Sep 14, 2017

Samsung pushes deeper into auto tech

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Samsung is diving deeper into the future of auto technology with a new $300 million investment fund focused on connected car and autonomous vehicle technologies. It's also announcing a €75 million investment into TTTech, an Austria-based networking technology company for the industrial and automotive industries.

Bigger picture: Samsung earlier this year paid $8 billion to acquire electronics company Harman, which has an established automotive business and which is adding a new unit that will be focused on autonomous driving technology. Recently Samsung also obtained self-driving car testing permits in both South Korea and California.

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Q&A: Minimizing your coronavirus risk

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As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the U.S., Axios is answering readers' questions about the pandemic — how it spreads, who's at risk, and what you can do to stay safe.

What's new: This week, we answer five questions on smokers' vulnerability, food safety, visiting older parents, hair cut needs, and rural vs. urban impact.

The other coronavirus test we need

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Researchers are racing to develop tests that detect whether someone may have developed immunity to the coronavirus, which could help society return to normal faster.

Why it matters: These tests could help people know if they are able to go back to work, as well as aid researchers in tracking the scale and death rate of the disease — key data for current and future pandemic policies.

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What the U.S. can learn from other countries in the coronavirus fight

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Note: Cases are shown on a logarithmic scale; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

The countries that have most successfully fended off the novel coronavirus have mainly done it with a combination of new technology and old-school principles.

Why it matters: There's a lot the U.S. can learn from the way other countries have handled this global pandemic — although we may not be able to apply those lessons as quickly as we'd like.

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