The road as a ‘social space’: Analysing the challenges of autonomous vehicle integration

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The future of mobility has become a major topic of discussion in the automotive world. Introductions including the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, ride sharing and new synergies between car manufacturers and technology players are all changing the transportation ecosystem as we know it.  

One thing in particular I think we can all agree on is that autonomous vehicles (AVs) are coming.

Every day new pilot schemes bring AVs closer to the road and into the public mind-set, and

By Kate Rock, 07 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Enterprise, Smart Cities.

Uber poaches a NASA aircraft engineer to fulfil our flying car dreams

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2020 was portrayed in sci-fi flicks as being a futuristic year of hoverboards and flying cars, but as it approaches, it’s becoming evident the most realistic expectation we can hope for is driverless cars. 

Ride-sharing giant Uber isn’t ready to give up on the dream of flying cars, however, and has just announced the company’s recruitment of NASA Engineer Mark Moore to become the director of...

By Ryan Daws, 06 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities.

New research shows smart cities come in all shapes and sizes

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The US Conference of Mayors (USCM) has released a new survey at the recently held 85th Winter Meeting which shows cities of all sizes are developing and implementing smart city projects.

The survey, jointly developed and conducted with IHS Markit, is a project of the USCM’s Council on Metro Economies and the New American City. From the 54 cities who responded to the survey, 335 smart city projects are currently being implemented and 459 are being planned through 2017. Among the 335...

By IoT News, 30 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Verizon IoT evangelist David Vasquez on unlocking potential of intelligent track and trace

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Verizon’s plans for the Internet of Things (IoT) are certainly on the ambitious side. The telco has partnerships all over the shop, from Cypress Semiconductor, to Qualcomm and LG U+ in the past month alone, as well as fingers in many pies, from smart cities, to agriculture, to automotive.

At the forefront of broadcasting this message is David Vasquez, who now works for Verizon in an IoT ‘evangelist’ role having spent the vast majority of his career at the firm in various guises....

By James Bourne, 27 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities.

It’s time to talk about the smart cities we’ll soon be living in

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When people think about smart cities, they tend to view them as futuristic, but they're going to start becoming more of a day-to-day reality rather than a vision for the future. It will happen because the cities and the technologies together have evolved to the point where we can actually deploy at a larger scale than we could before.

One big trend this year will be the movement from smaller pilots to larger deployments of smart city tech within cities. The number of requests for...

By Mrinalini Ingram, 27 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Volvo envisions its Cortana-powered future

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Microsoft has ambitions to put their Cortana in the car and signed a partnership with Volvo in December last year to integrate the virtual assistant with their vehicles. A new video released by Volvo demonstrates how Cortana will help people to be more productive while travelling.

In the video, a businessman in a driverless car interacts with Cortana through a small earpiece. A meeting is conducted over Skype for Business, and his coffee is paid for using...

By Ryan Daws, 26 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Exec warns of further security risks as IoT usage rises

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The expected growth in the IoT market will increase security risks and make organisations and people more vulnerable to hackers, according to Dave Worrall, the CTO of Secure Cloudlink.

Worrall feels that passwords should not be used as a means for authentication as they are outdated and will not be able to cope with the rise of IoT. According to a recent research, the IoT market is expected to increase from $598.2 billion in 2015 to $724.2 billion by 2023. With the rise of IoT come...

By IoT News, 26 January 2017, 1 comment. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

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.