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How telematics can lead the smart city revolution

As urban populations continue to grow, cities across the world are rapidly expanding to keep up with the numbers. As this trend towards urbanisation carries on, it poses a number of new challenges to municipalities around safety, mobility, efficiency and citizen engagement. (more…)

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Introducing the internet of transportation

There are three certainties in life – death, taxes and traffic jams. We can’t prevent the first two, but traffic jams are definitely something we can tackle, and it doesn’t necessarily mean building more roads, writes Tal Ater, CTO, DAV. (more…)

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Changing consumer habits and the rise of Transport-as-a-Service

The continued growth of urban populations has created new transport demands. This global trend, alongside changing consumer habits and technological advancements, has contributed to the proliferation of transport-as-a-service (TaaS). Michael Blanck, head of Business Development, Connected Car, Cisco IoT, explains. (more…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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.
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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…)

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Cool IoT Use Cases: Smart parking relieves traffic congestion

Market overview

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…)

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