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Microsoft hosted its fourth Innovation Day in Brussels with partner groupss showing off the tech wares they predict could take off in the near future.
This photo shows a system developed by the Microsoft Research team in Cambridge, where the car learns how to drive around a track within a computer game. With further work it's hoped it can be tested on real vehicles.
The three green laser lines measure time to impact to various objects, while the lines on the road show the route the car has taken previously which it uses to perfect its line.
All photos credit: Tim Ferguson, Silicon.com
The Smart Board was developed by the Living Tomorrow team along with Microsoft.
It's a large touchscreen with a range of widget-like apps designed to be used in the home.
This version is aimed at the kitchen and includes a food inventory application. When unpacking shopping you can scan items against the screen (using RFID) which notes which items are being brought in. You can then keep track of the items you have in stock.
It also has an application called Eco Track (top right) that measures how much carbon your house is producing at any one time.