UK launches first 5G smart factory as part of industrial trial

The UK has launched its first 5G smart factory as part of an industrial trial examining how British factories can be modernised.

Bosch’s factory in Worcester has been fitted with sensors and 5G-based technology for monitoring its operations.

The factory will be combining IoT sensors and 5G for preventative maintenance. Data analytics will help to predict failures before they occur.

By Ryan Daws, 13 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing, Smart Cities.

Inrix: Traffic jams are costing £8bn per year in the UK

Connected car services firm Inrix has released its latest analysis of UK traffic which highlights it costs the economy around £8 billion per year.

Drivers in the UK’s most congested city, London, lost 227 hours each last year. Birmingham took second place with each driver wasting 134 hours, while Glasgow was third losing 99 hours.

Overall, it’s costing each driver an average of £1,137. For weary London travellers, it’s costing around £1,680 each.

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By Ryan Daws, 12 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Report: Half of IoT device apps leave users vulnerable

A paper distributed on ArXiv last week analysed the concerning lack of security when it comes to IoT device apps.

The security issues plaguing IoT devices themselves are well-documented. Security often seems to be an afterthought in the rush to market.

While there’s been a recent explosion in connected devices, app development has been around much longer. The mature development industry has created best practices to help ensure security, but it seems the note hasn’t reached IoT device app...

By Ryan Daws, 04 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Report: Driverless cars risk 77,400 jobs in Canada alone

A report by The Conference Board of Canada has estimated that autonomous vehicles could lead to 77,400 job losses in the country alone.

Potential job losses from AI automating low-skilled roles are well-documented, but we’ve heard little about the impact from driverless cars.

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By Ryan Daws, 25 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Smart Cities.

Cisco and Iteris to work together on connected roadway project

Iteris, a US-based provider of applied informatic for transportation and agriculture, and Cisco have entered into a strategic partnership around connected railways.

Both companies have deployed an edge-processing IoT solution with Las Vegas, which will combine data feeds from the Iteris Vantage Next video detection platform with the Cisco Kinetic software solution to analyse multimodal data from pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles for a number of high-value use cases to improve traffic flow and reduce...

By IoT News, 25 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Ubuntu Core 18 boosts IoT device security, reduces cost

Canonical has announced Ubuntu Core 18 which aims to reduce the software development risk, security maintenance costs, and time to market of IoT devices.

The latest version has an image size of just 260MB which makes it the most lightweight Ubuntu Linux release ever. Perfect for the IoT.

Canonical kept the size minimal not just for efficiency, but also to reduce the attack surface. Few packages are installed as part of the OS to reduce the size and frequency of security updates and ensure maximum storage for...

By Ryan Daws, 23 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

Bosch granted permit to accelerate driverless car tests

Bosch has become the first recipient of a permit allowing driverless cars to be tested under a new scheme in Victoria, Australia.

The permit was issued as part of Victoria’s new Automated Driving System (ADS) scheme. ADS enables permit holders to conduct tests of driverless systems on roads around the state.

Bosch specifically wanted the permit to begin trials with the aim of improving safety on rural streets.

Gavin Smith, President of Bosch Australia, said:

“Bosch is a proud...

By Ryan Daws, 21 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Karamba Security: Vehicles face 300,000 attacks per month

The scale of cyberattacks on connected cars has been revealed by Karamba Security, and it makes for a rather concerning read.

Karamba set-up automotive electronic control units (ECUs) through which it’s been attracting internet attacks. In the last three months, the ECUs have been subjected to as many as 300,000 attacks per month.

Over 11 different attack types were attempted on the ECUs, including against:

  • Telnet (similar to a white hat attack on a VW Golf in April last year)

  • SSH

  • HTTP

The company’s ThreatHive solution aims to find these vulnerabilities through using such ‘honeypots’...

By Ryan Daws, 14 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Security, Smart Cities.

Sprint pairs Curiosity IoT with 5G for a smart city and driverless car lab

Sprint has announced it will pair its Curiosity IoT platform with 5G connectivity to deliver both a smart city and driverless car lab.

Announced during CES, Sprint’s first large-scale city deployment of its platform will be in Greenville, South Carolina.

Massive Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (Massive MIMO) technology will be deployed in addition to a dedicated, distributed, and virtualised IoT core network capable of supporting AI, robotics, edge computing, autonomous vehicles, and other IoT systems...

By Ryan Daws, 09 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Cars, Development, IoT, Smart Cities.

Intel looks to CES for smart city data and AI partnerships

Intel-owned Mobileye and UK government mapping agency Ordnance Survey (OS) have joined hands to bring high-precision location data to British agencies and businesses.

A new, accurate, and customisable location information service will be offered by combining Mobileye’s automotive camera-based mapping capabilities together with OS’ geospatial and technology expertise. This service will benefit survey customers across...

By IoT News, 09 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Cars, Smart Cities.