IoT cellular device shipments to approach 350m per year by 2025 – with strong China growth noted

Sales of IoT cellular devices will approach 350 million per year by 2025, fuelled by 5G, with China continuing to provide a healthy impetus to the market, according to the latest report from Strategy Analytics.

The analyst firm forecasts that shipments of 4G IoT modules will peak within three years, as 5G modules begin slowly in 2019, with 2023 a key inflection point, as 5G modules outstrip those of 4G modules. The automotive...

By IoT News, 08 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

Q&A: Tim Markison, Garlick & Markison: How to get your patent strategy right for IoT technologies

Many factors have to be taken into account when getting your startup idea off the ground. You have to get the right people in, work out the culture of your company, get the business model just right. Yet if your idea is unique, you want to make sure you have proof of it.

Tim Markison (left), co-founder of...

By James Bourne, 06 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

Investigators conclude self-driving Uber in fatal crash had multiple software issues

US safety investigators have concluded that a self-driving Uber involved in a fatal crash had a series of software issues.

Uber had been testing its self-driving software in a Volvo XC90 when it hit pedestrian Elaine Herzberg as she crossed a road in Tempe, Arizona.

Ms Herzberg was crossing a dimly-lit road with her bicycle when Uber’s vehicle hit and killed her in March 2018.

Investigators from the National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) found Uber’s software failed to correctly identify the...

By Ryan Daws, 06 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Vehicles, IoT, Smart Cities.

Vodafone Business and América Móvil collaborate over IoT expansion in Latin America

Vodafone Business and América Móvil have signed an IoT partnership agreement to enable their respective customers deploy international connected devices solutions in an easier and efficient manner.

The collaboration would allow Vodafone Business customers to connect IoT devices across Latin America and América Móvil IoT clients to have access to one of the largest global networks through Vodafone.

By IoT News, 06 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Virgin Media will use its broadband cabinets to charge electric vehicles

Virgin Media wants to use its broadband cabinets to solve one of the biggest hurdles preventing the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs).

Electric cars, especially with their ever-growing range of connected features, have a range problem. Research has shown that the biggest reason drivers are still opting for combustion vehicles is the lack of charging infrastructure for EVs causing “range anxiety”.

While an increasing number of places are installing charging...

By Ryan Daws, 04 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, IoT, Smart Cities.

From C-suite buy-in to project management: Why enterprise IoT is now set for a big step forward

It has long been known that, in spite of the promises of connected homes, the enterprise was where the Internet of Things (IoT) would truly push the envelope. According to Gartner, from a note published in August, 5.8 billion enterprise and automotive endpoints will be in use by next year.

But what do these sorts of figures...

By James Bourne, 04 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IoT, Manufacturing.

Incorporating AI into IoT initiatives will see you speed past your rivals, says SAS

US-based analytics firm SAS’s latest report titled “AIoT- How IoT Leaders Are Breaking Away” has found that most significant predictor in realising value from Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives across an organisation is the heavy use of artificial intelligence (AI).

According to the study, which involved 450 global business leaders who use IoT and AI, 90% of the survey respondents heavily using AI in their...

By IoT News, 01 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Data & Analytics, IoT.

Sidewalk Labs reaches a deal to move forward with smart city, albeit scaled back

Google sister company Sidewalk Labs has reached a deal with Toronto Waterfront to move forward with its ambitious smart city plan, but it will be scaled back.

Sidewalk Labs first unveiled plans to build a smart city from the ground up on waterfront land in Toronto back in February. The plans included an underground delivery and waste disposal network, automatic cover over communal areas such as parks during bad weather, heated sidewalks, and various...

By Ryan Daws, 01 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Sprint updates Curiosity IoT platform with private solution and NB-IoT functionality

Sprint has announced two new updates to its Curiosity IoT platform at the recent Mobile World Congress Los Angeles event.

With these updates, the Curiosity IoT platform, powered by Ericsson’s IoT accelerator, has now been enhanced with a private IoT network solution and a NB-IoT functionality that provides the company’s enterprise customers an ability to capture the potential in new IoT use cases across a variety of...

By IoT News, 31 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

IoT platform Particle raises $40m in Qualcomm-led funding round

Particle, a platform for IoT devices, has raised $40 million in Series-C funding led by Qualcomm Ventures and Energy Impact.

The latest round brings Particle's total funding so far to $81 million. Other participants included Spark Capital, Bonfire Ventures, Counterpart Ventures, Root Ventures, and Green D Ventures.

Particle is based in San Francisco and promises to be an end-to-end solution for IoT device deployments which includes both software and hardware. Existing customers are now gathering more than...

By Ryan Daws, 30 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.