Port of Rotterdam prepares for digital transformation with IBM IoT

The Port of Rotterdam is preparing for a digital transformation with IBM’s cloud-based IoT technologies – starting with the formulation of a centralised dashboard application that collects and processes real-time water, weather sensor data and communications data.

Previously, Europe’s largest port by cargo tonnage banked on conventional communication techniques such as radar and radio to establish communication between captains, pilots and terminal operators to make vital decisions on port...

By IoT News, 02 February 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Researchers use AI to fly drones at city-level autonomously

A team of researchers used AI to enable drones to fly safely and autonomously within urban environments.

Drones are often tested high up in the air to ensure a strong GPS signal and prevent collisions with people, vehicles, and other things which occupy a typical urban environment.

However, the airspace presents its own challenges. Many countries have already introduced laws to restrict how high drones can fly to prevent...

By Ryan Daws, 31 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, IoT, Smart Cities.

Why smart city technologies are set to drive ‘trillions’ in economic growth over the coming decade

Smart city technologies are set to drive the economic development of cities by more than 5% and drive more than $20 trillion in additional economic benefits by 2026, according to an ABI Research report.

The report, titled ‘Roles of Smart Cities for Economic Development’, was commissioned by InterDigital on behalf of its Smart Cities-focused business, Chordant. In order to capitalise on the economic benefits, cities must begin preparation and investment now, the report noted.

Jim Nolan, executive...

By IoT News, 29 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

Pennsylvania gears up for fleet optimisation alongside CalAmp

The Bureau of Vehicle Management (BVM) of the US state of Pennsylvania will deploy CalAmp’s automotive IoT solution for commercial fleets in an effort to have better insights into vehicle utilisation, bring down costs and streamline fleet operations.

The bureau has also decided to deploy the FleetOutlook on roughly 50% of state-owned vehicle fleets to boost efficiency, address maintenance related concerns promptly and defend vehicle theft. The bureau will also leverage FleetOutlook’s driver...

By IoT News, 26 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Editorial: Alibaba CEO believes AI could trigger WWIII

While many technology leaders are bullish about the positive aspects of AI, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma has warned it could trigger World War 3.

Ma points towards previous technological revolutions triggering some of the darkest periods in history.

“The first technology revolution caused the First World War, and the second technology revolution caused the Second World War,” said Ma, according to

By Ryan Daws, 25 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Data & Analytics, Development, IoT, Security, Smart Cities.

Bosch, Huawei, and Vodafone conduct V2X trials for connected cars

Bosch, Huawei, and Vodafone have teamed up to conduct V2X (vehicle-to-everything) trials in Munich ahead of connected cars hitting the road.

We’ve heard plenty about V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle) and V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure) trials, but real-world rollouts of connected cars will require both. V2I technology enables connected cars to communicate with each other, roadside infrastructure, and online services.

By Ryan Daws, 24 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Telefónica prepares for smart cities with 5G trials in two Spanish locations

Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica has begun 5G trials in the cities of Segovia and Talavera de la Reina, in partnership with Nokia and Ericsson.

The cities will be converted into ’5G living laboratories’ over the next three years for testing services, business models, and technologies relating to the upcoming mobile standard.

In Segovia, Nokia was chosen as the partner of choice for its ‘unique’ end-to-end product portfolio. In Talvera de la Reina, Ericsson was...

By Ryan Daws, 23 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities, Standards.

Bosch opens its Berlin IoT campus

Bosch has opened a new hub in Berlin where it will advance its push into the Internet of Things.

The company will use its hub in Berlin to work alongside the many players working on related solutions in the area which includes software and hardware providers, technology partners, and startups.

Speaking alongside Berlin’s mayor, Bosch CEO Dr. Volkmar Denner said:

“With our new...

By Ryan Daws, 19 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities.

Report: NB-IoT and LTE-M will produce almost $33bn for operators

A report from Dell’Oro Group predicts that IoT applications using Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies such as NB-IoT and LTE-M will produce nearly $33 billion in sales for service providers by 2022

According to the prediction, cellular technologies will account for 98 percent of the revenues. Overall, the revenue generated by wide area IoT applications is expected to grow around 2.5x over 2017 levels.

Stefan...

By Ryan Daws, 18 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Australia sets regulations for driverless vehicle systems

Road traffic authorities in Australia have received the regulations they must comply with to roll out intelligent transport systems (ITS)

ITS support driverless vehicles by enabling vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-person, and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications. Today’s regulations mark a key milestone towards mass rollout of driverless vehicles in Australia.

"ITS are expected to make roads...

By Ryan Daws, 12 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Smart city scorecard urges cities to remain citizen-focused amidst technological change

If you want to work out where the greatest innovation is taking place in the smart city realm – then a new scorecard prepared by the Visionary Innovation Group (VIG) appears to be a good indicator.

The VIG, an arm of analyst firm Frost & Sullivan, has evaluated 50 global cities through qualitative and quantitative filters in its report. The first filter takes into consideration the indicators which gauge the effectiveness of smart city initiatives by comparing present and past indicator...

By IoT News, 09 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Assessing a sustainable IoT future: Why security and connectivity barriers must be overcome

What will the connected world look like in 2030? According to a new report from Wipro Digital, a sustainable future will be achieved but only if certain barriers are conquered first.

The report, developed together by Wipro and non-profit organization Forum for the Future, found that although 98% of business leaders are sure that data and connectivity will contribute to a sustainable future, only 50% of them utilise them to support such efforts.

According to the study, the future vision for an IoT driven...

By IoT News, 23 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Security, Smart Cities.

Cisco announces launch of $1 billion smart cities fund

Cisco is putting its money where its mouth is in terms of making cities smarter – by contributing $1 billion to a new program.

The City Infrastructure Financing Acceleration Program was announced at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, with Cisco working alongside Digital Alpha Advisors, a private equity firm, and pension fund investors APG Asset Management and Whitehelm Capital.

Alongside this, the company has added new functionality to its Cisco Kinetic for Cities digital platform. New...

By James Bourne, 20 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Huawei gives update on smart cities ‘nervous system’ initiative

Huawei says its ‘nervous system’ implementation for smart cities has helped more than 100 areas.

The company compares the concept of a smart city to a living organism that works continuously to enhance the services of the city. Using new ICT, such as cloud computing, big data, IoT, and AI, drive unified coordination, cross-sector collaboration, and intelligent analysis for effective management of services in a smart city, Huawei says.

Participating at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 (SCEWC) in...

By IoT News, 17 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Cisco and Siemens come out on top as leading smart city suppliers

Cisco and Siemens lead the list of smart city suppliers in a new report prepared by Navigant Research.

The study, titled “Navigant Research Leaderboard: Smart City Suppliers”, examined the strategy and execution of 16 prominent smart city suppliers with the faculty to provide leadership on extensive smart city projects across various operational and service areas.

The list was prepared by taking 10 criteria into consideration: vision; go-to-market strategy; partners; product strategy; geographic...

By IoT News, 06 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Number of connected IoT devices to hit 125 billion by 2030, says IHS Markit

The number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices will jump on average 12% each year from 27 billion this year to 125bn in 2030, according to new research from IHS Markit.

The eBook, titled ‘The Internet of Things: A Movement, not a Market’, explains how the IoT is creating competition by transforming day-to-day business practices and bringing in new opportunities. It is expected that over the next 15 years, worldwide data transmissions will increase yearly from 20 to 25% to an average of...

By IoT News, 26 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities.

Dubai launches IoT strategy and ‘data wealth’ initiative

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was recently at the headquarters of Smart Dubai, at the Dubai Design District (d3), to launch the flagship Dubai IoT Strategy, as well as the Data Wealth initiative to safeguard and the emirate’s digital wealth, and award the Dubai Digital Certificates to outstanding government private entities. 

The Dubai IoT Strategy includes building the world’s most advanced IoT ecosystem in Dubai,...

By IoT News, 24 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities.

Bristol overtakes London to become UK’s leading smart city

Bristol has overtaken London to become the UK’s leading smart city, according to Huawei’s latest UK Smart Cities Index.

The study, commissioned by Huawei and undertaken by Navigant Consulting, saw the top two switch places from 2016’s report, with both remaining the only designated ‘leaders’ in the analysis.

The 2017 report has doubled its scope to 20 cities analysed, with 12 cities in the ‘contender’ bracket, four in the third ‘challenger’ bracket and two...

By James Bourne, 23 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Panasonic defends connected cars from cyber attacks

Panasonic has launched an automotive intrusion detection and prevention system designed to defend connected cars.

Cyber attacks on vehicles could result in death or injury. Most of these vehicles will be connected over mobile networks and, as our sister publication Telecoms wrote earlier today, these are inherently vulnerable. With this in mind, a system which is able to detect attacks is vital.

By Ryan Daws, 10 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Security, Smart Cities.