UK’s smart motorways regularly stop working

Amid ongoing debates about their safety, UK smart motorways continue to face scrutiny as new data reveals they frequently suffer from outages. Despite advanced technology, these disruptions undermine the system designed to safeguard drivers.

Smart motorways utilise radar and cameras to identify vehicles in distress and accordingly adjust lane signals to manage the flow of traffic. However, figures released through Freedom of Information requests by BBC Panorama show – between...

Advancing the era of eSIM: Unveiling the IoT specification

The journey towards integrating eSIM into IoT applications hasn't been straightforward. Although the M2M specification for eSIM has been available for years, its adoption has primarily been limited to specific industries like automotive and utilities. According to Kaleido Intelligence, the number of active eSIMs used for IoT connectivity only surpassed 100 million in 2022, six years after the publication of the M2M specification.

Streamlining eSIM implementation

Challenges...

ITRI partners with Arm to open IoT certification lab in Taipei

Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has joined forces with global semiconductor and software designer Arm to establish a new ITRI・Arm SystemReady Lab in Taipei. This certification centre is the fourth of its kind worldwide after similar labs in the US, Europe, and India.

The new lab will leverage ITRI's research and development strengths combined with Arm's SystemReady compliance program to offer comprehensive certification services for the Artificial...

Boston Dynamics retires pioneering Atlas robot

Boston Dynamics has announced that it is retiring its iconic Atlas robot that captivated the world with its human-like agility and complex manoeuvres.

In a statement released alongside a commemorative YouTube video, Boston Dynamics reflected on Atlas's pivotal role in pushing the boundaries of robotic capabilities:

“Atlas has sparked our imagination, inspired the next generations of roboticists, and leapt over technical barriers in the field. Now it’s time for our...

Cisco enhances coffee farming in Tanzania using the IoT

Cisco has teamed up with a group of partners to use the IoT to help Tanzanian coffee growers boost yields and operate more sustainably amid the challenges of climate change.

The networking giant has joined forces with the ConSenso Project: a coalition comprising Tanzanian coffee farmers, Italian plant scientists from PNAT, and researchers from the Accademia del Caffè Espresso. Together, they are deploying IoT sensors to "listen to the plants" on a Tanzanian coffee...

Qt and Qualcomm collaborate to accelerate IoT development

Qt Group and Qualcomm have announced a collaboration to streamline the development of advanced graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and software quality assurance for industrial IoT devices.

The partnership brings together Qt's cross-platform development tools with Qualcomm Technologies' processors, potentially allowing IoT manufacturers to significantly speed up the time-to-market for their devices.

Qualcomm is one of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers,...

FCC proposes measures to combat abuse through connected cars

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to tackle a pressing issue: the misuse of connected car technology by abusers to harass and intimidate their partners.

In a bid to curb this alarming trend, the FCC has announced the launch of a formal proceeding aimed at exploring ways to assist survivors of domestic violence.

The initiative will delve into how the FCC can leverage existing legislation to ensure car manufacturers and wireless carriers are taking...

Telit Cinterion launches GNSS module with centimetre accuracy

IoT solutions provider Telit Cinterion today announced the launch of the SE868K5-RTK, a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver module capable of delivering centimetre-level positioning accuracy. 

The SE868K5-RTK is the first GNSS module in Telit Cinterion's portfolio to provide such high-precision location data, made possible through advanced Real-Time Kinematics (RTK) technology. By leveraging dual frequency signals and support for multiple satellite...

Oil and gas industry sees rapid growth in IoT devices

The oil and gas industry is experiencing a surge in the adoption of IoT devices, according to a new report from Berg Insight.

Berg Insight’s report forecasts that the installed base of wireless devices featuring cellular, satellite, or low-power wide-area (LPWA) connectivity in the industry will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.3 percent, increasing from 7.8 million units at the end of 2023 to 18.8 million connected devices by 2028.

The primary...

Retail faces continued threat from IoT botnets

A new report from Netskope Threat Labs sheds light on the major cloud threats targeting the retail industry over the past year. The key malware families deployed by attackers were IoT botnets like Mirai, remote access tools, and infostealers aimed at stealing customer payment data and credentials.

Paolo Passeri, Cyber Intelligence Principal at Netskope, said: “It’s surprising that the retail sector still finds itself specifically targeted with botnets like Mirai as attackers...