Visa argues how ‘things paying for things’ are driving commerce trends

More than 80% of Americans have a ‘strong’ interest in using connected devices to make purchases but are concerned around data and security, according to a new study from Visa.

The research, conducted alongside PYMENTS.com and titled ‘How We Will Pay’, aimed to find out payments preferences of Americans, specific behavioural patterns, buying habits and shopping preferences related to connected commerce. Visa described the trend as 'IoT and Things Paying For Things'.

75% of the...

By IoT News, 09 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Standards.

Toyota moves to Automotive Grade Linux for infotainment – BlackBerry hits back

Toyota has adopted the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) platform for its infotainment systems, according to the foundation, with the 2018 Toyota Camry the first vehicle to have it installed.

The announcement was made at the Automotive Linux Summit in Tokyo, with plans to debut ‘late summer’ this year, rolling out to ‘most’ Toyota and Lexus vehicles in North America.

More than 100 members are...

By James Bourne, 07 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Data & Analytics.

Orange sets up Spanish smart home security subscriber service

Orange has partnered with Tyco to launch a smartphone-based ‘smart security’ service, exclusive to Orange customers in Spain.

This service connects a user’s home to Tyco’s Monitoring Centre, ensures 24-hour connection with the police and monitoring by a team having high expertise, and guarantees a response when the alarm is triggered.

The security equipment comprises of a central panel, a motion sensor, a PIR Cam and a keypad, and door/window sensors (which allow users to create...

By IoT News, 12 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Homes.

IoTium aims to solve the problem of brownfield development for the IIoT

Meet IoTium. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) company, based in San Francisco, has announced the launch of its network as a service (NaaS) product to help organisations better connect their brownfield developments, as well as $8.4 million (£6.5m) in series A funding.

Here’s how the product works: IoTium’s NaaS is a cloud-deployed zero touch managed service which aims to securely collect data from legacy mission-critical brownfield machines and sends it to greenfield applications...

By James Bourne, 11 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT, Security.

How automakers are transforming their operations through predictive analytics

Imagine driving a new car down the highway. You’re enjoying the open road when a notification appears on the dashboard informing you that you should deviate from your usual route because there is a major backup. You select the alternate route suggested by the car and continue on your merry way, having saved at least an hour of travel time.

Several minutes later you receive another notification letting you know that if your brake pads are not changed within the next week, your brake rotors will begin...

By Rick Delgado, 10 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities.

AI falls on the final furlong in predicting Kentucky Derby winner

The Kentucky Derby, one of the three races which make up the Triple Crown in US horse racing, was won over the weekend by Always Dreaming, the 9-2 favourite which came home by 2 ¾ lengths in cool and damp conditions. Yet for one company which placed its collective AI efforts on predicting the runners and riders correctly, Always Dreaming did not feature in their winners’ enclosure – despite getting the result spot on last year.

Unanimous AI, founded in 2015, offers what it calls...

By James Bourne, 08 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.

Actility acquires Abeeway for greater IoT location services

Actility, an IoT and M2M solutions provider, has acquired geolocation system specialist Abeeway with the aim to provide a best in class portfolio of IoT location services to support service providers and solution vendors across a wide range of industry sectors.

Abeeway, already a market leader in tracking devices, offers on-demand geolocation, movement alerts or geofencing that use GPS signals to determine their location, but energy-efficient LoRaWAN communication to pass that location to a tracking...

By IoT News, 05 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Standards.

Intel’s big bets on autonomous driving unveiled: “Unwavering confidence” in success

Intel has opened the doors to its Silicon Valley Innovation Center for Autonomous Driving and, with a slew of partners in tow, gave further insight into its push towards the connected car space.

Among the announcements was a reveal of one of the first highly automated vehicles developed in partnership with BMW and Mobileye, which Intel acquired for $15.3 billion in March, alongside demonstrating with Ericsson. over the...

By James Bourne, 04 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Data & Analytics, IoT.

Opinion: What makes a smart home truly smart?

Opinion What makes a smart home smart? An increasing number of companies want to know the answer to that question. According to a recent report from Harbor Research, “the smart home market is gaining substantial momentum, with an estimated 900 million smart devices existing in households across the world today."

At the most basic level, a smart home is one that has sensor-enabled products that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT), plus a way to...

By Oliver Cockcroft, 03 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Homes.

From idea to monetisation: How big data can drive change in car dealerships

IHS Automotive predicts that by 2020, around 152 million connected cars will be generating up to 30 terabytes of data every day. Businesses that will be able to properly use this treasure will obviously be on a roll; so it’s worth talking about the ways this information can be used and what will be required for it.

Digital technologies are changing the world. Things are no longer just ‘things’ – they are turning into information and media centres connected to the Internet, joined into...

By Robert Schuessler, 28 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Data & Analytics, IoT.