Wialon launches IoT Project of the Year 2024 competition

Wialon has kicked off its annual IoT Project of the Year competition for 2024, a global contest that celebrates the most cutting-edge projects from around the world.

The IoT Project of the Year competition provides a unique platform for companies utilising telematics and IoT technologies to showcase their innovative solutions.

Wialon aims to promote the adoption of modern tools across industries to solve key business challenges. It also creates an opportunity for IoT...

Waymo expands robotaxi operations to Austin

Waymo – the self-driving technology firm under Google-owner Alphabet – is set to launch its Waymo One service in Austin, marking the latest expansion of its robotaxi operations.

Following successful ventures in Phoenix, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, Waymo's move into the Texas capital underscores its ambition to establish itself as a leader in autonomous transportation.

Announced in August 2023, Austin was designated as the fourth city for Waymo One and the company...

Self-driving shuttle arrives in Sunderland

The debut of the self-driving Sunderland Advanced Mobility Shuttle (SAMS) aims to revolutionise urban mobility in the city.

SAMS, which arrived in Sunderland recently, promises to redefine how residents and visitors navigate the city streets. This autonomous shuttle, set to hit the roads this spring, represents a milestone in Sunderland's journey towards embracing self-driving technology.

Sunderland's Mayor, Councillor Dorothy Trueman, said: “We are thrilled to welcome...

Nokia boosts IoT capabilities for the industrial edge

Nokia has announced the addition of five new third-party IoT applications for its MX Industrial Edge platform, enhancing industrial IoT capabilities in areas like asset tracking, positioning, indoor navigation, and worker safety. 

The new applications leverage the low latency, resilient connectivity, and embedded intelligence of the MX Industrial Edge to enable more efficient industrial operations. By deploying these applications at the edge of the network near industrial assets...

Fleet management systems in Australia and New Zealand to exceed 2.4M by 2027

IoT analyst firm Berg Insight predicts substantial growth in active fleet management systems deployed across commercial vehicle fleets in Australia and New Zealand.

As of Q4 2022, the number of active fleet management systems in the countries stands at approximately 1.4 million units. Berg Insight forecasts this figure to reach over 2.4 million units by 2027—driven by a robust compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.5 percent.

The fleet management market in the region...

Globalstar expands IoT asset tracking solutions with GSatSolar

Globalstar has unveiled a new addition to its growing portfolio of industrial IoT asset tracking solutions.

In collaboration with Global Satellite Engineering (GSE), the company has introduced GSatSolar—a compact, rugged, and cost-effective tracking device designed to enhance the efficiency of tracking software tools for Value-Added Resellers (VARs) and customers.

GSatSolar, powered by satellite technology, enables an increased number of trackable assets in near-real...

Elvaco adopts Coiote IoT Device Management Platform

Elvaco, a provider of end-to-end metering solutions, has announced the successful integration of the Coiote IoT Device Management Platform.

Elvaco serves utilities and real estate companies worldwide. The implementation of the Coiote IoT platform aims to streamline operations, enhance product capabilities, and reinforce Elvaco's market presence.

The impetus behind the adoption of the platform was Elvaco's commitment to expanding its product line to meet the dynamic needs...

Telenor IoT collaborates with Polarium to improve energy storage

Telenor IoT will provide energy storage developer Polarium with managed IoT connectivity services globally as part of a new partnership.

The agreement outlines that Polarium will leverage Telenor IoT's advanced cellular-managed connectivity to offer a diverse range of digital solutions including fleet management, remote monitoring, anti-theft, and tracking services, ensuring comprehensive coverage for energy storage systems.

Focusing on fleet management, Polarium’s...

Waymo announces Austin as its fourth major city

Waymo, the self-driving technology company under Google’s parent company Alphabet, has officially announced Austin as its fourth major ride-hail city.

Austin will be joining the ranks of Metro Phoenix, San Francisco, and Los Angeles as Waymo continues to expand and accelerate its business.

Over the past few months, Waymo's team has been conducting extensive testing in and around downtown Austin, utilising their all-electric Jaguar I-PACE vehicles.

The goal of...

BT powers a UK-first medical drone trial

BT is using its network to power a transformational medical delivery trial.

The UK’s largest telco by subscribers has partnered with drone specialists Skyfarer and Medical Logistics UK to conduct the country’s first over-land Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) trial.

BVLOS enables drones to travel longer distances, cut delivery times, and reduce the costs involved in ground transportation over often-congested roads.

The drone trial – completed in the...