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Stepping stone between wireless sensor and IT system

With the Sensor Bridge, the steute business unit “Wireless” presents a new and key component for its wireless network sWave-NET. As a classic middleware, this software interface processes all messages received from wireless switching devices in the field and bundled by access points. (more…)

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Tracking to overcome a load of economics

When it comes to fleet telematics, it is often not just the fleet that needs to be tracked, but also the loads. As Tomer Lavie, SVP EMEA Sales, Telit, writes, load tracking has been taken to new extremes, based on economics, in Germany’s forests. (more…)

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Capturing drivers’ data in real time paves the way to innovative services

Schmalkalden Stadtreinigung GmbH has managed waste for the German district of Schmalkalden-Meiningen since May 1990. Its workforce of some 110 staff provide a diverse range of services using a fleet of specialised vehicles. (more…)

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eCall falls short on safety, but paves the road for autonomous cars

Andrew Lee, head of Market Intelligence and Analysis at Octo Telematics looks at the recent European legislation that mandates emergency call systems to be fitted in all new cars, and the implications of that connectivity for the car industry. (more…)

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The move from connected to autonomous vehicles will change our lives

As municipalities across the globe roll out smart city initiatives, transport remains a top priority, involving both public and private transport services, writes Raj Paul, vice president, IoT and Connected Services, DMI. How will the move to autonomous vehicles change our lives? (more…)

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Nearly half of UK workforce would feel comfortable using wearable devices at work

With the international market for wearables having reached a new high in 2017 with 16.9% growth year on year, Instant Offices delves into what impact this trend will have on the workplace as we know it. (more…)

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How vehicle tracking can improve business profitability

The role of the fleet manager is fundamental to the effective operations of logistics and transportation companies, as their responsibilities encompass almost everything from coordinating driver schedules through to monitoring profit and loss figures. (more…)

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How AI will affect the way we drive

Artificial intelligence (AI) is still in its initial stages but it’s already having a huge effect on our daily lives and will greatly influence the driving experience, writes Andrew Till, vice president of Technology, Partnerships & New Solutions, Connected Services Division, HARMAN International. (more…)

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IoT connections to grow 140% to hit 50bn by 2022, as edge computing accelerates ROI, according to Juniper Research

New data from Juniper Research has revealed that the total number of connected IoT (Internet of Things) sensors and devices is set to exceed 50 billion by 2022, up from an estimated 21 billion in 2018. (more…)

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IoT fleet management moves up a gear during a busy month

June has started with some interesting technology developments in fleet management. Antony Savvas takes a look. Madrid-based OnTruck, which has built a “haulage tech platform” to better match supply and demand in the road freight industry, has picked up €25 million in Series B funding. (more…)

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