every 18 months. Variants of this Law can be applied to many measures of computer performance, such as memory and hard disk capacity, and to reductions in the cost of computations. Remarkably, Moores Law has applied for over 50 years during which time computer speeds have increased by a factor of more than 1 billion! This remarkable rise of computational power has affected all of our lives in profound ways, through the widespread usage of computers, the internet and portable electronic devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Unfortunately, Moores Law is not a fundamental law of nature, and sustaining this extraordinary rate of progress requires continuous hard work and investment in new technologies most of which relate to advances in our understanding and ability to control the properties of materials. Computer software plays an important role in enhancing computational performance and in many cases it has been found that for every factor of 10 increase in computational performance achieved by faster hardware, improved software has further increased computational performance by a factor of 100. Furthermore, improved software is also essential for extending the range of physical properties and processes which can be studied computationally. Our EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Methods for Materials Science aims to provide training in numerical methods and modern software development techniques so that the students in the CDT are capable of developing innovative new software which can be used, for instance, to help design new materials and understand the complex processes that occur in materials. The UK, and in particular Cambridge, has been a pioneer in both software and hardware since the earliest programmable computers, and through this strategic investment we aim to ensure that this lead is sustained well into the future.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Smart - Development of Prototype | Award Amount: 234.14K | Year: 2012

The aim of the “FIRMA” project is to produce a novel face recognition engine that, uniquely, is capable of matching facial images extracted from “uncontrolled” sources. This would have an immediate impact in security applications such as passport agency checks and police suspect evaluation/identification. “Uncontrolled” means images that have not been captured specifically for facial recognition (FR), such as a street scene or an un-posed photo. In these images the orientation of the face could be at any angle and exposure or lighting equally variable. All current FR technologies require carefully posed images to achieve any dependable accuracy. Lighting conditions must be uniform, the face must be flat to the camera, and expressionless. In 2007 Aurora invented a novel method of image capture using powerful infrared flash. This work eliminated the dependence of the recognition engine on lighting conditions. In 2010 the company successfully produced another novel recognition engine to match this infrared image against a colour image stored in a person’s ePassport. To successfully match two fundamentally dissimilar images, infrared and colour, the company had to further invent a series of novel mathematical techniques. Accurate recognition is currently being achieved down to 40 inter-eye pixels and requires a very small signature, or template file, for each individual, resulting in very fast processing. Aurora believes that similar techniques could also be innovatively applied to the fundamental problem in facial recognition; dealing with different head angles. i.e. faces not flat to the camera. If successful the benefit this project will provide is a step change in image recognition performance impacting on all applications of face recognition. The outcome of FIRMA will increase accuracy of matching variable head angle, “real world” images, by at least an order of magnitude and potentially change the whole facial recognition market landscape.


Patent
Computer Services | Date: 2013-11-13

Systems and methods for carton- and item-level tracking of deliveries to retail locations in a supply chain are described. A central shipment management system receives over a network, from one or more retail distribution centers associated with a plurality of retail locations, advanced shipping notice information describing one or more shipments of pluralities of cartons to a pool. The central computer system also receives, from the retailer or distribution center, product information including category and description information for items contained in a shipment to at least one retail location of the retailer. The received advance shipping notice information and the product information are processed. The processing applies one or more business logic rules to determine an estimated delivery date of the shipment to the at least one retail location. A portal accessible over the network by associates of the retail location is provided. The portal displays the item and carton information and the estimated delivery date associated with the item and carton information. Information regarding deliveries is updated based upon information from the pool provider.


Patent
Computer Services | Date: 2013-11-13

Systems and methods for carton- and item-level tracking of deliveries to retail locations in a supply chain are described. A central shipment management system receives over a network, from one or more retail distribution centers associated with a plurality of retail locations, advanced shipping notice information describing one or more shipments of pluralities of cartons to a pool. The central computer system also receives, from the retailer or distribution center, product information including category and description information for items contained in a shipment to at least one retail location of the retailer. The received advance shipping notice information and the product information are processed. The processing applies one or more business logic rules to determine an estimated delivery date of the shipment to the at least one retail location. A portal accessible over the network by associates of the retail location is provided. The portal displays the item and carton information and the estimated delivery date associated with the item and carton information. Information regarding deliveries is updated based upon information from the pool provider.


Patent
Computer Services | Date: 2013-11-13

Systems and methods for carton- and item-level tracking of deliveries to retail locations in a supply chain are described. A central shipment management system receives over a network, from one or more retail distribution centers associated with a plurality of retail locations, advanced shipping notice information describing one or more shipments of pluralities of cartons to a pool. The central computer system also receives, from the retailer or distribution center, product information including category and description information for items contained in a shipment to at least one retail location of the retailer. The received advance shipping notice information and the product information are processed. The processing applies one or more business logic rules to determine an estimated delivery date of the shipment to the at least one retail location. A portal accessible over the network by associates of the retail location is provided. The portal displays the item and carton information and the estimated delivery date associated with the item and carton information. Information regarding deliveries is updated based upon information from the pool provider.


Patent
Computer Services | Date: 2012-03-14

The invention relates to a control terminal (20) for determining whether a fare has been paid comprising: a reader (22) for reading a fare card identification number from a fare card; a processing module (25) adapted to implement a one-way function to generate a control number from a fare card identification number; and a comparison unit (27) for comparing the control number to a reference list.


Patent
Computer Services | Date: 2015-08-25

Systems and methods are directed to tracking and displaying status information. First delivery status information is received, from a shipment management server (SMS), by one or more processors associated with a retail location. The first delivery status information includes information regarding cartons to be delivered to the retail location in a first delivery. The information is derived from a first advance shipping notice. Other delivery status information is received which is derived from a second advance shipping notice. The various delivery status information is processed and simultaneously displayed on a display screen.


Patent
Computer Services | Date: 2013-03-14

A computer implemented user interface system, method and computer storage medium is disclosed. A first user input is received via a user input device referencing a location in a locality (50) displayed in a user interface, the locality being at least a sub-area of an environment. Responsive to receipt of the first user input, the locality (50), and at least a part of one or more adjacent localities (50a) from the environment, are caused to be temporarily displayed in the user interface at a reduced scale.


Patent
Computer Services | Date: 2016-04-08

Systems and methods are directed to tracking and displaying status information. First delivery status information is received, from a shipment management server (SMS), by one or more processors associated with a retail location. The first delivery status information includes information regarding cartons to be delivered to the retail location in a first delivery. The information is derived from a first advance shipping notice. Other delivery status information is received which is derived from a second advance shipping notice. The various delivery status information is processed and simultaneously displayed on a display screen.

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