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Written by Benson Chen, Lily Chen, Gil Huang, Yu-Tien Cheng, and Ruby Yao

The role of Internet of Things (IoT) in smart manufacturing has transformed industries across the globe, and the automotive sector is no exception. As the world progresses towards urbanization and into Industry 4.0 implementation, the concept of smart cities is becoming increasingly important. Smart manufacturing of automobile parts integrated with IoT is particularly crucial in enhancing efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity within the automotive industry, contributing to smart transport and intelligent vehicle running across smart cities.

Written by A. Sujaatha, Malini M, and Pradeepa R

The utilization of rubber tire waste in the subbase course of road construction presents an innovative and sustainable approach to address both waste management and pavement engineering challenges. This project aims to explore the feasibility and benefits of incorporating whole discarded rubber tires in the subbase layer of roads with a focus on evaluating the performance, durability, and environmental impact of this alternative approach. This project addresses its advantages, such as improved recycling, reduced construction costs, and enhanced sustainability, while emphasizing the need for proper planning, design, and construction techniques to ensure successful implementation. The findings of this project provide valuable insights into the technical viability, performance, and environmental implications of incorporating rubber tire waste in the subbase layer of roads, as well as the ways in which this strategy will advance sustainable road construction practices, waste management strategies, and the achievement of relevant sustainable development goals. This research serves as a foundation for future studies and provides guidance for policymakers, engineers, and stakeholders in the road.

Written by R. Pamila, Ajith Kumar M, Ramesh Aravinth R, and Sanjay V.

Water is essential to human life and health. Water and irrigation play crucial roles in industrial and commercial purposes. In recent years, sudden population increases have caused water scarcity, which poses a health hazard. The need for water is incredibly high, which leads to more fresh water extraction. Population growth also increases environmental pollution, which contributes to the pollution of water quality. This places us in the position to filter and monitor water quality using smart technologies like IoT. Due to its charcoal content, we intend to use organic waste as a biochar in place of a charcoal layer in the filtering media that treat water. To monitor the quality of treated water, we are using IoT techniques such as raspberry pi, PH sensors, Turbidity sensors, and ultrasonic sensors to determine the outputs.

Written by Yu Wang, Junhua Wu, and Zhanlian Li

On Monday, 11 September 2023, Professor Gareth Taylor of Brunel University, London delivered an invited lecture at Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT)’s University Town campus in Guangzhou China. This event was chaired by Professor Loi Lei Lai, a University Distinguished Professor and an IEEE Life Fellow from the School of Automation.  Figure 1 shows Professor Lai’s introduction of Professor Taylor.

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