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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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Carsharing service membership reached 23.8mn worldwide in 2017, according to Berg Insight

According to a new research report by IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of users of carsharing services worldwide is forecasted to grow from 23.8 million people in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.6% to reach 60.8 million people in 2022. (more…)

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Why control and ‘best practice’ is needed in automotive software design

Ensuring reliable, secure software in the IoT must start with the development process and then continue across the entire lifecycle of every digital asset – with rigorous control over reliability, at every stage from ideation through to future upgrades and maintenance. (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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Driverless vehicles really are a matter of life or death

Failing or poorly performing technology is nothing new. Here, Antony Savvas considers the fallout for fleet management as a result of the recent autonomous Uber vehicle fatality in the US. The technology industry and the hype that surrounds it is probably not matched by any other industry. (more…)

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GM Marketplace currently adds no value to in-car experience, finds Strategy Analytics

Automakers have a long history of attempting to monetise the on-board infotainment system, via upsells for features such as map updates, on-board internet or connected apps. Last December, GM announced a new and more novel venture called Marketplace, an on-board commerce platform which lets a user conduct a wide array of commerce-related interactions in their car. (more…)

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Virtual reality technology’s impact on the auto industry and beyond

Virtual reality (VR’s) applications go far beyond gaming and creating virtual worlds for leisure interaction. Enterprises are using the technology to develop new products and test them in virtual scenarios that are as close to real life as possible. So says Jacques Delacour, CEO and founder of OPTIS. (more…)

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c2a offers royalty-free solution to solve fundamental car security vulnerability

Cyber 2 Automotive Security (c2a), reported that its patented Stamper technology, which protects the connected car from cyber threats, is now being made available to car manufacturers and suppliers worldwide on a royalty-free license basis. (more…)

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Case study: Diamond Logistics and pi-top growing together

With the explosion of e-commerce, demand for warehouse space has soared and the boom shows no sign of slowing down. In 2016, logistics take-up hit record levels with 29.3 million sq ft. of space acquired and a record £2.7 billion (€3.09 billion) invested into single-asset logistics units, according to CBRE. (more…)

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