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Grab the keys: The future of connected cars is trust-based services – Part 1

Last year saw many industries take further steps to focus on incorporating connectivity and increased levels of personalisation in their products and services, says Andrew Till, vice president of Technology & Marketing at HARMAN Connected Services. (more…)

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Alexa and aibo aim to control your car, as Renault finds a spare $1bn in the glove box

If August is the Silly Season when news slackens, Jan/Feb is definitely peak Tech News Season – even if some of it has the faint whiff of ‘Slideware’. Yes, it’s time to digest the transport news from CES 2018 in Vegas and wade through our Inboxes before MWC 2018 in Barcelona. Which is all a bit bonkers, says Jeremy Cowan, when you consider that neither is really a Transport event.

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Cities on the edge

The technologies that will empower the smart cities of the future are refreshingly free of controversy. The concept itself is an easy sell: after all, who doesn’t want buildings to be greener, energy networks more efficient, traffic congestion and pollution reduced? (more…)

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Why we turned to an open source database to back our IoT platform

At their core, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions are all about data – collecting valuable information at a magnitude and level of granular detail that has never before been possible. This is perhaps especially true when it comes to enterprise IoT applications, (more…)

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Over-the-air firmware: The critical driver of IoT success

In the early days of IoT, updating remote devices often caused intermittent disruption and performance degradation. As IoT platforms have matured, they have embraced a novel way to remotely and reliably update connected devices with little to no disruption: over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates. (more…)

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Early success in IoT relies on turning pain points into proof points – and then looking round the next corner for a bigger opportunity

Jeff Miller is vice president of PTC’s IoT Transformation Advisory Practice. He and his team help companies maximise the value of their investments in IoT technologies and solutions through transformation strategy, business insight, monetisation and programme consulting services. Here, he tells George Malim, the managing editor of IoT Now, how organisations can construct attractive business cases for initial deployments that also position them to benefit from greater second and third wave opportunities as IoT understanding and capability matures
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Get on-board for smart city ticketing today

True mobile ticketing is at the heart of future public transportation, says Antony Savvas. A key aim of the smart city agenda lies in the use of data and technology to create efficiencies, improve sustainability and improve the quality of life for those living and working in such cities. (more…)

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The Tailgate Scandal – Where there’s a name there’s a shame

The problem of bumper-bullying is in the news and I’m disappointed this scandal hasn’t been described as ‘Tailgate’. It’s a story of people ‘getting too close’. (more…)

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Predicting the maintenance

It happens at the worst of times – late for a meeting, on the way to the rugby and even when you’re desperate for the bathroom. When your car breaks down, you can moan in retrospect, acknowledging the signs that it needed urgent maintenance. Thanks to technology, more specifically the evolution and application of cognitive learning, these frustrating occurrences will become a thing of the past. (more…)

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Long road of ‘on-demand’ leads to IoT transport opportunities

Companies large and small to benefit from transportation-as-a-service, says Antony Savvas

Almost 20 years ago the application service provider (ASP) model never really caught on, mainly because there were not the broadband networks around to support the provision of on-demand applications. Basically, ASPs either went to the wall or quietly morphed into other types of companies over time, such as Salesforce.com. (more…)

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