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IoT in practice Part I – No breakdowns save Rio Tinto $2mn daily

Maciej Kranz, VP, Strategic Innovation, Cisco Systems, is an acclaimed, pioneering author and speaker about building IoT as an integral part of successful business. Here, in the first of a two-part interview, he talks to Annie Turner about aspects specific to transport. (more…)

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Self-driving cars deployed in complex urban environments from Boston to Singapore

Boston, Massachusetts drivers have a reputation. The stereotype is that between frequent double parking, spontaneous lane changes, and the famous ‘Boston left’, they treat the rules of the road as mere suggestions. (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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Gemalto and Faraday Future work together to deploy secure, connected vehicles

In anticipation of Faraday Future’s launch of its first intelligent electric car, Gemalto announced it is providing the data security and encryption technology that will help protect the software that powers the car and data collected from everyday use of its cars. (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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Autonomous vehicles’ after-shocks will open doors for business

The arrival of autonomous vehicles will disrupt the world in more ways than we realise — but it’s the after-shocks that ambitious companies should be thinking about and urgently. Over the next decade, we’ll increasingly start to view car ownership as quaint and inefficient, especially for city dwellers. (more…)

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EU’s €22m AVENUE programme will test autonomous transit for social, economic impacts

Bestmile, a mobility platform that enables service providers to manage, operate and optimise autonomous vehicle fleets, announced that the company was selected as part of a team that will oversee the European Union’s AVENUE project to test autonomous vehicle use with public transit agencies in multiple European cities. (more…)

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Spirent now integrates with dSPACE for faster, more precise Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) development

Spirent Communications plc, the provider in global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) testing solutions, announced its solutions now integrate with vehicle testing systems from dSPACE, the producer of engineering tools for developing and testing mechatronic control systems. (more…)

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Introducing the internet of transportation

There are three certainties in life – death, taxes and traffic jams. We can’t prevent the first two, but traffic jams are definitely something we can tackle, and it doesn’t necessarily mean building more roads, writes Tal Ater, CTO, DAV. (more…)

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Vehicles now deploying more than 100 ECUs: New vehicle architectures needed, according to Strategy Analytics

Ever since the introduction of electronics into vehicles it has been normal to fit an additional ECU (Electronic Control Unit) to the vehicle every time a new feature is added. However, with as many as over 100 ECUs fitted per vehicle, this means that current vehicle architectures are becoming too complicated to implement. (more…)

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