Aurora: Individual state rules are problematic for autonomous vehicles

Charity Allen, head of regulatory at self-driving car startup Aurora, has posted a blog highlighting the current problem facing autonomous vehicles of individual state rules.

While some American states are yet to even formulate laws regarding self-driving cars, others have developed their own individual regulations. 29 states so far have passed autonomous vehicle laws to...

By Ryan Daws, 29 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Smart doorbell firm Ring gives 400 police forces access to footage

Smart doorbell company Ring has forged a relationship with over 400 police forces to provide them with video clips from users' devices.

Ring is calling its provision of footage to police America's "new neighbourhood watch". When a crime has been committed in an area, police can access footage from Ring doorbells in the area which could assist with catching the culprit/s.

Users will first receive a notification that the police wish to access recordings from the device on the date and time of...

By Ryan Daws, 28 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

VMware works with Forescout on IoT and expands telco and edge cloud portfolio

Device visibility and control provider, Forescout Technologies is aiming to simplify and operationalise enterprise-wide IoT lifecycle and security management by extending its partnership with VMware.

Damiano Bolzini, vice president of operational technology and industrial business at Forescout, said: “The rapid deployment of IoT devices across enterprise networks is resulting in high management overhead and increased...

By IoT News, 28 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.

The BBC plans to launch its own virtual assistant next year

The BBC has announced plans to launch its own virtual assistant next year in a surprising move that will see it go head-to-head against established giants.

You’d be forgiven for double-checking it’s not April 1st today, but the British broadcaster’s plans are very much real. Although it’s a working title, the wake-word “Beeb” is currently being considered to activate the assistant.

The BBC believes having full control over its own assistant will allow it to experiment...

By Ryan Daws, 27 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: AI, IoT.

Senators call for connected car kill switches following Consumer Watchdog report

US Senators Richard Blumenthal and Ed Markey have penned a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) asking whether vehicle manufacturers have disclosed vulnerabilities with their cars.

The letter is being sent in the wake of a damning Consumer Watchdog report earlier this month that warned a mass cyberattack could result in the remote control of connected cars.

Los Angeles-based Consumer Watchdog released a

By Ryan Daws, 23 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Security.

Ayro accelerates into the future with Ford’s Autonomic connected car platform

Autonomic, a subsidiary of Ford, has partnered with electric vehicle manufacturer Ayro to develop a range of services for mobility applications.

Ayro develops emissions-free, electric light-duty vehicles for commercial and consumer markets. Autonomic is a cloud platform designed specifically for the advancement of connected cars.

Gavin Sherry, Co-Founder and CEO of Autonomic, said:

“At Autonomic, we designed our platform to accelerate the progress of connected vehicles and it’s...

By Ryan Daws, 22 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars.

IoT and LPWA are 'changing the game' for water and gas utility networks, says Navigant

The latest report from Navigant Research has argued the market for communications nodes and associated infrastructure for water and gas utility networks is estimated to go above £1.97 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach £2.22bn in 2024.

The report also found that post 2024, the rising market share among LPWA solutions is expected to cause communications infrastructure revenue to decrease, even as equipment and node shipments continue to increase globally.

Richelle Elberg, principal...

By IoT News, 22 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Oil & Gas.

Australia will deploy AI drones to spot crocodiles near swimmers

A fleet of AI-powered drones will be deployed in Australia to help spot crocodiles getting dangerously close to swimmers.

Australian rivers have the highest density of saltwater crocodiles in the world. The number of deadly attacks has risen in recent years, which is believed to be due to an increase in the crocodile population.

The croc-spotting drones were developed as part of a collaboration between Little Ripper Group and the...

By Ryan Daws, 21 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.

Future cities under risk of cyberattacks due to insufficient security investment, ABI Research warns

Analyst firm ABI Research has sounded out a pessimistic tone in its latest research report, arguing certain industries will be ‘woefully underfunded and incredibly vulnerable to cyberattacks’ as the IoT ecosystem grows.

The company’s latest smart city cybersecurity application analysis report argues that the financial, information and communication technologies, and defence industries will account for 56% of...

By IoT News, 21 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security, Smart Cities.

Optus Business collaborates with Myriota over remote connectivity for IoT devices

Optus Business and nanosatellite startup Myriota have teamed up in a deal which aims to provide regional and remote connectivity for IoT devices and applications in Australia.

According to the agreement, Optus’s national networks and digital enablement capabilities will be integrated with Myriota’s direct-to-orbit satellite connectivity technology to deliver large-scale, low-cost communications for IoT devices in remote...

By IoT News, 20 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

IKEA doubles down on its smart home ambitions

IKEA is planning to make an even bigger bet on the smart home with a new dedicated business unit and increased investment.

“At IKEA we want to continue to offer products for a better life at home for the many people going forward. In order to do so we need to explore products and solutions beyond conventional home furnishing,” says Björn Block, Head of the new IKEA Home smart Business Unit at IKEA of Sweden. 

After launching smart home lighting in 2017, IKEA has been quickly expanding...

By Ryan Daws, 19 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Nordic enterprises see 5G services playing key role in IoT proliferation

A new report from Information Services Group (ISG) suggests that enterprises in the Nordic region consider the deployment of 5G mobile services as a catalyst for the proliferation of IoT solutions.

The report, titled ‘2019 ISG Provider Lens IoT Transformational Services, Technology, Solutions, Platforms, and Industries Report for the Nordics’, sees the IoT trend advancing in the Nordic nations as it is being set...

By IoT News, 19 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, Manufacturing.

Samsung’s wearables rocket in adoption while WearOS lags

A report from Canalys suggests the adoption of wearables in North America is surging, especially of Samsung’s excellent devices.

Often the two leading smartwatches on tech reviewers’ lists are the Apple Watch and the Galaxy Watch. Both are fantastic devices, and the smartwatch world is becoming the new battleground for the fight between Apple and Samsung which is cooling in the smartphone realm.

Canalys has the North American wearables...

By Ryan Daws, 16 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Wearables.

How sensors and wearables are adding a whole new meaning to remote patient monitoring

Traditional remote patient monitoring (RPM) is evolving at a rapid rate due to a number of external factors. We are seeing new market pressure coming from giants such as Apple, Google and Amazon looking to manoeuvre into the healthcare industry.

Recently, Amazon announced its “Haven” project, a joint healthcare venture with JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway to improve access to primary care, simplify insurance...

By Dr. Nadia Tsao, 15 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Healthcare, IoT, Wearables.

Misty Robotics on the Misty II, AI, and the future of robots

IoT News caught up with Ian Bernstein, founder of Misty Robotics, during this year’s Twilio Signal in San Francisco to discuss the robotics industry and the upcoming Misty II robot.

Bernstein has been building robots since the age of 12 and continues his passion today. Many will know him from co-founding Sphero, but Misty could be about to become as iconic as the BB-8 Sphero that ended up on Christmas wishlists of all ages.

Misty Robotics was founded around the same time as work...

By Ryan Daws, 14 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: AI, IoT.

Safety improvements becoming key to measuring IoT project success, says IDC

While the vast majority of organisations have a budget allocated towards IoT projects, organisations are struggling with skills issues and infrastructure readiness, according to IDC.

In its latest seventh annual survey report, titled Global IoT Decision Maker Survey, the analyst firm examined the latest investment trends in the IoT, along with the opportunities and challenges facing IoT buyers across the world. For this...

By IoT News, 13 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Evan Cummack: Why now is the perfect time to jump into the IoT 

Evan Cummack, Twilio’s head of IoT & Wireless, explains why now is the perfect time to jump into the Internet of Things.

Cummack led a session titled ‘The IoT opportunity right outside your door’ at this year’s Twilio Signal conference in San Francisco. That IoT opportunity, Cummack says, is creating “entrepreneurial whitespace” larger than PC, mobile, and even the web.

When just about every ‘thing’ can be connected to the internet in some way, it’s...

By Ryan Daws, 12 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Arrow Electronics teams up with IBM and National Instruments for predictive maintenance suite

Arrow Electronics has announced that it is teaming up with IBM and National Instruments in order to offer a predictive maintenance suite that enables data-driven operations in oil and gas plants, factories, mines and other rugged environments.

With the integration of National Instruments’ advanced industrial monitoring devices with IBM’s analytics/AI and asset management software, the new Wireless Industrial Asset...

By IoT News, 09 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Artificial intelligence and driverless cars: Does it lead to an ethical trade-off?

Opinion Who lives? Who dies? Who decides?

The ethics surrounding driverless cars and autonomous decision making are hotly debated subjects.

In a situation of certain fatality, should the driverless car hit A and B to save C, or swerve to hit C to save A and B? The moral conundrum is hopelessly difficult to resolve. The scenario echoes the renowned...

By Frank Ryan, 09 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Cars, Development, IoT.

Cloudleaf raises $26 million in series B funding to improve supply chain operations

Cloudleaf, a California-based provider of digital supply chain software, has raised $26 million (£21.4m) in a series B funding round with the aim of market and customer base expansion.

The funding was led by Intel Capital and WRVI Capital, with participation from BluePointe Ventures, Bold Capital Partners, Mahindra Partners, and Tandem Capital.

Cloudleaf, which serves a range of...

By IoT News, 08 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.