German enterprises getting to grips with IoT data analytics – with many using AWS to power it

According to a new report published by ISG, German enterprises are looking for service providers to help them use Amazon Web Services (AWS) for data analytics and IoT applications, and increasingly to run SAP products.

The report noted an increasing demand for AWS data analytics solutions among many German enterprises due to a rising demand for public cloud transformation.

In Germany,...

By IoT News, 19 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, Manufacturing, Smart Cities.

Japan approves bill to accelerate drone and 5G developments

Lawmakers in Japan have approved a bill designed to accelerate the development of drones and 5G networks in the country.

When most people think of Japan, particularly Tokyo, cutting-edge technology will be one of the first things which come to mind. On Tuesday, Japan’s cabinet approved a bill which aims to keep the country at the forefront of innovations.

Companies working on groundbreaking technologies will be able to access low-interest loans from government-approved financial institutions to support...

By Ryan Daws, 18 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Worldwide spending on smart cities initiatives will total $124bn in 2020, says IDC

Global spending on smart city initiatives will total $124 billion (£95bn) in 2020 at an increase of 18.9% year over year, according to new research from IDC.

As per the research firm in its latest Worldwide Smart Cities Spending Guide, the top 100 cities that invested in smart initiatives in 2019 represented nearly 29% of global spending. While growth will be sustained among the top spenders in the short term, the...

By IoT News, 17 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities.

ABI Research: AI-powered utility metering and video surveillance to dominate smart city market

The latest smart cities market data report by ABI Research has predicted that smart utility metering and video surveillance would hold a significant portion of the smart city segment, with the number of connections representing 87% of the total number of smart city connections by 2026.

According to the report, though surveillance cameras with embedded AI computing capabilities from vendors like NVIDIA are already being...

By IoT News, 21 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities.

Waymo's autonomous cars have driven 20 million miles on public roads

Autonomous cars developed by Alphabet subsidiary Waymo have now driven over 20 million miles on public roads.

The milestone was announced during this year's CES in Las Vegas and shows how Waymo's driverless technology is almost ready for widespread deployment.

Speaking at a dinner hosted by Fortune, Waymo CEO John Krafcik said: "You need to have a lot of real world experience, there's no way to avoid it."

While autonomous vehicles have been involved in accidents, Waymo has managed to...

By Ryan Daws, 07 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Vehicles, Smart Cities.

ENGINE: Trust and data privacy remain consumers' biggest fears about connected cars

According to a recent survey conducted by ENGINE Insights, 65% of recent and intending car buyers have one or more connected car features in their current car. However, 54% are concerned about data security and how their data might be used and 19% of respondents said that data management concerns could compel them from not buying a connected car in future.

The ‘Connected Car’ survey from ENGINE reported that data security fears are universal, spanning across generations – 54% of Millennials,...

By IoT News, 18 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, Security, Smart Cities.

Gartner: Blockchain is the perfect match for the IoT

Gartner believes that blockchain technology is the perfect match for the IoT and will help it to overcome some of its biggest problems.

Blockchain is synonymous with security. The IoT, on the other hand, is known for suffering from serious vulnerabilities which have led to repeated high-profile breaches and cyberattacks.

In a blog post highlighting key findings from a survey titled IoT Adopters Embrace Blockchain,...

By Ryan Daws, 17 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Ericsson and the NTNU deploy autonomous ferry in Norway

Ericsson has teamed up with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to deploy a 5G-powered autonomous ferry in Norway.

The ferry is called milliAmpère and carries passengers, including their bikes, across Trondheim’s harbor canal.

MilliAmpère is equipped with sensors that record its surroundings. 5G is used to reliably and quickly transfer vast amounts of data required for the ferry's operation with an onshore command centre.

Jenny Lindqvist, Head of Customer Unit...

By Ryan Daws, 11 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Gartner: Enterprise drone shipments will increase 50% in 2020

A recent forecast from Gartner has indicated that businesses will start deploying IoT-powered enterprise drones more frequently going forward in 2020. These drones can be used in industries like construction, utility, and retail.

Gartner predicts that global shipments of IoT enterprise drones will total 526,000 units, an increase of 50% from 2019. By 2023, the global research firm predicts that global shipments will reach 1.3m units. It will be the construction industry that will be making the most use of...

By IoT News, 09 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Smart Cities.