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Could your IoT solution survive on Silk Road 4.0? Submit your ideas now

Regular readers will remember our exclusive article on the madcap, multinational, multilingual scheme to ride deep into the heart of China along the old Silk Road. (See: Two motorcycles, 10,000 km along Silk Road 4.0, the Internet of Things … and you?) Well, now it’s getting serious, says Jeremy Cowan. (more…)

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Connected and autonomous: The future of transportation

Whether we realise it or not, we are already in the era of ‘connected’ vehicles and have been for a few years. The vehicle has already become a thing and just as pretty much everything around us does likewise and starts to communicate, cars have been communicating with the car manufacturers (more…)

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Where are OTA and in-car data management heading in your car?

Industry projections for over-the-air (OTA) vehicle data management suggest the technology could save automakers US$35 billion over the next five years. That’s a big claim. (more…)

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Growing case for virtual and augmented reality in retail car sales, EU research shows

New research across Europe’s five largest economies polling 1,000 people who either own, or plan to buy a car, highlights the potential for immersive technologies in the automotive marketplace. (more…)

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Autotalks raises $40m in investments with Round D of V2X support

Autotalks, a global provider of V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication chipsets, has extended its recent funding round. Autotalks completed its Series D round with about $40 million in investments, an oversubscription of $10 million. (more…)

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Who’s making money in IoT? They’re probably not network operators. They probably are in industry

Do providers of Internet of Things services view the IoT as a new revenue stream or a cost-saving exercise? This is one of the key questions Jeremy Cowan of IoT Now put recently to long-time communications industry observer Robin Kent, director of Adax. (more…)

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Contextual-aware driving behaviour: What is it?

The traditional way to assess driving behaviour is to combine quantifiable events such as acceleration, braking, swerving, cornering, etc. with data on the vehicle’s location. That’s the way usage-based insurance operates, says Bob Emmerson, a freelance writer and telecoms industry observer. (more…)

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eSync Alliance initiative aims to drive industry-wide secure automotive OTA and diagnostics

A new automotive initiative called the eSync Alliance has been led and unveiled by Excelfore, a provider of smart mobility networks. The global initiative aims to drive multi-company solutions for over-the-air (OTA) updates and data diagnostics in the automotive electronics ecosystem. (more…)

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BlackBerry launches QNX Hypervisor 2.0 to help car makers create safe and secure connected vehicles

BlackBerry Ltd, is addressing safety and security, two of the most important factors for next-generation connected and autonomous vehicle software, with the launch of QNX® Hypervisor 2.0. (more…)

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V2X transceiver modules designed to develop safer and more automated vehicles

u‑blox, a global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced the VERA‑P1 series, the latest in its range of V2X modules designed to accelerate the development of safer and more automated vehicles. (more…)