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...

Airgain achieves ‘borderless IoT’ with Deutsche Telekom

Airgain has partnered with Deutsche Telekom to achieve “borderless IoT” for its asset-tracking solutions.

The agreement enables Airgain to bundle connectivity from Deutsche Telekom with its asset-tracking solutions for customers across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), as well as within the US and beyond.

Deutsche Telekom launched ‘T-IoT’ last year with the aim of simplifying global IoT connectivity for enterprises. The solution enables global IoT using...

Trackpac will use Helium’s decentralised network

Asset tracking firm Trackpac has announced that it will use decentralised network Helium for connectivity.

Helium, which calls itself “The People’s Network”, is a rapidly-growing wireless network run by individuals around the world. By deploying a hotspot, individuals can provide connectivity for IoT and/or mobile devices and be rewarded with HNT tokens.

Trackpac enables assets to be tracked using a small tracker which can be attached to keys, bags, laptops, bags,...

XPENG prepares its own robotaxi fleet, flying car, and robot

XPENG is preparing to launch its own robotaxi fleet, the world’s first fully-electric flying car, and an AI-powered robot.

The luxury vehicle maker said that its latest G9 SUV became China’s first mass-produced commercial vehicle to pass the government-led Autonomous Driving Closed-field Test. The G9 will be used for XPENG’s robotaxi fleet.

“Obtaining the road test permit by our mass-produced commercial vehicles – with no retrofit – is a major achievement,”...