Washington, Phoenix and San Diego join smart gigabit communities programme

Washington DC, Phoenix and San Diego are among five cities which are now part of the Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC) programme, US Ignite has announced.

Albuquerque, New Mexico and Jackson, Tennessee complete the latest entrants who will be joining the SGC network as part of their commitment towards the adoption of next generation smart city technologies.

The SGC programme brings municipalities, network carriers and other corporate partners, non-profit organisations, and the university research communities...

By IoT News, 29 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Oxbotica-powered CargoPod makes driverless Ocado deliveries

Ocado has demonstrated its vision for driverless grocery deliveries with a prototype van powered by Oxbotica’s driverless technology.

The vehicle spent two weeks on a two-mile circuit in a semi-pedestrianised area of Greenwich, south-east London to demonstrate the kind of environment Ocado believes its driverless vehicles will operate in once deployed.

CargoPod is an electric vehicle which helps to reduce its environmental impact. The vehicle’s top speed of 25 MPH...

By Ryan Daws, 29 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Smart Cities.

Volkswagen and NVIDIA embark on a journey to expand AI beyond the car

Car manufacturing giant Volkswagen is partnering with NVIDIA to harness their AI knowledge and use it for applications beyond in-car technology.

Volkswagen explores the possibilities for AI in their dedicated Munich-based Data Lab which opened back in 2014. One example of their current work involves new procedures for optimising the flow of traffic in cities where overpopulation and the need for individual vehicles is causing severe and increasing congestion on the roads.

"Artificial...

By Ryan Daws, 27 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Mueller Systems and Senet partner for smart water management in North America

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Mueller Systems and Senet have partnered to introduce new advancements to water utilities through usage of smart-water metering throughout North America.

Mueller Systems, provider of smart metering solutions to optimise the delivery and use of water, will employ the services of Senet, the first and fastest growing provider of low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) with its class-leading LoRa modulation for IoT/M2M applications in North America to boost its AMI solution and Mi.Net...

By IoT News, 26 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Sigfox finds a partner to expand its IoT network across the UK

Sigfox is expanding its IoT network coverage in the UK from 30 percent of the population to 95 percent.

The company’s network already covers 30 percent of the UK population across 11 major cities including Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, and Sheffield, thanks to a partnership with Arqiva since 2014.

Arqiva is what Sigfox calls a SO (Sigfox Operator) who are operators handling local distribution of the IoT network which is now present in more than 30...

By Ryan Daws, 23 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

New paper explores potential for Massachusetts in IoT space

Massachusetts is ‘at the forefront of innovation’ for the Internet of Things, a new report has argued.

The paper, from MassTLC, a technology association covering New England, says there are approximately 100 IoT-specific companies in the state and ‘represents a transformative opportunity for the Massachusetts technology ecosystem’.

Given the tech based in Boston, the state’s capital, as well as the lauded Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the potential is certainly there. Boston...

By James Bourne, 21 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

IoT for intelligent buildings will surpass $22 billion by 2026, research says

The global ‘IoT for intelligent buildings’ market is set to surpass $22 billion (£17.5bn) in 2026, up from $6.3bn in 2017, according to a new paper from Navigant Research.

This is a topic which this publication has explored on various occasions. Unlike a lot of IoT technology which can be considered greenfield sites, the challenge of commercial buildings is constructing around previous work.

The report advocates that commercial building owners are ‘feeling the pressure to invest in...

By James Bourne, 12 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities.

Three questions every citizen needs to ask about smart cities

Smartness is a constant endeavour for humanity. The word has been in use for far too long. Now that phones have become smarter, and with the prevalence of the Internet of Things, we are moving ahead with smarter cars, refrigerators and appliances, among many others on the consumer end, as well as smarter manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, and many more on the industrial end. The list is exhaustive.

According to the UN, in 2014, 54% of the world’s population lived in urban areas – a proportion...

By Ripal Vyas, 05 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Smart Cities, Standards.

Intel looks at new $7 trillion ‘passenger economy’ through autonomous driving

One of the key questions surrounding connected cars and autonomous driving is around efficiency: will users be able to do more with their free time normally spent behind the wheel? Intel has had a look into the crystal ball, and argues the ‘passenger economy’ opportunity could hit $7 trillion (£5.4tn) as the technology becomes mainstream.

“Companies should start thinking about their autonomous strategy now – less than a decade ago, no one was talking about the potential of a...

By James Bourne, 02 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Eaton joins Georgia’s IoT education and research centre for lighting expertise

Eaton, a member company with a Lighting Division based in the Atlanta area, has announced that it will be providing Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) with lighting expertise.

Eaton aims to explore the many possibilities of IoT-enabled devices and contribute towards research that will lead to developments in transformational IoT technologies by providing hands-on training to the students and faculty in the institute....

By IoT News, 01 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.