Paving the way for self-driving vehicles in smart cities
Connected car technology means that fully autonomous cars could be a feature on roads in the foreseeable future. Sebastien Brame, senior manager, Clarion Europe, says self-driving cars are no longer science fiction, rather they are set to become a reality and will play a key part in the evolution of smart cities. (more…)
May 23rd, 2018
Diagnostic data: Who owns your car’s information?
Inside the average connected car you’ll find more sophisticated computer systems than inside some fighter jets. There are typically over 100 Electronic Control Units (ECUs), using more than 100 million lines of code to command in car systems. But who should control access to the diagnostic data generated by these systems? Should it be the driver? The manufacturer? Or should accessibility to that data be preserved to ensure a thriving competitive aftermarket? says Ken Munro, partner at Pen Test Partners. (more…)
May 23rd, 2018
Keeping the human touch in developing autonomous cars
With the ever-increasing complexity of today’s cars, OEMs in automotive remain on the look-out for potential efficiency gains in their vehicle development programmes. Things aren’t getting any easier; connectivity and autonomy means that the design, development, and certification of new cars won’t be any simpler or cheaper (more…)
May 22nd, 2018
How Cisco IoT is saving drivers from the deadly combination of mountains, motorways and mysterious fog attacks
Tennessee’s Interstate 75 sounds less like a motorway and more like a magical tour. The charm begins at Chattanooga and you are romanced all the way to Jellico by way of Knoxville. Your journey follows the Tennessee Valley from Georgia until you reach the beautiful lake city of Rocky Top, named after a bluegrass song. (more…)
May 16th, 2018
Combining sensor and operational data ensures profitability keeps on trucking
A large automotive company needed to combine sensor and operational data to deliver compelling offers, better customer service and greater profitability. The company manufactures trucks, buses and construction equipment. Rob Mellor, VP & GM EMEA, WhereScape talks to the company about its journey.
May 16th, 2018
Big Data Horsepower
The future of the connected car and autonomous vehicles lies in the effective management of data. In an automotive world where cars are tapped into the internet and part of a co-ordinated infrastructure of billions of devices, getting the right data to the right place at the right time, (more…)
May 14th, 2018
Cool IoT Use Cases: Smart parking relieves traffic congestion
Facilitating parking in city centres is good for the local economy. If the political will is there it’s relatively easy to deploy smart parking systems and many authorities see them as the logical first step of large smart city projects. (more…)
May 11th, 2018
The Connected Car is facing testing times
Many lorry drivers watch movies while at the wheel as a way of alleviating boredom. If you unwittingly wander in front of a Mercedes it can sense your presence of humans and automatically apply the brakes – even if the driver is watching a blockbuster movie.
May 8th, 2018
What can 5G deliver for the connected car?
As we move closer towards autonomous vehicles, our cars will need to be fitted with a range of sensors designed to substitute the eyes, ears, tactile senses and situational awareness of the human driver. All these sensors will generate massive amounts of data that need to be communicated to other vehicles and the road infrastructure network. (more…)
May 4th, 2018
Trailer and cargo container tracking improves supply chain visibility and transport security
Berg Insight anticipates that there will be a strong focus on increased supply chain visibility and transport security in the coming years. Tracking of trailers, intermodal containers and rail freight wagons is increasingly common, says CEO, Johan Fagerberg, and technology advancements allow for ever-smaller logistics units such as individual pallets or cargo boxes to be tracked at a reasonable cost. (more…)
May 2nd, 2018