Blue Vision Labs becomes Lyft’s UK hub for driverless cars

Lyft has acquired London-based Blue Vision Labs to become the company’s UK hub for its ‘Level-5’ self-driving car division.

Blue Vision Labs was co-founded in 2016 by Peter Ondruska, Lukas Platinsky, Hugo Grimmet, Andrej Pancik, and Bryan Baum – all graduates from the University of Oxford and Imperial College London.

The company is now a 40-person team featuring some of the world’s brightest minds in computer vision and robotics. Blue Vision Labs combines this expertise to create...

By Ryan Daws, 25 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Flourish driverless car project releases latest findings

Driverless car project Flourish has published its latest research findings into making autonomous vehicles user-friendly.

Autonomous vehicles are set to radically change the landscape of transport. University of Bristol's Professor Robert Piechocki even calls it “the biggest revolution on our roads since the advent of the internal combustion engine.”

Flourish attempts to provide an early glimpse into how this revolution will look and ensure autonomous vehicles are designed with the...

By Ryan Daws, 24 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Digital twins create a building’s mirror image – but there is one thing missing

According to the study titled "Unternehmenstrends 2020" (Company Trends 2020) published by the GdW (Federal Association of German Housing and Real Estate), tenants will be in direct digital communication with property management companies in the future. Digitally collected building data allows operators to monitor technical installations in real time and carry out necessary work just as quickly. At the same time, they can offer their tenants services that...

By Armin Anders, 24 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Homes.

EU puts weight behind Wi-Fi over 5G for connected cars

As the industry decides what connectivity should be used for connected cars, the EU appears to be putting its weight behind Wi-Fi over 5G.

The EU hopes the approval of technical specifications for one technology over the other will help bring the industry together.

Once there’s more certainty about what standard will be used, the industry can move forward with confidence. Manufacturers and consumers will both know their new products will be supported and not quickly defunct.

Draft proposals from the EU...

By Ryan Daws, 23 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities, Standards.

Twilio’s new ‘super SIM’ allows developers to confidently deploy IoT devices globally

Twilio has launched a new ‘super SIM’, built upon the company’s mobile core infrastructure, along with an expanded set of tier-one carrier relationships with Singtel, Telefonica and Three Group.

The super SIM allows developers to confidently deploy IoT devices globally via using a single API so that the company can optimise network performance on tier-one carriers based on the location the device is deployed...

By James Bourne, 19 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT, Standards.

Review: PoochPlay is your dog’s very own fitness tracker

We’ve covered a wide range of connected devices on IoT News, but the PoochPlay marks the first wearable designed for our canine friends.

The best way to describe PoochPlay is a Fitbit for dogs. It’s a simple device which attaches to your dog’s collar and tracks activity/rest per day.

Using a replaceable CR2032 battery, the device lasts six months – beating many human fitness trackers. Data is transferred seamlessly to an accompanying smartphone app which...

By Ryan Daws, 19 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Wearables.

Crypto Quantique claims launch of first quantum-driven secure chip on silicon to strengthen IoT security

UK-based Crypto Quantique has announced the launch of what is being claimed as the world’s most advanced security product for IoT devices – with a quantum edge.

The technology behind this solution includes world's first quantum driven secure chip (QDSC) on silicon which, when combined with cryptographic APIs, provides highly scalable, easy-to-implement and seamless end-to-end security for any connected device.

By IoT News, 18 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Why the next ‘uncarrier’ needs to be the automotive industry

As mobile operators speed towards 5G, automotive companies are in a race of their own. Autonomous and connected vehicle initiatives have become priorities for established and emerging players alike - Uber, Waymo, Volvo, Tesla, GM, Ford, BMW - the list goes on.

Successful connected and autonomous-vehicle strategies will require bulletproof wireless connectivity. Stakeholders in this expanding industry have stars (and dollar signs) in their eyes when they dream about where 5G and edge computing can take...

By John Reister, 18 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Standards.

How integrated SIM will be a game changer for cellular IoT

There were numerous innovations demoed and discussed at this year’s MWC Americas. However, AT&T’s announcement with G+D and Altair of the development of the first MNO-grade integrated SIM, for deployment across cellular LPWA networks, generated particular excitement among OEMs and ODMs.

Avishay Shraga, head of security technologies for Altair, provides five reasons why IoT device manufacturers are eagerly anticipating the...

By Ilan Reingold, 17 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Software AG and Eurotech join forces over new IoT solutions

Software AG has partnered with Eurotech, with the latter’s Everyware Software Framework (ESF) adding out-of-the-box connectivity with Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT. This integration of ESF and Cumulocity IoT is now available in all Multiservice Industrial IoT Gateways and High-Performance Edge Devices offered by Eurotech and certified by Cumulocity IoT.

The assimilation of these solutions will aim to provide...

By IoT News, 16 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.