IoT Tech Expo: Building sustainable transport solutions

Anyone who travels in a major city will be aware the increasing number of vehicles on the road is unsustainable from both a practical and environmental point of view. Jeremy Dalton, CTO of TravelSpirit, provided some insight on how we can build sustainable transport solutions for smart cities during a session at the IoT Tech Expo. 

The length of the average commute is on the rise. While other factors also contribute, the increasing amounts...

By Ryan Daws, 25 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Exploring an overlooked opportunity to make connected car security airtight

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With 75% of new cars expected to come equipped with wireless connectivity by 2020 according to BI Intelligence, these vehicles will ultimately become integral components of our digital world. More specifically, they will have a dominant role in the Internet of Things (IoT), with the potential to transform the driving experience.

This opportunity does not come without considerable risk, especially as connectivity expands to include untrusted networks and embedded automotive operating...

By Muzaffar Khurram, 20 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

Software AG’s 2017 IoT predictions: Chatbots, smart buildings, and more

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2017 will be the year of the chatbot while architects will need to turn to hardware and software vendors to gain a better understanding of their needs, according to predictions issued from German firm Software AG.

Bart Schouw, Internet of Things solution director at Software AG, said, “There is a lot of buzz around the Internet of Things and especially increased device-to-device communication. Much of this mobile, virtual and instantaneous connectivity is built on seamless...

By IoT News, 16 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

Brazil to focus on smart lighting with Gooee and Lumicenter partnership

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US-based smart lighting start-up Gooee is going international by partnering with Brazil’s Lumicenter Lighting Group that will allow the latter to integrate and further develop Gooee’s IoT-enabling technology within its lighting products.

Lumicenter’s clients in corporate, industry, shopping malls, retail outlets, hospitality and the home, will have a range of internal/external lighting solutions that offer better value for money and increased functionality...

By IoT News, 13 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Augury listens in to detect if your thing is going to break

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Putting the obvious innuendos aside, new startup Augury wants to use audio to detect if your thing is going to break and offer suggestions on how to prevent it.  

When a creak, bang, whine, or any other concerning sound makes itself apparent when machines are used that wasn't...

By Ryan Daws, 12 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Why building smart cities in 2017 will begin with transportation infrastructure

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The smart city concept is not a new one. The main attraction at the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair was the General Motors Pavilion’s Futurama ride that ferried visitors past incredibly detailed models, accompanied by the narrator’s welcome “and now, we have arrived at this wonder world of 1960.” Of course, because GM was the sponsor, the focus was on transportation. But if the entries to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s 2016 Smart Cities...

By Laetitia Gazel Anthoine, 10 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

IDC: Spend on the IoT will reach $1.29 trillion by 2020

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According to a forecast by IDC, worldwide spending on the IoT will reach $1.29 trillion by 2020 based on an expected compound annual growth rate of 15.6 percent. This year alone, global spend is forecast to reach $737 billion as organisations make IoT hardware, software, connectivity, and service investments. 

This growth will be fuelled by the uptake of IoT-based technology...

By Ryan Daws, 09 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

HARMAN launches Ignite to manage in-car apps and their IoT communications

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HARMAN has launched their Ignite platform which aims to provide an end-to-end solution for managing in-car applications while also enabling vehicles to communicate with the wider IoT.

Automakers, dealers, and service providers will be able to deploy new cloud applications and services using HARMAN's experience in both vehicle and cloud technologies. "The HARMAN Ignite platform is a perfect...

By Ryan Daws, 04 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

How public sector infrastructure can support IoT growth

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Infrastructure is an essential building block of our digital networks. Without robust and functioning infrastructure in place it is not possible to deliver the connected services that businesses need to operate and grow and that residents have come to expect.

Digital infrastructure does support economic growth and social inclusion, and therefore it must function correctly, be able to handle the demands of future capacity, and be economically viable.

Although the telecommunications...

By Jean-Donan Olliero and Robin Bosworth, 22 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities.

When are we going to have a fully driverless world?

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A 12-year-old boy recently asked me, if driverless cars are so safe, why aren’t we using them already?

It’s a good question when there is so much media coverage about Google bubble cars crisscrossing town centres, and high performance saloons gliding around car parks, yet the notion of us letting go of the wheel seems just too ‘unnatural’. Are we really happy to let big brother take over?

Only last week the headline ‘Look, no hands!’ was pasted across a Dubai...

By Roger Cruickshank, 14 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Smart Cities.