[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 11/07

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TL; DR (invariable acronym) (21st century): initials of too long; didn’t read,
either literally too long ; not read
1. (Internet) To express that the message that was sent was not read because it was too long.
2. (Internet) To express that the following is a summary of the text too long.

p><h3 class=Chinese giant Didi Chuxing is joining forces with Continental to promote new forms of mobility in China. As part of this partnership, Continental is committed to providing an intelligent and connected dashboard for the first generation of Didi Chuxing shared vehicles.

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Credits: Didi Chuxing.

Why this is important: The agreement signed between Didi Chuxing and Continental is in line with the launch earlier this year of the Didi Auto Alliance to allow the Chinese group to collaborate with 31 players in the automotive industry, including the three largest global manufacturers that are Volkswagen, Toyota and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. This alliance aims to pool everyone’s resources and data to develop new mobility services (rental, car-sharing, carpooling, etc.). Didi Chuxing has set the goal of using 1 million electric vehicles by 2020 and 10 million by 2028.

The complex electronic registered mail market whets appetites. Several operators are preparing to offer online consultation of registered mail, including heavy goods vehicles La Poste and Neopost.

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Credits: Shutterstock.

Why this is important: Read registered letters without going to the Post Office: this will be theoretically possible from January 1, 2019, even if the implementation of the system is as complex as the market potential is enormous. Market players expect the market to explode with this new formula, given its practicality. However, there remains a problem to be solved for the system to work: the operator must prove that he has delivered the electronic registered letter to the correct recipient, with the same reliability as the face-to-face with the postman or the postman for the registered mail. traditional. The start-up, AR24, has taken a head start by being the first and the only one for the moment to obtain the European eIDAS qualification, which will be necessary to penetrate this huge market (240 million registered letters sent each year).

Qucit raises 1.7 million euros to put artificial intelligence at the service of cities. The Gironde company has set up a predictive platform to optimize all urban services.

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Times Square, New York. Credits: Shutterstock.

Why this is important: Qucit – for Quantified Cities, has the ambition to make cities more pleasant, efficient and sustainable. Thanks to its technology, the start-up helps clients and partners, such as Keolis, Suez, Vinci and Egis, to plan their logistics, optimize their investment decisions and improve the daily lives of their users.