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nonda partnership with CarBlock enables users to earn rewards through sharing vehicle data

CarBlock, the blockchain-based transportation solution built on data generated by smart devices, is thrilled to announce their partnership with nonda. This new partnership reflects CarBlock’s commitment to empowering drivers to use their data and ultimately earn rewards for providing said data to companies in need. (more…)

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Libelium adds LoRaWAN and Sigfox Coverage for Australia, Asia-PAC and LATAM

Libelium continues powering the Internet of Things (IoT) adding LoRaWAN and Sigfox wireless connectivity for Australia to Waspmote Plug & Sense! and Smart Parking sensor devices. The Spanish IoT company adds new coverage to its wireless sensor network with Sigfox RC4 radio and with LoRaWAN AU915-928 radio. (more…)

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GDPR could spell fines for fleet management

GDPR establishes strict requirements for the way that personal data must be governed and protected. These requirements must be met for every citizen of the European Union (EU), says freelance technology writer Antony Savvas, regardless of the geographic location of the company holding this information. (more…)

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Everything is going IoT

There’s a little bit of embedded technology connecting to the internet in nearly all new devices. The types of “things” going internet-enabled include tea kettles (seriously), trainers (sneakers), and televisions. (more…)

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Time for fleet to make connectivity demands

It’s nice to see the international IoT fleet management market bubbling up nicely as existing players and new entrants rush towards the opportunities being created. Antony Savvas says the fleet industry is doing its bit to create an important IoT market, and it’s now time that the mobile operators got their skates on too. (more…)

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TomTom introduces new GPS device for truckers in North America

TomTom (TOM2) announced the launch of the new TomTom TRUCKER – a GPS navigation device specifically developed to help truckers get to their destination more efficiently. The new GPS device, which comes in two sizes, comes with a Lifetime TomTom Truck Maps subscription for the US and Canada, now updatable over Wi-Fi, (more…)

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LCV manufacturers collaborate with aftermarket fleet management specialists

Most commercial vehicle manufacturers now offer factory-installed telematics devices and various degrees of fleet management (FM) functionality for their vehicles – either independently or in partnership with established FM solution providers. (more…)

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Octo Telematics partners with RCI Bank and Services to provide global telematics data analysis for vehicles

Octo Telematics (Octo), the global provider of telematics for the auto insurance industry, has announced that it has entered into a global partnership with RCI Bank and Services, the finance company from Groupe Renault to provide its telematics services and advanced big data analytics to enhance the driving experience of drivers worldwide. (more…)

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SMARC makes digital cockpit designs smarter

Congatec – a vendor of standardised and customised embedded computer boards and modules – and global IT service provider Luxoft introduce a next-gen automotive platform with SMARC 2.0 Computer-on-Modules. (more…)

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Your smartphone and the connected car

For many of us, our smartphone is our lifeline, providing us with constant access to communication, entertainment, news and shopping. It is, by far, says Marco Dallabora, senior director – Mobile Business Unit at Micron Semiconductor Italia, the most preferred digital device that we use every day. (more…)

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