21 Elektrobit uses cloud to scale autonomous driving systems AVEVA launches solutions to improve large-scale project outcomes IT company AVEVA has launched a portfolio of software solutions to help customers transform the way projects are engineered, executed and integrated into operations and maintenance. The portfolio comprises of three offerings. Unified Engineering integrates process design with front-end engineering and detailed 3D-based design. Unified Project Execution links and streamlines procurement and construction processes. While Enterprise Learning enables customers to teach engineers how to use extended reality and simulation tools to ensure that systems run efficiently. The suite can improve engineering efficiency by 50% and detail design by 30%. Automotive software provider Elektrobit has launched a Microsoft Azure cloud-based tool to bring autonomous driving and advanced driver-assistance systems to production more quickly. Developed in collaboration with cloud partners such as Microsoft and data centre providers like Equinix, the new EB Assist Test Lab provides a single solution that is infinitely scalable. As such, it is able to manage the vast quantities of data generated in real and simulated test drives during the validation and verification process. MESA releases smart manufacturing online training Global non-profit educator MESA International has launched online training resources for smart manufacturing. The first course released, Justification and ROI for Smart Manufacturing: Building a Business Case that Wins Approval, introduces students to the necessary elements for return on investment. Various tools are taught to identify and document manufacturing issues and provide examples of commonly occurring costs. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to identify the stakeholders and audience for their proposal, identify and quantify the business benefits and investment costs associated with the solution, and develop various types of cost/benefit analysis. CompanyNet delivers information management services for Scottish Water CompanyNet is helping Scottish Water to develop its sensitivity and retention capabilities. The work will ensure the public sector body’s terabytes of data and millions of documents are secure, protected from accidental deletion and well-managed. The Edinburgh-based Microsoft partner will take advantage of new features in Office 365 to implement systems which ensure continued compliance with legislation like the Public Records Act in a way that is easier to manage and more user-friendly.