Japan approves bill to accelerate drone and 5G developments

Lawmakers in Japan have approved a bill designed to accelerate the development of drones and 5G networks in the country.

When most people think of Japan, particularly Tokyo, cutting-edge technology will be one of the first things which come to mind. On Tuesday, Japan’s cabinet approved a bill which aims to keep the country at the forefront of innovations.

Companies working on groundbreaking technologies will be able to access low-interest loans from government-approved financial institutions to support...

By Ryan Daws, 18 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

At the front of the grid: How Formula 1 leads sporting franchises in data and analytics

It goes without saying that in business, the customer is always right. Except, of course, when they’re not.

Take the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as a sporting example. When the idea for the shortened Twenty20 (T20) format was first proposed in 2003, not everyone was on board: of the 18 first-class counties, only 11 supported the new competition. Today, with established domestic competitions globally and a recognised...

By James Bourne, 17 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, Data & Analytics, IoT.

Worldwide spending on smart cities initiatives will total $124bn in 2020, says IDC

Global spending on smart city initiatives will total $124 billion (£95bn) in 2020 at an increase of 18.9% year over year, according to new research from IDC.

As per the research firm in its latest Worldwide Smart Cities Spending Guide, the top 100 cities that invested in smart initiatives in 2019 represented nearly 29% of global spending. While growth will be sustained among the top spenders in the short term, the...

By IoT News, 17 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities.

Stanley Black & Decker working on sustainable IoT connectivity with Ericsson and T-Mobile

Ericsson, T-Mobile Austria and Stanley Black & Decker have announced their collaboration on innovative IoT solutions for connected equipment and services.

By making use of T-Mobile Austria’s network, Ericsson IoT Accelerator for global connectivity, and Stanley Black & Decker’s digital accelerator, all the three partners are trying to simplify and boost the global deployment of Stanley Black and Decker’s...

By IoT News, 14 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

The time is now: How to manufacture your smart factory with Industrial IoT

Discussions around the Internet of Things (IoT) mostly revolve around how it will impact our everyday lives. From drone-delivery of a pizza to turning your heating on from your phone, smart, connected devices have pervaded in recent years.

Yet far from consumers, perhaps one of the most lucrative applications for IoT is in the manufacturing industry. In fact, the IoT initiated the latest industrial revolution, commonly...

By José Manuel Benedetti, 13 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing.

Verizon teams up with Sequans to fast-track commercial deployments of IoT connected devices

Verizon has announced the launch of two Verizon-certified LTE-M products ‘Monarch Go’ and ‘Monarch GPS’ - for firms that are looking to fast-track commercial deployments of IoT connected devices.

The operator says it has now become the world’s first carrier to certify these Sequans all-in-one modem components. Both products come with optional Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Bluetooth...

By IoT News, 13 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT, Standards.

Nokia and SoftBank team up to complete world’s first 5G connected car test

Nokia has become the first telecommunications firm to successfully complete a trial demoing the use of non-standalone 5G technology for commercial operations of connected cars.

The testing was conducted by SoftBank at Japan’s Honda research and development site in Hokkaido.

SoftBank, a buyer of Nokia’s end-to-end 5G portfolio, installed non-standalone 5G networks that are...

By IoT News, 11 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, Development, IoT.

Nuro gets testing approval for autonomous delivery vans without human controls

California-based robotics firm Nuro has been given permission to test its self-driving vehicles in Houston, Texas – which are built without human controls.

Dubbed as R2, Nuro’s self-driving delivery vans are the company’s second-generation vehicles which do not have any basic controls like a steering wheel, pedal or side view mirrors, as reported by the BBC.

By IoT News, 07 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, Development, IoT.

New research shows how easily LoRaWAN smart devices networks can be hacked

A new research paper from IOActive has found a host of cybersecurity issues in the LoRaWAN protocol that could put network users at risk of attacks.

The study, titled ‘LoRaWAN Networks Susceptible To Hacking: Common Cyber Security Problems, How To Detect And Prevent Them’, warned widespread disruption and even risk to life could occur in some extreme cases.

During their...

By IoT News, 04 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Security.

University of Pittsburgh researchers explore enabling lag-free connections in massive IoT devices

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering have proposed a system that would use resources that are currently under utilised in an existing wireless channel in order to create more opportunities for lag-free connections.

The system will require no additional hardware or wireless spectrum resources and will minimise traffic backups on networks with several wireless connections.

By IoT News, 03 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Amazon’s Ring causes further concerns over third-party data-sharing

Amazon’s smart doorbell company Ring has found itself at the centre of yet another user privacy scandal.

A report published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) claims that Ring's Android app is sending an excessive amount of personally identifiable data to third parties. 

EFF's report suggests that the app sends personal data to four trackers including Facebook's Graph API, analytics firms Mixpanel and...

By Ryan Daws, 28 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Homes.

Opinion: Simplifying IoT means taking a DNA approach

Sponsored Is the Internet of Things (IoT) complicated or relatively simple? Well, perhaps both.  

In describing IoT, I like to paint a picture using an acronym coined by Numerex many years ago – DNA. An IoT solution has three main components – Devices, Networks, and Applications.   

Devices 

Each IoT device will have:

  • Sensor(s) - to monitor temperature, humidity, flow, pressure, etc
  • Compute - to collect information, send information to a central application, and perhaps take immediate action
  • Network components - to connect to...

By Mark Harms, 28 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Skylo emerges from stealth with $116 million funding to build affordable satellite network for IoT data

IoT solutions provider Skylo Technologies has raised $103m in its recently held series B funding round led by SoftBank Group.

Prior to this, the California-based firm raised $13m in Series A funding. Now as Skylo has accumulated a total funding of $116m till date, the company will aim to bring instant, affordable, and global IoT connectivity to millions of machines, sensors, and devices, even in the most distant geographies.

By IoT News, 24 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Report: Public transport ITS market in Europe and North America to reach £3.14bn by 2023

According to the latest forecast from Berg Insight, the public transport market for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in Europe and North America will reach €3.7 billion (£3.14bn) by 2023.

In 2018, the market value for ITS deployed in public transport operations in Europe was £1.32bn. By 2023, it is expected to reach £1.83bm, growing at a CAGR of 6.8%. Similarly, the North American market for...

By IoT News, 22 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

ABI Research: AI-powered utility metering and video surveillance to dominate smart city market

The latest smart cities market data report by ABI Research has predicted that smart utility metering and video surveillance would hold a significant portion of the smart city segment, with the number of connections representing 87% of the total number of smart city connections by 2026.

According to the report, though surveillance cameras with embedded AI computing capabilities from vendors like NVIDIA are already being...

By IoT News, 21 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities.

Report: Global IoT chip market likely to grow to $38.61 billion by the end of the decade

A new market report, titled “Global IoT Chip Market – Analysis and Forecast, 2019-2029” by BIS Research, has found that the worldwide IoT chip market, which was valued at $9.40 billion in 2019, is now expected to grow over $38.61bn at a CAGR of 15.8% by 2029.

The overall market demand for IoT chips is driven by the rising adoption rate of IoT-based devices and decreasing cost of IoT sensors, the research firm...

By IoT News, 16 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Enterprise IoT and protecting against Bluetooth endpoint vulnerabilities: A guide

It is well established that IoT devices greatly increase the security challenges of defending corporate networks, and a recent PwC survey reported that 71% of manufacturers plan to deploy IoT devices, despite the associated risks. It seems like the IoT train has left the station and is rushing full steam ahead towards the horizon.

In order to continue to travel safely, enterprises must understand the risks of...

By Patrice Puichaud, 16 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Consumer Reports warns IoT camera makers to improve their security

Consumer Reports has sent a letter to 25 manufacturers of IoT cameras with a call to improve their security.

“In response to multiple reports of hacks and unauthorized access of smart cameras and doorbells, Consumer Reports writes to urge your company to raise the standard of security for your connected camera, doorbell, or security system,” wrote the company.

“We request clarification on the steps you are taking to prevent hacks and unauthorized access to these cameras and the systems that...

By Ryan Daws, 15 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Homes.

Gartner says global semiconductor revenues down 11.9% yearly – worse than own bleak estimates

According to preliminary results by Gartner, worldwide semiconductor revenue decreased 11.9% year over year to $418.3 billion (£321.68bn) in 2019 – with the figure surpassing the analyst firm’s already gloomy forecast from earlier in the year.

The report found that Intel has regained its position as the number one global semiconductor vendor by revenue in 2019, beating Samsung Electronics which held the top...

By IoT News, 14 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

KVH and Kongsberg claim success with installing maritime IoT system on active working vessel

KVH Industries and Kongsberg Digital have successfully installed their first joint maritime IoT system on the latter’s active working vessel, Simrad Echo.

Despite the newly fitted system, which includes a KVH Watch VSAT antenna for IoT connectivity and the Kognifai Vessel Insight platform, the Simrad Echo would continue its normal operations during the pilot maritime IoT project. Both KVH Watch and Kognifai Vessel...

By IoT News, 06 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.