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.

Lack of framework-based approach delaying Indian smart city projects, says Gartner

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Research firm Gartner says less than 10% of large-scale, city-wide smart city projects will be implemented across India by 2020.

Currently, the lack of a holistic, framework-based approach and a viable revenue model have delayed such projects in the country which is why many small pilot projects are underway instead of larger scale efforts.

Ganesh Ramamoorthy, research vice president at Gartner, said: “While many Indian cities have announced smart city projects, a structured...

By IoT News, 29 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Can geographic information system technology and IoT be a match made in heaven?

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As our cities and rural areas get smarter and the volume of data generated by IoT-enabled devices increases, so does the potential for Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to transform project planning and service delivery and business strategy across many sectors.

The beauty of GIS mapping technology is not just the ability to provide visual representation of datasets in an easy to digest format, but the potential to combine or correlate this information with all kinds of...

By Jean-Donan Olliero and Chris Bond, 31 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

Tech giants including Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and IBM form Partnership on AI

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The world's biggest advancements often come from talented individuals putting their minds together with a common goal. Today's giants of tech started with humble beginnings – such as in a garage or dorm room – but are now brimming with talent looking for the next big thing. 

A collective of the world's biggest technology pioneers has joined forces in a historic partnership...

By Ryan Daws, 29 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Standards.