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UK’s cyber security guidelines for connected vehicles is not boring, but much more information needed

This started as a review of a UK government publication titled, “The Key Principles of Cyber Security for Connected and Automated Vehicles,” words that came across as boring civil servant-speak. (more…)

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Construction company drives operational efficiency through intelligent fleet tracking

Founded in 1999, Denton & Nickels is a construction and building maintenance company based in Doncaster, with offices in Sheffield and Grimsby.

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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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Why the used car could decide the future of the mobile SIM

When the first mobile SIM was revealed 1991, it was the size of a credit card. Obviously phones were bigger then. Much bigger. (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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Industrial IoT makes things Edgy

Some of the buzzwords gaining steam in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial IoT (IIoT) world are “fog computing” or “edge computing.” My preference, says R. Scott Raynovich, founder and chief analyst of Futuriom, is for the term edge computing, because it accurately describes the IoT market, (more…)

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The Internet of Things? You’ll find it in your car

Do you remember how simple cars used to be? A dashboard with analogue dials and gauges that measured basic functions such as fuel, temperature and speed? If something was amiss with the engine, the oil light came on so you took your car to the garage (or even fixed it yourself if you were a good enough mechanic). (more…)

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Two motorcycles, 10,000 km along Silk Road 4.0, the Internet of Things … and you?

You probably remember the Ancient Silk Road from geography and history lessons at school. And you may be wondering what this has to do with the Internet of Things. Well, grab a coffee says Jeremy Cowan, and settle back for a few minutes while I tell you about two delightfully wacky modern adventurers and their very serious IoT journey along Silk Road 4.0. (more…)

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