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A LeddarTech anuncia a grande inauguração do Sensor Fusion and Perception Development Center (Centro de Desenvolvimento de Fusão e Percepção de Sensores) em Tel Aviv, Israel, no dia 9 de junho de 2022

QUEBEC e TEL AVIV, Israel, May 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, líder global no fornecimento de tecnologia de detecção ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance System – Sistemas Avançados de Assistência à Condução) e AD (Autonomous Driving – Condução Autônoma) mais flexível, robusta e precisa, tem o prazer de anunciar a grande inauguração oficial do Sensor Fusion and Perception Development Center da LeddarTech em Tel Aviv, Israel, em 9 de junho às 15h. (IST).

O evento será apresentado por Charles Boulanger, CEO da LeddarTech e Ronny Cohen, Vice-Presidente e Gerente Geral de ADAS e AD Sensor Fusion and Perception. Além de receber os convidados e as personalidades no centro, este evento também é uma celebração de nossos engenheiros altamente qualificados e profissionais e suas contribuições para nosso desenvolvimento tecnológico.

O evento será realizado como uma festa casual com comidas, bebidas e brindes. Também haverá uma apresentação do palestrante convidado pelo Dr. Ami Appelbaum, Presidente da Innovation Authority e Cientista-Chefe do Ministério da Economia e Indústria em Israel, que irá discutir o tema “Smart Mobility – Israel’s Potential, Opportunities and Risks” (Mobilidade Inteligente – O potencial, as oportunidades e os riscos de Israel). Além disso, os convidados terão a oportunidade de conhecer a equipe, fazer networking e ver demonstrações da plataforma de fusão e percepção de sensores LeddarVision™. Esta plataforma permite veículos on-road e off-road ADAS e AD de nível 2-5. A LeddarVision combina tecnologia de Inteligência Artificial e visão de computador e redes neurais profundas com eficiência computacional para aumentar o desempenho dos sensores ADAS/AD e hardware essenciais para o planejamento do caminho para condução, proporcionando uma condução autônoma mais segura com melhor detecção.

“Estou muito orgulhoso por sediar este evento em Israel”, declarou o Sr. Charles Boulanger, CEO da LeddarTech. “Nossa equipe em Israel, apoiada por nossas instalações de P&D em Quebec e Ontário, realizou um trabalho extraordinário ao desenvolver tecnologia inovadora de fusão e percepção de dados brutos”. Sr. Boulanger continua: “O Sensor Fusion and Perception Development Center em Tel Aviv marca uma conquista real para a LeddarTech à medida que continuamos a expandir e nos comprometer com alguns de nossos melhores talentos no mundo”, concluiu o Sr. Boulanger.

Sobre a LeddarTech

Fundada em 2007, a LeddarTech é uma empresa de percepção ambiental integral e abrangente que permite que os clientes resultam desafios de percepção e fusão críticos em toda a cadeia de valor. A LeddarTech oferece soluções de percepção econômicas escaláveis de ADAS Nível 2 para Nível 5 com autonomia total com a LeddarVision™, uma plataforma de fusão e percepção do sensor de dados brutos que gera um modelo ambiental 3D abrangente a partir de uma grande variedade de tipos e configurações de sensores. A LeddarTech também oferece suporte aos fabricantes de LiDAR e fornecedores automotivos Categoria 1-2 com os principais blocos de construção tecnológica, como a direção por feixe digital LeddarSteer™ e o LeddarEngine™, que é fabricado com a tecnologia LeddarTech’s Leddar™, empregando técnicas patenteadas de aquisição e processamento de sinais para gerar um sinal de retorno mais rico e limpo a um custo menor. O LeddarEngine compreende um LiDAR SoC altamente integrado e escalável e uma combinação de softwares que permite que os desenvolvedores da LiDAR e os fornecedores automotivos de Categoria 1-2 projetem suas soluções LiDAR. A empresa é responsável por diversas inovações em avançados aplicativos automotivos e de mobilidade com detecção remota, oferecendo mais de 120 tecnologias patenteadas (incluindo patentes concedidas e em aprovação) para aprimorar o ADAS e os recursos de condução.

Informações adicionais sobre a LeddarTech estão acessíveis em www.leddartech.com e no LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook e YouTube.

Contato:
Daniel Aitken, Vice-Presidente, Marketing Global, Comunicações e Relações com Investidores, LeddarTech Inc.
Tel.: + 1-418-653-9000 ext. 232 daniel.aitken@leddartech.com

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Health Care

No urgent need for mass monkeypox vaccinations: WHO

LONDON— The World Health Organization does not believe the monkeypox outbreak outside of Africa requires mass vaccinations as measures like good hygiene and safe sexual behaviour will help control its spread, a senior official said.

Richard Pebody, who leads the high-threat pathogen team at WHO Europe, said that immediate supplies of vaccines and antivirals are relatively limited.

His comments came as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was in the process of releasing some Jynneos vaccine doses for use in monkeypox cases.

Germany’s government said on Monday that it was assessing options for vaccinations, while Britain has offered them to some healthcare workers.

Public health authorities in Europe and North America are investigating more than 100 suspected and confirmed cases of the viral infection in the worst outbreak of the virus outside of Africa, where it is endemic.

The primary measures to control the outbreak are contact tracing and isolation, Pebody said, noting that it is not a virus that spreads very easily, nor has it so far caused serious disease. The vaccines used to combat monkeypox can have some significant side-effects, he added.

It is unclear what is driving the outbreak, with scientists trying to understand the origin of the cases and whether anything about the virus has changed. There is no evidence the virus has mutated, a senior executive at the UN agency said separately on Monday.

Many – but not all – of the people who have been diagnosed in the current monkeypox outbreak have been men who have sex with men. But that may be because this demographic is likely to seek medical advice or access sexual health screening more readily, the WHO said earlier in the day.

Most of the confirmed cases have not been linked to travel to Africa, which suggests there may be large amounts of undetected cases, said Pebody. Some health authorities suspect there is some degree of community spread.

“So we’re only seeing … the tip of the iceberg,” he said.

Given the pace of the outbreak, and lack of clarity around what is driving it, there has been worry that large events and parties this summer could make things much worse.

“I’m not saying to people don’t have a good time, don’t go to attend these events,” Pebody said.

“It’s rather around what people do at the parties that matters. So it’s about safe sexual behaviour, good hygiene, regular hand washing – all these sorts of things will help to limit the transmission of this virus.”

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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Health Care

Malawi Rolls Out Cholera Vaccine to Contain Outbreak

Malawi has rolled out a vaccination campaign to help stop an outbreak of cholera. Authorities report more than 350 cases and 17 deaths from cholera across eight districts of southern Malawi.

Malawi’s Ministry of Health declared the cholera outbreak in early March after the first case was confirmed in the Machinga district in southern Malawi.

The disease has so far spread to eight districts including Nsanje, Chikwawa and Blantyre.

In its latest report on Monday, the ministry said the country had recorded 367 cholera cases in all with 17 deaths and 19 hospital admissions.

Dr. Gertrude Chapotera represented the World Health Organization at the launch of the vaccination campaign Monday in Blantyre.

She said the campaign is running with support from various global partners, including the Gavi Vaccine Alliance and the Global Task for Cholera Control.

“We are supporting the Ministry of Health with up to 3.9 million doses that will be administered in two rounds," she said. "So this actually is the beginning of the first round with the campaign starting from today the 23rd of May running up Friday this week the 27th of May.”

Cholera is an acute diarrheal infection caused by ingesting food or water contaminated with bacteria. The disease affects both children and adults and, if untreated, can kill within hours.

Dr. Gift Kawalazila is director of Health and Social Services in Blantyre. He says the district has so far seen nearly 100 cases of cholera, with five deaths but only three hospital admissions as of Monday.

“This means that cholera is a disease that can easily be reversed and we have treatment options with us," said Kawalazila. "So, the general message to the general population is that they should quickly present themselves to our health workers in our different health facilities whenever they notice the signs and symptoms of cholera which is profuse diarrhea and vomiting in some cases.”

Health authorities say many people are turning up for vaccination, with some districts running short of the doses.

Alinafe Longwe is among those who received the cholera vaccine in Blantyre. Longwe says she did not get the COVID-19 vaccine, citing fears of blood clotting and other health issues.

“But with this one, I haven’t heard any issues, so I am okay with it and I have received it and I am fine," said Longwe.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health says it has intensified public education preventing cholera infections. These include the use of clean water for domestic purposes and observing personal hygiene.

Source: Voice of America

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General

Meta Returns with Africa Day Campaign

Meta, the company that owns Facebook, is hosting its second annual Africa Day campaign to promote Africans who are making a global impact.

The content producer for the film project, South African filmmaker Tarryn Crossman, said Meta identified eight innovators, creators and businesspeople on the continent whose stories the company wanted told for the "Made by Africa, Loved by the World" campaign.

Crossman's company, Tia Productions, teamed up with Mashoba Media to find four fellow filmmakers in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their job was to make two- to three-minute documentaries about the subjects.

"So, for example we did Trevor Stuurman here in South Africa," Crossman said. "He's a visual artist and his line was, I just loved so much, he says: 'Africa's no longer the ghost writer.' We're telling our stories and owning our own narratives. That's kind of the thread amongst all these characters. They all have that in common."

Nairobi-based filmmaker Joan Kabangu made a movie about Black Rhino VR, a Kenyan virtual reality content producing company which has worked with international brands.

"They are the pioneers around creating VR content, 360 content, augmented mixed reality kind of content in Kenya, in the wider Africa. And it's a company which is run by a young person and everybody who is working there is fairly young. And they are really getting into how tech is being used to elevate the way we are creating content in 2022, going forward," Kabangu said.

Of Meta's Africa Day campaign she said, "I feel it's celebrating the good in Africa."

In Ghana, Kofi Awuah's movie making has been delayed by floods in the capital, Accra. But he is determined to finish. His innovator is designer Selina Beb, whose work can be seen on Instagram and is sold online, often to buyers in the U.S. and Britain.

"She's very unique," Awuah said. "Based on material she uses and even the processes she uses are kind of things that tell a Ghanian or African story. For instance, she uses a certain kind of stone that you can find only in the northern parts of Ghana."

Awuah said being a part of the campaign is the chance of a lifetime.

"My manager called me to tell me that we gotten a contract from Meta and I almost, like I had a heart attack," she said. "When that call came, I felt this is the moment for me to express myself to the millions or billions of people who are using Facebook, who are using social media."

Meta will also be hosting free virtual training sessions throughout the week. These include training on monetization, cross-border business and branded content.

Source: Voice of America