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How autonomous vehicles are driving change for smarter cities

Dr Ingo Stuermer, global engineering director autonomous driving, APTIV says that cities are fast becoming the focus for mobility innovation because mobility is a key determinant of what makes a city liveable and an attractive place to visit. (more…)

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Smart surveillance could make our roads safer and more sustainable now

Lucas Young, business development manager, Transport, Northern Europe, Axis Communications discusses how technology can help us travel from A to B more efficiently. (more…)

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The need to integrate data is urgent and non-trivial, says the Father of IoT

Kevin Ashton has been an executive director and visiting engineer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he led work on the next generation of computing. Perhaps more importantly for this report, says Jeremy Cowan, he is the man who coined the term the ‘Internet of Things’. (more…)

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The installed base of fleet management systems in South Africa to reach 2.5 mn units by 2022

According to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in South Africa reached an estimated 1.3 million in Q4-2017. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.0%, this number is expected to reach 2.5 million by 2022. (more…)

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Industry’s first 1TB automotive and industrial grade PCIe NVMe flash storage claimed by Micron

Micron Technology, Inc, a provider of memory and storage solutions, introduced the industry’s first 1TB automotive and industrial grade PCIe NVM solid state drive (SSD) in BGA and 22x30mm M.2 form factors at Electronica 2018. (more…)

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UK to open multi-million-pound smart city mobility centre

A new Smart City Mobility Centre is to be opened in the Warwickshire and the West Midlands, UK, to create driverless and electric vehicle technology. It is part of a multi-million-pound pilot scheme to support smart cities by reducing congestion, emissions and traffic accidents. (more…)

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Keep on running – handling today’s IoT data at tomorrow’s scale

You may think the amount of data created today is huge, but it’s peanuts compared to the volume, variety and velocity of data that will be generated by connected vehicles and IoT-enabled supply chains. Patrick Callaghan, solutions architect, DataStax, shares some insights into how we will cope. (more…)

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Infineon acquires Siltectra in €124 mn, a specialist for silicon carbide

Infineon Technologies AG acquires Siltectra GmbH, a start-up based in Dresden. The start-up has developed an innovative technology (Cold Split) to process crystal material efficiently and with minimal loss of material. Infineon will use the Cold Split technology to split silicon carbide (SiC) wafers, (more…)

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New ridehailing business Alto selects Bestmile technology to manage and optimise first-of-its-kind mobility experience

Bestmile, a mobility services platform used to plan, manage, and optimise autonomous and human-driven vehicle fleets, reports that Alto, a new Dallas-based ridehailing business, will launch the first phase of its service next week, with on-demand rides managed by Bestmile’s Mobility Services Platform. (more…)

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Healthy growth and plenty of M&A activity on the European fleet management solution market

IoT analyst firm Berg Insight has once again taken the temperature on the European fleet management market. Numerous interviews with the leading market players have showed that the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Europe was 7.7 million in Q4-2017. (more…)