News of Note—Automation drives autonomous cars, IoT sets sail in Rotterdam port and more

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Cisco and IBM are making Rotterdam's port a lot smarter for sailing. (Pixabay)

Here are the other stories we're following today:

> Along with the emergence of hybrid networks, automation must play a pivotal role on the road to self-driving cars. TM Forum article.

> The port of Rotterdam is working with Cisco and IBM in order to enable self-sailing ships by 2030. Smart Cities World article.

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> Due to SDN and the advent of programmable networks, network engineers need to become more familiar with automation and software. Network World article.

> Edge processing holds a lot of promise for carriers, but open source communities are crucial for maximizing that potential. article.