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The true impact of electric vehicles on our energy infrastructure

Registrations of new plug-in vehicles have risen from just 3,500 in 2013 to more than 160,000 in 2018 and whilst there is still a way to go to meet government targets, adoption of alternatively fuelled vehicles shows no sign of slowing down. The benefit of growing the UK’s battery electric vehicle (BEV) fleet is clear, but what is less certain is how the world’s energy infrastructure will evolve to support the meteoric uptake of EVs. Chris Evans, deputy managing director of engineering consultancy Rolton Group, (more…)

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Driving Efficiency: 5 ways to revolutionise the roads

Transforming our roads, safety and our ways of working, cities across the UK are turning ‘smart’ by using data and technology to improve our quality of life, says Andy Allan, owner at CAT Autokeys. (more…)

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Ericsson and Volvo Cars sign five-year connected vehicle cloud global deal

Ericsson has been selected by Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) to provide the industrialized Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC) platform to further enable its digital vehicle services in more than 120 markets worldwide for the next five years. (more…)

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Screen-based interfaces might not be the way forward for connected cars

The connected car has given rise to greater digitisation of in-car user interfaces, moving away from tactile buttons to on-screen technology and touchscreens. Are the interfaces offering drivers a better experience, or making life more complex asks Chris Bush, head of experience design agency Sigma? (more…)

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A partner’s view of the connected car ecosystem

Vasant Easwaran, senior manager, automotive solutions at Cyient Semiconductor, IoT & Analytics business unit, writes that as key ecosystem partners are carving out their value propositions to help the vehicle makers meet their goals. Their role is vital, as is collaboration across the ecosystem. (more…)

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Are we overcoming the obstacles to automated fleets?

Automation is the future of fleet but “significant obstacles stand in the way”, according to global road industry organisation IRU, which held its World Congress in Muscat, Oman this month. Antony Savvas charts a way to try and get there. (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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J.D. Power launches AI Cloud that integrates study results and more into new forecasting models to provide better clarity for decision-making

J.D. Power, the global provider in data analytics and consumer insights, has unveiled a technology infrastructure that connects a wide range of data assets and runs AI models to create unique insights for the auto industry. The J.D. Power AI Cloud leverages powerful cognitive computing and (more…)

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Are connected cars good listeners? Audio Analytic aims to make them so

Connected cars may be smart but they don’t always have great context. They hear things, but they don’t listen. That’s also a common human failing, says freelance technology writer Nick Booth, but it’s the default setting for a so-called ‘smart car’. (more…)

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TIM, Ericsson and the City of Turin explore the impact of 5G

The public event took place at Palazzo Madama in TurinOct 26-27 and included demonstrations of a 5G-controlled driverless car, an environmental monitoring use case using drones, a 5G-connected robot for manufacturing as well as smart city applications powered by Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT). (more…)

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